Explore Arusha National Park

The region’s name-giving crater, Mt. Meru, can be seen from Arusha National Park (ANAPA), a treasure of diverse ecosystems.

The mountain’s lower slopes, summit, ash cone, Momela Lakes, Ngurdoto Crater, and rich highland forests are all included in the tiny national park. While going through the forest, many people pause to look for groups of rare colubus monkeys playing in the canopy. Game watching in the area of the Momela Lakes is done at a leisurely and tranquil pace.

For tourists to Arusha National Park, climbing Mt. Meru or taking advantage of the minor paths that crisscross its lower slopes is a favorite pastime. A more sedate, and some would argue more difficult, alternative to climbing the famed peak of adjacent Mount Kilimanjaro is the three-day hike to the crater’s summit. Visitors who don’t want to undertake the very difficult ascent can enjoy a nice day trip down the lower slopes that lead to rivers and waterfalls. The attractions and delights of Arusha National Park include ancient fig tree forests, crystal clear rivers pouring from mountain streams, and the opportunity to see colobus monkeys.


Park Size

137 km2

Distance from Arusha

30 km

Road Transfer

1 hr 40 min

Highlights at Arusha National Reserve

Game Viewing

Bird Watching

Canoeing Safaris

Guided Walking Safaris

Mount Meru Climbing

Hotel is near mountain biking

Cycling Tours

Community Visits

Horseback Safaris

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