The attractive little town of Arusha is situated beneath the towering peaks of Mt. Meru and Kilimanjaro. Renowned as the safari capital of Tanzania, it offers a plethora of attractions and adventures.
The town has numerous first-class restaurants, bars and markets, and is the ideal place to spend a few relaxing days before embarking on a safari or attempting to scale Kilimanjaro.
Not-to-be-missed is the Arusha National Park (in Ngurdoto Crater), the National Natural History Museum, the Laetoli Footprints (set in volcanic ash, dating back 3 500 000 years) and the beautiful coffee plantations that dot the landscape.
- Arusha National Park lies in Ngurdoto Crater
- National Natural History Museum
- Laetoli Footprints set in volcanic ash, dating back 3.5 million years
- Scenic coffee plantations
Min: 20°C/68°F Max: 30°C/86°F
Min: 19°C/66°F Max: 25°C/77°F
- Wildlife Arusha National Park has a rich variety of wildlife, but visitors shouldn't expect the same game-viewing experience they would find in other national parks of Tanzania's northern circuit.
- Languages The national language in Kenya and Tanzania is Swahili, although English is widely spoken.
- Flying to Tanzania Scheduled Flights: The gateway to Tanzania is Dar es Salaam. Limited international scheduled flights also fly directly to Kilimanjaro. Daily scheduled domestic flights link these gateways with Tanzania's wildlife areas.
- Currency USD and Tanzanian Shillings
Enhance Your Experience With
- Cultural Coffee Tour
- Cultural Lunch at Shangaa Shangaa Village
- Tanzanite Shopping Experience
- Scenic Helicopter Flight Around Mount Kilimanjaro
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