Arusha is the tourists' gateway to Tanzania's
major national parks and game reserves, such as
Lake Manyara National Park,
Ngorongoro Conservation Area,
National Park and
Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest in Africa.
Many documentary and feature-length films have been set in
and around Arusha, including the 1962 Howard Hawks film Hatari with John Wayne
The Arusha Town takes the advantage of being
located near the border with Kenya, and is well served by
Arusha Airport, Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA is
just about 45 minutes drive). There are daily Schedule
domestic flights from Arusha Airport and Kilimanjaro Airport
Dar es Salaam,
Zanzibar and Nairobi). Well served by
shuttle buses from/to Nairobi, Dar es Salaam; and many other
major towns in Tanzania.
This position has made it to be a starting
point for safari in the northern tourist circuit
Banking: there are several ATM Machine in the
city to serve for VISA and Master Cards, as well as Maestro
(multi-national debit card), but cash in Tshs. There are
several foreign exchange (Forex) bureaus in Arusha
Super Markets, public offices (Police, Post,
and Immigration), curio and craft shops are all available to
carter for your needs.
Culture Tourism: the town is blended with
cultural diversity; the main ethnic groups in and around
Arusha are Iragw, Wa-Meru, WA-Arusha, Maasai, Sonjo, Gorowa,
Rangi, Chaga and Pare who
live on the surrounding areas: these tribes offers the
opportunities to visit them and learn about their cultures
and interact with them.