It’s noon in Arusha and the streets are flaring with life. Everywhere you look there is action. A businessman rides by on a motorcycle talking on his cell phone and laughing at the same time. A Maasai warrior strolls the other direction wearing traditional red-checkered attire. Across the street you count 35 bananas carried on a woman’s head. You continue walking the streets, receiving smiles from the locals.
Passing a restaurant you smell barbequed chicken and your stomach gurgles. Just as you consider lunch, a young man approaches and shakes your hand. He wants to show you his artwork, gorgeous paintings of a giant volcano. But wait! You’ve seen this image before. Turning around, Mount Meru towers over the city. It’s the same mountain in the painting. You settle on an agreeable price, buy the painting, and walk onward into the bustle.
Welcome to Arusha, Center of Known Safari Universe!
THE 5 ARUSHA MUST DO's:
1. The Markets
2. Natural History Center
Legend has it, one day a local Masaai saw a bolt lightning strike and turn some nearby stones a magnificent blue, and now we have this: Tanzanite, a blue gemstone “a thousand times rarer than diamonds. Though the more scientific reason has to do more with tectonics and continental uplift than lightning, this much is true: you won’t find Tanzanite native to anywhere else on the planet so you better seek it out while in Tanzania. This ultra-rare (ultra-expensive) gemstone can be found at jewelers and stores in Arusha. The Tanzanite Experience offers the best tour in town. Here’s a short video to learn more: Click Here
5. Day Trip: Lake Duliti
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