Arusha national park entrance fees are among the charges which are incurred during safaris to Arusha national park and they are as follows; When visiting the park, nonresidents above 16 years of age are charged park entrance fee of 50 USD in the high season for nonresidents above 16 years of age and 45 USD is paid by nonresidents in the low season.
Nonresident children aged between 5 and 15 years visiting Arusha national park are charged park entrance fee of 15 USD while children aged below 5 years do not pay park entrance fee to visit the national park.
Residents above 16 years visiting Arusha national park are charged park entrance fee of 25 USD in the high season and 22.5 USD in the low season. Children aged between 5 and 15 years visiting Arusha national park are charged park entrance fee of 15 USD.
Tanzanians and East African citizens above the age of 16 years visiting Arusha national park are charged park entrance fee of 10,000 Tanzania shillings and children aged between 5 and 15 years visiting the park are charged entrance fee of 2,000 Tanzania shillings.
The charges mentioned above exclude 18% tax which is charged on fees for visiting Arusha national park.
Other fees which are charged during tours to Arusha national park include camping fees and also hut fees. The hut fees are charged for those taking part in hikes on Mount Meru which is found in the national park and the huts are the form of accommodation where tourists stay during their hikes and they include Miriakamba hut and Saddle hut.
About Arusha national park
Arusha national park is located in the northern part of Tanzania and it covers about 137 square kilometers. The national park was established in the 1960’s and it is also among the wildlife viewing destinations in the northern tourist circuit of Tanzania.
Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA) manages the different national parks around Tanzania including Arusha national park. TANAPA also regulates the different fees which are charged to tourists visiting the national parks around Tanzania and it also promotes conservation around Tanzania.
Arusha national park is also very scenic and it consists of wooded savannah, montane forest where black and white colobus monkeys can be encountered, waterfalls, the Ngurdoto crater as well as grassy hills and the Momella lakes where flamingos can be seen during a safari.
A number of activities are carried out around Arusha national park and they include game drives, nature walks, hikes, bird watching, canoeing, horse riding and also cultural tours.
Game drives around Arusha national park are carried out in the morning and in the afternoon and involve searching for wildlife species such as buffalos, giraffes, waterbucks, hippos, zebras, bushbucks, black and white colobus monkeys, warthogs among others.
Another activity which is carried out during tours around Arusha national park is nature walks which bring you closer to the nature in the national park. These nature walks are done in the company of a ranger guide and different trails are followed during the activity.
Hiking is also done when visiting Arusha national park and Mount Meru is the destination for hikes. The hikes on Mount Meru take 3 days to 4 days and the trail which is used is the Momella route. Hiking Mount Meru starts from Momella gate to Miriakamba hut, from Miriakamba hut to Saddle hut, from Saddle hut to the summit and from the summit to Miriakamba hut, the last day hike starts from Miriakamba hut to the Momella gate. Mount Meru is also the second highest mountain in Tanzania (4566 meters) and the 5th highest mountain in Africa.
Canoeing is another activity that can be done during safaris in Arusha national park. The activity is carried out on the small Momella lakes and it takes about 2 to 3 hours. Different wildlife species such as waterbucks, bushbucks, hippos, buffalos as well as bird species can be spotted during the canoe ride. This activity combines a wildlife viewing excursion with a canoe ride while enjoying the beautiful views around the national park, Arusha national park entrance fees.
Horse riding is another activity to enjoy when visiting Arusha national park and this activity is enjoyable as wildlife species such as giraffes, buffalos, zebras, antelopes among others can be seen on horseback. The horse ride takes about 4 to 6 hours and trained guides accompany you on horseback and take you around the savannah grasslands, the rainforests in the national park.
There are also numerous bird species which can be seen when visiting Arusha national park and these include greater and lesser flamingos, Hartlaub’s turaco, white faced whistling ducks, white bucked ducks, Hadeda ibis and silvery cheeked hornbill among others. The best time to see these birds include the months of November to April.
Cultural tours can also be carried out during Tanzania Safaris tours around Arusha national park and they involve interactions with the locals and getting to know more about the ways of life and culture of the locals, visiting the homesteads among others.
Visit Tanzania and enjoy wildlife viewing and so much more during a safari around Arusha national park.