Arusha National Park


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For hikes, Arusha National Park does it!

Written on: May 12, 2013   |   I visited in February 2013 After jetting in to the Kilimanjaro International Airport, and a night in one of the hotels, we made an early morning gateway to the Arusha National Park. Unlike the previous visits to the park, this time we wanted to engage in hiking…yes hiking. Our travel adviser had told us that the Arusha National park offers the best terrain for hiking, and for trekkers the park is out of this world. All I can say about the Arusha National Park is that except for a few monkeys jumping here and there, it doesn’t have much to offer in terms of animals. However, the park offers the scenes for photography, especially the ice-capped Kilimanjaro. This is the best place for some legwork, especially if you’ve been Safari in the tour vehicles. For photographers and those with a good taste for nature, then I recommend a trek on Mt Meru, the second largest mountain in Tanzania.
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Oct 11, 2016   |   Visited: Sep 2016.
What can I say - Colobus monkeys are the most amazing monkeys. They put on a wonderful display swinging through the trees. There were thousands of bright-pink lesser flamingos lining the edges of the lakes and the islands in the lake. So spectacular. Lots of different birds, giraffes (saw two young males play fighting), hippos swimming out to warn a group of canoe... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Mar 02, 2016   |   Visited: Oct 2014.
Not many people know of this beautiful little haven, so if you want that private safari moment, this is the real deal. It was fun taking a walk with the giraffes, baboons, buffaloes staring at us all the way to the little waterfall that we didn't hesitate to take a quick face wash before we headed for the game drive. The Momella Lake was all pink, filled with flami... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Dec 21, 2015   |   Visited: Jan 2014.
Nice play to stay and you find there also lots of animals, but also the small and big lake Momella. It's possible to do a canoe trip with a guide. Very nice to do and with a bit of luck (like I had) you can see hippos . The sides of the lake has many flamingos and also in the middle of the lake you see them, and that because there is a ridge in the water.

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(4/5 stars) Written on: Jun 18, 2015   |   Visited: Jun 2015.
Only stopped here for an afternoon, mainly to kill some time. It's actually a gorgeously green park with lots of monkeys about. Not a great place if you're after big game, but if you want nice scenery and little crowds, it's good. And, humid. read more

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(4/5 stars) Written on: May 07, 2015   |   Visited: Feb 2015.
Arusha National is located in north eastern Tanzania, its lay down on the mount Meru Mounatin and its near by Kilimanjaro International Airport. Driving to JRO is about 1 hr. The park is suitable for the outdoor activity and game drives there is also the option to do hikes, canoeing and mountain biking.

The park contained a lot of variety of flora & fauna, wid... read more
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Dec 20, 2014   |   Visited: Jan 2011.
I kept seeing this amazing volcanic peak from Arusha. I asked if it was Kilimanjaro but was told, no, Kilimanjaro is in Moshi. This was Mt. Meru. It's an impressive mountain and not for the faint of heart if you wish to trek it. I spent the day in this park and loved it. So different from the big game parks where you're mainly confined to your vehicle. Worth a day ... read more

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(4/5 stars) Written on: Oct 05, 2014   |   Visited: Oct 2014.
Arusha National Park is often undertaken and skipped during safari in Tanzania. It's really a shame, this park is really nice and it's a mountain park, different than other parks in Northern circuit.
During the day you see different environments, i.e. forest, lakes, crater (Ngurdoto), plain...In Momela lakes you can see flamingos and other water birds. This is a ... read more
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Oct 02, 2014   |   Visited: May 2014.
It took me a while to discover Arusha National Park, actually it took until I moved to Arusha to really start to appreciate Arusha National Parks. Now we try to go there as often as we can! For me the main attraction point remains the Momella Lakes,the pink hush of flamingo's lining the lake, the giraffes which walk on the peninsulas in the lake, and much much more... read more
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(3/5 stars) Written on: Jul 16, 2014   |   Visited: May 2014.
Arusha is a place we often send people who would like to do some walking and who have a bit of extra time on either end of their safari. Mt. Meru is a challenging walk and is very impressive. People often mistake it for Kili. read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on: May 12, 2014   |   Visited: Aug 2013.
The cliff between the summit and ash cone is 2100 m AMSL in height and is one of the tallest cliffs in the world. The lower, inhabited slopes and vegetation rise gently to 2200 m AMSL and then sharply to the summit of Meru, giving an overall rise of thirty degrees compared with only eight degree on mt Kilimanjaro.
The heather on Mount Meru begins at 3300m AMSL. Th... read more
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