181. Arusha, Tanzania

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Why

The amazing thing about Arusha is that its very lush and green. Then you drive to the city’s outskirt and its bone dry. You love the contrast as well as seeing and hearing Maasi people in the natural habitat.

Arusha, Tanzania - Maasai women in Arusha

Arusha, Tanzania – Maasai women in Arusha

Where

Arusha is located in Tanzania near Mount Kilimanjaro in the northeastern part of Tanzania.

How To Get Here

By Train

No.

By Plane

The closest major airport is the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Then take a local transport into the city of Arusha.

Arusha, Tanzania - KIlamanjaro International Airport (JRO)

Arusha, Tanzania – KIlamanjaro International Airport (JRO)

The following airlines has service to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO):

Air France (AF), Arikenya (P2), British Airways (BA), Condor (DE), Delta Air Lines (DL), East African Safari Air Express (B5), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Etihad Airways (EY), FastJet Tanzania LTD (FN), Fly Air (F2), FlyDubai (FZ), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Kenya Airways (KQ), Precision Air (PW), Qatar Airways (QR), Regional Air (8N), Rwandair Express (WB) and Turkish Airlines (TK).

The other local airport is Arusha Airport (ARK).

The following airlines has service to Arusha Airport (AKR).

Auric Air (UI), Precision Air (PW) and Regional Air (8N).

 

By Bus

The Riverside Shuttle Bus goes from Nairobi, Kenya to Arusha. There are also other local transportation that serves the route as well as other neighboring cities.

By Car

If you are already in the region, renting a car is a great option as you can explore on your own. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

By Shared Ride

No.

Where To Stay

There are many hotels in Arusha. Some of them cater to conferences as well.

==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

==>> Try Airbnb.

 

Where To Eat

There are lots of places to eat here. You may also go to the local market.

==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.

What To Do

Most people who come to Arusha, come for trekking to nearby Mount Kilimanjaro. There’s also the Arusha National Park which has its own gaming as well. There are also several neighboring Safari options.

Arusha, Tanzania - Mount Kilimanjaro

Arusha, Tanzania – Mount Kilimanjaro

Arusha, Tanzania - Killimanjaro from the Arusha highway

Arusha, Tanzania – Killimanjaro from the Arusha highway

Check out the downtown area as well to get a flavor for the local life in Arusha.

 


==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.

==>> Here is a list of Tour offered by Viator.

==>> Here is some additional information from Lonely Planet.

 

Additional Information

Language Spoken: Swahili and English

Currency: Tanzanian shilling (TZS)

Tanzania Tourism

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