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Despite the fact that Arusha National Park is a lot smaller than the neighbouring wildlife reserves, there is a lot to see. This is due to its very diverse habitats which are situated around craters and lakes. Mount Meru dominates the horizon and offers magnificent views. And with 2 airports nearby, Arusha NP is one of the most accessible parks in Tanzania.
The park has its own unique personality. You will not find any lions here but this significantly increases your chances of spotting leopards and hyenas. This is also the only place on Tanzania's northern safari circuit that is home to the black and white colobus monkeys. Avid birder watchers will also find plenty to look at here: almost 400 species of birds have been recorded in the park. The area around the shallow Momela lakes in particular is home to an exceptionally large diversity of different birds.