Arusha National Park in one day
For those of you that like to explore different areas in small sections, and not be confined to a safari vehicle for long periods, Arusha National Park is definitely worth putting some time aside for.
Its close proximity to Arusha and compact size make this park the ideal venue for a day-trip, combining game-drives, a walking safari and even an (optional) canoeing safari on the Momella Lakes to get close to water buffalo, hippo and many types of water birds, including lesser east African flamingo.
A visit to Arusha National Park with a walking safari and optional canoeing safari can be added as an option to all of our itineraries; a perfect introduction to every wild-life safari and a good way to acclimatize (get used to walking at some altitude) for any climb of Mount Kilimanjaro…
Below, we go through the adventure day-by-day, giving you a better feel of the adventure.
Day 1: Day 1
You will be collected from Arusha at 8:00 am and head towards the Momela gate. Collect a ranger and head out on an easy paced walking safari of the park – return to the vehicle at your own leisure. Picnic lunch on one of the picnic spots inside the park.
Optional: afternoon canoeing safari of Little Momela lake – gives you a great opportunity to approach wildlife as they drink and wallow in the shallows
Afternoon game drives to your own design – your driver guide will best advice you where and when to go. Leave the park late afternoon and transfer back to Arusha where you will be dropped off at a given location. (L)
Note: O/N = Overnight, B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
|Amount of persons:||Price p.p. (usd):|
|1 people sharing||420.-|
|2 people sharing||265.-|
|4 people sharing||195.-|
|6 people sharing||180.-|
|Note: prices are based on two adults and indicative.|
- Meals as stipulated |B Breakfast, L Lunch, D Dinner
- Complimentary mineral water x1.5 liters per person in the safari vehicle
- 4x4 game viewing vehicles plus driver guide (window seat guaranteed)
- Unlimited game drives
- All transfers and activities as mentioned above
- Park fee, Conservation fees and Community Development Fees
- Tips suggested: Driver guide $8-$10 per person sharing the vehicle per day
- Drinks apart from 1,5 liter mineral water during the safari
- Visa and airport departure tax
- Items of personal nature and not mentioned in the above itinerary
Arusha day trip with Walking Safari & Canoe Safari
With our 7-year-old son, this was a perfect start to a long safari trip, and thanks to Chris & Ingrid for suggesting these two safari experiences. Walking close to the buffalo and other animals, including a perching eagle, we felt in-touch, and our son could stop and play in a waterfall -- which makes a good place for lunch. It is rare to be able to move about freely like this in reserves. Canoeing on Momella Lake is another spectacular form of freedom, especially in the later afternoon, with Mt. Meru on one side and Kilimanjaro on the other, hippos in the water, birds coming to roost and animals coming to drink. We enjoyed the many birds and snakes, including a python curled up in a thorn tree on the bank.