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What a diverse lush green park

Visited: Sep 2016 Reviewed: Oct 11, 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 canoeists to get moving, blue monkeys, an albino olive baboon. A beautiful peaceful park.

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Mt Meru & Memella lakes''

Visited: Apr 2015 Reviewed: Mar 13, 2017

Arusha National Park is lovely little park has stunning scenery that is very different and considerably more lush than that of its northern neighbor. The wildlife watching is satisfying, with sightings of elephants, zebras, giraffes and dik-diks common.

For me, a favorite attraction is the black-and-white colobus monkey, which is frequently spotted here. Another... read more

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A beautiful way to escape from the crowds

Visited: Oct 2014 Reviewed: Mar 02, 2016

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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Arusha NP and the Momella lakes

Mariantims
Visited: Jan 2014 Reviewed: Dec 21, 2015

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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Short but neat

Visited: Jun 2015 Reviewed: Jun 18, 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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Great flora & fauna

Visited: Feb 2015 Reviewed: May 07, 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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Lovely Mt Meru

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Visited: Jan 2011 Reviewed: Dec 20, 2014

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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A different experience in Arusha National Park

Visited: Oct 2014 Reviewed: Oct 04, 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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A nice day out in Arusha National Park

Visited: May 2014 Reviewed: Oct 02, 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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Good for those who wish for some exercise

Visited: May 2014 Reviewed: Jul 16, 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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Climbing Mt Meru

Safarieyes
Visited: Aug 2013 Reviewed: May 11, 2014

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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If you've time to kill.....

Visited: Dec 2012 Reviewed: Feb 10, 2014

We found ourselves landing early in the morning in JRO and didn't know how to spend the day. We did do a nice nap first, but by 11am, I was ready to see some of the land!
Our guide took us to Arusha. It was very lush and there were many monkeys about. We needed a ranger to hike Mt. Meru and, because we'd only just landed, we did not do this. There weren't any big ... read more

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Loads of monkeys

Visited: Jan 2008 Reviewed: Jan 28, 2014

Arusha is good for a day trip. I was able to get put and stretch my legs, but we had to go with an armed ranger, which added a bit to the fees. The view of kili was great from mt. Meru but we didn't see much game. Plenty of birds and monkeys, though. Read more

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For hikes, Arusha National Park does it!

Sham
Visited: Feb 2013 Reviewed: May 12, 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 pa... read more

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Not much going on, but great views of Kilimanjaro

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Visited: Jan 2010 Reviewed: Apr 14, 2013

Arusha National Park is a no-brainer for those who don't want to venture far from Kilimanjaro airport. We were dying to do some hiking, and the trek on Mt. Meru is nothing to be sneezed at. The humidity and heat make it pretty tedious and I found it harder than I expected. We had to use an official park ranger to do the walk, but the views over Mt. Kilimanjaro were... read more

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