Location: 40 minutes outside Arusha on the way to Moshi

Animals: Abundant Zebras, Giraffes, Waterbucks, Reedbucks, Klipspringers, Hippos, Buffaloes, Hyenas, Mongooses, DikDiks, Warthogs, Baboons and Vervet and Colobus Monkeys. Perhaps Elephants and Leopards, but no Lions or Rhinos.

Activities: Game-Drives, Forest Walks, Canoeing, Mt. Meru Climb


This is the closest national park to city centre; it is an easy 40-minute drive from central Arusha. The Arusha National Park often overlooked is in fact a treasure, a rich tapestry of habitats, teeming with animals and birds. From the lush swamps of the Ngurudoto Crater to the tranquil beauty of the Momela Lakes and the rocky alpine heights of the Mt.Meru offers amazing geographical characteristics.

 Herds of buffalo, zebra and warthogs as well as giraffes and elephants wander in the sky of this parks and graze on the park’s red grasslands and the leopards lurk next to waterfalls in the shadowy forest to wait for thirsty zebras and antelopes. Not to forget the very rare primates such as the acrobatic black- and- white Colobus monkeys are easily seen.  The area at the fork of the roads leading to Momela Gate called the “Serengeti ndogo” name which means “little Serengeti” describes an open grassland and is the only place in the park where the Burchell’s Zebra will be seen.

The early morning and later evening are usually the best times to observe animals.during the heat of the day much wildlife rests under or retreats into the deeper parts of the forest. However with careful and patient searching, visitors can see interesting species throughout the day in Arusha national park


SOP for Tourism Tanzania

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the entire world, including Tanzania. In order to ensure the safety of tourists and locals, the Tanzanian government has implemented a set of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for COVID-19 response.


All tourists visiting Tanzania are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result, taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Visitors who do not present a negative test result will be required to take a test upon arrival and quarantine until the results are available.


Tanzania has also implemented strict health protocols at all points of entry, including airports and ports. These protocols include temperature screenings, mandatory wearing of face masks, and physical distancing measures.


Tourists are also encouraged to practice good hygiene, including frequent hand washing and avoiding close contact with individuals who are displaying symptoms of COVID-19.


Tourists are advised to download the COVID-19 App, which will help monitor their health status and provide real-time updates on COVID-19 in Tanzania.


Hotels, resorts, and other tourist accommodations must follow strict SOPs for cleanliness and sanitation. All tourist sites and attractions, including national parks and wildlife reserves, must also follow SOPs to ensure the safety of visitors.

In the event of a COVID-19 outbreak, the Tanzanian government has established a comprehensive response plan that includes contact tracing, testing, and isolation of affected individuals.

Tanzania remains committed to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for all tourists while also protecting public health. Visitors are encouraged to follow all COVID-19 SOPs and to take personal responsibility for their health and safety.

Please note that these SOPs are subject to change as the COVID-19 situation evolves. It is advisable to stay updated on the latest developments and requirements before traveling to Tanzania.