Arusha National Park Day Tour Trip

After breakfast and a short briefing by our professional guides on the day’s activities, you will be picked from your hotel and driven to Arusha National Park located 26 kilometres North of Arusha. The drive takes 40 minutes. On arrival at Momella Gate, which is also the Arusha National Park gate, you will be required to complete all legal formalities before starting your day’s tour of the park. Our guides will take you through the major attractions of the Park which include diverse wildlife such as the blue monkeys, colorful turacos and rare black- and-white colobus monkeys; beautiful Momella Lakes surrounded by giraffes and zebras; stunning views of the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro and the impressive Ngurdoto Crater. Different species of birds can also be spotted within the Park.

 

Included

  • Park fees
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • All Meals (As specified in the itinerary)
  • Drinks (As specified in the itinerary)

 

Excluded

  • International flights
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips for safari driver/guide and chef
  • Personal items
  • Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

Ngurdoto Crater

You will be guided to the Ngurdoto Crater, an extinct volcano. The area around the crater is heavily forested and it encloses a marshy area between rugged cliffs. It is inhabited by a large variety of animals including buffalos, baboons, antelopes and warthogs. It is a popular stop over for game viewing. The crater is surrounded by the Ngurdoto forest, a shady expanse that is home to playful black and white colobus monkeys. Nearby is expansive grassland where herds of zebras and buffalos can be seen throughout the year.

Momella Lakes

You will be guided to the Momella Lakes, a series of seven shallow lakes: the big Momella, the small Momella, Kusare, Lekandiro, Tulusia, Rishateni, and El Kekhotoito. These are alkaline lakes with considerable algae growth. Each of these lakes is a different shade of green or blue colours.While the water is not suitable for drinking, it is possible to see a variety of birds, including flamingoes, and animals such as water bucks, giraffes, zebras, and dik-diks in the surrounding area. Canoeing is possible on Small Momella Lake.

In the course of the park tour, you will take a break to enjoy a sumptuous packed lunch after which the afternoon tour will begin. At the end of the tour you will be driven back to the hotel in Arusha for a well-earned rest and overnight stay.

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