Arusha National park is a small park with an area of Approx 137sqkm the closest park to Arusha town. It is about an hours drive only. Its most famous attraction is Africa’s 5th highest mountain- Mount Meru. Besides providing a home to a significant number of animals, the park also boasts of attractive lakes and a spectacular 3km wide/ 400m deep Ngurudoto crater. It is diverse with habitat that consists of forest to lush savannah to alpine moorland.
The park has diverse habitat that includes the black and white colobus monkeys (they are unique in this park in northern part of Tanzania) , the Sykes’s and Vervet monkeys, forest duikers, a number of leopards and quite a large number of antelopes.
Most of the game viewing is done from forest around the crater looking down at the crater floor. In the late evenings and early mornings one can get the best glimpses of Kilimanjaro mountain from the shallow alkaline lakes of Momella. This area is also rich in bird life.