1 Day Safari Arusha National Park

Safari Overview – 1 Day safari to Arusha National Park is one of the short day tours in Tanzania just about 52 km from Arusha town. It is just about 1 hr 3 min drive from Arusha to the park. Arusha National Park is Tanzania’s most accessible park because it is conveniently located and also the best place for walking and canoeing safaris.

Arusha National Park doesn’t have large predators but hosts Africa’s largest giraffe population, a variety of primates and a number of large harbivores. This little Jewel of Tanzania is host to Mount Meru (4566m) which is a popular option for mountaineers who do not want to hike the high Kilimanjaro Mountain.

Less visited than the popular safari destinations in Tanzania, Arusha National Park has a beautiful landscape with an incredible variety of flora and fauna. The vegetation of the park is formed as a blend from the swamp, grassland, tropical and montane forest. 

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer early from Arusha to the park, embark on a walking safari have lunch, a game drive and return drive to Arusha.

Tour package includes

  • Transport by 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Professional English speaking safari guide
  • Park fees & taxes
  • Lunch
  • Drinking water

Tour excludes

  • Visas
  • Air ticket
  • Personal expenses
  • Any other purchases for items not included in itinerary
  • Gratuities/tips

Detailed Itinerary

Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park

This 1 Day safari to Arusha National Park starts early morning therefore ensure to wake up early, have breakfast at hotel or place of residence. Board the safari vehicle for a drive to the park taking about 1 hr 30 min.

On arrival at the park, check in and go for a walking safari in the park alongside a park ranger. The ranger will guide you through the rainforest to the sparkling waterfalls where you can possibly spot the colobus monkeys.

Return from the nature walk and have lunch. After lunch board the 4×4 safari vehicle for a game drive through the park trails. The game drive helps see a large part of the park including places like the Momella lakes and Ngurduto Crater. Some of the wildlife that can possibly be spotted on the game drive include the buffalo, waterbuck, giraffe, zebra, warthog and gazelle. The leopard and elephant are found in the park but rarely spotted.

Several bird species can also be seen during the nature walk and game drive in Arusha National Park. After the game drive, you will be driven back to Arusha with a drop off at hotel or place of residence.

End of 1 Day safari Arusha National Park