This small but beautiful Tanzanian National Park is the closest national park to both Arusha town as well as Kilimanjaro International Airport, therefore making it ideal for 1-day game drives. The animal life in the park is abundant. You can spot the black-and-white colobus monkeys, hippos, giraffes, buffaloes, bushbucks, hyenas and leopards. Also more than 400 species of birds have been recorded in the park, such as pelicans, flamingos, hornbills, fish and snake eagles and buzzards. The park’s three most significant features include the Mount Meru (Tanzania’s second highest peak), the beautiful Momela Lakes and the 3km wide Ngurdoto Crater. When the clouds are clear you can even see the snow-capped peaks of the Kilimanjaro.