ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK

The Arusha National Park is located just a short drive from the Arusha city centre and is perfect for a day trip. Game viewing here is more low-key than at the other national parks and it is the scenery, rather than the wildlife, that is the attraction. The park offers a diverse habitat spanning from montane rainforest to moist savannah to alpine moorland with scenic lakes and views of Mount Meru. Animals that call the park home include the black and white colobus monkey, buffalo, giraffe and several antelope species as well as a large bird population. What makes the Arusha National Park unique is that is one of the only few parks in Tanzania that allows guided walking safaris and canoeing on the lake.