Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park is considered a day tour by most tour operators. Hidden Valley Safaris considers this small area comparable to the other National Parks where one can spend more time to explore the beauty of the park. The park consists of three spectacular features namely lush swamps of the Ngurdoto crater (often nicknamed Little Ngorongoro), the tranquil beauty of the Momela Lakes to the east and beautiful Mt. Meru to the west.

The park’s altitude, varying from 1500 m to more than 4500 m has a variety of vegetation areas supporting numerous animal species. The park has a variety of animal life. You can certainly be sure of sighting zebras, giraffes, waterbucks, reedbucks, klipspringers, hippos, African buffaloes, hyenas, mongooses, dik-diks, warthogs, baboons, velvet and colobus monkeys.

Most of the birdlife is located on the banks of Momela Lakes; birds like pelicans, flamingoes can easily be seen. The Park is also rich with reptiles such as chameleons, geckos and varieties of snakes. The park is among the popular parks offering the walking safaris and a marvelous venue for wildlife viewing before and after a Mt. Meru climb.

 

Accomodations

Mount Meru Hotel

Discover the place where the heavens meet the earth, where the rhythm of nature pounds to the beat of an African drum, and where life is all about a revival of the senses.    

Situated at the foothills of Mount Meru in the city of Arusha, Tanzania, the Mount Meru Hotel lies on 9 acres of lush landscape, surrounded by some of Africa’s most breath-taking vistas, rich with a diverse array of wildlife, etched against the fertile slopes of this beautiful mountain.

 

Lake Duluti Lodge

The lodge is made up of 18 spacious contemporary African styled romantic chalets ideally positioned for maximum privacy and view inside a thirty acre active coffee farm located in a safe and exclusive area on the outskirts of Arusha.

All chalets are positioned to face the coffee farm and each has a private deck with an amazing view of the ancient indigenous trees found in big number within the farm. . The lodge has been designed in a way that you will feel like you are staying at home rather than at a top end hotel. 

 

Alternative Accommodations in Arusha

  • Arusha Coffee Lodge 
  • Onsea House 
  • The Arusha Hotel
  • Kibo Palace
  • Palace Hotel
  • Mount Meru Game Lodge
  • Rivertrees
  • Twiga Lodge

Attractions

  • Momela Lake
  • Water Falls
  • Colobus Monkey
  • Lake Duluti Lodge
  • Lake Duluti Serena Lodge