Arusha National Park
Arusha National Park is located 25km from Arusha town
and 35 kilometers from Kilimanjaro International
Airport; it is the closest national park to Arusha town. Arusha
National Park is a multi-faced jewel, often overlooked
by safari goers, despite offering the opportunity to
explore a beguiling diversity of habitats within a few
Arusha National Park has diverse topography that can
catch your eyes and heart. The notable features are
Ngurdoto Crater, Momella Lakes, and Mount Meru, which is
among the best places to get a great view of Mount
Kilimanjaro rising above the clouds. The lakes, forest and Ngurudoto Crater can all
be visited in the course of a half-day outing at the
beginning or end of an extended northern safari.
Bird watching in Arusha National Park
The vegetation that support more than 300 species of
birds, some are migratory and others permanently live in
the forests. Birds mostly seen here are waterfowls, huge
flocks of Flamingos can also be seen at Momella Lakes,
and if lucky martial eagle African Marsh Harrier, and
Arusha National Park Wildlife
includes concentration of the giraffes buffalo,
Zebra, Colobus monkey, bushbuck, reedbuck, waterbuck,
warthog, Leopards and spotted hyenas. elephant are
there, but not commonly seen, no lions in this park.
What to do in Arusha National Park
Forest walks, numerous picnic sites, three or four
day Mt Meru climb.
When to go to Arusha National Park
MT Meru, June-February although it may rain in November.
Best views of Kilimanjaro December-February.
Accommodation: A lodge, two rest houses, camp sites, two
mountain huts inside the park, two lodges at Usa River
outside the park and many hotels and hostels in Arusha