Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park

The ever green Arusha National Park forests host an immense wealth of birds species for bird watching lovers and other game animals, like the beautiful bush-buck easily seen in the grades between the ancient cedar trees or the black and white Colobus monkeys routinely climbing the tree branches. The interesting geology of the area is reflected in the magnificent view of the Mount Meru ash cone and cliff face leading to the summit of Mount Meru.

Quick glances throughout the Park there are chances to observe the natural side of the safari park at its own pace, to see different animals in their various natural habitats and absorb something of the scenery of the surroundings. Those who ascend the summit of the mountain will be rewarded with unparalleled views of the majestic mountain always referred to as the rooftop of Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro and the Rift Valley.

Three commonly distinct areas are to be found within the Arusha National Park vicinity: Ngurdoto Crater, the Momela Lakes and the visibly rugged Mt. Meru. The vegetation which occurs in the Park is correlated to the suiting altitude and geology of the area. The Ngurdoto Crater is surrounded by forest while the crater floor is a marshy swamp. The Momela Lakes, obviously like many in the Rift Valley, are alkaline bearing in mind that Mt. Meru is a mixture of lush forests and bare rocks.

Associated with these variety of vegetation zones and places are different types of wild African animals: migrating water birds settle on the lakes, waterbucks and reedbucks are found near water, while shy bushbuck and duikers maintain their presence to the forested areas. Within this massive,wide range of habitats around 400 different species of birds have been recorded in the Park. Some of these are migratory birds while others are permanently reside in the forests.