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Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park - Tanzania - Best Tourist Guide

Arusha National Park is a park with a dynamic topography and can be accessed quite easily. The park is only 30 minutes away from Arusha, and you will be surprised by the way the lush green regions of the park suddenly pop up amid urban locales. The park has three main topographical features:

Mount Meru, the second-highest peak in Tanzania, Momella Lake, and Ngurdoto Crater. So the park is a great spot for those who wish to hike, trek, or canoe. Mount Meru especially is climbed by a lot of tourists who wish to have an adventurous tour. Plus, it acts as a practice for climbing Kilimanjaro later.

When it comes to wildlife, however, it can be disappointing for many tourists as the concentration of predators here is very low. On the other hand, though, it does have a lot of herbivores and mammals, including the rare Colobus monkey.

The Park is nested on the foothills of Mount Meru, Africa’s most beautiful volcano and fifth-highest peak. Only 45 minutes drive from Arusha City center, one finds this beautiful Park. Mount Meru makes an ideal high-altitude acclimatization warm-up before conquering Mount Kilimanjaro.

The Park offers way too many attractions compared to its area. The unforgiving landscapes of Mount Meru and Ash Cone, scenic views of Momella Lakes, tropical forest glades, and Ngurdoto Crater are just a few. Visitors to this Park will have opportunities to do game viewing, ride a horse, climb mount Meru as well as do organized walks with a ranger!

Why Go on safari in Arusha National Park

With diverse wildlife that includes herbivores such as elephants, hippos, buffalo, zebra, and even the occasional wildebeest, Arusha National Park is also a perfect place to get out and stretch your legs – with both walking safaris and canoe safaris available within the park.

The National Park is also home to the world’s largest population of giraffes, making it a great place to visit for fans of these long-necked, beautiful animals.

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Arusha National Park
Arusha National Park
Arusha National Park

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Best Time To Visit Arusha National Park

When to Visit Arusha National Park for safaris

Generally, Tanzania is best to visit in the dry-season months of July – October when the parks are dry and wildlife viewing is dramatic, easy, and action-packed. 

LOW SEASON:

1st April to June 15th and 15th Nov to 15th Dec

If you are looking for an intimate exclusive safari but affordable Kenya Safari, this is the best time to visit. 

The best places to visit include the Masai Mara, Amboseli, Samburu, and lake Nakuru among many others.

high SEASON:

Jan 10th to 1st April and 1st Nov to 15th Dec

One of the most considered seasons to travel and visit East Africa, including Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. 

Easy to spot the big five and the big cats of the Masai Mara, Amboseli, and Samburu other major parks.

PEAK SEASON:

15th June to 30th Oct, 15th Dec to 10th Jan

An action-filled season to witness the great wildebeest migration and crossings in Kenya is during this season. 

In case you are looking for the best adventures, then this is the best fit for you

Arusha National Park
Arusha National Park
Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park Entrance Fee

Park Fees to Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park Entrance fee

Below are the Arusha National Park entry fees for 2024

Citizen

Resident

Non-Resident

Adults

TSH

Child

TSH

Adults

USD

Child

USD

Adults

USD

Child

USD

15,000

7500

50

10

50

10

Please note the rates are subject to change.

 

How to Pay for Arusha National Park Fees

How do you pay for Arusha National Park Fees? To pay for Park Fees, you will have to visit the Tanapa Account, create an account, and select Arusha National Park to pay for the park fees. 

How to Pay

  1. Online Payment:

Some parks allow online payment of park entrance fees, and some do not. Always check official websites for updated data on how to pay your park fees online.

You can generate a permit ticket at the park entrance gates and pay using your preferred payment method like credit card or M-pesa.

2. Payment at Park Gates:

Some parks accept payments at the entrance via mobile money or credit cards. Always ask your Tour operator, our team member, or the national park authority to check if you can pay at the park gates.

Most National Parks accept major credit cards like Visa and Mastercard. American Express is not recommended.

Most national parks do not accept Cash payments; if it happens they do, then it should be in both Tanzanian Shillings (TZS) or USD.

Arusha National Park
Arusha National Park
Arusha National Park

Tanzania National Parks FAQs

Tanzania Safari Bookings Q&A

If you have any questions regarding any of our Tanzania National Parks and Reserves safari tours, you may find your answer below in our most frequently asked questions. However, don’t be afraid to get in touch if your query is not included in order for our experts to help you design your best African Holiday Safaris. 

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Which National Park in Tanzania is the best?

Serengeti National Park. Home to the Great Migration, Serengeti National Park easily makes its way into most bucket lists. This fascinating park presents all kinds of ecosystems which allows it to host a variety of plants, birds and animals.

What is the largest park in Tanzania?

Nyerere National Park is now the Largest National Park in Tanzania with the size of 30,893km square…. 

How many national parks are in Tanzania?

There are 22 national parks in Tanzania, many of which form the core of a much larger protected ecosystem, which have been set aside to preserve the country’s rich natural heritage and to provide secure breeding grounds where its fauna and flora can thrive, safe from the conflicting interests of a growing human population.

What is Serengeti National Park famous for?

It is best known for its huge herds of plains animals (especially gnu [wildebeests], gazelles, and zebras), and it is the only place in Africa where vast land-animal migrations still take place.

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