Arusha National Park Day Trip

“Walking together with the wildlife in the same habitat”

So close to Arusha town, this ‘little jewel’ of a park provides the opportunity for an excellent day-trip. Its shallow lakes and the wide Ngurdoto Crater is the chosen environment for a wealth of wonderful wildlife. Mount Meru towers above, a spectacular backdrop. An early morning hotel pick-up ensures you get the most from this incredible day-trip. The park has an incredible variety of fauna and flora, which cannot fail to impress. Your day trip will include a visit to the Ngurdoto Crater and Momella Lake. Not only is the animal life in the park abundant, but it is also one of the most beautiful and topographically varied parks in Tanzania. Abundance wildlife diversity such as buffalo, elephants, waterbucks, flamingo, giraffes, warthogs, zebras, baboons and antelopes, plus some of the 400 recorded bird species. The park’s three most significant features include the rugged Mount Meru (Tanzania’s third highest peak at 4566m), the notably different colored Momela Lakes, and the 3km wide Ngurdoto Crater, which was formed about fifteen million years ago! This small but beautiful Tanzanian National Park is the closest national park to both the famous Arusha “safari town” (50 km) as well as the Kilimanjaro International Airport, thus making it ideal for 1-day safaris or tours.


Arusha/Moshi – Arusha National Park

After breakfast at 8:30am your driver guide will deliver a short safari briefing and then the journey to Momella gate in Arusha National Park (About 1 and half hour drive). At the Momella Gate, an armed ranger will be waiting for you to accompany you on your walking safari that will give you the chance to experience the wildlife up-close. Only a few other national parks in Tanzania give you such an opportunity definitely not be missed. Lunch will be taken at a picnic place and do an exciting morning game drive and afternoon game drive, visiting both the Momela Lakes and the Ngurdoto Crater. Wildlife which could be seen includes African buffalos, elephants, hippos, giraffe, warthogs, antelopes, zebras, blue monkeys and sometimes a rare leopard or hyena. Late afternoon we depart for Arusha where we will end our safari adventure. The group should tip the tours guide around $20 for the day. You will be taken to your hotel, which ends our tour package services. In the afternoon you will drive back to Arusha/Moshi.

Price including services:

-Transport in 4×4 Safari vehicle

-Professional, English speaking driver guide

-Meals provided according to travel plan

-Mineral water (3 litre)

-All national park fees

Items not included:
Alcoholic and soft drinks
Visa fees
Personal spending monies for souvenirs etc.
Travel insurance