The city of Arusha in northern Tanzania isblessed with an abundance of nature’s treasures, and this makes it one of thepremier tourist destinations in the world. Given below are ten reasons for avacation visit to Arusha.
1. Site-see Arusha
Site-seeing Arusha must start at Kilomberoas this is the busiest terminal in the city. You can hop into a taxi, called DalaDala and tour the entire town in a few hours. Or you can decide to take aleisurely stroll through the open-air market that is frequented by locals. Asyou wander through, you can smell roasted corn and sweet potatoes. The air isalso pregnant with spices farmed in neighbouring Zanzibar and Pemba islands.
2. Mount Kilimanjaro
The tallest mountain in Africa, the world’stallest free-standing, one of the most picturesque is found 40 km Arusha, andmany people visit the vicinity to climb this mountain. This is a dormantvolcano with glaciers at the top and is surrounded by a rich national park.
3. Serengeti Trail
Arusha is the gateway to the famousSerengeti National Park that straddles both Tanzania and Kenya – known on theKenyan side of the border as the Maasai Mara, or Mara. The park is home to theBig Five : Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, Rhinos, and Leopards. If you visit thepark from July to August, you can witness the famous wildebeest migration,which is one of the wonders of the animal world. In fact, it is peak season inArusha during the migration as people flock in droves to view this once in ayear event.
4. Just relax
Arusha is a great city to relax. Whetheryou've just landed at the airport and need a place to unwind, you willundoubtedly require some downtime. Both before you embark for your safari, andafter, Arusha will remain your home, and you will learn to regard your staywith affection.
5. Great food
Some of the best cafes and restaurants tobe found in this part of East Africa are found in Arusha. The menu compriseslocal delicacies like Ugali and Nyama Choma, Indian cuisine and Swahili dishes.Whether your taste is Continental, Arabic or Asian, Arusha has a piece foreveryone.
6. Diplomatic city
The city is home to a large population ofexpatriates. These foreigners work at the large United Nation Office. The EastAfrican Community head office is also located here and attracts workers fromthe three main East African countries.
7. Cultural tours
If you’re keen to learn about the historyof Tanzania, then visit the Arusha Museum.
8. Hike Mount Meru
Mount Meru is located a mere stone’s throwfrom the city and is within sight. If your tour itinerary includes a mountainclimb, then it is an excellent opportunity to hike Mount Meru.
9. Go souvenir shopping
Visit the Maasai market in downtown Arushafor souvenir shopping. Be ready to bargain and negotiate for those uniquesouvenirs.
The Arusha nightlife and party scene arejust as vibrant and raucous as any city in the world. Check out the steamynightspots and watering holes.
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