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Arusha National Park

Home of the black and White colobus Monkey / Home of Mount Meru

Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park is one of the smaller national parks in the northern circuit, and located at the foot of Mount Meru in Arusha. This beautiful park is mostly known for the rare black and white Colobus monkey that is often seen here. An amazingly gracious animal to see swirling between the trees with its long arms and long black and white fur.

The park consists of mountain areas combined with rainforests and lakes. It is a paradise for bird watchers, since you can find many tropical species here that are rarely seen anywhere else. Examples are the Greater flamingo and the Silvery-cheeked hornbill.

During game drives you might see less wildlife due to the forest, but still the park is definitely worth a visit. Tired of sitting in the car? Canoe safaris and walking safaris are possible here!