Arusha National Park
This small but beautiful National Park near Kilimanjaro Airport. Arusha and
Moshi provides an ideal destination for day's safari or to relax in after an
ascent of Kili or Mt Meru in one of the lodges in the park.
As well as having an abundance of wildlife Arusha National Park has three
special features: Mt Meru, Momela Lakes and the Ngurdoto Crater.
Mt. Meru, Tanzania's second highest peak at 4566m, is one of Africa's most
beautiful volcanoes. The route to the summit passes through parkland, montane
forest, a giant heather zone and moorland. Finally, the summit is reached by a
narrow, barren ridge which provides stunning views of the Ash Cone lying
several thousand feet below in the crater and Kilimanjaro in the background.
Over 400 species of birds, rhino, elephant, buffalo, baboon, warthog, black and
white Colobus monkey and duiker are all found in this delightful "gem amongst
The Ngurdoto Crater stretches 3 km's across; it is a steep-sided bowl
surrounded by riverine forest. The crater floor is a lush swamp with many
visible animal trials and provides a natural sanctuary to many animals,
including elephant, buffalo, a variety of monkeys, baboons and birds since it
is prohibited for tours to descend down to the bottom of the crater. To the
west of the crater an extensive grassland plain, Serengeti Ndogo.
A visit to Momela lakes, with flamingoes and other wildlife, is an
unforgettable experience. There are seven shallow alkaline lakes, all seven
lakes being mainly fed by separate underground water sources. Due to the
varying mineral content of these underground sources, each lake supports a
different type of algae growth, resulting in differently coloured lakes.
A typical Zara Tanzanian safari
Safari Map East
Safari Map West