Near the city of Arusha and the Kenyan border lies another scenic highlight of Tanzania, Arusha National Park. Its heart is the 4566-meter-high Mount Meru, which is a popular destination for mountaineers. The park has an incredible variety of flora and fauna, which cannot fail to impress. Hollywood also chose this park.
In the morning we leave from Arusha at 8:00 am to Arusha National Park gate takes approximately 1 hour. From here you will participate in a half-day walking safari and a half-day game drive. You will be accompanied by an armed ranger for the walk, who will guide you through the forest up to the waterfall and the point for viewing the black and white colobus monkeys. During the game drive, you will see the Lakes of Momella and the Ngurduto Crater.
Climbing Mt. Meru or enjoying the smaller trails that criss-cross its lower slopes is a popular activity for visitors to Arusha National Park. The three-day trek to reach the crater’s summit is a quieter, and some say more challenging alternative than the famous peak of nearby Mount Kilimanjaro. Along the lower slopes, the paths to rivers and waterfalls create a relaxing day hike for visitors who don’t want to attempt the rather arduous climb. Ancient fig tree forests, crystal clear waters cascading from mountain streams, and a chance to spot colobus monkeys are the attractions and pleasures of Arusha National Park.
The closest national park to Arusha town – northern Tanzania’s safari capital – Arusha National Park. Arusha National Park is a multi-faceted jewel, often overlooked by safari goers, despite 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 this will be the end of Tanzania safari day trips to Arusha National Park