Arusha National Park, Northern Tanzania Destinations

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Arusha National Park is a secret jewel of many facets. It is not only the closest national park to Arusha town, but also one of the most beguiling. This is a treasure, a rich tapestry of habitats, teeming with animals and birds.

The park has three distinct zones that contribute to its variety and beauty: the lush swamps of Ngurdoto Crater: the tranquil beauty of the Momela Lakes, each a different hue; and the chilly rocky alpine heights of Mount Meru rising to 4,566 meters (14,990 feet.

Zebra graze on red grasslands wide-eyed dik dik dart into scrubby bush like overgrown hares on spindly legs. Leopards lurk in shadowy forests which are draped with waterfalls. Reedbuck pick through marshy pools. There are more the 400 species of birds. Fluffy-tailed black and white colobus monkeys riot in the damp forest mists. Giraffes glide across the grassy hills.

In the distance Mount Kilimanjaro watches over all but it’s her unassuming cousin, Mount Meru that dominates, offering unparalleled views of the famous neighbor. The rewarding climb up Mount Meru pegs through forests aflame with red hot pokers, dripping Spanish moss (Usnea), carpeted with clover rising to open heath, spiked with giant lobelias. Everlasting flowers cling to the alpine desert, as delicately hooved klipspringers mark your progress. Astride the craggy summit, Kili stands before you, breathtaking, blushing in the sunrise.

Why Visit Arusha National, Northern Tanzania.

  • Visit the closest national park to Arusha town.
  • The park can be visited as an excursion at the beginning or at the end of your safari.
  • You are in Arusha Town have very limited time and would like to visit a National Park in Tanzania.
  • The variety of beauty found in the park.
  • The over 400 species of birds and animals found in the park.
  • For the scenic views of Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro.
  • Climb Mount Meru with its forests, flowers and wildlife and the most rewarding view of Mount Kilimanjaro at the summit.

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