Arusha City is located in northern Tanzania and lies at the foot of Mount Meru. It is a bustling, multi-cultural city that blends colonial heritage with modern Africa. It is the capital of the Arusha region and the gateway town for the Northern Safari Circuit.
The city has its own airport, which operates domestic flights. The nearest international airport is Kilimanjaro International Airport, which lies 60 kilometres east. Many coaches run between Arusha City and other major cities in Tanzania and taxis make it easy to get around town with local transportation. The weather is temperate and comfortable.
Arusha City is a popular destination for safari holidays and is close to many national parks, including Arusha National Park, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro and the Great Rift Valley.
Many visitors travel east to visit the magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro. The town is famous for its nightlife and markets, and has many interesting museums and places to visit such as Meserani Snake Park, The Natural History Museum and the Olduvai Gorge.
Amazing views of Both Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro are visible from Arusha Town.