The park is nestled at the base of Mount Meru, one of Africa’s most stunning volcanoes and the fifth tallest peak on the continent. It’s conveniently located just a short drive from Arusha city, making it an excellent choice for day trips. Arusha National Park showcases a wide range of landscapes, from expansive grasslands and rainforests to acacia woodlands and even higher up, alpine vegetation on Mount Meru’s upper slopes.

Covering a bit more than 200 square miles, Arusha National Park has abundant wildlife, boasting the world’s largest population of giraffes. This park is home to many Cape buffaloes, elephants, hippos, and zebras. Every now and then, you might catch a glimpse of a lion or a leopard during a game drive.

Arusha National Park offers exciting activities such as game drives, canoeing, hiking Mount Meru, and walking safaris. It’s one of the limited national parks in Tanzania where you can embark on walking safaris. Walking safaris provide a fantastic alternative to the typical safari experience. Recently, park authorities have also allowed walking safaris in other parks like Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara, and certain bordering areas of the Serengeti National Park.