The Arusha National Park is relatively small area, but it offers stunning sceneries with a wide range of habitats, from the imposing peaks of Mount Meru, afro-montane forests, the Ngurdoto Crater to Momela lakes. The shadowy montane forest is the only place in the northern safari circuit where the acrobatic black-and-white colobus monkey can be easily seen, as some of its other inhabitants: blue monkey or the colorful turquoise and trogons.
Further north, rolling grassy hills enclose the tranquil beauty of the Momela Lakes, each one of the seven lakes a unique green-blue-hue. Their shallows are the habitat of rich selection of resident and migrant waterfowl, especially thousands of flamingos which let the lakes tinged with pink. Shaggy waterbucks complete the scenic landscape, when displaying their large lyre-shaped horns on the watery fringes. Observe the long-necked giraffes as they glide across the grassy hills, between grazing zebra herds, and discover wide-eyed dik-dik darting into scrubby bushes like overgrown hares on spindly legs.