Description: Often over-looked by visitors, Arusha National Park has incredible volcanic scenery, wonderful views of Mt Kilimanjaro (on clear days), a beautiful rain forest and plenty of wildlife. The main features are Ngurdoto Crater and the Momella Lakes. The Momella Lakes attract a wide variety of birds, particularly flamingos. Guests sometimes enjoy this park just as much as the Serengeti. Its close proximity to Arusha usually means that it gets put first on a Northern Parks itinerary.
Location: Northern circuit, 40 minutes outside Arusha on the way to Moshi
Time: Usually 1 full day but 2 days if hiking and canoeing. Day trip from Arusha is possible.
Animals: Abundant: Zebras, Giraffes, Waterbucks, Reedbucks, Klipspringers, Hippos, Buffaloes, Hyenas, Mongooses, Dik Diks, Warthogs, Baboons and Vervet and Colobus Monkeys. Perhaps Elephants and Leopards, but no Lions or Rhinos.
For accommodations in the Kilimanjaro/Moshi area click here.
Arumeru River Lodge
Dik Dik Hotel
Four Points by Sheraton – The Arusha Hotel
Gran Melia Arusha
Moivaro KIA Lodge
Mount Meru Hotel
Rivertrees Country Inn
Arusha Coffee Lodge
Arusha Safari Lodge
Arusha Serena Hotel
Hamerkop House by Lemala
Kambi ya Tembo (West Kilimanjaro)
Lake Duluti Lodge
Ndarakwai Ranch (West Kilimanjaro)
Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge