Destination

Arusha City

This is one of the best cities in Tanzania that is found in the northern part of the country. It is close to Mount Meru on the eastern edge of the Great Rift Valley, and the way the city is situated is explained by the cool temperature conditions of the place. Arusha City is at the heart of the Arusha region at an altitude of 4600 ft. With a population of around 4,000 people, it is a mix of indigenous Africans, Arab Tanzanians, and Indian Tanzanians. It is Tanzania’s safari capital, and visitors who want to visit different sections of the country use it as a starting point to go there. Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Tamara National Park, Tarangire National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Olduvai Gorge, and Arusha National Park are all easily accessible from Arusha City.

After the Germans seized the erstwhile Tanganyika in 1896, the development of Arusha began in a literary sense. The Arusha Maasai, who had lived south of Mount Kilimanjaro and were agro-pastoralists who traded mostly grain, honey, and beer, were discovered by the Germans. The Germans constructed an administrative structure in the area by erecting a fort and stationing soldiers there. The British took over their estates in place of the Germans in the 1920s, and the city of Arusha (then a town) began to grow rapidly as the British shifted local authority to Arusha in 1940 The population of the city had grown to 2,000 by 1949. The Tanzanian government formally recognized Arusha City as a city in 2006.

Arusha is the international diplomatic capital of Tanzania, housing the international criminal tribunal for Rwanda since 1994.  Arusha is a multicultural city with a diverse population of indigenous Bantu, Arab Tanzanians, Indian Tanzanians, a few white Europeans, white Americans, and Tanzanians. These are the religions: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Hinduism. South of mount Meru (1400m) proximity to the equator, but this still keeps its humidity low and moderate temperatures.  All year, the air is cold and dry. Temperatures range from 13 to 30 degrees Celsius, with an average temperature of roughly 25 degrees Celsius. There are distinct rainy and dry seasons, with easterly winds flowing from the Indian Ocean to the east.

The present-day urban area of Arusha began in the 1830s with the migration of the Arusha Masai, an agro-pastoralist people from the Arusha Chini community located south of Mount Kilimanjaro. Grain, honey, beer, and tobacco were traded with the pastoralist Kisongo Masai for both livestock, milk, meat, and hides, in the 1860s, as the Pangani Valley trade route extended to Old Moshi, Arusha, and western Kenya, Arusha’s demand for food products increased significantly. Arusha was not yet a town, but it was the center of the region and had many urban features.

Although Arusha is considered a layover during trekking activities on snow-covered Mount Kilimanjaro, the city contains various insights that visitors should be aware of before arriving in Arusha City. Arusha has an international airport, Kilimanjaro International Airport, with daily flights to and from the city. Arusha Municipal Airport, which is located on the outskirts of the city, is also a domestic airport. This airport transports passengers to and from Tanzania and Zanzibar Island. Arusha City is also the beginning point for domestic travel, as routes in and surrounding the city connect to numerous tourist locations throughout the country.

Hotels In Arusha

There are numerous hotels and restaurants (accommodations) in the city, making it easy for travelers to move between areas, thus developing Tanzania's hospitality sector. Arusha being the center of connections attracts all investors, and most hotels have been put up in midrange, budget, and luxury. it's a great center that provides lots of opportunities to the locals and foreigners And we have such places. We also offer free parking and WiFi in hotel rooms and open public areas. There are also hiking and biking trails and golf courses nearby.

Gran Melia Arusha is located in Arusha City, and among the area’s activities are Arusha Golf Course and Kilimanjaro Golf Club. The hotel offers two restaurants, an outdoor pool, and a health club. The spa is also included, as is free parking and security. The hotel boasts a tranquil ambiance that provides tourists with a chance to unwind. Mount Meru Hotel features two restaurants that provide lunch and dinner, as well as another onsite eating establishment that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The hotel offers free WiFi (wireless internet) in all of its rooms and public areas, as well as parking. It also has a fitness center, as well as business centers, a bar, and massage rooms.

Other beautiful places to explore in Arusha include Kia Lodge, Kibo Palace Hotel, Venus Premier Hotel, Green Mountain Hotel, Tulia Boutique Hotel and Spa, Asmasi Hotels, and Palace Hotel Arusha.