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ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK

Arusha National Park covering 137 sq. km, between the peaks of mountain Kilimanjaro and Meru and rise from a lower level or degree 1500 at Momela to 4566 at the summit of Mount Meru. The park has three district Zones that Contribute to its variety and beauty:

- The tranquil beauty of the Momela Lakes, each a different hew.
- The Lush Swamps of Ngurdoto Crater.
- The Chill rocky alpine heights of Mount Meru rising to 4566 Metres (14,990 fts).

The Momela Lakes: This is alkaline Lakes formed from the volcanic debris which was created when Mount Meru blew its top 25000 years ago.

Ngurdoto Crater: A broken 3 km wide and 400 m deep volcanic caldera, which was produced when two volcanic cones merged and finally collapsed. The crater plays a huge roll in hosting a variety of wildlife animals like large herds of buffalo, elephant, baboon, reedbuck, leopard, duiker and black and white colobus monkey.
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Mount Kilimanjaro Machame Route
Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route
Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai Route
Mount Kilimanjaro Shira Route
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Arusha National Park is one of the few Tanzania parks which allows walking safari escorted by armed rangers and viewing of wildlife is at a close range. There is several viewing points, starting at Leitong view points, and ending at the highest viewing point known as Vikindu. The damp atmosphere of the crater, giving way to huge mahogany, olive and date palm trees on drier crater walls.

Location: The park is just 32 km away from the town of Arusha and is 40 minute drive from Arusha estimated 60 Km about 35 miles from Kilimanjaro International airport. During the dry season from July-March, the best time to Climb Mount Meru is June-February, but sometimes its rains in November and the best views of Mount Kilimanjaro are from December-February.

Birdlife: The Park is famous for over 400 species of bird life, both migrant and resident, such as springs goose, red shark, hamerkop, herons, woodpecker, grey parrot, secretary bird and many more.

Wildlife: Arusha National Park consist of diverse resident population of herbivores, primates and predators including black and white colobus monkey, baboons, elephant, giraffe, buffalo, hippo, leopard (by chance), hyena, waterbuck, warthog and a wide range of antelope species.

To do: Forest walks, numerous picnic sites, 3 or 4 day mount Meru Climb. 

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