This Walking Safari in Arusha National Park gives you a whole new and unique perspective of Tanzania´s wildlife and it truly is super exciting! The scents and sounds of the African bush are best experienced by foot. Here you will be walking alongside wild, freely roaming animals in their natural habitat.
Common animals include giraffes, majestically walking through the landscape, elefants, Cape buffalos, zebras, warthogs, blue monkeys, the elusive black-and-white colobus monkey, bushbuck and many other African animals. Leopard populations are present, but rarely seen. This day-trip is also great for bird-spotters, as birdlife in the forest is prolific with a great variety of birds like Narina trogons and bar-tailed trogons, starlings, turacos and thousands of migrating flamingos. Many forest species are more easily seen here than elsewhere on the tourist route.
Beside Walking Safaris in Arusha National Park you can also book game drives and go hiking, horseback riding and biking on specials trails. All this with a stunning view of Mount Meru in the background.
Arusha National Park covers Mount Meru, a prominent volcano with an elevation of 4,562 m / 14,980 ft. The park hosts spectacular landscapes in three distinct areas. In the west, the Meru Crater funnels the Jekukumia River, the peak of Mount Meru lies on its rim. Ngurdoto Crater in the south-east is grassland. The shallow alkaline Momella Lakes in the north-east have varying algal colors and are known for their wading birds.
We will pick you up from your hotel in the morning and drive you to Arusha National Park, this will take about 1,5 hours from Moshi. Passing the first gate we’ll be driving through the beautiful green surroundings of the National Park to already spot some local wildlife. After the second gate we will get off the car and meet your local safari ranger who will accompany us from now on. Carrying a gun he will make sure we are safe at all time. He is experienced and knows what you can or can’t do near wild animals. For example while giraffes and elefants usually stay quite relaxed when humans are around, you shouldn´t get to close to the buffalos. Your ranger also knows where to go to get the best chance to spot animals at that day. Listen to him, and you will have the best possible experience. Apart from sharing loads of knowledge about the animals you might encounter, your guide will tell you all about the unique flora and fauna of Arusha National Park. During the walking safari also some unique sights will be visited, like an impressive waterfall that hides in the heart of the park, the Ngurdoto Crater and Lake Momella, where thousands of pink flamingos can often be spotted.
What to bring
-Comfortable boots, hiking shoes or closed sneakers
-Rain jacket (you never know ...)
-Day pack /rucksack
-Suncream, sun hat
-Mosquito / insect spray for arms and legs if you are wearing T-Shirt and shorts
-Transport from and to Moshi
-Government entrance fee
-English speaking guide