Arusha is Tanzania's Safari Gateway—Discover Local Wildlife & Culture on a Pre-Trip Adventure
Arusha is the jumping-off point for Tanzania’s most famous national parks—a lively city with a lush, temperate climate at the base of volcanic Mount Meru. Before heading farther afield on safari, spend a day exploring less-visited Arusha National Park to whet your appetite for spotting big game in the other parks. Watch for Cape buffalo, giraffe, zebra, shaggy waterbucks, flamingos and more during a full-day game drive—and enjoy an atmospheric picnic at our special campsite mid-way through the day.
- Diverse Ecosystems and WildlifeVisit Arusha National Park, a small area packed with three distinct ecosystems, Tanzania’s second-tallest mountain and an abundance of giraffe, buffalo, flamingos and more
- Overnight Beneath Mount MeruLuxuriate in the ambience of a historic German farmhouse that has capitalized on Mount Meru’s rich volcanic soil since colonial days
- Panoramic views of KilimanjaroFrom the foothills of Mount Meru, gain unparalleled views of its famous neighbor, snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, located just 30 miles away