The closest national park to Arusha town – northern Tanzania’s safari capital – Arusha National Park is a multi-faceted jewel, often overlooked by safari goers, despite offering the opportunity to explore a beguiling diversity of habitats within a few hours.
About Arusha National Park
Size: 552 sq km (212 sq miles)
Location: Northern Tanzania, northeast of Arusha town
An easy 40-minute drive from Arusha. Approximately 60 km (35 miles) from Kilimanjaro International Airport. The lakes, forest and Ngurdoto Crater can all be visited in the course of a half-day outing at the beginning or end of an extended northern safari.
What to do
Forest walks, numerous picnic sites
Three or four day Mt Meru climb – good acclimatization for Kilimanjaro