Arusha National Park
This is the closest National Park to Arusha Town, Northern Tanzania’s safari capital. The park was established in 1960 and is 137 square kilometers (52 square miles).
The entrance gate leads into a shadowy mountain forest inhabited by inquisitive blue monkeys, olive baboons, and the most famous place in the northern safari circuit to see the acrobatic black-and-white colobus monkeys.
In the midst of the forest stands the spectacular steep, rocky cliffs of the Ngurdoto Crater which surrounds a wide marshy floor, sometimes dotted with buffalos and warthogs.
Further north, the beautiful Momela Lakes yield different hues of green and blue. The lake waters can often be tinged with pink from thousands of Flamingos. The lakes support a rich selection of resident and migratory water fowls all of which offer plenty of opportunities for bird watching. The park is also home to waterbucks, giraffes, dik-diks, duikers, zebras, and the occasional elephant sighting.
While in the park, the majestic snow-capped peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro can be seen, but it is Kilimanjaro’s unassuming cousin, Mount Meru, the fifth highest peak in Africa at 4566 meters (14990 feet), that dominates the park’s horizon.
Tour will depart from Moivaro Coffee Lodge in Arusha at 9am and return to Moivaro Coffee Lodge around 6-7pm. Included: private safari driver, park fees, boxed lunch, and bottled water. Breakfast and Dinner may be included at an additional cost.
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