Arusha National Park

  • Starting in the wooded savannah infested with buffalos and giraffe, the ascent of mount meru leads into forests aflame with red- hot pokers and dripping with Spanish moss.
  • Everlasting flowers adorn the alpine desert, as delicately- hoofed klipspringers mark the hike’s progress.
  • Astride the craggy summit, Kilimanjaro stands unveiled, its snow- capped peak blushing pink in the sunrise.
  • Kilimanjaro’s unassuming cousin, mount Meru – the fifth highest mountain in Africa at 4566 m (14990 feet) above sea level- is the scenic focal point of Arusha National park.
  • Though it is often overlooked by safari goers, this small park is a multi-faceted jewel, offering the opportunity to explore a beguiling diversity of habitats within a few hours.
  • The entrance gate leads into shadowy Montane forest inhabited by inquisitive blue monkeys and colorful turacos and trogons- the only place on the northern safari circuit where the acrobatic black and white colobus monkey is easily seen.
  • In the midst of the forest stands the spectacular Ngurdoto crater, whose steep, rocky cliffs enclose a wide marshy floor dotted with herds of buffalo and warthog.
  • Further north, rolling grassy hills enclose the tranquil beauty of the momela lakes, each one a different hue of green and blue.
  • Elephants are uncommon here, and lion absent altogether, leopard and hyena present although the sighting isn’t great.


  • Elephants , Buffaloes , Zebras , Giraffe ,Baboons , water backs , Leopards , Suni , Red dickers ,Columbus Monkey , Blue monkey.
  • Not a good park for people who are looking for the big cats.
  • Good sighting of forest birds.


  • Game drive, canoeing, walking safaris (Through different vegetation and habitat), and Mount meru climb.

Where To Stay?

RiverTrees Country Inn
Mount Meru Hotel
Ilboru Safari Lodge
Karama Lodge

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