what can i do in arusha national park-tanzania
Arusha national park is a beautiful national park that is often called a "little germ," and indeed, that's true. It is reachable within 1-2 hours by road from Arusha town. Arusha National Park in Northern Tanzania is a safari center due to the mountains, lakes, valleys, and small plains covered with evergreen vegetation, Arusha national park boost a wonderful feeling of solitude and peace. Arusha national park is dominated by Mount Meru standing 4,566 m above sea levels, Mount Meru is the 5th highest mountain in Africa and second highest Tanzania’s mountain after Mountain Kilimanjaro.
Arusha National Park can be visited all year round, although is it best visited between June to September during the long dry seasons or from December to March. Tanzania’s short rainy season starts from October to November, and the heavy rain is received from March to May every year.
Arusha National Park is blessed with endless attractions that range from wildlife species inhabiting the wilderness to beautiful craters and mountain summits.
Serengeti Ndogo means "Little Serengeti," characterized as the open grassland, a place within Arusha National Park where various animals in huge numbers can easily be seen, like buffaloes, waterbucks, warthogs, zebras, and giraffes.
The acrobatic Black and White Colobus Monkeys are protected in Arusha National Park, which contributes to visitors' encounters during their morning and evening game drives. Visitors can easily spot the black and white colobus monkeys. Other animals at Arusha National Park include buffalos, zebras, warthogs, waterbucks, bushbucks, and giraffes.
Arusha National Park is home to Tanzania’s second-highest mountain, offering tourists the chance to explore mountainous habitats surrounded by different animal species and plant species located within its lowlands.
Ngurdoto and Meru Craters
Arusha National Park protects this pear-shaped Ngurdoto that looks like a miniature of Ngorongoro Crater, which is comprised of five points for great viewing: the Mikindu Viewing Point, the Rock Point, the Buffalo Viewing Point, the Glade Point, and the Leitong Viewing Point, which is the highest point. The snowy peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro can be seen from the Leitong viewing point.
(Lesser and greater flamingos in Momela Lakes)
Arusha national park is home to the famous Momela lakes that protect an important feeding ground for greater and lesser flamingos. Momela Lakes are an important site for bird watching in Tanzania.
Tululusia Hill and waterfall
Tululusia Hill is a “lookout point” or a viewpoint that offers an excellent, endless view of the lower sectors of Arusha National Park, the magical Kilimanjaro, and Mount Meru.
Tululusia Waterfall is located within the narrow-sided valley that was created as a result of erosion of the soft volcanic soil that formed the steep gorge standing at 28 m above sea level. Tululusia harbors the nesting Red-winged Starlings, which offers a greater chance of getting the best photos in this natural environment in Tanzania with spectacular views.
Lake Longil and Momella lakes
Lake Longil is the only freshwater lake source in Arusha National Park, and it is home to tilapia fish, papyrus and mace reed floating plants, and islands that move with the wind.
Horseback riding at Arusha National park
Horseback riding trails were introduced in order to create a variety of products, such as the combined overnight stays in the camps within Arusha National Park. Horseback rides are done on prior request.
Game drives can be done either in the morning or in the evening in order to view animal species such as buffaloes, zebras, waterbucks, bushbucks, and black and white colobus monkeys.
Arusha National Park harbors more than 450 bird species, which include resident birds, migratory birds, and forest birds. These birds can be seen on the shores of Small Momella Lake and Longil Lake.