Start and end in Arusha or Moshi! With the Day tour – Day Tour Arusha National Park, you have a day trip, (Excursion) package taking you through Arusha National Park. Day trip departs daily on request.
Arusha National Park covers an area of about 137square kilometres. It is located near Arusha town between the peaks of Mountains Kilimanjaro and Meru. The Park and the town derive their name from Wa-Arusha people who traditionally live in this area.
The Ngurdoto Crater, Momela Lakes, the highland mountain forest, and the rugged Mount Meru (4575m) are the four distinctive features of the park.
Although small, the park has a wealth of wildlife including Colobus monkeys, velvet monkeys, bushbucks, buffaloes, red forest duikers, hippos, elephants, and giraffes. Bird life, especially waterfowl, is abundant and interesting.
You can do some hiking with an armed ranger at the Ngurdoto Crater and to the Mt. Meru Crater. This is a good trip for people who have a short stay in Tanzania.
07:00 – 08:00 AM: Breakfast at your Hotel.
08:30 AM: After breakfast at your hotel depart and drive 25km East of Arusha Town to Arusha National Park. The park (137km²), has terrain ranging from open savannah through acacia scrub lands to Afro-montane cloud and rain forest and Afro-alpine vegetation similar to Mount Kilimanjaro.
There are several alkaline lakes and the spectacular Ngurdoto Crater. Mammal species include elephant, buffalo, various primates, giraffe, and leopard.
Hiking is allowed if accompanied by an armed guard and the climb up Mount Meru is superb, often giving the best views available of Mount Kilimanjaro. At 4,556m, Mount Meru is the fifth highest mountain in Africa and is located in the Arusha National Park.
12:30 PM: Lunch is served at Momela Wildlife Lodge.
02.00 PM: Another game drive in the park is planned. Hatari was filmed on location in Tanganyika, (in what is now Arusha National Park Northern Tanzania).
Hatari is a 1962 American film directed by Hawks and starring John Wayne John Wayne Marion Mitchell Morrison, born Marion Robert Morrison, better known by his stage name John Wayne, was an American film actor, director, and producer.
He epitomised rugged masculinity and has become an enduring American icon. He is famous for his distinctive voice, walks, and height. The title means “danger” in Swahili, which was mentioned in the film as well.
Portraying a group of hunters, the film presents an interesting if the antiquated portrait of Africa still dominated by non-Africans.
The film is extremely popular because of the dramatic wildlife chases and the magnificent backdrop scenery of Mount Meru, a dormant volcano.
06.00 PM: The tour ends in Arusha or Moshi town in the evening.