Arusha National Park


Arusha National Park covers Mount Meru, a prominent volcano with an elevation of 4566 m, in the Arusha Region of north eastern Tanzania. It spreads over an area of 552 square kilometres. The park lies within the riverine, wetland, montane forests and alpine deserts of mount Meru. The park also has marshy areas, rolling grassy hills, and wooded savannah. The Ngurdoto Crater, the Momela Lakes, and one of the sources of the Pangani River are within the park.

The park is a home to a variety of wildlife. Some of the mammals that live in the park include; elephants, leopards, hyena, giraffe, blue monkey, colobus monkey, buffalo, warthogs, zebras.

The park is a home to over 400 Bird species include; flamingoes, little grebes, eagles, pochards, geese, hamerkop, red shark, spurwinged goose, woodpecker, herons, secretary bird, grey parrot.