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Arusha, the gateway to a Safari in Tanzania

Arusha, the gateway to a Safari in Tanzania

Arusha, the gateway to a Safari in Tanzania

Arusha is the gateway to your African dream. This town is where hundreds of thousands descend each year to take a Safari in Tanzania. Arusha itself, is home to around 400,000 people.

The town itself is nestled under Africa's fifth highest mountain, Mt. Meru. Mt. Meru is very beautiful and casts a protective shadow on this bustling town. On a clear day, one can see Meru's bigger brother in the distance: I speak of the highest free standing mountain in the world, Mt. Kilimanjaro of course.

Getting to your Safari in Tanzania via Arusha

Arusha is served by Kilimanjaro International Airport, which is about an hour outside of the town. This is a small, quaint airport but it allows this town to operate as an international destination, thus further enhancing its reputation as the gateway to the Northern Circuit and the gateway to your African dream. The airport itself has regular flights to Amsterdam with KLM, and to Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar and Nairobi.

Things to do in Arusha

We here at Augustine’s Adventure Africa (AA Africa) offer day trips to:

  • Arusha National Park

  • Kilimanjaro National Park

  • Tarangire National Park

  • Ngorongoro Crater & Maasai Village

Arusha National Park

Our Arusha National Park tour takes you on a journey among its sights of Ngurdoto Crater, the Momella Lakes and the rugged Mt. Meru. The Park is a multi-faceted jewel often overlooked by Safari goers, despite offering the opportunity to explore a beguiling diversity of habitats within a few hours.

Kilimanjaro National Park

Our Kilimanjaro trek is perfect for those who enjoy hiking and are able to do so on a steep and rough terrain. This tour starts you at 1,800 m on Marangu Gate and journeys through a rainforest to Mandara Hut (2,700 m).

Tarangire National Park

Get prepared for an interesting day trip full of great sightings. Your Safari adventure takes place in Tarangire National Park, the “Elephant Kingdom”, where the majestic Baobab Trees welcome you on entry.

Ngorongoro Crater & Maasai Village

Your wildlife-viewing here, will be fascinating, and the experience unbeatable when you Game Drive through the 2,000 foot deep, 102 square mile, Ngorongoro Crater.

For more information on our day trips click here on Safari in Tanzania

 Arusha, the Massai Market

The Maasai market is a one stop shopping area in the town for handicrafts made by local Tanzanians. There is an amazing selection of wonderful handmade crafts made from redwood and ebony.

Also you will see some breathtaking paintings, painted by local artisans. Before visiting the Maasai market, be sure to brush up on your bargaining skills. This is a necessity, as the price of products greatly depend on your skills as a negotiator.

Conclusion to Arusha the gateway to a Safari in Tanzania

So that is it for us here today at Augustine’s Adventure Africa (AA Africa), I hope you have enjoyed this post and now see that our hometown of Arusha is truly wonderful. Please feel free to browse through our site and see all the amazing Safari Packages we offer. Also do not hesitate to contact us through our contact form and we can start working immediately on creating the ultimate African experience for you. I hope you have enjoyed out post "Arusha the gateway to a Safari in Tanzania"

 

Augustine Minja

Owner & Travel Consultant.

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