Between Kilimanjaro and Meru is theArusha National Park. It has a range of habitats: from lakes where water birds gather to the summit of Mt. Meru.>
Visit the Arusha Declaration Monument Museum for a glimpse of the Tanzanian freedom struggle. Don’t miss the National Natural History Museum and its display of the Laetoli Footprints, set in volcanic ash, dating ... More 3,500,000 years ago.
Every year on the first Sunday of August, international and local athletes participate in the Mount Meru International Marathon.
Arusha is known for its lively music scene, especially Tanzanian hip-hop, a blend of Maasai and Swahili influences with western music, known as Bongo Flava. You can catch a bit of this at popular local clubs like Colobus and the Blue Tripple ‘A’.
The city experiences a temperate climate. With two wet seasons, March-May and October-December, the best time to visit is June-September.
Established in 1900 as a German garrison, today, Arusha’s economy is based on agriculture and tourism.
Expeditions to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara, Olduvai Gorge, Tarangire National Park, and Mount Kilimanjaro National Park all begin at Arusha. The famous Masai tribe make up a majority of the local population.
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