Departure from Arusha city center at 8 a.m. towards Arusha National Park. The 137-square-kilometer park features wide savannahs, Acacia Scrublands, Afromontane clouds, rain forests, and Afro-Alpine vegetation similar to Mount Kilimanjaro. There are also other alkaline lakes including the stunning Ngurdoto Crater. Elephants, buffalo, primates, giraffes, and leopards are among the mammal species. Hiking is permitted (if accompanied by an armed guard), and the climb up Mount Meru is spectacular, typically providing the best views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Mount Meru, at 4556 meters, is Africa’s fifth tallest peak and is located in the middle of Arusha National Park. Lunch will be given in a picnic area in the park, and the tour will conclude at 5 p.m. in Arusha’s city center.