Arusha National Park
Arusha National Park is the closest national park to Arusha town, northern Tanzania’s safari capital. The park is a small, versatile jewel that lies on the slopes of the stunning Meru Volcano, a high volcano with an elevation of 4566 m. Park’s location provides visitors with come the most magnificent views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain and highest free-standing mountain in the world.
Arusha National Park offers the opportunity to explore a beguiling diversity of habitats. These include mountain forests inhabited by blue monkeys and rolling grassy hills, each one a different hue of green or blue. In the north-east of the park, the visitor can experience the tranquil beauty of the Momela Lakes, famous for their wading birds.
The park offers a diverse selection of wildelife, despite the small size of the park. You can find animals such as giraffe, buffalo, zebra, warthog, the black-and-white colobus monkey, flamingos and more. While there are no lions in the park, travellers can spot African elephants and leopards on rare occasions.
There is especially a lot of bird life at Arusha National Park. Among many other species of birds, bird lovers can hope to see colorful toracos, Narina Trogon and Bar-tailed Trogon, as well as a range of starling species.