Just 32km from Arusha and 38km from Kilimanjaro International Airport away you willfind the Arusha National Park. It consists or three spectacular features the Momela Lakes, Mount Meru (4.566m meters above sea level) and the Ngurdoto Crater. On clear days the magnificent view of Mount Kilimanjaro can be seen from almost any part of the park. The vegetation and wildlife varies with its topography which ranges from forest to swamp.
The park is famous for its 575 species of birdlife and the black and white Colobus monkeys-the only place they may be seen is on the Northern Circuit. Elephants are rare and lions are absent. But other animals such as baboons, buffalo, giraffe, hippo, hyena, warthog, zebra and wide range of antelopes are frequently seen. Leopards are ever present but as always elusive and difficult to find.
Getting there: A short drive from Arusha or Kilimanjaro International Airport