Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park
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Arusha National Park is the cover of a volcano known as Mount Meru in the region of Arusha in north eastern Tanzania. It may consist of a variety of landscapes, but the park is relatively small only covering 52.9 square miles. The Mountain Meru is the second highest peak next to Kilimanjaro.

The park got its name from the group of people called “Warusha,” who live within the area. It is a gorgeous epitome of magnificence that is very wealthy in different species of animals and exquisitely lovely natural resources. Everywhere in the park gives you an opportunity to observe and appreciate the wonders of this world’s natural wild side.

Because of the variety of plant habitats, there are many different genres of animals and over 400 species of birds that live there. Interestingly enough, there are no lions in the zone. There are different types of bucks living near the water including bushbucks, reedbucks and waterbucks. Apart from that, there are also hyenas, warthogs, elephants, monkeys, buffalos, zebras and hyenas.

Some of the most popular attractions at this park include the Ngurdoto and Meru Craters, lakes of Momela and Mount Meru. The Momela lakes are famous bird-watching spots for tourists. You can also go canoeing there while enjoying the scenery. Mount Meru is a volcano climbed by thrill seekers and adventurer seeking people. Those who dare climb the mountain’s summit will be blessed with the wonderful sights that can be seen.

It is highly advisable to visit during the summer season from the months March to July if you are planning to be outdoors. If you’re just there to go sightseeing, Mt. Kilimanjaro is at its best between December thru February.

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