How to do Tanzania Safari on Budget

Arusha National Park Tourism Activities : Arusha national park is a very scenic national park with spectacular landscapes created by distinct physical features that is Meru crater funnels, Jekukumia River, peak of mount Meru in the west region of the park, Ngurdoto crater and Momella lakes in the north- east region of the park while on Explore Tanzania Tours.

Mountain hiking  

It’s a two-night and three-day adventure that involves the hiking of a fabulous mountain, which is Mount Meru. The hikers should be well equipped with hiking gear so as to make it easy for them and avoid danger.

Hiking activities are accompanied by a porter and an armed ranger so as to ensure visitor security.

It’s a never-miss adventure when you’re in Arusha National Park since on the way hiking you will be able to enjoy the mountain vegetation zonation but also expect to see a variety of wildlife, including giraffe, monkeys, buffalo, antelopes, and different bird species.

Arusha National Park Tourism Activities
Mountain hiking in Arusha National park

Walking safari

Due to Arusha’s cool climate, one gets a chance to enjoy the natural forest in comfort. In walking, expect to interact with nature, sighting some of the wild animals, bird species, and all of that. To make visitors feel comfortable, they are accompanied by armed rangers to ensure their safety.


Canoeing is possibly arranged on the beautiful small Momella Lake, where buffalo, giraffe, bushbuck, water bucks, and hippos are often seen. Wading and birds are, of course, common.

Horseback riding

Horseback trails have been established and can be combined with overnight stays in camps within the park. It’s an activity that involves enjoying game viewing. Sighting wild animals when you’re on a ride is the best moment you will remember. Horseback riding is by prior arrangement only.

Game drive

A variety of wild animals can be spotted. During game drives in Arusha National Park, visitors feel satisfied since it’s a well-maintained network of roads and tracks.

Bird watching

The park has more than 450 bird species, including both resident and migratory birds. Waterloving birds can be sighted at Small Momella.

A walk in the park is an opportunity for you to encounter colorful bird species such as African fish eagle, African olive pigeon, Augur buzzard, Bar-tailed trogon, Bearded vulture, Black saw-wing, Cinnamon-chested bee-eater, Egyptian goose, Great crested grebe, Hartlaub’s turaco, little grebe, Narina trogon, Peregrine falcon, Red-fronted parrot, Scaly francolin, Silvery-cheeked hornbill, Southern Pochard, Tawny eagle, Verreaux’s eagle, White-eyed Slaty-Flycatcher, Cape Robin-Chat, Violet-backed Starling, Red-winged Starling, Waller’s Starling, Eastern Mountain Greenbul, Stripe-cheeked Greenbul, Yellow-bellied Greenbul, Hunter’s Cisticola, Rattling Cisticola, Winding Cisticola, Siffling Cisticola  and many more. The most amazing birds to view in the park are cormorants, kingfishers and pink flamingoes.

Arusha National Park Tourism Activities
Birding in Arusha Park

For bird watching Tanzania safari, the best experience is got in the period of June- October which is a dry season with short vegetation and dry trails making the activity easy and the period of November to April when migrant bird species are present in the park.

Wildlife viewing

Arusha national park offers amazing game drives for wildlife viewing, the park is a home for many animals, and the park consists of beautiful views of mountain Meru, Ngurdoto crater and Momela lakes. Game drives in Arusha national park takes you on a drive using trails running through the park where you spot many animals such as giraffe, shy red duiker, kirk’s dik-dik, leopards though rarely seen, cape buffaloes, zebras, warthogs, blue monkey, black and white colobus monkeys and may more.

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