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Arusha National park

Arusha national park is among the best parks in the north of Tanzania. The park is located a few kilometers northeast of Arusha. The main gate is just 25 km east of the city. Also, it is 58 km from Moshi and 35 km from Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA).

The park is small, covers the total area of 137 km2 (53 sq. mi) with a few dangerous predators. Arusha National Park includes Mount Meru which is the second-highest mountain Tanzania stands at (4556m).

The park is scattered with an abundance of unique wildlife species such as the African elephant, Cape buffalo, hippo, zebra, giraffe, and even the wildebeest. Also, the park is home to the amazing birdlife and is home to the famous migratory lesser flamingo.

The presence of alpine conditions in the lofty sides of the majestic Mt Meru only enhances the picturesque backdrop of this truly amazing national park.


History of this park goes back to the year of 1876 when Count Teleki, a Hungarian, visited the Lake Momella area. Back then the area has a vast number of hippopotamus and black rhinos. Unfortunate, those animals are now extinct in the area.

The area was used as a hunting ground until 1960, then Ngurdoto Crater National Park was established, and in 1967 mount Meru area also became part of the park. The name of the park was then changed to Arusha National Park. The name Arusha was derived from the region (Arusha city) park found.

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