Altitude: 1600 m.a.m.s.l.
A picnic site that is situated atop a small hill, a short distance west of the Momella lakes
. This makes it one of the few places inside Arusha national park
where you could get spectacular views of the Momella lakes - far below, as well as mount Meru
and Ngurudoto crater
Although hard to spot while one the road, it has a few concrete benches where visitors can sit. It is also a tranquil place, with not much to be heard but the occasional distant sounds of nature.What to do there?
Enjoy amazing views of the Momella lakes from a distance, though you may need to have a map or an experienced guide to be able to tell the lakes apart. But the possible activities are many - bird watching, picnics or just spend some time here.
For a list of other attractions that you could visit in the vicinity, see the section below after map, or the attractions page.Best time to visit ?
Any time of the year, with all seasons dirt roads leading right up to its doorstep.Location of Momella lakes viewpoint
The Momella lakes viewpoint is located in north eastern Arusha national park, near the Momella lakes. It is also the highest point when compare to its immediate surroundings, mostly grasslands with a few short trees.
For more information on this location, please see the map below.How to get there?
By vehicle, about a half hour drive from the Ngurudoto museum
, and 45 minutes from the Ngongongare gate
. You could use any type of vehicle, though the last bit from the main road may at times prove tough for non 4 x 4’s.
Alternative methods of transport include walking and cycling, though you may need to consult with park authorities as well as the use of a park ranger. For more information of park fees and permit, please see the TANAPA websiteAbbreviations
m.a.m.s.l. - metres above metric sea level
TANAPA - Tanzania National Parks Authority