Experience a holiday of a lifetime and hear the beat of Africa with a private tour of Arusha, Tanzania. Plan and book the memorable safari tours and top attractions of Tanzania.
Arusha is known as a standard minor, dusty Sub-Saharan African city and that is part of its charm. Arusha is found at the base of Mount Meru and is full of exciting, active markets besides the beautiful colonial buildings interspersed with different fashion outlets, all set on pot-holed streets full of hooting taxis and insane motorists! It 's hard not to experience the beat of Africa right here! Read More...
Experience a Private Guided Tour of a Traditional Arusha Village
Arusha was first recognised in the 1830's by the Maasai people, and the area was taken over by Germans in 1900's, who created the Fort (Boma). The British took over the town during WWI, and it stayed in their arms until freedom was provided to the Tanganyika in 1961. Experience a private guided tour of a traditional Arusha village.
In summer 2006, Arusha was announced as a major town in Tanzania. Tanzania is a region of different societies and, accordingly, dishes, with the spices or herbs of Zanzibar flavour, and the unavoidable braaied (barbequed) meats - name choma - which is provided at work and in dining places. You can experience all this on a sightseeing guided tour.
Arusha has a variety of exhibits and museums and exhibits to be seen on a private guided tour, which explain the reputation of the city and its individuals and that display its art. Many of these integrate fantastic locations are ideal to buy your souvenirs to remember your safari encounter.
Top 10 Things to Do in Arusha
This crater is within Arusha National Park and is a great private tour attraction. It is the remains of an extinct volcano and has a road all around it that gives fabulous views of the glades, lush green forest and animal tracks below. A new track down to the halfway mark of the crater has recently been done and to walk down it is exhilarating as well as nerve wrecking, but so worth it for the sights to be seen. It is a unique place.
Cultural Heritage Centre
This is a one of a kind, cultural centre on the outskirts of Arusha. It is home to lots of curio shops and boutiques displaying and selling genuine local crafts. The art and artefacts that have been found and put together in the Gallery, at this centre, will astonish you. There are lots of interesting things to learn about Arusha and Tanzania here. Take a private tour of here for some cultural education!
Meserani Snake Park
In Arusha, the snake is regarded as a special treasure. To the locals, they are a source of enjoyment and relaxation. This park teaches and shows you some snakes, even the dangerous ones like the Black/ Green Mamba, Egyptian Cobra and the Puffer Adder. Also at the park, you can see feeding time for the crocodiles and that are up to 3 meters long. There are also craft shops, camel rides and a Maasai cultural museum.
Tanzanite is a precious gemstone found only at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro and nowhere else in the world. In 1967, this stunning blue and violet gemstone was discovered and it was given the name Tanzanite by the famous Jewelers Tiffany and Co. During your private tour of this museum you learn all about tanzanite and how it is mined and cut. There are craftsmen there so happy to show you how they work. They love their work
Themi Falls Leisure Park
This park is like no other in Arusha; it is calm, serene and extremely relaxing. Take a leisurely nature walk, seeing the fantastically varied bird life or visit the waterfall. It is the type of place where you just want to lie flat in the garden look up at the sky and reflect on life. There are lovely restaurants and cafes all over the Park, with wonderfully helpful staff. You are certainly made feel very welcomed and at home here.
Arusha Village Experience
For the addicted coffee lover, this is a treat, a great private tour in this village of Tengeru near Arusha city, Tanzania, to learn how to roast and grind your coffee. There are also walks through the village to see the day to day life of the villagers and how they work the farms. Afterward, when you have done all the above, you are welcomed into one of the family homes in the village for a delicious meal of local specialties.
This mountain, which is yet another dormant volcano, found near Arusha is the second highest mountain in all of Tanzania. An interesting fact about this mountain; it has been suggested by some, that this is where Noah’s Ark came to rest after the floods. Mount Meru is within the Arusha National Park and do not be surprised to see the odd monkey, leopard in the distance or exotic birds fly over your head, as you are trekking around.
Travel Tips for Arusha
Best Time To Visit Arusha
There are two rain seasons from October to December and then February to early May, it is advisable maybe avoid these months for sightseeing tours. January is very popular with everyone going for the dry month in the middle. With globing warming, these seasons are changing so no guarantees you won’t get wet. The coast is hot and humid during the rain season and cooler during the rest of the year. The majority of the places are open all year round.
Typical Costs in Arusha
In Tanzania, the currency is the Tanzanian Shilling, and the rate to 1 dollar is 2194 Tanzanian Shilling. The cost of eating varies from $3 -$10 depending on the area and of course what you eat. The side street restaurants have local food for next to nothing and delicious. Accommodation 1 night B&B from $10 - $100 again depending on the area. The price of Safari guided tours varies try and prebook before you arrive.
Know Before Visiting Arusha
There are a lot of taxis in Arusha; most are unmetered, so be sure to determine the rate before you get in. It's not recommended to move in Arusha at night and in some sections of town in the day. For the ultimate in freedom and adventure, choose from our large selection private tours of Arusha. Haggling is predicted, and if you don’t deal with street vendors you’ll be spending much money on overpriced items, so don’t be shy! Pre-Book your private tour.
Weather in Arusha
June to September is called the 'high season', and the weather is cooler and dryer than the rest of the year. October to February can be very hot, but as it also is during the 'little' rainy season, there can be rain too. January is supposedly the only month when it does not rain, and it is the best time to go temperature wise, not too hot and dry. Low season is March to May, and that is when it rains very heavily, not the best time!