on April 27, 2009
Arusha National Park is too often missed by tourists eager to get out of Arusha and on to some of the bigger name parks, like Lake Manyara, Tarangire, Ngorongoro and the Serengeti. We can compare Arusha NP to three of the others just mentioned and are glad we did not miss it. It's worth an extra night in Arusha and will only take a half-day for a complete tour.The unique and interesting colobus monkeys and blue monkeys are two animals we saw only in Arusha. We also saw more flamingos and from a much closer distance than anywhere else on our trip. Another close-up experience we had involved two grey-crowned cranes and their recently hatched offspring. Yes, we saw flamingos and cranes elsewhere, but not like at Arusha. Birders will also be able to add to their lists here.You can also arrange to go canoeing in Arusha NP. We did and, of course, it turned out to be during the only downpour we experienced on our whole trip! That cut short our plan to search out the hippos.
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