Arusha is located in northern Tanzania, and is the capital of the Arusha Region. Arusha, dubbed the safari capital of Tanzania is a colourful town nestled under the humble peaks of Mount Meru and surrounded by lush coffee plantations, is the base from which most travellers visit Tanzania’s renowned game reserves and is the busiest tourist centre on the mainland.
From dala-dala’s cruising the streets, high rise buildings and shopping centres to the geological feature of Arusha National Park, this buzzing town has a variety of interesting sights from the forest fringes crater of Lake Duluti, local Meru villages, vibrant markets, aromatic food stalls and even an enlightening National Museum.
Arriving by air into Arusha is a memorable one, as you are greeted with expansive views from above, of Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Meru, the Blue Mountains and the Masaai plains.This large city is an excellent starting point for Tanzania safaris. This destination can divided into two sections, the vibrant city and a safari destination. Access to Arusha is by road or air transfers.
Arusha accommodation in Tanzania is offered at luxury lodges and camps. Activities in Arusha includes city tours, excursions to Arusha National Park, tours of the coffee plantations and walking safaris. See below for an authentic Arusha safari in Tanzania.