Introduction to the City of Arusha

Known as Tanzania’s safari capital, Arusha is a beautiful Tanzanian city that houses Mount Meru and Arusha National Park.

The city is also only under two hours of drive to Kilimanjaro if you decide to climb Africa’s highest mountain.

Why visit the City of Arusha?

  • You can do Meru climb and a peaceful safari at Arusha National Park.
  • The city is the starting point for many top attractions like Serengeti, Mount Kilimanjaro, and more.
  • Arusha National Park offers its visitors an excellent density of wildlife and birdlife.

Getting to City of Arusha

By Road

You can drive from Dar-es-Salaam to Arusha, covering a distance of 640km / 10 hours.

By Air

Fly from Dar-es-Salaam to Kilimanjaro (JRO); there, it is around a 1-hour drive to Arusha.

Best Time to visit the City of Arusha

Given the excellent climate of Arusha City, it is a year-round destination.
However, June to October is ideal if you want a much clearer view and a sunny experience during your safari and other activities.
These months correspond to the long dry season of the city, and August is usually the driest month of the year.
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Things to do in the City of Arusha

You can do several things in Arusha, so make sure you have all the energy to do them!

Popular Attractions in the City of Arusha

There are several attractions in Arusha city, given that it is one of the entry points of the northern circuit. Check these all out below.

Landscape in the City of Arusha

Regarding landscapes, the city of Arusha has a lot to offer. Hence, ensure not to leave your camera on this trip!

Where to stay in the City of Arusha

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Top questions answered for City of Arusha

You have questions, many questions. With over 35 years of experience, we at Easy Travel believe we have the answers.
Arusha is renowned for being Tanzania’s safari capital. It is an ideal place to spend relaxing days before going on a safari or climbing Kilimanjaro.
Arusha is a Tanzanian city with a pleasant climate and is located at Mount Meru’s base on the edge of the Great Rift Valley’s eastern branch.
Arusha is now Tanzania’s tourism and safari center, comprising beautiful street markets, museums, craft shops, restaurants, and more, just like Geneva.
Arusha is a key coffee-producing place. They also raise other crops like grain, cotton, vegetables, papain, sisal, pyrethrum, and sunflower seeds.

There are many attractions in Arusha, making it worthy of a visit. This includes the Old Boma Museum, Arusha National Park, Mount Meru, and more.

Read More: 5 must-do’s in Arusha
If you’re on a budget and want to reach Arusha in the most budget-friendly way, take the shuttle bus, which usually takes 6 hours, it departs Nairobi at 08:00hrs and 14:00hrs.

To spend your days much better, book a Northern Circuit Safari, visit the local Maasai Market, or take a nature walk at Lake Duluti.

Read More: Top 10 things to do in Arusha
No, you can’t possibly see Kilimanjaro from Arusha. However, if you climb Mount Meru, you can see Mount Kilimanjaro from Mount Meru on a clear day.

Walking around Arusha during the day is safe, but not at night. So, as much as possible, avoid walking alone at night.

This applies not only to Arusha but throughout Africa.

The distance between Dar es Salaam and Arusha is 640 kilometers. With the given distance, it’ll take around 10 hours to reach Arusha by bus from Dar.

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