Nature and Wildlife

Mount Meru has many habitats within it and you will see a wide range of vegetation, from colourful tropical flowers to pine trees, grassland, and the waterfall environment which is characterised by ferns, mosses and lichens.

During your walking tour you may be lucky enough to see monkeys.  The two main species of monkey found on the mountain are blue monkeys (which aren’t actually blue, but greyish in colour!) and black-faced vervet monkeys.  You may also spot squirrels, frogs, or small rodents.

 

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Adult male Black Faced Vervet Monkey

 

There is an enormous diversity of birds on Mount Meru.  Common species include weaver birds, fire finches, purple grenadiers and various species of sunbird.

 

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Purple Grenadier

 

One thought on “Nature and Wildlife

  1. It was last year early December when I had the opportunity of being guided by Steven Mollel on the Nature walk which was really successful as we enjoy the breathtaking view of Mount Meru,the City of Arusha from the hill and of course the people are really hospitable and charming. Other interesting was the trial toward the waterfalls it is still untouched natural forest and the sound of hornbills on the tallest trees, Wildflowers and fresh air is so cool when we reach the waterfalls we relax there for an hour. This is the the place to visit if your here at Arusha.

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