Arusha National Park offers endless opportunities for an exceptional experience on your Tanzania safari. Combine it with an Arusha town tour for the best African holiday. Arusha is regarded as the springboard to Tanzania’s wildlife wonders, including the Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Mount Kilimanjaro.
Wildlife to spot on safari in Arusha National Park
Arusha National Park is a mere 25 kilometres from the town of Arusha and only 35 kilometres from the Kilimanjaro International Airport, making it the ideal destination for your safari to Tanzania. Included in the park’s boundaries, is Mount Meru, a prominent volcano and the second highest peak in Tanzania after Kilimanjaro.
Despite the park’s small size, Arusha still offers a rich variety of wildlife that can be spotted on a Tanzania vacation. Resident wildlife includes buffalo, elephant, bushbuck, giraffe, zebra, warthog and primates like black-and-white colobus monkeys.
Arusha National Park has a prolific birdlife with more than 400 recorded species and the park deserves to be included on the itinerary of your holiday to Tanzania. The most notable species are narina and bar-tailed trogons, Augur buzzard and Verreaux’s eagle.
Activities and experiences in Arusha
Arusha is known as the safari capital of the northern safari circuit in Tanzania and most certainly deserves its status as the springboard to the country’s wildlife wonders that will ensure the holiday of a lifetime. It is close to the Arusha National Park, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and the tallest point on the African continent, Mount Kilimanjaro.
An area steeped in history, Arusha displays its past and culture in architecture, markets, museums and galleries. The bustling African town invites exploration of its nightlife, restaurants and cafes. This includes visits on your Tanzania vacation to the Cultural Heritage Centre, the Boma Museum and Shanga, an art centre where disabled artists create beadwork, glasswork, jewellery and clothes.
A safari to Arusha National Park with Jenman African Safaris
Make your safari to Serengeti National Park an unforgettable experience with the 15-day East Africa Migration Discoverer that combines the best of Tanzania and Kenya. Spend two days exploring the vast plains of the Serengeti and follow the Great Migration. You will also have time to explore Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park and the astonishing Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.
Starting and ending in the town of Arusha, the 7-day Tanzania Wildlife Breakaway visits the best wilderness areas in the north of the country where wildlife sightings are plentiful. Stops on this Tanzania holiday package include the Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater.
Spend time discovering one of the most densely populated wildlife areas on the 6-day Unrivalled Tanzania safari package. Experience the vast natural beauty of the Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater.