Arusha is a major international diplomatic hub. It hosts the East African Community. From 1994 to 2015, the city also hosted the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, but that entity has ceased operations. It is a multicultural city with a majority Tanzanian population of mixed backgrounds: indigenous African, Arab-Tanzanian, and Indian-Tanzanian population, plus a small European and North American minority population.
Religions of the Arusha population include Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, and Hinduism. In 2018, it was declared Arusha would be the capital city of the proposed East African Federation due to it being seen as a neutral city that does not serve as the political center of any of the constituent countries. The city also has significance to the whole of East Africa due to its long history of hosting important East African events and institutions.
Arusha is a city in northeastern Tanzania and the capital of the Arusha Region, with a population of 416,442 plus 323,198 in the surrounding Arusha Rural District (2012 census). Located below Mount Meru on the eastern edge of the eastern branch of the Great Rift Valley, Arusha has a temperate climate. The city is close to the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Manyara National Park, Olduvai Gorge, Tarangire National Park, Mount Kilimanjaro, and Mount Meru in the Arusha National Park and is thus considered the safari capital of the world.
Despite its proximity to the equator, Arusha’s elevation of 1,400 meters (4,600 ft) on the southern slopes of Mount Meru keeps temperatures relatively low and alleviates humidity. Cool dry air is prevalent for much of the year. The temperature ranges between 13 and 30 degrees Celsius with an average of around 25 degrees. It has distinct wet and dry seasons and experiences an eastern prevailing wind from the Indian Ocean, a couple of hundred miles east.
We will leave the hotel around 10:00 am For town tour, take your time to discover the beauty of Arusha city from Clock tower (the halfway between Cairo Egypt to Johannesburg South Africa), No trip to Arusha is complete without a visit to the iconic clock tower, proceed to Arusha Declaration monument and museum
Arusha museum visit: – Learn the history of Arusha city during the colonialism era and after independence.
Uhuru monument: – Standing under the monument tower which symbolizes the freedom of Tanzanian people which marking also the Arusha declaration of 1967. Learn about Tanzania’s history and area of your interest through your guide at this comfortable point.
Meserani Snake Park – The snake park is a special treasure of Arusha Tanzania East Africa, a wonderful source of enjoyment and relaxation for locals and foreign visitors. The snake park is located 25km west of Arusha on the route to the Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater.
Traveler to Meserani Snake Park can feed baboons, hold wild tortoises and get up close with dozens of slithering snakes. Expert guides explain the difference between each of the species protected at Meserani and explore the necessary steps to protect people from their poison.
Maasai Warriors – We will visit the Maasai boma for few minutes to learn their culture, and if you wish you can sing and dance with them just to have fun, to make your trip unforgettable
Kuwa Huru Tanzania Adventure is bringing people together to provide an opportunity to participate in the fascinating Maasai culture and way of life. We have been granted exclusive rights to offer clients the experience of a lifetime. Maasai culture is unique and their customs are sometimes thought of as controversial. But their story is a very human one. Find more about Maasai Culture
And if you’ll love to dress like them, you will get that opportunity, but you have to pay for it, is $2 per person to dress (OPTIONAL)