Rhino view point of Arusha national park, up ahead - view from he entrance trail
Rhino view point of Arusha national park, looking at Ngurudoto crater from it
Rhino view point of Arusha national park, the trail leading up to it from the road
Rhino view point of Arusha national park, Ngurudoto crater as seen from it
Rhino view point of Arusha national park, the trail from the road in the distance
Rhino view point of Arusha national park, the short hiking trail as seen from the road around the crater rim
Rhino view point of Arusha national park, the road around the crater rim
Altitude: 1580 m.a.m.s.l.
A small man made clearing atop a small hill on the southern rim of Ngurudoto crater, that serves as one of few places where one can get magnificent views of it’s crater floor.
What to do there?Hiking, game viewing, picnics, bird watching etc. Some of the first animals that may be noticed at the site include monkeys, and birds - most of whom are normally hiding in the rainforest that surrounds the area.
Once you get to the viewpoint, herds of buffaloes can normally be seen grazing far below on the crater floor. For a list of other attractions in the vicinity, please see the section below after map or the attractions page.
Best time to visit?Any time of the year, though other off road areas of the park such as the game drive loops may be less accessible during the rainy season of March to June.
Location of Rhino View Point
The Rhino view point is located on the south eastern part of Ngurudoto crater’s rim - and though hard to spot, it is the highest point when compared to its immediate surroundings. There is a short - uphill hiking trail that you have to take before getting to it. It also sits just a few kilometres shy of Arusha national park’s eastern border. For more information on this location, please see the map below.
How to get there?By vehicle, hiking or cycling, with no limitations as to what type of vehicle you can use - whether 4 x 4 or not, private vehicle, rental or tours and travel. It takes about a half hour drive to get there from Ngongongare gate and less than 5 minutes from Ngurudoto museum.
Cycling and walking safaris are allowed within the park, but you may need to use a TANAPA ranger as well as prior consultation with park authorities before doing so.
For more information on park fees and permits, please see the TANAPA website.
Abbreviationsm.a.m.s.l. - Metres Above Metric Sea Level TANAPA - Tanzania National Park Authority