Arusha National Park
The Arusha National Park covers an area of 137 square kilometers makes one of the small National Parks in Tanzania. The indigenous and the outsiders visit the Park for a day trip due to its easy accessibility although it wealth much to spend more days.
Arusha National Park is located outside the Arusha city about 12 kilometers from Arusha–Kilimanjaro main road. The park’s altitude, varying from 1,500 meters to more than 4,500 meters and has variety of vegetation areas supporting numerous animals and birds species.
Among others the primarily visit of the Arusha National Park is to climb the less snow and the second highest Mountain in Tanzania (Mountain Meru 4,566 m) as a acclimatization for three days before the Kilimanjaro bid. Arusha National Park has a lot to offer including walking safari and a friendly view of keen bird watchers to the Momela Lakes and Ngurdoto crater.
The species of birds found in Momela Lakes and Ngurdoto crater do differ due to the vegetation of these places provided that they are separated by a narrow corridor of the land. The flocks of flamingos’ and pelicans birds are found in the Momela Lakes with other different speciesmore that 400 are recorded. The animals found in the park include buffaloes, elephants, hyenas, zebras, giraffes, waterbucks, klipspringers, black and white colobus monkeys. Others animals found in the park are dik-diks, baboons, mongooses, velvets monkeys. Formally the park was having rhinos but they vanished after a longtime hunting and a black market of its products abroad.