Tanzania Top Destinations

Nestled just 32 kilometers from Arusha town, Arusha National Park spans an impressive 137 square kilometers. Described by Sir Julian Huxley as "a gem amongst parks," this often-overlooked destination is a rich tapestry of diverse habitats teeming with wildlife and bird species. Whether you're an avid nature enthusiast or an adventurous traveler, Arusha National Park promises an unforgettable experience. Wonders of Creation Tours and Safaris is here to guide you through this hidden treasure.

Background Information

Protected Area Type: National Park     When to go: All year around
Park Size:137sq kms

Nestled just 32 kilometers from Arusha town, Arusha National Park spans an impressive 137 square kilometers. Described by Sir Julian Huxley as "a gem amongst parks," this often-overlooked destination is a rich tapestry of diverse habitats teeming with wildlife and bird species. Whether you're an avid nature enthusiast or an adventurous traveler, Arusha National Park promises an unforgettable experience. Wonders of Creation Tours and Safaris is here to guide you through this hidden treasure.

 

Key Features of Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park boasts three distinct and captivating features. The Ngurdoto Crater, often referred to as the "Little Ngorongoro," offers stunning panoramic views and a unique wildlife experience. The crater's lush vegetation is home to a variety of animals, including buffaloes, warthogs, elephants, and various monkey species. Visitors can enjoy guided walks and game drives around the crater, providing excellent opportunities for wildlife photography and observation. The Momela Lakes, a series of seven shallow, alkaline lakes, are a highlight of the park, each displaying a different hue of green or blue. These lakes attract a myriad of bird species, including flamingos, pelicans, and herons, making it a birdwatcher's paradise. Enjoy serene boat rides on the lakes, bird watching excursions, and scenic picnics along the shores. Standing at 4,566 meters, Mount Meru is Tanzania's second-highest peak, offering a challenging yet rewarding climb. The ascent takes climbers through varied landscapes, from savannah plains and dense forests to moorlands and a stark lava desert. Due to the presence of wild animals, it is mandatory to be accompanied by an armed game warden for your safety. Hiking and climbing expeditions offer breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro and the surrounding landscape.

Best Times to Visit

To maximize your experience, consider planning your visit during the optimal times. The dry season, from July to November, offers the best wildlife viewing opportunities as animals gather around water sources, and the vegetation is less dense, making it easier to spot wildlife. The period after the short rains, from December to March, presents a lush and green park, providing excellent conditions for bird watching and enjoying the natural beauty of the park. For those aiming to conquer Mount Meru, the ideal times are from June to February, offering favorable weather conditions for a safer and more enjoyable climb. During December to February, you can experience the best views of Mount Kilimanjaro from the peak of Mount Meru.

Guided Tours with Wonders of Creation Tours and Safaris

Wonders of Creation Tours and Safaris offers expertly guided tours to Arusha National Park, ensuring you experience the park's highlights in comfort and safety. Our knowledgeable guides will take you through the Ngurdoto Crater, the tranquil Momela Lakes, and the challenging ascent of Mount Meru, providing insightful information and ensuring a memorable adventure.

Arusha National Park, with its diverse ecosystems and stunning landscapes, is a hidden gem waiting to be explored. From the breathtaking Ngurdoto Crater and the serene Momela Lakes to the challenging ascent of Mount Meru, the park offers a unique blend of adventure and tranquility. Plan your visit during the optimal seasons to fully immerse yourself in the natural beauty and wildlife of this remarkable destination. Wonders of Creation Tours and Safaris is your perfect partner in discovering this extraordinary park.

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