Arusha National Park is Tanzania’s most accessible national park and the perfect place for a day trip . At just 552 square kilometres, it’s a small park with a lot to see. A green jewel and home to the fourth highest mountain in Africa – Mount Meru (4,566 m). Anyone visiting this park will be thrilled by the breathtaking landscapes ranging from the Meru Crater in the west, the Ngurdoto Crater in the south-east to the grasslands and of course the alkaline Momella lakes in the north-east.
You may be worried that you will not see that much wildlife in this park. However Arusha Park has such a lot to offer and dazzles with a perfect mix of flora, fauna. As you travel through the park on your Tanzania Safari with Kichaka Tours, you are likely to spot peaceful herds of buffaloes, shy bush bucks on the edge of the forest as well as warthogs and zebras. Heading towards the Ngurdoto Crater you will soon find yourself in a lush rain-forest. A great place to spot the athletic black and white Columbus monkey as well as the elegant mitis monkey.
Due to the low numbers of predators in the park, walking safaris are permitted. While there is wildlife here, it’s nothing compared to that of other northern-circuit parks. But these minor details are quickly forgotten when you’re walking amid the soul-stirring scenery and exploring the meaningful trekking possibilities.
The Park is also home to about a handful of African elephants which are hardly ever spotted. The same goes for leopards which roam the vast foggy forests of Mt Meru. There are many things to do in Arusha National Park that you will enjoy on your safari Vacation with Kichaka tours and Travel.