Arusha in Tanzania is the gateway to the northern circuit which comprises of Serengeti, Lake Manyara, Tarangire, as well as the Ngorongoro Crater. Yearly, the temperature ranges from 13 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees Celsius, and the seasons between wet and dry seasons. Due to Arusha's altitude, dry air is prevalent. Arusha experiences an eastern prevailing wind from the Indian ocean, a couple of hundred miles east.
Arusha was first established in 1900 by the German colonialists as a garrison and has been revived as the headquarters of the East African Community. The primary industry of the region is agriculture, with large vegetable and flower producers sending high-quality produce to Europe. Among Arusha's notable districts are the Central Business Area, located by the Clock tower, Sekei in the North-West which is largely residential with a vibrant nightlife, Njiro, a rapidly-growing suburb in the South, and Tengeru, a lively market-town in the East. Visit the famous Arusha Hotel, with it’s old bar, frequented by John Wayne during the filming of 1960’s movie Hatari.
Arusha is served by Kilimanjaro International Airport, some 60km East, approximately half-way to Moshi. The airport provides international and domestic flights. Arusha Airport is a small domestic airport in the West of the city. There are no passenger train services to or from Arusha but there are regular coaches (buses) to Nairobi, Dodoma and Dar Es Salaam.
Arusha has a lively music scene, notably Tanzanian hip hop, blending Maasai and Swahili influences with western music, locally known as Bongo Flava. Explore the town of Arusha as well as the nearby Arusha National Park at these Arusha safari lodges in Tanzania.
The grace and romance of 'old-plantation style' is embodied at Arusha Coffee Lodge, and you can expect the highest standard of Tanzania tour accommodations...more
This Tanzania game lodge in Arusha is a grand private residence set in beautiful gardens just a few minutes from the 'Geneva of Africa'...more
Hatari Lodge is one of the most perfect Tanzania game lodges in Arusha for nature lovers and keen hikers. There are great photographic...more
Kigongoni is a Tanzania game lodge in Arusha offering accommodation in 18 cottages and 1 family room with views of Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro...more
Lake Duluti Serena Hotel is a great base from which to embark on an exciting Arusha safari into the heart of the northern highlands of Tanzania...more
Mount Meru Game Lodge & Sanctuary in Tanzania provides guests with an unforgettable experience of Africa at its very best. On a Tanzania safari...more
The majority of Tanzania safari operators plying the northern safari circuit are based in Arusha. Probably the most intriguing part of the Arusha...more