Arusha Travel Guide

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If you are planning to travel to Arusha, you might as well equip yourself with an Arusha Travel Guide.  Arusha is home to a lot of beautiful and natural landscapes, and this travel guide will surely give you great tips on how you can enjoy your stay in this exotic location.

A Destination for Nature Lovers

Arusha, the capital of Tanzania, offers a lot of interesting things to both local and foreign tourists alike. It is situated near Mount Meru while at the same time overlooks Mount Kilimanjaro. It also has its own wildlife park called the Arusha National Park located on Mount Meru. The place is a haven for all tourists who love nature and wildlife, be they young or old. Arusha is also a great destination for family vacations.

The Place that Triggers Adrenalin Rush

If you are a person who wants to do extreme things, then Arusha is the right place for your escapade. You can go on a mountaineering trip and climb Mount Meru; you will, of course, be accompanied by professionals for your safety. You can also board a Safari truck and see African wildlife up close at many of the Safari parks outside the city.

You will also get to see a lot of Africa’s exotic wildlife in their natural habitat. Arusha is simply a place that can trigger butterflies in your stomach from all the excitement it offers.

Arusha Is a Haven for Shoppers, too!

The local markets in the center of the city offer a lot of cool and inexpensive stuff. The best buys in Arusha are the Kikoys which are colorful wrap skirts worn by women and the pretty hand-beaded jewelry made by Maasai women. While in the local market, make sure that you experience haggling. If you are lucky, the shop owner might sell any item that you like at half the price.

A Cheap Place for Dining and Staying

Food in Arusha is extremely cheap so be sure to sample their chicken and potato dish for lunch at the many restaurants in the city. You can try local and international cuisine, while sampling great food for under a dollar.

Touring around Arusha can be very tiring thus you need to stay in a hotel that provides comfort. Arusha has a lot of hotels in the center of the city and these hotels provide excellent accommodations at very cheap prices. With cheap accommodation and unspoiled natural beauty, Arusha is simply the place for bargain shoppers and nature lovers to enjoy.


Arusha is one of the bigger cities in the north of Tanzania at the base of Mt. Meru, not far from the border with Kenya. It is well known as an African congress centre and the International Tribunal for the Ruandese genocide is located here.

Safari tours to Serengeti, Ngoronogoro, Manyara and Tarangire usually start in Arusha. The city is also an excellent base for visiting the Arusha National Park where you find a wide range of habitats, from the lakes where many water birds can be watched, through the highland montane forest and on up to the imposing summit of Mt. Meru.


February 11, 2004 change by hpharmsen

October 06, 2005 change by ingvar

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