Something Elemental about Arusha
Snuggled in a wide expanse of fertile volcanic land, Arusha town is located at the foothill of Mt. Meru and is a gateway to Africa’s highest Mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro. At a glance, Arusha town is not a charmer, mainly because it is a hive of activities as it is considered a stopover in the heart of Tanzania’s safari industry due to its fascinating surroundings and varied national parks. Arusha’s main economic activity is agriculture; seconded by tourism.
Despite the many opportunities the town offers, one cannot help but fall in love with Arusha’s real beauty. Arusha is a global tourist destination and center to the Northern Tanzania Tourist circuit offering one a chance to unwind from one’s hectic daily activities: be it a weekend plan or an exclusive tour for a game safari in Africa coupled with the vibrant night life for those party rockers.
If you are those people whom adventure makes you feel alive, while in Arusha exciting expeditions include:
- Mount Kilimanjaro climb
- Ngorongoro conservation Area
- Arusha National park on Mount Meru
- Serengeti National Park
- Tarangire National Park
- Lake Manyara National Park
- Lake Daluti
- Olduvai Gorge
Mount Kilimanjaro has a breath taking site and the highest Mountain in Africa. Climbing this Mountain is a not to miss activity while in Africa and of course we all know that travelling with a friend creates the best memories together. A Kilimanjaro climb is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, so choose the best people to get you there! whether you wish to climb Kilimanjaro for charity or just for fun, we’ll help you get to the top!
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Arusha National park on Mount Meru – Located in Arusha town, Arusha National Park covers an area of 137 Square Kilometers. It is a gem of varied eco systems and a spectacular view of Mount Meru. It is home to variety of wild animals including the Lion, buffalo, Elephant, Giraffe, Bush bucks and Warthogs amongst others.
Serengeti National Park – Found in Northern Tanzania, Serengeti National park is known is home to the greatest spectacle on earth, the massive annual Wildebeest and zebra migration. It is one of Tanzania’s premier attraction and a visit to it is just one thing you would want to do in a life time. The vegetation here is mainly grassland and woodland making it a great habitat for many wild animals including the big five and also easier to spot wild animals from far. The park is worldwide known for its incredible scenery and magnificent wildlife. Some of the most popular animals among tourists include: The Maasai Lion, Bush Elephant. African Leopard, Black Rhinoceros and the Buffalo amongst other. Variety of bird species are also found in this region.
Tarangire National Park – Covering an area of 2600 square kilometers, Tarangire National Park is located South East of Lake Manyara on the Tarangire River. It a diverse and picturesque African Wildlife Sanctuary. It is the sheer vast number of baobabs that first capture the eye as you enter Tarangire National Park. The gently rolling countryside is dotted with these majestic trees, which seem to dwarf the animals that feed beneath them. The Park is a home to three rare African species: Generux and Fringe – eared Oryx.
Lake Manyara National Park – Located along the road that leads to Ngorongoro and to Serengeti, Lake Manyara is one of the park with the highest bio-diversity of Tanzania. While the scenic beauty of this park certainly makes it worth a visit, Famous for its tree-climbing lions, flamingos, breathtaking scenery and the soda-ash lake in the center. The Lake takes a larger part of the park, though it does not have larger concentrations of wildlife, there are a number of unique species that give one a reason enough to take a safari here. Its famous attractions are the tree climbing Lions of Lake Manyara, the reason as to these is yet to be known but you would imagine of how a breath taking view it would be, watching this carnivores resting on top of an acacia tree.
Ngorongoro conservation Area – The Ngorongoro conservancy is a must visit and one of the top most things to do for anyone visiting Tanzania. Covering 8292 square kilometers. Ngorongoro conservation is the only place on earth where mankind and wild animals co-exist together in Harmony, it encompasses three spectacular Volcanic craters and the Olduvai gorge. Among the three craters is the Ngorongoro crater, a world heritage site.
Ngorongoro Crater – Found within the Ngorongoro conservancy, this breath taking natural wonder is the world’s largest intact caldera sheltering one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth with high game conservation on the crater floor. The conservancy was set up to protect the African wildlife which is endangered due to poaching and human wildlife conflict. Right now, wildlife co-exists side by side with the semi-nomadic Maasai pastoralists.
Amazing, isn’t it? It is one of Africa’s premier attractions and a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) world heritage site.
Lions, Elephants, hippos, rhinos and giraffes can be seen roaming freely, birds on the fresh water lakes and pink beautiful flamingoes on the central Soda Lake.
While in Tanzania, this is a must adventure on your to do list. Don’t just read about it, experience it. Surrounding the caldera are also comfortable resorts and hotels to make your trip very relaxing and comfortable while indulging in Tanzanian cuisine, which is a blend of dishes from various parts of the town as well as global culinary tradition.
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