Distance: 32Km (Tarmac Road)
E.T.A: 45 Minutes
Pick up from your hotel in Arusha and drive to Arusha National Park (552 sq km) for a full day game drive with packed picnic lunch. The entrance gate leads into shadowy montane forest inhabited by inquisitive blue monkeys and colorful turacos and trogons, the only place on the northern safari circuit where the acrobatic black and white colobus monkeys are easily seen. In the midst of the forest stands the spectacular Ngurdoto Crater, whose steep, rocky cliffs enclose a wide marshy floor dotted with herds of buffaloes and warthogs. At dusk and dawn, the veil of cloud on the eastern horizon is most likely to clear, revealing the majestic snow-capped peaks of Kilimanjaro, only 50km away. Yet Mount Meru, the fifth highest in Africa at 4,566m, dominates the park’s horizon. The Pink hued flamingos can sometimes be observed in the Momella Lakes visiting from their breeding sites around Lake Natron. Meal Plan: L
Walking Safari, Canoeing and Horse-back Safari.