Arusha National Park is a great start to your Tanzanian safari. It is a small park but varies with a huge rainforest, waterfalls, lakes, craters, swamps, and mountains. Therefore it attracts a diversity of wildlife such as giraffes, hippos, flamingos, and the unique black-and-white colobus monkey. Set between the impressive peaks of Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro. This Park is ideal for a day trip and activities like walking, mountain biking, and canoeing
One of the most beautiful features of Arusha National Park is Mount Meru, Tanzania’s second and Africa’s fourth highest peak. Mount Meru trekking is a good warm-up for the Kilimanjaro because it gives you a taste of what to expect on the mountain. Hiking up to the climax necessarily requires body changes to adjust to the altitude however, ascending too quickly may result in altitude sickness. With our trained guides and the favorable weather, hiking isn’t difficult; the crater rim of Mount Meru is one of the most beautiful walks with magnificent scenery you ever see. Being at the top of the mountain gives you the best view of the slopes, and the amount of wildlife and see on this mountain is astounding you.
Ngurdoto crater, also known as mini Ngorongoro (due to its status as a reserve within a reserve). A grade bowl known as a caldera created when the volcano’s molten core subsides into the earth and the steep crater wall falls inwards. It is 3 kilometers wide and 400 meters deep.
Ngurdoto is a perfect place that you can enjoy on foot for a walking excursion at the rim. It is the only place where walking with an armed ranger is permitted. At some points of the crater rim dedicated to enabling people to have a good view of the crater floor and Mt. Kilimanjaro from a distance. Large heard of buffalo can be seen on the crater floor, highlights along the crater rims are colonies of monkeys. In the trees along the car track also there is a higher possibility to spot the white, and black colobus who is often one of the reasons for travelers to decide to pay a visit to Arusha national park.
In the forest also lives blue monkeys and baboons, who unlike colobus prefer to spend their days on the ground. Taking refuge on trees only during the night or if there is any danger threatening them. To the west of the crater lies a small Serengeti or ndogo; the dwelling place for zebras, giraffes, warthogs, buffalos, red duikers, and some antelopes. The place is blessed with numerous bird species. Henceforth with the little lucky, you can even spot birds like silver cheeks hornbill, bee-eaters, and turacos.
Momella lakes, which are situated in the northeastern part of Arusha National Park; are one of the park’s most striking landmarks. Formed about 1-3 million years ago as a result of volcanic eruptions and landslides. Each of these mesmerizing seven lakes has its spectacular tone ranging from greenish to bluish. Due to variation minerals (alkalinity) variation as well as the huge density of algae inside the lakes. Being it alkaline the lakes are known for years to be favorable feeding and resting areas for flamingo. The stunning pink dotted water is seen with lesser to greater flocks of flamingo, and looking along the lake shores the large, medium, and small hippopotamus can be viewed