Based in northern Tanzania, close to the Kenyan border, Arusha National Park is ideally located, close to two airports, making it a great start or end point for any Tanzania safari trip. It is smaller than the other national parks, measuring around 200 square miles. However, it is abundant in fauna and flora with a diverse landscape, from waterfalls and lakes to craters and the impressive Mount Meru.
It is home to Momella Lakes, a collection of shallow lakes which attract huge flocks of pink flamingos, hippos, and other water birds. Along with Ngurdoto Crater, a 3km wide caldera, that is hundreds of metres deep and who’s softer, swamp-like surface, abundant in wildlife, means it can only be explored on foot. On a clear day in the park, you can enjoy picturesque views of Mount Kilimanjaro, which lies some 60km away.