Arusha National Park
Arusha National Park is small yet beautiful. Close to both the famous ‘safari town’ of Arusha (29 km) and Kilimanjaro International Airport, it is ideal for day safaris. With an abundance of wildlife for a park of this size, Arusha offers the opportunity to explore a large diversity of habitats and invites visitors to enjoy the tranquility of its multi-coloured lakes.
At a glance:
- The rugged peaks of Mount Meru (Tanzania’s second highest peak after Kilimanjaro) make climbing in Arusha one of Africa’s most rewarding adventures. Meet multiple species of birds and monkeys on your climb to the summit. - Uninterrupted views across the savannah after one side of Mount Meru was blasted away 8,000 years ago.
- Multi-coloured waters at the unique Momella Lakes, a popular spot for flamingos too.
- The Ngurdoto Crater, a 2 – 3 million year old mountain form, which provides a natural sanctuary to many of Africa’s wild animals, including elephants, buffaloes, monkey and baboon species and a number of rare birds.