Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park
Arusha National Park is a small park compared to the others, the size of the Park 137 sq km. The entry to the park Usa River is located between Arusha town and Moshi town. Not far from Kilimanjaro International Airport. The park area can be covered in a day. The park offerers numerous picnic sites. And popular climbes of Mount Meru. Most common animals are the Giraffes, Zebra, Buffalo, Warthogs, Spotted Hyena and Leopards are present in the Park. Lions are absent and Elephants are uncommon.


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Arusha National Park
Arusha National Park, often overlooked, is in fact a treasure, a rich tapestry of habitats, teeming with animals and birds.. From the lush swamps of the Ngurdoto Crater to the tranquil beauty of the Momela Lakes and the rocky alpine heights of Mount Meru, the terrain of the park is as varied as it is interesting. Zebra  graze on the park's red grasslands, and leopard lurk next to waterfalls in the shadowy forest. More than 400 species of bird, both migrant and resident, can be found in Arusha  National Park alongside rare primates such as the black- and white colobus menkey. The rewarding climb up Mount Meru passes through forests of dripping Spanish moss, carpeted with clove and rises to open heath, spiked with giant lobelia plants. Delicate klipspringer antelope watch the progress of hikers from the top of huge boulders, and everlasting flowers cling to the alpine desert underfoot. Once astride the craggy summit, the reward is a sight of Mount Kilimanjaro, breathtaking in the sunrise. The best time to visit Arusha National Park is during the dry season from July to November, or after the short rains from December to March. The best months to climb Mount Meru are June to February, with the best views of Mount Kilimanjaro seen from December to Februray. The park lies just 25 km east of Arusha and is ideal for a rewardinh day trip from Arusha or Moshi.