ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK
Arusha national park has 137 sq kilometers situated northeast of Arusha town,Northern Tanzania`s safari capital.Is a perfect way to begin and warming up your Tanzania safari.The area inhabited with species which are not seen elsewhere in the northern Tanzania.Its landscape is very unique with different kinds of vegetations.
It is located on the slopes of mount meru ,this is a Tanzania`s second highest mountain after Kilimanjaro.This dormant volcano is 4565 meters(14980 feet) above sea level.Its fertile lower slopes ,covered in dense forest support a diverse fauna and flora. Mount meru has a great and a spectacular view of its big neighbor mount Kilimanjaro and the rift valley as well.
Arusha national park covered with dense forest,swamp,grassland,the ngurdoto crater stretches 3 km across and is surrounded by forest and swamp,The momella lakes has the mineral and algaes which attract many water birds, and fauna including the beautiful acrobatic black and white colubus monkeys, Elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, hippos, waterbucks, zebras, bushbucks, blue monkeys and many more mammals.Arusha national park also offer a good varieties of birds including greater and lesser flamingoes besides there are more than 400 bird species.