Arusha National Park
The park is situated some ten kilometers outside of Arusha on the slopes of Mount Meru, an extinguished volcano. The mountain rises 4566 meters above sea level which makes it the second highest in all of Tanzania and the fifth highest in Africa. The park consists of three main areas: the Ngurdoto crater, the lakes of Momela and Mount Meru.
In our cars we travel along the forest covered slopes of the national park. We will stop to watch and listen to some of the 400 species of birds that live here. If we are lucky we might also spot the famous black and white Colobusape for which the park is well known. There are also plenty of bushbucks which are difficult to spot in other parks. Together with a game warden we will wander between buffalos and giraffes on an excursion out on the savannah. On the way back to our cars we will hike by a small waterfall and over a hill.
The Momela lakes are a collection of freshwater lakes crowded with all kinds of birds, among them flamingos. You might even see the extremely beautiful African jacanas.
High up in the mountain grows a giant figue tree. It is so big that it is possible to drive through its trunk. From the top of the mountain a fabulous scenery unfolds with Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance.