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Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park

The first time you spot the rusty brown of the bushbuck standing in the grass mere meters from the path you are walking is a truly magic moment. You may also encounter a herd of buffalo grazing as little as 20-30 meters away. While these magnificent animals rightfully inspire awe with their sheer size- they can, after all, weigh as much as a ton- such encounters are totally safe in the company of one of the experienced rangers of Arusha National Park. Giraffe, elephant, antelopes and even the secretive leopard can be spotted in the mountain woods of the Arusha Park leaving you with memories that will surely be cherished for the rest of your life.

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Interesting Facts about Arusha National Park

Notwithstanding its modest size, Arusha National Park offers many attractions. These include Arusha Waterfall and Ngurdoto Crater. While the latter is only three kilometers across, it is so reminiscent of Ngorongoro Crater that the locals call it Ngorongoro’s younger brother. Lower down, as you move towards the Maasai steppe, you come across the alcaline Momella Lakes. Canoeing here is a great way to get closer to the pink Flamingo that feed in the shallows. The peace of these waters leaves one with a sense of true serenity. And, of course, the majestic Mount Meru - which at 4566 meters is the fifth highest in Africa - is a popular destination for those who enjoy the challenge of climbing. The magnificent views of the Kilimanjaro valley that open from this mountain will further enhance this experience.

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Tanzania Safari Tours through Arusha National Park

  • Dik-Dik

    Tour "Dik-Dik" Arusha & Ngorongoro Crater Safari

    2-day safari + 2 days in a hotel

    Dik-Dik

    ARUSHA & NGORONGORO CRATER SAFARI Safari tour includes a walking safari in Arusha National Park and the game drive in Ngorongoro Crater
    Detailsfrom $941
  • Impala

    Tour "Impala" Arusha, Tarangire and Ngorongoro Safari

    3-day safari + 2 days in a hotel

    Impala

    ARUSHA, TARANGIRE AND NGORONGORO SAFARI It's easy to plunge into the wild world of Africa, especially when you can walk past the wild animals grazing in the 100 meters from you.
    Detailsfrom $1290

Safari in Other National Parks

  • Lake Manyara

    Lake Manyara National Park stretches in Tanzania’s rainforest at the foot of The Great Rift Valley. Not only has the park attracted predators; it also has become home for huge colonies of pink flamingos whose number amazes even experienced travelers. The thick pink spot along the shore reflected from the water surface seems to raise manyfold their already huge population.

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  • Serengeti National Park

    Serengeti National Park, which is rightfully deemed a World Heritage Site, is the one place where one can witness the Great Migration, when Wildebeest and Zebra in their hundreds of thousands follow the yearly rain patterns in search of green pastures. This takes place against the backdrop of the pristine “endless plains of Africa", spanning 15 thousand square kilometers. This Park offers something for visitors of all ages. Adults can not help but be struck by the surrealism of the multitude of herbivores, followed by lions, cheetah and hyenas, moving with the single mindedness of the struggle for survival. The younger children will, in turn, be thrilled to experience the place that inspired the makers of “The Lion King”. And, of course, all those familiar with National Geographic and the Animal Planet channel will readily recognise the Serengeti National Park of Tanzania as the place where many of their documentaries were filmed.

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  • Tarangire National Park

    The name derives from Tarangire River that cuts through the park supplying all plant- and animal life with water. One of the largest colonies of baobab-centenarians can be found in Tarangire National Park. When the dry season comes to Tanzania, herbivores migrate to the river seeking salvation from drought. The herds of wildebeest, zebra and buffalo hovering at the edges of dried-up riverbeds attract lions and leopards. And they all await elephants who dig holes in the riverbeds to get at ground water.

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  • Ngorongoro Crater

    The ancient Ngorongoro Crater is a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the most interesting parks of Tanzania. A safari tour of the Ngorongoro National Park is your chance to see the greatest number of wildlife species per square kilometer. The Crater – set amidst the tropical forests of the Great Rift Valley highlands – is the crown jewel of Tanzania’s National Parks. The tour, beginning at the Crater rim with its breathtaking views of the Crater floor and carrying on to the game drive in the Crater itself with its plains, acacia woodlands and lakes teeming with bird- and wildlife, shall leave you with a sense of wonder to be cherished for the rest of your life!

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  • Lake Natron

    We know that there are many places in the world with extreme habitat which sometimes look quite harmless and friendly, but it is hardly possible to say something similar about Lake Natron. Trying to describe it in lively colors, soon only such epithets come to mind as an alien, bloody and lifeless, that is partly true. But as they say, all depends on the perspective. Conversely, for someone this place gives a chance of survival.

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  • Lake Eyasi

    Lake Eyasi is a picturesque creation of the Great Rift Valley. The lakeshore is a home for Hadza and Datooga tribes, absolutely different from each other. Hadza people were nomads in the past, they were living by hunting and gathering and little by little they had settled in this region. Their skill of survival in a wild world is extremely high and, of course, the ability of archery exceeds all expectations. In their turn, Datooga people, in contrast, always occupied with the cattle-breeding and land farming. They were drove to Lake Eyasi by other tribes who had better weapons and numerical preponderance. Being far away from the developing world, Hadza and Datooga people left in a wild state and could retain their way of life. And now, due to this fact, we can plunge in the atmosphere of the primal African life and even go hunting with tribes.

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They Travel with Us

Eugene Kaspersky
Eugene Kaspersky CEO of Kaspersky Lab.
Sergey Ryazansky
Sergey Ryazansky Russian cosmonaut
Stephan Siegrist
Stephan Siegrist Professional Mountaineer and Basejumper
Thomas Senf
Thomas Senf Red Bull photographer
Thomas Huber
Thomas Huber Professional mountaineer
Maria Ivakova
Maria Ivakova Broadcaster on “Friday” channel (Russia)
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