Arusha National Park is one of the few Tanzania parks which allows walking safari escorted by armed rangers and viewing of wildlife is at a close range. There is several viewing points, starting at Leitong view points, and ending at the highest viewing point known as Vikindu. The damp atmosphere of the crater, giving way to huge mahogany, olive and date palm trees on drier crater walls.
Location: The park is just 32 km away from the town of Arusha and is 40 minute drive from Arusha estimated 60 Km about 35 miles from Kilimanjaro International airport. During the dry season from July-March, the best time to Climb Mount Meru is June-February, but sometimes its rains in November and the best views of Mount Kilimanjaro are from December-February.
Birdlife: The Park is famous for over 400 species of bird life, both migrant and resident, such as springs goose, red shark, hamerkop, herons, woodpecker, grey parrot, secretary bird and many more.
Wildlife: Arusha National Park consist of diverse resident population of herbivores, primates and predators including black and white colobus monkey, baboons, elephant, giraffe, buffalo, hippo, leopard (by chance), hyena, waterbuck, warthog and a wide range of antelope species.
To do: Forest walks, numerous picnic sites, 3 or 4 day mount Meru Climb.