1 Day Arusha National Park Safari

1 Day Arusha National Park Safari Overview

1 Day Arusha National Park Safari is one of the short-day tours in Tanzania just about 52 km from Arusha town. It is just about a 1 hour and 3 minutes’ drive from Arusha to the park. Arusha National Park is Tanzania’s most accessible park because it is conveniently located and also the best place for walking and canoeing safaris.

Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park doesn’t have large predators but hosts Africa’s largest giraffe population, a variety of primates, and a number of large herbivores. This little Jewel of Tanzania is host to Mount Meru (4566m) which is a popular option for mountaineers who do not want to hike the high Kilimanjaro Mountain.

Less visited than the popular safari destinations in Tanzania, Arusha National Park has a beautiful landscape with an incredible variety of flora and fauna. The vegetation of the park is formed as a blend from the swamp, grassland, tropical and montane forest.

Brief Itinerary 1 Day Arusha National Park Safari

Day 1: Early transfer from Arusha to the park, embark on a walking safari have lunch, a game drive, and return to Arusha.

Detailed 1 Day Arusha National Park Safari Itinerary

This safari to Arusha National Park starts early morning with breakfast your hotel or place of residence. Board the safari vehicle for a drive to the park taking about 1 hour and 30 minutes.

1 Day Arusha National Park Safari

On arrival at the park, check-in and go for a walking safari in the park in the company of a park ranger. The ranger will guide you through the rainforest to the sparkling waterfalls where you can possibly spot the colobus monkeys.

Return from the nature walk and have lunch. After lunch board, the 4×4 safari vehicle for a game drives through the park trails. The game drive gives you an opportunity to see a large part of the park including places like the Momella lakes and Ngurduto Crater. Some of the wildlife that can possibly be spotted on the game drive include the buffalo, waterbuck, giraffe, zebra, warthog, and gazelle.

The leopard and elephant are found in the park but rarely spotted. Several bird species can also be seen during the nature walk and game drive in Arusha National Park. After the game drive, you will be driven back to Arusha with a drop-off at a hotel or place of residence.

Package cost offer includes the following services:

  • Exclusive Safari transport in custom made Safari 4x4WD Land Cruiser with AC
  • Services of English-speaking driver guides
  • Pick-up and drop-off  to the airport
  • Bottled water
  • All Meals included

Package cost excludes the following services

  • International and Visa entry charges to Tanzania.
  • All items of personal use i.e. drinks, laundry, telephone calls, gratuities, personal travel insurances, etc.
  • Activities not listed in the itinerary



All visitors to Tanzania must have a valid passport with at least 4 consecutive blanks pages.  Any applicable visa and/or relevant documentation are the responsibility of the traveller.  For further information on Visa requirements visitors are advised to contact their nearest Tanzania Embassy or Consulate.




GMT +3


220 Volts/AC50Hz. Sockets are UK style, 3 pin square plugs. Power is from the UMEME in the city/major towns and generator with inverter back up in the Safari Lodges and Camps.


Foreign currency must be changed at the Bank, Bureau de Change, and Hotel/Safari lodge/Camp/Resort.   Major Credit Cards, Master card, Visa, American Express, are usually accepted throughout the country.  Where credit cards are accepted, the payment will normally be recorded in US$ regardless of the card’s default currency.


Dress is mainly informal and should be comfortable as well as practical. Something warm should be brought along for early morning and evenings. Safari clothes are available from hotels/lodges/camps.


Where possible, travel light. Baggage space on safari is limited to medium suitcase or soft bag per person plus reasonable amount of hand luggage. There is 15 Kilogram per person limit on all flights to the wildlife sanctuaries. Excess luggage must be stored in your arrival hotel.


You will find many different of opinion of what is safe and what is not. We recommend for peace of mind, to drink local Bottled Mineral water. It is important to drink plenty of water especially during the hotter months. We would recommend that guests drink at least 2 to 3 liters of water per day to limit the effects of dehydration. 


East Africa is a safe and secure destination; however, it is a good idea to take a few precautions.  Kindly consult your GP or local doctor at least 6 weeks before you travel, with regards:

Malaria prophylactics. East Africa is a known malaria area and preventive measures are essential. You are advised to take one of the recommended anti-malarial drugs.  Be sure to wear long sleeved shorts and trousers after sunset and spray the exposed parts of your body with a mosquito repellent spray

Remember to protect yourself from direct sun rays with sunscreen cream or safari hat.


For those guests with specific dietary requirement, please ensure we are notified prior to travel


As a guideline and dependent on how happy you are, we would suggest the following:

The General Hotel/Lodge/Camp Staff – Approximately U$ 10.00 per person per day

Driver Guides – Approximately US$ 15.00 to US$ 20.00 per person per day


Please be careful when photographing public buildings, airports, bridges, the national flag and people in uniform.  Ensure that you have sought permission before photographing local people and their villages.  If in doubt, please check with your guide.

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