Arusha National Park is small, but full of spectacular landscapes in all directions. The highlight of the park is Mt. Meru, the second highest peak in Tanzania which is also known as the little cousin of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. Arusha National Park is also home to the Ngurdoto Crater and the beautiful Momella Lakes.
Just 25 kms away from Arusha, this park is one of the most accessible national parks of northern Tanzania. It is often overlooked by many travellers because they only receive information about more popular places such as the Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti or Mt. Kilimanjaro. This often proves a blessing to those who want a quieter safari experience.
Due to a lack of the chances of spotting wildlife in Arusha National Park, game drive is not a popular option here. Climbing Mt.Meru, on the other hand, is one of the most famous activities in this national park. Travelers will always be accompanied by a game reserve ranger during this easy 4-day climb which can also be done in 3 days by faster hiker.
Another activity that is unique to this place is a canoeing safari following the shorelines of the Momella Lakes. Flocks of flamingos and other water birds can easily be spotted in this area.