Volcanoes, Rainforests, & Incredible Giraffes

Arusha National Park Tour With Pickup & Return to Any Arusha Location

Jeeps pass a giraffe on safari in Arusha National Park in Tanzania

We’ll pick you up in style – your own private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep

What a great way to venture into the safari world of northern Tanzania. Arusha National Park is just an hour and a half drive from Arusha city, landing you in a rainbow world of mountain lakes, savannahs, and alpine moorlands.

It’s not the best-known national park but that just makes this versatile reserve much more accessible to those savvy enough to explore its colorful variety of landscapes. Where else can you climb an active volcano – Mt. Meru – go canoeing, explore a rainforest filled with elephants, buffalo, and baboons, and find yourself in the midst of the world’s largest population of giraffes… all in one day?

Mt. Meru – 2nd Highest Peak

Looking very much like the volcanic peak it is, Meru is an active volcano, but still safe. A hike up its slopes will bring into view elephants, giraffes, and antelope as you move through its varied ecosystems.

This second-highest summit in Tanzania usually has a clear window of visibility and offers views of its cousin, Kilimanjaro about 60 km (37 mi) distant.

The peak of Mount Meru with clouds coming in to its side
Tourists in canoes watching giraffes in Arusha National Park

Do You Canoe?

Ever been on a canoe safari? Here at Arusha, you can go canoeing on several algae-rich Momella lakes, passing through different shades of greens and blues. As you quietly glide over the smooth lake surfaces water birds will appear nearby such as cormorants, kingfishers, and punctuating the greens of your surroundings, brilliant pink flamingoes.

Not far off, peaking through the foliage, you’ll see the wanderings of giraffes, zebra, dik-dik, and warthogs.

There Is Even A Crater - Ngurdoto

You may have heard of Ngorongoro Crater (another of our Arusha day trips) but right here at Arusha Park, you can experience the smaller Ngurdoto Crater. Just 3.6 km (2.2 mi) in diameter and 100 m (328 ft.) deep, ringed by its own thick rainforest, you’ll be delighted to see elephants, warthogs, and antelope in this lush environment.

Adding to the adventure and the cacophony of the forest, listen and look for black and white colobus monkeys, blue monkeys, and baboons.

A view down in to Ngurdoto Crater in Arusha National Park, showing how bushes and grass have grown there
Cheetahs resting in Arusha National Park

Want to See More?

And if all those landscapes and wildlife weren’t enough, we can take a break and visit the Ngurdoto Museum situated near the forest. Here you can admire the colorful collection of Arusha’s birds, wildlife, and even its insects.

Just contact us at Africa Kenya Safaris to set up your Arusha National Park full-day getaway.

Walking safari through the mountainous landscape of Arusha National Park

The Details

No one is more important to the success of your safari than your guide. At AKS, we have the friendliest, most experienced driver/guides. They will guide, host, inform, and look after you like the special guest you are. That’s our guarantee.

You’ll safari in style out to the parks in your own private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep – the best way to experience Africa with its higher seating for better views and its rugged all-wheel drive.

Please give us a shout at Africa Kenya Safaris to set up your private, personalized tour of these fun and close-by parks.

Exciting 4x4 Tanzania safaris from Arusha town

Time Capsule:

Arusha National Park Safari

49 km – 1 ½  hr. drive

7:00 am – It’s safari time! Your Africa Kenya Safaris driver/guide will pick you up in a private 4 x 4 Safari Jeep at your hotel, the airport, or another place of your choosing.

Hop aboard for the easy ride to Arusha National Park. We’ll head out in the soft morning light arriving in the reserve to take in Mt. Meru, the Momella Lakes, the rich savannahs, and rainforests.

Choose your safari – walk, climb, or canoe! But wherever we explore you’re certain to spot lots of giraffes… along with Cape buffalo, zebra, antelope, dik-dik, and warthog.

Head up to Mt. Meru if you want to climb an active volcano and be rewarded with fantastic views of the park.

Canoeing over the lakes is an easy way to take in the rich array of waterbirds like kingfishers and flamingoes.

Completing the full variety of safari experiences at Arusha, explore the rainforests bordering the Ngurdoto Crater, exploring for baboons, monkeys, buffalo, and more.

Toward late afternoon, we’ll say goodbye to the park and head back to Arusha in time for dinner.

We hope you enjoyed one very full day of safari life in this delightfully abundant park. Thank you for your curiosity and interest in our beautiful world and hope to see you again!

Wild giraffes eating the leaves of a tree in Arusha National Park in Tanzania

Tour Highlights


Please check out our prices for this private day safari – you’ll see they are the most reasonable anywhere for each tour. There are no hidden fees, plus you’ll travel in safari-style in a 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep.

Tour Price is Per PersonSafari Price
1 person in private tour$355
2 persons private tour$250
3 persons private tour$215
4 persons private tour$195
5 persons private tour$185
6 persons private tour$180
Children below 5 Years
Children between 5-15 Years

Your Tour Includes

  • Use of rivate 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep
  • Services of an experienced English /other language speaking driver/ guide.
  • Arusha national Park National Park entry permit.
  • Game viewing drives
  • Buffet Lunch at Arusha National Park
Not Included In the Tour Price:

– Bottled & Soft Drinks
– Items and services of a personal nature
– Tips & Gratuities

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