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Best things to do in Arusha Town

Arusha is a bustling town right next to Mount Meru. It is called the Safari capital because most safari excursions start here to the Northern Safari Circuit such as the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. It is also the starting point for Mount Meru hikes and visits to Arusha National Park. The town itself is a very busy place with lots of street markets and small shops nestled into a green scenery surrounded by forests and coffee plantations. If you have some extra time in Arusha, you can explore some of the local specialties.

The best things to do in Arusha Town:
  • Enjoy a great coffee at one of the beautiful coffee places
    Some of the best are Butter & Scotch, Africafe & Kitamu Coffee.
  • Visit the Arusha Natural History Museum
    Here you can learn something about colonial times and the tribes of Tanzania.
  • Visit the Tanzanite Experience
    In this exhibition you learn all about the unique diamond called Tanzanite.
  • Visit the Maasai Market Curio & Craft
    This is the perfect place to buy some hand crafted Maasai souvenirs.
  • Visit Meserani Snake Park
    You will learn all about the various snakes in Tanzania by knowledgeable guides.
  • Visit Kikuletwa Hot Springs
    Treat yourself to a natural spa outside of Arusha by enjoying a daytrip at Kikuletwa Hot Springs.
  • Canoeing at Lake Duluti
    If you want to spend an active day to enjoy nature you can go canoeing at Lake Duluti near Arusha.
  • Mount Meru Dayhike
    If you want to be active and challenge yourself you can have a day hike at Mt. Meru up to the first hut at 2541 meters.
  • Daytrip Safari to Arusha National Park
    If you have an entire day off you can go on safari at Arusha National Park as a daytrip including a walking safari to discover the lakes and waterfalls inside the national park.
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