Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park

Northern Circuit

Arusha National Park

The Ngurdoto Crater

Well-Known as mini Ngorongoro Crater, The Ngurdoto Crater is a dormant volcanic crater located in Arusha National Park. The park is 3.6 Km in diameter and 100 meters in depth. It is surrounded by forests but diverse ecosystem. The magnificent scenery enhances the beauty of the spectacular Ngurdoto Crater.

Momela Lakes

The collections of beauty of seven lakes contribute the tranquil beauty of the Momela Lake. The seven lakes are big Momela, small Momela, El Kekhotoito, Kusare, Rishateni, Lekandiro and Tulusia. All the seven lakes are fed by different water sources.

All the seven lakes are different in colour algae and mineral content according to the presence of algae and mineral content. The lakes are hubs of 400 bird species that inhabit Arusha.

Mount Meru

Mount Meru draws the main tourist attraction of Arusha National Park is. With a height of 4,566 meters, it is the fifth-highest mountain in Africa and second-highest in Tanzania. It is visible from every part of the park.

It is often used as a trekking destination by tourists before Climbing Kilimanjaro to gain experience and get properly acclimatized. With the low altitude and mesmerizing all-round views from the top, the climb is often rewarding for most trekkers.

Diverse WildlifeArusha holds a diverse range of wildlife like black and white colobus monkeys, the Vervet monkeys, the red forest duikers, hippos, elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, bushbucks. Leopards are rare.  Hosting to more than 400 numbers of bird species it is a grand choice for the bird lovers.

Arusha possesses unique attractions where you would have the opportunity to combine game drives and a nature walk with the adventure of a lifetime.

Established 1960
Protected Area Type National Park
When to Go The best time to visit Arusha National Park is from June to October, during the dry season. It is easier to spot the wildlife - since they normally gather around the waterholes
Park Size 552 sq km (212 sq miles)
Distance Arusha - Lake Manyara National Park. Distance: 130 km. Time/road condition: about 3 hours on paved roads

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