An amazing day trip to the little-known jewel of Tanzania, Arusha National Park, is tucked just this side of the Kenyan border, near the bustling city of Arusha. Mount Meru, at 4566 meters, is a popular choice for mountaineers who want to avoid the well-trodden trails of Kilimanjaro.
Arusha National Park is less well-known than the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, but it’s worth visiting if you want to see a magnificent landscape with a diverse range of flora and animals — but with fewer people!
Arusha National Park offers an awe-inspiring mix of flora, including swamps, grasslands, and montane forest, as well as the tropical rainforest-clad mountain slopes of Mount Meru.
Arusha National Park Day Tour
This “small pearl” of a park is conveniently located near Arusha town and makes for a wonderful day excursion. Its small lakes and the vast Ngurdoto Crater are ideal habitats for a diverse range of animals. Mount Meru rises majestically above, providing a breathtaking background. You could encounter buffalo and elephants, zebras and antelope, as well as some of the 400 bird species reported here. A hotel pick-up in the early morning guarantees that you get the most out of this fantastic day excursion.