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Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park is a gem among Tanzania’s diverse national parks, nestled in the northern part of the country, approximately 32 kilometers from the bustling city of Arusha. This compact and captivating park, covering an area of 552 square kilometers, offers visitors a unique blend of diverse ecosystems and breathtaking landscapes. It’s an excellent destination for nature lovers, hikers, and those seeking a safari experience that combines rich wildlife, scenic beauty, and cultural heritage.

One of the defining features of Arusha National Park is its remarkable topography. The park is home to the majestic Mount Meru, Tanzania’s second-highest peak, which offers adventurous trekkers an alternative to the more famous Mount Kilimanjaro. Climbing Mount Meru is a rewarding experience, providing stunning vistas and an opportunity to encounter a variety of wildlife as you ascend through different vegetation zones.

The park’s diverse ecosystems range from the grassy savannahs of the Ngurdoto Crater to the lush rainforests surrounding the Momella Lakes. These distinct habitats support a remarkable array of wildlife. Arusha National Park is home to a rich assortment of animals, including buffalo, giraffe, zebra, warthog, and an impressive population of primates, such as blue monkeys and the rare black-and-white colobus monkeys.

Bird enthusiasts will find Arusha National Park a true paradise, as it hosts over 400 species of birds, including flamingos, trogons, and eagles. The Momella Lakes, which shimmer with hues of pink due to the thousands of resident flamingos, provide a splendid backdrop for birdwatching and photography.

One of the most unique features of this park is the presence of three alkaline lakes – Big Momella, Small Momella, and the surreal, emerald-green Lake Risho. These lakes not only serve as a water source for the park’s wildlife but also add to the park’s enchanting aesthetic appeal. Canoeing on these lakes is a serene and surreal experience, allowing visitors to get up close and personal with the diverse birdlife.

Cultural experiences are also on offer in Arusha National Park. The Ngurdoto Museum, situated near the park’s entrance, provides insights into the rich history and traditions of the local indigenous tribes, including the Maasai and the Meru tribe. Guided tours offer a glimpse into the unique lifestyles, rituals, and artistry of these communities.

While Arusha National Park may be smaller in size compared to some of Tanzania’s other iconic parks, its charm lies in its ability to offer a rich variety of experiences, from exhilarating game drives and tranquil nature walks to challenging mountain hikes. It is also conveniently located, making it an excellent starting point for visitors embarking on a northern Tanzania safari, as it is a short drive from Arusha and conveniently situated en route to both Kilimanjaro International Airport and Tanzania’s world-famous Serengeti National Park.

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Wonderful Experience!! I really enjoyed spending time with my family visiting the beautiful Tarangire National Park. Tariq and the team were very accommodating and made sure all our need and wishes were catered too hence making the experience one to definitely remember. Looking forward to booking them in the future for a well deserved visit to Serengeti!! would def recommend to anyone looking to enjoy a safari visit
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Moshi kilamanjaro I went to moshi and did the waterfall coffee tour. The tour was amazing and fun. The locals were so kind and accommodating. Tariq was a great tour guide. Even though Im afraid of heights they made me feel safe during the hike. Getting to the waterfall was a Beautiful experience. I would recommend this company to a friend. Moshi is so beautiful I wanted to live there.
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2023-10-18
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well organised trip and affordable prices I loved my trip up Kilimanjaro withTravel Route. I was picked up at the airport by Emmanuel. The hotel I stayed at the day before the trek was nice and even had a pool which was good for relaxing before the climb. I went on the Machame route, which was great. It's beautiful and the climb was manageable. The guides were encouraging, helpful, cheerful and knowledgeable. The tents we stayed in on the climb were nice and we even had sleeping mats, which made for a comfortable sleep. The food on the climb was plentiful and better than I expected it to be. Overall it was a great experience and I would highly recommend Travel Route to anyone thinking about about climbing Kilimanjaro.
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2023-10-15
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Trip was absolutely amazing, From the Itinerary to the Wildlife our guide was so professional with a lot of stories Highly recommended. Best in the Wild, the team is so friendly makes every guests feel comfortable, very professional and informative
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