Arusha is located in northern Tanzania, at the bottom of Mount Meru. Its estimated population is 500,000. The city is the point of departure of safaris to the parks of Serengeti, Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and ascensions of Kilimandjaro and Mount Meru.
The closest international airport is “Kilimandjaro International Airport”.
Soko Kuu: Stroll and enjoy the scents.
Eat around Arusha
Nyama Choma is a typical tanzanian meal, made up of grilled meat on the BBQ and served with cooked bananas... yummy! This meal can be eaten almost everywhere in town (CET Garden, Arusha City Park...)
Among other traditional meals: Machalari (bananas cooked in coconut sauce and served with vegies and meat), Pilau, Biriani, Masala Fish (Arabic and Indian influence, originally found on the coast but now everywhere in the country).
You will also find a wide range of world cuisines such as Japanese (Sazan), Indian (Impala Hotel, Vama...), Italian (Pepe’s) and gastronomic cuisine as well (Onsea, Bay Leaf).
For “on-the-go” restauration (salads, sandwiches, espressos, cakes...): Via Via Café, Picasso, Damascus, Masai Café.
If you crave some French cheese with a nice glass of wine, go to Michel’s Wine & Cheese, the place where to be!
Time out in Arusha
Via Via Café, Masai Camp…
Empire, Greek Club.
What to do/ see in Arusha
- snake park at Meserani near Arusha Regional Airport (snakes are fed on Sunday),
- Mount Meru slopes walks (outside national parks), forests, waterfalls, monkeys, birds,
- visit of a traditional village (arts and crafts...), Masai villages are one of the most genuine and traditional ones,
- visit of a school,
- The great souvenirs market of Arusha located at Clock Tower (bargaining is part of the deal and not an offence).
Arusha Hotel swimming pool is opened to the public (fees apply).