Location: Arusha, Tanzania

Area: 36,486 km²

Overview

Arusha City, an important business center, is the regional capital. Area 14,087 square miles. Located below the foot of Mount Meru, on the eastern part of the Great Rift Valley and the regional capital of the Arusha Region. With a population of 519,000 in the 2022 census in the surrounding Arusha Rural District.

Home to the major international diplomatic hubs, hosting the African Court of the African Union and the capital of the East African Community. The City has a temperate climate and is an ideal starting or finishing point for all northern circuit safaris into Tanzania.  Close to the Serengeti National Park (4hr 23min drive – 235.5km/146.3miles).

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (3h 22m to drive 177.5 km/110miles), Lake Manyara National Park (90mins drive -101 km/ 62.7 miles), Olduvai Gorge (4hr 1min drive -212.2km/131.9miles), Tarangire National Park (3hr 1min – 150.6km/93.6miles), Mount Kilimanjaro (1hr 39min drive – 100.09/62.19miles), Mount Meru (1hr 48min drive – 51.1km/31.75miles), Arusha National Park (1hr 47 min drive – 51.1 km/ 31.75miles as such considered the safari capital of the World.

The Uniqueness of this City

  • This City is a major international diplomatic hub. It hosts the African Court of the African Union and is the capital of the East African Community.
  • Host of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda from 1994-2015.
  • Start and finishing point of all the northern circuit safaris in Tanzania.

Accommodation Options

  • Arusha Coffee Lodge (30 Plantation Houses that radiate out into the evergreen coffee fields)
  • Legendary House Arusha (ten beautiful garden cottages and two family cottages, each with its own private veranda)
  • Four Points by Sheraton the Arusha Hotel (114 stylish rooms)
  • Acacia Farm (23 rooms in 16 spaced-out cottages)
  • Villa Maua Arusha (nine spacious and tastefully decorated garden rooms)
  • Kili Villa Lodge (10 all-ensuite rooms arranged for couples or families)
  • Golf Safaris House (10 ensuite bedrooms and 18-hole golf course)
  • Hamerkop House (3 spacious ensuite rooms)
  • Gran Melia Arusha (171 rooms)

Activities at the Destination

Materuni Waterfalls, Coffee farm Tour, tour Kikuletwa Hot Springs, The Tanzanite Experience, Cultural Heritage Centre, Ngurdoto Crater, Ol Doinyo Lengai, The School of St Jude, Meserani Snake Park, Visit Lake Duluti, Maasai Market Curios and Crafts and Flea & Street Markets.

African Sundowner

Beach Holiday

Bird Watching

A safari of two East African Nations, this takes you on 11 nights, with a trek to see the chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park and a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel before your drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park the second largest park in Uganda also know for more chimpanzee tracking, park is surrounded by two lakes Lake Albert and Lake Edward which support water activities is your home for a night. 

Bush Breakfast

Bush Dinner

Bush Lunch

A safari of two East African Nations, this takes you on 11 nights, with a trek to see the chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park and a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel before your drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park the second largest park in Uganda also know for more chimpanzee tracking, park is surrounded by two lakes Lake Albert and Lake Edward which support water activities is your home for a night. 

Chimpanzee Trekking

Cultural Tour

A safari of two East African Nations, this takes you on 11 nights, with a trek to see the chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park and a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel before your drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park the second largest park in Uganda also know for more chimpanzee tracking, park is surrounded by two lakes Lake Albert and Lake Edward which support water activities is your home for a night. 

Fly Camping

Game Drive

A safari of two East African Nations, this takes you on 11 nights, with a trek to see the chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park and a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel before your drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park the second largest park in Uganda also know for more chimpanzee tracking, park is surrounded by two lakes Lake Albert and Lake Edward which support water activities is your home for a night. 

Golden Monkey Tracking

A safari of two East African Nations, this takes you on 11 nights, with a trek to see the chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park and a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel before your drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park the second largest park in Uganda also know for more chimpanzee tracking, park is surrounded by two lakes Lake Albert and Lake Edward which support water activities is your home for a night. 

Gorilla trekking

A safari of two East African Nations, this takes you on 11 nights, with a trek to see the chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park and a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel before your drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park the second largest park in Uganda also know for more chimpanzee tracking, park is surrounded by two lakes Lake Albert and Lake Edward which support water activities is your home for a night. 

Guided Walking Safaris

A safari of two East African Nations, this takes you on 11 nights, with a trek to see the chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park and a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel before your drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park the second largest park in Uganda also know for more chimpanzee tracking, park is surrounded by two lakes Lake Albert and Lake Edward which support water activities is your home for a night. 

Horseback Riding

Hot Air-Balloon Safari

A safari of two East African Nations, this takes you on 11 nights, with a trek to see the chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park and a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel before your drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park the second largest park in Uganda also know for more chimpanzee tracking, park is surrounded by two lakes Lake Albert and Lake Edward which support water activities is your home for a night. 

Night Game Drive

A safari of two East African Nations, this takes you on 11 nights, with a trek to see the chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park and a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel before your drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park the second largest park in Uganda also know for more chimpanzee tracking, park is surrounded by two lakes Lake Albert and Lake Edward which support water activities is your home for a night. 

Photographic Safaris