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Arusha National Park

Destination Overview

While visiting Tanzania keep in mind the country is going to surprise you in each step. Not only have the vast plains of Serengeti or Ngorongoro’s large land areas but also the small parks offered a great wilderness.

Arusha national park is one of the smallest national parks in the country. Situated in the northern circuit’s Arusha region it is one of the easily accessible national parks of Tanzania.

The national park covers up the foothill of Mt. Meru which is the second-highest peak of Tanzania after Kilimanjaro. The mountain is also the 5th highest peak in Africa.

Arusha covers up 552 sq km of land. Due to its small size, it is mostly combined with an itinerary of Serengeti, Ngorongoro, and other northern national parks. The Arusha national park was established in 1960 and lies just about 25km from Arusha City.

Everyone who visits the park gets Goosebumps witnessing the scenery and untamed game view in the park. The Arusha National Park has some capturing points inside it. It holds Meru Crater in the west, alkaline Momella Lakes in the north-east, and the Ngurdoto Crater in the south-east.

The Arusha national park creating a beautiful backdrop with Mt. Meru offers various Tanzania Safari activities to explore too. It offers a great opportunity to take canoeing safari in the Momella Lake inside the park. You can also take a walking safari as comparatively there are fewer predators spotted. However, you can spot a great number of plain games including; Giraffe, Cape buffalo, zebra, warthog, the black-and-white colobus monkey, the blue monkey, flamingo, elephant, bushbuck and many more.

A national park is also a great place for witnessing a variety of birdlife. You can spot more than 400 bird species inside the park. The lake shorelines of Momella offer a great view of the birders. Here are some of the notable birds;

Destination Activities

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