ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK
Arusha National Park, This Park was established in 1960 with 137 km2 (53 sq mi) found at Arusha Region. It is a popular destination for day trip visitors who are about to embark from the town of Arusha on longer northern circuit safaris.
This small national park covers a spectacular landscapes, Mount Meru; prominent volcano with an elevation of 4566 m, Ngurdoto Crater, Momella Lakes; known for their wading birds, and the lush highland forests that blanket its lower slopes.
The Momella lakes consist of seven tranquil alkaline lakes, each one having a different shade of green or blue. The mineral and algae present in these lakes attract many water birds. Migrating water birds settle on the lakes when passing through the lakes many visitors attracted by water birds, flamingos, hippos, Waterbucks, Reedbucks and giraffes
Climbing Mt. Meru or enjoying the smaller trails that cross its lower slopes is a popular activity for visitors to Arusha National Park. The paths to rivers and waterfalls create a relaxing day hike for visitors who don’t want to attempt the rather arduous climb. Ancient fig tree forests, crystal clear waters cascading from mountain streams, and a chance to spot colobus monkeys are the attractions and pleasures of Arusha National Park.
The Ngurdoto crater is also known as the mini “Ngorongoro”. This swampy crater stretches 3 km across and is surrounded by forest and while passing through the forest you can see buffaloes, warthogs, elephants and a variety of monkeys and birds. These are great viewpoints for many visitors