A Tanzania safari to Arusha National Park
Are you looking for an ultimate Tanzania safari experience? Make an Africa wildlife safari to Arusha National Park. Arusha National Park is located in Tanzania which is located in the eastern region of the African continent along with geographical co-ordinates of 03o15’S 36o50E. Arusha National Park is found in the northern region of Tanzania and is bordered by river Jekukumia, south-east of Ngurdoto crater are grassland while in the northeast lie the shallow alkaline Momella lakes that are home to a variety of wading water birds. Mt. Kilimanjaro lies in the northeast only 60km from Arusha National Park. Arusha National Park is found in the 300km axis Tanzanian northern safari circuit. Arusha National Park was created in 1960 and spans over a stretch of land of 137sqkm.
Tanzania is typically a relatively hot country and as such during your Africa safari to Arusha National Park, expect the weather conditions to be majorly hot as Arusha National Park experiences a typical tropical savanna climate that is characterized by 2 wet seasons that come in the months of march- May with the long rains with temperatures ranging between a minimum of 12oC or 54oF usually at night to a maximum of 21oC or 70oF- 26oC or 79oF day time. The 2nd rain season comes with shorter rains and experiences similar temperatures like those of the longer rainy season. The dry months are between January- late February and early March and also between June- September and during this time temperatures range from a minimum of 10oC or 50oF normally at night and a maximum of 22oC or 72oF-26oC or 79oF during daytime with sunny and clear skies.
Arusha National Park is home to the Mount Meru which is Tanzania’s 2nd highest mountain at 4562.13m or14968ft above sea level after Mount Kilimanjaro. Arusha National Park has a varied landscape and vegetation cover which include montane forests, grasslands in the southeast, mountain Meru craters in the west and river Jekukumia hence creating a perfect home to a wide variety of wildlife that ranges from wild animals like Masai giraffe, African elephant, plain zebras, cape buffaloes, warthogs, lions, blue monkeys, black and white colobus, flamingo, African leopards though rare. 400 Bird species and these here include the Narina trogon, greater and lesser flamingos, bar-tailed tragon, augur buzzard, cinnamon chested bee-eater, Hartlaub’s turaco, Egyptian goose, African olive pigeon, African fish eagle, silvery hornbill, southern pochard, tawny eagle, Verreaux’s eagle, Hadeda ibis. A Tanzania safari to Arusha National Park is only the snapshot into how spectacular an African safari adventure can in east Africa and as a result you can get a similar or even better Tanzania wildlife safari experience with a safari Tanzania to any of the Tanzania northern circuit national parks such as Serengeti national park, Ngorongoro Conservation Crater, Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park leads to an encounter with many lions, leopards, cheetahs hippos, wildebeests, zebras, giraffes rhinos and many others. You can also venture into Uganda for a Uganda safari tour with as you make a Uganda safari to any of Uganda wildlife destinations such as Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for Africa gorilla safari experience as you track any of the 19 gorilla families found in Uganda, a Uganda tour to Kibale National Park gives you an experience of a lifetime as you get up close and personal with man’s closest wild cousins the chimpanzees. For birders, make a Uganda birding safari to Semuliki National Park and this puts you in position to search for any of the 441 bird species that are found here and these include Albertine rift endemics and Congo biome endemics such as Nkulengu rail, yellow-throated cuckoo, piping hornbill, black dwarf.
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