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Arusha

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Safaris · Specialty Museums · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks. Generally treated as little more than a stopover on the way to somewhere else, Arusha provides plenty of chances to get to know the "real" Tanzania. A vibrant nightlife scene and colorful marketplaces add to the city's dynamic vibe, while its location provides nature lovers with opportunities to climb Mount Meru or visit local coffee plantations. Safari agencies and operators provide organized tours of Arusha and its surroundings, offering experiences that range from short treks and day trips, to longer ventures to the Serengeti or Mount Kilimanjaro. Use our Tanzania trip itinerary maker website to arrange your visit to Arusha and other destinations in Tanzania.
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Popular things to do in Arusha

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Photography Tour
Photography Tours
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Duration: 8 hours
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
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Duration: 4 hours
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Climbing Tour
Climbing Tours
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Duration: 8 hours
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.6
Duration: 8 hours

Nature in Arusha

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Geologic Formation
Ngurdoto Crater
4.5
Duration: 3 hours
Waterfall
Engare sero waterfall
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Water Body
Momella Lakes
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Duration: 3 hours
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Water Body
Lake Duluti
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Duration: 3 hours

Side trips from Arusha

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Safari
Safaris Moshi
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Volcano
Mt Meru Arusha National Park
4.6
Duration: 3 hours
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Flea Market
Masai Central Market Mto wa Mbu
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Safari
Safaris Arusha National Park
5.0
Duration: 3 hours

Hidden gems in Arusha

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Volcano
Ol Doinyo Lengai
4.4
Duration: 3 hours
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Food Tour
Food Tours
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Duration: 4 hours
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Outdoor Activity
Kili Dreamers
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Duration: 3 hours
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Balloon Ride
Balloon Rides
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Duration: 4 hours

Shopping in Arusha

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Shanga & Shanga Foundation
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
House of Gems
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Shopping Mall
AIM Mall
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Duration: 3 hours
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Civic Center
Cultural Arts Centre Usa River
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Tours in Arusha

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Walking tour
Walking tours
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Duration: 8 hours
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Canyoning / Rapelling Tour
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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Duration: 3 hours
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Eco Tour
Northern Circuit Adventure
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Duration: 3 hours
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Walking tour
Simba Adventures
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
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Private Tour
Safari Big 5
3.7
Duration: 3 hours
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Cultural Tour
Aardvark Expeditions Limited
4.9
Duration: 5h 30 min

Where to stay in Arusha

You can choose from an array of accommodations for your stay in Arusha, with some establishments lining the streets of the town, and some situated nearby, among the picturesque coffee plantations. Budget-conscious tourists can opt for a campsite, hostel, or a basic, affordable hotel. Deluxe options include lodges in the scenic countryside and upscale hotels in town.
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