Momella Lakes, group of
shallow alkaline lakes that are fed by underground streams. They differ in
mineral contents and algae that cause the colors of their water also to
differ slightly. The mineral and algae present in these lakes attract and
support many water birds including flamingos Egyptian goose,
Among the lakes in Momella is lake Rishetani, which is green in color,
Great Momella Lake with a variety of birds. There are also Tulusia and
Lekandiro Lakes, as well as the Small Momella Lake, in which groups of
hippopotamus can also be seen.
are within the
Arusha National Park
Safari. Canoeing safari is a tourist attraction which has been introduced
around one of the lakes in Momella
known as mini-Ngorongoro.
It is a 3 kilometer wide, and 400 meters deep volcanic caldera, is a part of
National Park. The crater is under the
government protection; there is no road to the crater and visitors are
not permitted to go there. However, there are some points at
the crater rim dedicated to enable people to have a good view of the crater
Kilimanjaro from a distance.
Large herds of buffalo can be seen on the crater floor, warthog, the black
and white Colobus, and blue monkey can be found in the forests around the
Activities: It is perfect place for walking
it is the only national park in the north in which walking is permitted
(walking with an armed ranger).