Canoeing

CanoeingCanoeing is a sport or recreational activity which involves paddling a canoe with a single-bladed paddle. In some parts of Europe, canoeing refers to both canoeing and kayaking, with a canoe being called an Open canoe.

National canoe associations include the American, Canadian, British, Scottish, and Welsh. A recreational form of canoeing is canoe camping. Others have a wide range of casual canoeing on lakes, rivers, ponds and streams.
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Arusha National Park

2 MonkeysArusha national park is often off of many tourists because the park is terrific; of its diversity of habitats, you will find swamps, open plains, mountain forests, and volcanoes all compressed within a distance of 35 km from Arusha city. Arusha national park is the only place on the northern safari circuit where the acrobatic black-and-white colobus monkey to see. Amid the forest stands the spectacular Ngurdoto Crater, whose steep, rocky cliffs enclose a wide marshy floor dotted with herds of buffalo and warthog.

The distance from central Arusha to Tanzania’s Northern circuit park is only 45 minutes. At just over 212 square miles (542 sq. km), its located between the peaks of Kilimanjaro and Meru mountain.

Within the park, there are three broad areas to be found:
Firstly, Ngurdoto Crater (surrounded by forest)
Secondly, The Momela Lakes (alkaline)
Thirdly, Mount Meru (lush forest and bare rock)
In conclusion, these are all at varying altitudes and, as a result, have very different vegetation – it is all this helps to make this such a diverse park to visit.

Despite its small size, Arusha National Park has a wide variety of wildlife. Within the park’s three vegetation zones, with the different animals. Near water, reedbuck, and waterbuck are covered in small, while shy bushbuck and duiker keep to the forested parts of the park. The Mount Meru ecosystem is incredibly diverse and home to more elusive larger mammals, such as leopard and hyena.

Almost 400 species have been recorded in the park, along with wide butterflies and other wildlife. Some of them are migratory and only present between October and April. Others are permanent residents. Especially the Momela lakes are an excellent place for bird watching, which host a large concentration of waterbirds, including flamingos. There is also a variety of raptors, which hide in the forested areas of Mount Meru.

Map Arusha National ParkThe park is only 137km² but includes a diverse range of habitats. At the Arusha National Park, you can find mountains, a rainforest, open savannah, alkaline lakes, and even a volcanic crater.

Mount Meru stands at 4 566 ( 14,980ft), the fifth-highest mountain in Africa.
You get great views of Mount Meru, Africa’s fifth highest mountain, and within the park’s boundary on clear days. You can also see across Kilimanjaro – which is 50km away.

Best time to visit:

Mount Meru: It is climbing: June to February, although it may rain in November. Best views of Kilimanjaro: December to February.

Best activity in the park:

There are different kinds of activities such as Horse riding, bird-viewing, game driving, canoeing in the big Mommella Lake.

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Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara is Size: 330 sq km (127 sq miles), of which up to200 sq km (77 sq miles).It’s a lake when water levels are high. The entrance gate lies 1.5 hours (126km/80 miles) west of Arusha along a newly surfaced road, close to the ethnically diverse market town of Mto wa Mbu. Lake Manyara is a famous place for bird watching in Tanzania.

Manyara National Park contains many habitats, including lush groundwater forests, a swampy fan delta, acacia woodlands, and a small grassy plain. This varied habitat attracts many wildlife animals, including one of Africa’s largest elephants, and the algae growing in the lake attract large flocks of flamingos. This African National Wildlife Park, therefore, supports a great variety of animals.Lake Manyara’s main safari attraction is its rich birdlife, its tree-climbing lions, hippos, and other animals, which can be observed here, at very close

Lion- lake manyara

Lake Manyara is Size: 330 sq km (127 sq miles), of which up to200 sq km (77 sq miles).It’s a lake when water levels are high. The entrance gate lies 1.5 hours (126km/80 miles) west of Arusha along a newly surfaced road, close to the ethnically diverse market town of Mto wa Mbu. Lake Manyara is a famous place for bird watching in Tanzania.

Manyara National Park contains many habitats, including lush groundwater forests, a swampy fan delta, acacia woodlands, and a small grassy plain. This varied habitat attracts many wildlife animals, including one of Africa’s largest elephants, and the algae growing in the lake attract large flocks of flamingos. This African National Wildlife Park, therefore, supports a great variety of animals. Lake Manyara’s main safari attraction is its rich birdlife, its tree-climbing lions, hippos, and other animals, which can be observed here, at very close.

What’s to see!

Lake Manyara’s most visible predators and its prime tourist attraction are lions, famous for their habit of climbing trees. Why the lions of Lake Manyara National Park?.and not those of nearby Serengeti and Ngorongoro spend so much time in trees remains a mystery. The acacia woodlands south of the Msasa River provide an ideal spot for the Lions to retreat to in the heat of the day.

The only kind of their species in the world, they make the ancient mahogany and elegant acacias their home during the rainy season and are a well-known but rather a rare feature of the northern park. In addition, the lions, the national park, is also home to the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world — a fact that accounts for interesting game viewing of large families of the primates.

In Lake Manyara, you can see many animals such as impala, giraffe, zebra, and elephant are also common in this area. Also, a diverse collection of water birds, pelicans, storks, cormorants, geese,e and ducks congregate in abundance around Lake Manyara. Lake Manyara shoreline is the color of thousands of pink flamingos.The enormous amount of groundwater pouring through the escarpment rock in this area has created the ideal habitat for fresh produce. Local farmers grow everything ranging from bananas to maize in Mto wa mbu. Mto wa mbu means” mosquito creek/ river,” which is very malaria, so make sure you put on many insect repellents.

A free eggs cooker!

Past the Bagayo River, an area most notable for its majestic baobab trees, lays Maji Moto Ngogo, a fresh but hot water spring (40°C). The second set of hot water springs near the end of the park, Maji Moto bubbling around (60°C), is available – an excellent place to boil your eggs for lunch!

Canoeing, a good time to visit: Canoeing is perfect for doing when the water level is sufficiently high. Night game drives, game drives, village cultural tours, mountain biking, walkthrough Kirurumu Gorge, visit a local banana plantation, bush lunch/dinner, hot air balloon rides, abseiling (rappelling).

Canoeing,best time to do: Dry season (July to October) for large mammals; Wet season (November to June) for bird watching and canoeing.

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