Arusha

Arusha

Things to do - general

Arusha City is located in northern Tanzania and lies at the foot of Mount Meru. It is a bustling, multi-cultural city that blends colonial heritage with modern Africa. It is the capital of the Arusha region and the gateway town for the Northern Safari Circuit. The city has its own airport, which operates domestic flights

Country Tanzania
Languages spokenSwahili
Currency usedTanzanian Shilling
Area (km2)37,576 km2

Nightlife info

Fig & Olive

On the terrace of the large Cultural Heritage complex on Arusha's western outskirts, Fig & Olive has a Thursday cocktail night, and mellow live jazz and soul at 2pm on the first and third Sundays of the month.

Via Via

This cafe is a good spot for a drink, and one of the best places to find out about upcoming cultural events, many of which are held here. On Thursday night there’s karaoke and a live band (admission Tsh10,000), whil…

Club AQ

Nightclubs come and go in Arusha with a lot of noise but not much staying power, to the extent that Club AQ is almost a veteran. It has music you can dance to, a mixed crowd tending towards 30-somethings and DJs eag…

Masai Camp

Arusha’s loudest and brashest club is an institution on the town's party scene. The music is a mix of African and Western.

Triple A Club

Just try to stop your hips gyrating once you step in the door at this busy club.

Culture and history info

Much of the present area of Arusha Region used to be Maasai land. The Maasai are still the dominant community in the region.Their influence is reflected in the present names of towns, regional culture, cuisine, and geographical features.

The administrative region of Arusha existed in 1922 while mainland Tanzania was a British mandate under the League of Nations and known as Tanganyika. In 1948, the area was in the Northern Province, which includes the present day regions of Manyara and Kilimanjaro. In 1966, under the newly independent Tanzanian government, Arusha was given its own regional status.

In 2002, Manyara Region was created and was split from Arusha Region. Portions of the former Arusha Region districts of Kiteto, Babati, Mbulu, Hanang, and a tiny piece of Monduli were incorporated into the Manyara Region.

Arusha was the largest region in Tanzania from 1966-2002

Green Mountain Hotel

Green Mountain Hotel

Arusha
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L'Oasis Lodge

L'Oasis Lodge

Arusha
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Out Post Lodge

Out Post Lodge

Arusha
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Planet Lodge

Planet Lodge

Arusha
Satisfaction of our guests is our top priority. Our goal is to provide our customers comfortable acc More info
The African Tulip Hotel

The African Tulip Hotel

Arusha
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The Eight Boutique Restaurant Arusha

The Eight Boutique Restaurant Arusha

Arusha
The Eight Boutique Restaurant and Bed and Breakfast is nestled in a tranquil setting, the robust gar More info
The Milimani Lodge

The Milimani Lodge

Arusha
On arrival, the guests will be inspired by the charming atmosphere filled with comfort, blending in More info
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Baobab Tour| 3 Days

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Leopard Tour| 3 Days

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Lion Tour| 6 Days

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Mbuni Tour| 2 Days

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Migration Tour| 7 Days

Migration Tour| 7 Days

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Predator Tour| 6 Days

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Pumba Tour| 1 Day

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Rhino Tour| 6 Days

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Skolio Tour| 1 Day

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Zebra Tour| 8 Days

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