Tourist destinations around the world less affected by Corona : 2 . Arusha

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Location: Tanzania

Destination type : Safar/ Wildlife Destination

Arusha is a city in north eastern Tanzania and the capital of the Arusha Region. Arusha is the safari capital of the country. It sits in expansive volcanic land in the foothills of Mount Meru .

History of  Arusha

  1. The first settlement in Arusha region was around 1830s
  2. Arusha was conquered by the Germans in 1896
  3. The British took Arusha from the Germans in 1916 during World War 1
  4.  Official documents ceding independence to Tanganyika were signed by the United Kingdom at Arusha in 1961.
  5. Arusha was officially declared a city on 1 July 2006 by the Tanzanian government

Activities for tourists at Arusha

  1. Take a bath at the waterfalls
  2. Attend cultural tourism program
  3. Go for safari
  4. Visit Declaration Museum or National History Museum
  5. Go for a walking tour

How to reach there


 Kilimanjaro International Airport  60 kms s away is the nearest airport. It has flights to:

  1. Dubai
  2. Doha
  3. Nairobi
  4. Istanbul
  5. Amsterdam


The months June to October is the best time to visit Arusha

Season Average temperature
Rainy ( March to May) 11°C to 27°C
Dry season (June to October) 8°C to 26°C

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Kilimanjaro National park (83 kms away)
  2. Mkomazi National Park( 186 kms away)
  3. Lake Manyara National Park ( 101 kms away)
  4. Tarangire National Park (140 kms away)
  5. Serengiti National Park(235 kms away)

Some hotels in Arusha with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

Banana Farm Eco Hostel

Way Side Hotel

Arusha Naaz Hotel

Saruni River Lodge

Natron Palace Hotel


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