AUTHENTIC SAFARIS & PERSONALIZED TOURS IN ARUSHA PARK WITH AFRICANMECCA
As you plan your safari vacation to Tanzania, you may imagine the thrill of being on a game drive, traveling in an open-roof 4x4 vehicle and seeing some of the unique mammals on the planet roam freely across the vast African plains. Arusha National Park is a unique location to make your Tanzania safari dreams come true with its varied activities.
The park has fewer visitors than the other national parks in Tanzania, yet offers diverse terrestrial, aquatic and avi fauna viewing opportunities with its multi-activity options, due in part to the three distinct ecosystems that are found within the park boundaries and beyond. Some of the most common animals are reedbuck and waterbuck near the water sources and bushbuck and duiker in the dense forests, but you may also see some of the most sought-after herbivores during your game drive, such as woodland elephants, buffalos, hippos, zebras, giraffes and several other grass and foliage eaters.
Around Mount Meru foothills, you may find elusive a leopard and hyena, with few other small carnivores found in other areas of the park. Lions and rhinos do not exist in the park. Game drives are presented in the morning and afternoon or on a full day, and your AfricanMecca guide uses his experience and vast knowledge to take you where you are most likely to see the speckled wildlife and its behaviors, and also natural attractions that you desire, such as Momella Lakes, Ngurdoto Crater, Mount Meru and many other breathtaking sites.
Your safari vehicle is equipped with a two-way radio system so that your guide may reciprocally share and receive real-time insider information with other preferred guides, such as specific behavior spotting, recent kills or births, footprints, sounds, larger groups of animals and more. Momella Lakes is a series of alkaline lakes that are fed by underground springs. While birdlife is in abundance at the lake, land animals do not drink from it due to its high pH waters. Canoeing along the Momella waters is a unique way to explore Arusha National Park during your active-adventure holiday with AfricanMecca.
You may also notice that the water of the lakes varies due to the presence of certain algae. Canoeing on Momella Lakes is a favorite among birdwatchers. From October to April, your guide may point out some of the many migratory species that are present. Though, year-round resident avian life are always present, and you may find the lesser and greater flamingos color pinking the lake.
Also, present are the little grebe (Dabchick), a muted brown species with a beautiful chestnut-red throat and dazzling orange eyes is commonly seen on the lakes. Other avi-fauna on the lakes are Crested Grebe, White-Eared Barbet, African Hoopoe Egyptian goose, African Crowned Eagles, Black Cuckoo-Shrike and many more (read more on best time to visit the Arusha park wilderness in Tanzania).
While canoeing, you may also spot hippo, buffalo, bushbuck, waterbuck, zebra and giraffe close to the lake. Your guide has an intimate knowledge of the lakes and wildlife, and, during your canoeing tour of Arusha National Park, he will enlighten you about the flora, fauna and ecosystems in and around the lakes.
While on your Arusha park canoeing safari, you always have spectacular views of Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro once it opens up, and very few experiences excite your spirit like being in the aquatic world and being so close to the many avian creatures. Your canoe chaperone provides you with the guidance and appropriate safety briefing but common sense and natural intuition should take precedence in a wild environment, and you should always avoid careless self-exploration.
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WHERE TO STAY IN ARUSHA PARK
In Arusha National Park, guests only have the option of staying at Hatari Lodge as a reliably consistent and tourist focused accommodation located on the northeastern border of the park.
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GUIDE ON ARUSHA PARK
Situated in northern Tanzania is the little-known treasure of Arusha National Park that features a variety of ecosystems, such as grasslands, swamps, crater lakes, highland forest and more.
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BEST TIME TO VISIT ARUSHA PARK
The best time for a Arusha safari is from June to October during the dry season when migrant game from elephants to hoofed herbivores congregate around the swamps and the Arusha River valley.
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MOUNT MERU CLIMB OVERVIEW
Mount Meru at 4566 meters is the second highest mountain in Tanzania. It is often used as an acclimatizing mountain hiking prelude to a Kilimanjaro climbing challenge with Uhuru Trails by AfricanMecca.
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EAST AFRICA SAFARI BOOKING TRIP IDEA FOR ARUSHA IN NORTHERN TANZANIA
When visiting Arusha, we recommend experiencing some of the surrounding Arusha attractions and cultural activities before your Northern Tanzania safari to Serengeti (wildebeest migration), Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Tarangire. You may hike Mount Meru or Mount Kilimanjaro to experience a full day trek or multiple days climb, or even explore Arusha National Park for an adventurous canoeing experience on Momella Lakes combined with a game drive. End your trip with a Swahili cultural tour and beach holiday in Zanzibar.
You may optionally extend out to offbeat parks in Southern and Western Tanzania such as Nyerere (Selous), Ruaha or Katavi ending with a chimpanzee trekking safari at Gombe or Mahale by the relaxing Lake Tanganyika.
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