Arusha National Park, Tanzania: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Arusha National Park, Tanzania? If you're planning to go to Arusha National Park, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Arusha National Park, Tanzania

Based on the climate and weather in Arusha National Park, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

Important essentials for Arusha National Park, Tanzania

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Arusha National Park, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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  • A vaccine card protector

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  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly product.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel insurance

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

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What to wear/what to pack for Arusha National Park, Tanzania by month

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January

January in Arusha National Park is extremely warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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February

If you go to Arusha National Park in February, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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March

March in this region is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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April

If you vacation in Arusha National Park during April, you will probably notice that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (mid 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

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May

In May, Arusha National Park is warm. Temperatures routinely are in the 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Arusha National Park, with several of the days of the month having rain. Additionally, it is breezy.

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June

If you are traveling to Arusha National Park in June, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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July

If you visit Arusha National Park during July, you may notice that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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August

August in Arusha National Park is warm. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

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September

September is warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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October

October in Arusha National Park is hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C).

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November

If you go to Arusha National Park in November, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (high 20s C).

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December

December in Arusha National Park is warm. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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Activities for Arusha National Park, Tanzania

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Arusha National Park.

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