Nestled in the Arusha region, Arusha National Park is a tourist hotspot for harboring a rich variety of flora and fauna. The green jewel is home to the fourth highest mountain in Africa, Mount Meru. If you are one of those who love the pleasant climate and pristine landscape and wild variety of wildlife, you will simply love Arusha National Park. The world’s largest population of giraffes dwells in Arusha. The long-necked beautiful animal is the main attraction of the park. Other diverse wildlife includes elephants, hippos, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, shy bushbucks, and many more. A small version of Ngorongoro Crater known as Ngurdoto Crater is also inside the park. The area is covered with lush rainforest and is home to black and white colobus monkeys and mitis monkeys. The 3 Km wide crater also experiences some other animals like the buffalos. Giraffes are seen abundantly in the park. Other animals inhabiting the park include Cape buffalo, zebra, warthog, elephant, bushbuck, the black-and-white colobus monkey, the blue monkey, and many other African animals. Over 400 species of birds have been recorded in Arusha National Park.
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The dry season (June to October) offers the best view of the park. The vegetation becomes thinner so the wild animals gather around the water sources. So a huge number of wild animals can be seen in one place. The wet season (November to May) gives the amazing view of Kilimanjaro and Meru. The migratory birds are heavily present this time.