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Arusha National Park, Tanzania

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#17 of 63 in Nature in Tanzania
The closest national park to the capital city, Arusha National Park is also one of the most topographically varied gave reserves in the country. Spanning 552 sq km (212 sq mi), this park has a rich variety of wildlife and diverse scenery, ranging from rugged Mount Meru to volcanic craters to lakes, savannahs, and rolling grassy hills. See giraffes, cape buffalos, herds of zebras, warthogs, and monkeys as well as elephants, lions, and flamingos. Narina trogon and bar-tailed trogon, as well as a variety of starlings, are commonly seen birds in the reserve. Arrange your visit to Arusha National Park and discover more family-friendly attractions in Arusha National Park using our Arusha National Park travel site .
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  • We went for a walking safari of 2 hours (would have been 3 but we cut it short due to rain). Most people seem to go to Arusha National Park as a ‘warm up’ before going for their ‘real safaris’ out in ...  more »
  • If you are visiting Arusha and only have a day to visit a national park - Arusha National Park is a must. Although I didn't get to see the elephant and leopard - I enjoyed the trip. the craters and la...  more »
  • I went to Arusha for safari a day early and booked the full day Arusha National Park with a private driver, Vincent. I invited a couple from the group tour to go with me as I was traveling solo. The t...  more »
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  • A relatively small national park close to Arusha City, just a 40-minute drive. It boasts two of the big five (leopard and buffalo) and lots of other animals (giraffes, warthogs, antelopes) and birds. A walk in the park is a very pleasant experience.
  • Nice safari with zebras hogs giraffes pythons (rare sight but I saw one) flamingos and monkeys but no lions or elephants. It's can be a one day safari but the larger safaris which take at least 2 days such as Ngoro ngoro and Serengeti are better.
  • This national park has very limited animals. Elephants are not present. Good for short visit.
  • Fabulous place to start your Tanzanian Safari.
  • It very beautiful park to enjoy . you can see almost all the animals accept big cats . it very close to arusha town and moshi town .
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