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Day Trips from Arusha – 2021

Day Trips from Arusha – 2021

Arusha is a beautiful city that encapsulates the culture and history of Tanzania. It is home to many indigenous tribes, over 100 different nationalities, and a fantastic city with a remarkable life ranging from the bustling food markets, unique cafes, and historical museums. Arusha is also known for its scenic backdrop of the towering Mt. Kilimanjaro. Furthermore, Arusha is also known for Tanzanite, one of Tanzania’s valuable exports. Arusha also serves as a stop-over or a starting point for many day trips and tours. If you plan to visit Arusha, be sure to go on these day-trip tours.

Arusha National Park

Located at a 40-minute drive from Arusha, the Arusha National Park is the perfect day trip safari. You will experience different wildlife and plants. It also covers Mt. Meru, and you can also see the picturesque Mt. Kilimanjaro in the background. The Arusha National Park is also home to the Colobus Monkeys, a rare species found in this region. Keep a pair of binoculars with you if you are into bird watching because there are many beautiful species of birds. Apart from exploring the wildlife and mother nature, you can also go canoeing, take picnics, trek the lush forest, and take guided walking tours. Other places to explore at this park include:

  • Ngurdoto Crater
  • Momela Lakes
  • Rain Forest

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park is another national park close to Arusha where you can explore a vast array of wildlife, including gazelles, elephants, buffalos, giraffes, impalas, and many other exotic species. The park is located 150 km from Arusha and is perfect for visiting between July and November. During the peak scene, over 250,000 animals gather at this park. The park is also considered the sixth largest park in Tanzania. The park covers 2,600 sq. km. of land.  

Mt. Kilimanjaro Day Trip

Several expeditions leave from Arusha to explore a full-day experience of the mighty Mt. Kilimanjaro. Many operators offer a combination of day trip locations that enable tourists to explore the majestic mountain’s base camp and surrounding areas. There are many beautiful locations to explore, including coffee plantations, scenic waterfalls, and unique lush forests. Some of the tours include:

  • A trip to the waterfalls and hot springs (Materuni Waterfalls)
  • Trekking trip from Arusha or Moshi 
  • A day trip through Moshi to experience coffee production and articulate sceneries
  • Visit the Mt. Kilimanjaro National Park

Ngorongoro National Park

The Ngorongoro National Park, located in The Ngorongoro Crater, an inactive volcano, is the perfect day trip for wildlife enthusiasts. The phenomenal National Park is breathtaking and home to the Big Five. You can witness the magnificent black rhinos (an endangered species), see elephants in their natural habitats, catch a glimpse of the lions, experience the thrill of encountering a leopard, and also watch the African Buffalos. Apart from the Big Five, the National Park is home to wildebeests, jackals, and many species.  


Arusha is a city full of life, culture, and entertainment. Arusha is also ideally situated for many one-day tours, safaris, and excursions. 

So, what are you waiting for? Head over to Arusha and have a great time! Don’t forget to travel to Zanzibar this Summer with As Salaam Air while you’re in Tanzania.