Tanzania Arusha

AboutArusha

City Population: 1,288,088

Language: SWAHILI AND ENGLISH

Currency: TANZANIAN SHILLING

Attractions: KILIMANJARO, MAASAI, SAFARI

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The city of Arusha is one of Northern Tanzania's most popular destinations and a hub for travellers. Known as the gateway to the Northern Safari Circuit, Arusha is also a great jumping-off point for Mount Kilimanjaro. Travellers often stop to enjoy the Maasai markets and traveller hangouts before embarking on the tough, but immensely rewarding trek to Africa’s highest point.

Another major draw is undoubtedly the nearby Ngorongoro crater. This immense volcanic caldera formed around 3 million years ago is home to a huge concentration of wildlife and is the perfect place to spot the elusive big 5.

Arusha has plenty of bars and restaurants to keep you entertained, whether you want a taste of Tanzanian food and music or just pizza and a beer.  Students tend to group together to travel at weekends, heading out to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater or Lake Manyara, or flying to Zanzibar – it’s just a short journey to the paradise island.