A more dramatic location for an African city is hard to find – nestled at the foot of volcanic Mount Meru, lies the Tanzanian city of Arusha.  Only 100 kilometres away towers the majestic Mount Killamanjaro and to the west of the city is the world famous Serengeti National Park home to wildlife and the famous wildebeest migration.  So truly a gateway city for visitors to this spectacular area.

Arusha is not a modern city but you will absolutely feel the spirit of Africa here!   Central and Kilombero Market as well as those in Sokione Road and Bondeni Street are ideal for shopping for souvenirs such as spectacular carvings, Masai beadwork and colourful kikoys. Worth a visit is Shanga Centre where the disabled of Arusha create the most beautiful clothes, glassworks, jewellery and beadwork.

The stunning blue-violet Tanzanite gemstone is only mined in northern Tanzania so a visit to the Tanzanite Experience in Arusha is a must if you want to know more of the history of this rare gemstone or buy certified gems and jewellery.

Activities in Arusha include visiting the nearby Arusha National Park which is perfect for a full or half day safari excursion, as it is Tanzania’s smallest National Park.  It vistas and spectacular scenery make it worth the trip. Those with strong legs can arrange to hike up volcanic Mount Meru but this is definitely not for the faint-hearted.  Leisurely canoeing options are on offer as are some more challenging hikes.

Surrounded by a forest and an impressive 3.6km wide, the stunning Ngurdoto Crater is now home to a 100m deep swamp – a visit to this exquisite location will complete your overland travel excursion.

Ashanti Travel Online can assist you with experiencing Tanzania tours of a lifetime. Contact us to start planning your trip to Arusha.

3005, 2019

Tanzania To Ban All Single Use Plastic Bags

May 30th, 2019|Categories: Arusha, Budget Safaris, Dar es Salaam, Mount Kilimanjaro, News, Overland Tours, Serengeti National Park & Ngorogoro Crater, Tanzania, Zanzibar|0 Comments

Lately, Tanzania has been making headlines for very important reasons. From the 1st of June no single use plastic bag will be allowed in the country. They have joined the 31 countries in Africa that have either banned or introduced a levy on plastic bags to control and eventually stop its use.The Republic of Tanzania is a country found in Eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region.It borders Uganda to the north; Kenya to the northeast; the Comoro Islands at the Indian Ocean to the east; Mozambique and Malawi to the south;  Zambia to the southwest; and Rwanda, Burundi, [...]

812, 2017

Why Choose Serengeti Safaris?

December 8th, 2017|Categories: Arusha, Budget Safaris, Serengeti National Park & Ngorogoro Crater, Tanzania|Tags: , |0 Comments

If you are residing in Africa or visiting from abroad, and are interested in safaris, then the Serengeti is the place to be. This Reserve has the largest concentration of all sorts of wildlife in the world. The area stretches from the north-west of Tanzania and into the south-western part of Kenya. The Serengeti Reserve has also been declared as one of the 7 wonders of the world. The wildlife that can be viewed includes elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion, cheetah and leopard amongst the larger animals. Then you can also view zebra, giraffe, gazelle, eland, kudu, hartebeest, and impala [...]

2207, 2016

A Quick Guide to Yellow Fever Vaccinations

July 22nd, 2016|Categories: Adventure Tours, Arusha, Budget Safaris, Dar es Salaam, Day Tours, Destinations, Kampala, Kenya, Lake Bunyoni, Lake Malawi, Malawi, Masai Mara National Reserve, Nairobi, News, Overland Tours, Serengeti National Park & Ngorogoro Crater, Tanzania, Tours, Travel Advice, Uganda, Zanzibar|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Yellow Fever Vaccinations are the only recommended way to make sure you don't contract Yellow Fever. Yellow fewer, like malaria, is a disease which is passed on by mosquito bites. It appears in tropical areas of Africa as well as in Central and South America. Most common Symptoms of yellow fever are: • fever • muscle pain • headache • nausea • fatigue • jaundice • vomiting While yellow fever is a rather nasty and dangerous disease, it is very easy to prevent contraction. Before you visit a country with high risk yellow fever areas, get a Yellow Fever Vaccination! They are [...]

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