Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park is one of the most beautiful and varied protected areas in Tanzania. The park is the most accessible national park in Tanzania. Being a small park with a lot to see, it is the perfect place for a day trip.

Interesting Facts about Arusha National Park


  • The park lies on only 552 square kilometers. 
  • The park is dominated by Mount Meru. It is situated at an elevation of 4566m and is the fourth highest mountain in Africa.
  • Mount Meru offers a 300-kilometer axis view of Africa's most famous national parks.
  • It lies in a strategic location. Mount Meru is placed on the park, Ngurdoto crater surrounds the park from the south and grassland from the west. 
  • The park is also surrounded with the shallow momela lakes in the northeast, making it a feeding ground for the unique wading birds. 



The park is situated 1 to 1.5 hour drive from Arusha town. It is approximately ninety minutes from Moshi.




The weather is pleasant all year round in Arusha. Similar to other areas in Tanzania, the park experiences wet and dry seasons. The dry season takes place from June to October with an average temperature of 50 F (10 C). 


The first wet season is from mid-March to May which is the period of long rains while the second wet season is from November to December, the period of short rains.  


The humidity level in the park is lower than other areas in Tanzania. The average humidity level is lowest during the month of May through September. 


It is recommended to wear long pants and a warm fleece during early morning drives as you may be chilly. 


Best Time to Visit


Generally speaking, the best time to visit Arusha National Park is during the dry season, from June to October. It is when the animals are easy to observe as they roam near the fresh water sources. 

Why to visit Arusha National Park


The safari or general experience that you get out of the park is a true sense of awe and bewilderment, although the park does not provide a standard or traditional gaming park experience it does impress you with the sheer variance and amount and variance of animals the park can hold. 


Home to many animals ranging from giraffes, cape buffalos, zebras, colobus monkeys  Ashura national park is a landmark that you won't regret visiting.

Things to Do in Arusha National Park


1- Mount Meru 


Mount Meru is an active volcano and a well known climbing destination. Being the fourth highest mountain in Africa, it is a good introduction for those who wish to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. 


Not only does the mount offer a magnificent view of Kilimanjaro, but also the hiking experience is rewarding. It is a chance to walk through various habitats such as giraffes, elephants, antelopes and more. 


2- Momella Lakes


Momella Lakes are a series of seven lakes within Arusha National Park: Big Momella, Small Momella, Kusare, Lekandiro, Tulusia, Rishateni, and El Kekhotoito. Each of the lakes is a different shade of green or blue. 


It is possible to witness a variety of birds such as flamingos and animals like water bucks, giraffes, dik-diks and zebras in the surrounding areas. 


3- Ngurdoto Crater


Ngurdoto Crater is inhabited by plenty of animals and it is a well known stop for game drives. IIt offers visitors a chance to see elephants, the Cape buffalo, baboons, monkeys, warthogs, and also a number of antelope species. 


The carter is surrounded by the  Ngurdoto Forest which is home to black and white colobus monkeys. There is also Serengeti Ndogu, grasslands where zebras can be spotted all year round.

    Why Choose Us
    • Personalized Travel Services

      Whatever your travel dreams, together we can custom-design the perfect itinerary with highly personalized services just for you

    • We Speak Your Language

      A multilingual website offers content in 6 different languages English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian and German

    • Flexibility to Change

      We know how important it is for travellers to have the flexibility to change their itinerary due to some reasons or force majeure

    • Your Safety and Security

      A professional will accompany the guests to all of the places; they will never be left alone to fend for themselves

    • High Quality Service

      We do believe honestly that quality should come first and quantity would come later and our main objective focused on (Quality is our Top Priority)

    • Customer Service 24/7

      We offer Customer Support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone and email for questions about our tours and services

    • Support Sustainable Tourism

      We are attempting to make a low impact on the environment and local culture, while helping to generate future employment for local people

    • Secure Online Payment

      Our website is protected by the world′s most secure online payment system VeriSign Secure

    • Secure Website by MacAfee

      Memphis Tours website is a McAfee Secure site that helps keep you safe from identity theft, credit card fraud and spyware