Arusha City Tours

Arusha City Tours : Focus East Africa Safaris offers Arusha City tours that include visits to some of the city’s top Tanzania safari tour attractions, such as the Meserani Snake Park, the National Natural History Museum, the Cultural Heritage Centre, the Momella Lake Canoeing, Game Viewing in Arusha National Park, and the Tanzanite Experience Museum.

Visit Tanzanite Experience Museum

Arusha is the centre of making artefacts, and on your Arusha City Tour, you can uncover the Tanzanite, an extremely rare gemstone found exclusively in the surrounds of Mount Kilimanjaro. The one to eight-hour Tanzanite Experience trip provides an overview of the history of this amazing mineral, including its discovery and initial mining. It also allows you to witness first hand the grading and cutting of each priceless stone. After you truly understand the value of this gem, treat yourself to a finely crafted, expertly cut, and certified tanzanite piece from a unique and interesting boutique that we will show you throughout Arusha town. You’ll visit many businesses on this Tanzanite Experience tour that are overflowing with exquisite exhibits honouring the intriguing blue-violet gemstone.

Game drives in Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park day Tanzania safari trips are highly popular, offering both a wildlife drive and an armed ranger-led nature walk. The Park is Tanzania’s only National Park that provides an internal nature walk, which is mostly included in the Arusha City Tour.

Zebras, Giraffes, Buffaloes, Elephants, Waterbucks, Warthogs, Baboons, Velvet Monkeys, Red Forest Duikers, the amazing Abyssinian black and white Colobus monkeys, and occasionally leopards are among the animal species that can be seen in this park. The park is home to over 400 confirmed bird species, including Flamingos and other Eurasian migrants that can be spotted from October to April. Tanzania tours of Arusha National Park are available all year round, including during the wet months of April and May.

Go canoeing at Lake Momella

One of the most exciting things to do in Arusha National Park is canoeing in Lake Momella, according to Focus East Africa Safaris’ tours of Arusha City. Many migrating waterfowl as well as flamingos, pelicans, ducks, and geese find perfect home in the algae-rich shallow and alkaline waters. More than 650 bird species have been identified to date. On a clear day, the snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro can be seen in the distance, and the huge Mount Meru dominates the other side.

Views of buffaloes, bushbucks, giraffes, hippos, and several water birds that live in and near the water are available on this canoe safari. Get a chance to witness hundreds of flamingos shooting pink upwards into the sky.

Lake Duluti

Located in eastern Arusha, Lake Duluti is a small crater lake. Around 20 minutes are needed from Arusha City. Enjoy a trekking Tanzania safari around Lake Duluti, which will cover 6.7 km in 3 hours. You may get a close-up look at Tengeru’s vegetation and learn about the local flora and fauna by taking a walking Tanzania tour to and around the lake. You will discover healing plants, stories about the lake from Meru tales, and its enigmatic nature while taking advantage of the great weather.

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Lake Duluti

Natural History Museum of Arusha

The Old German Boma, constructed by the Germans in Arusha in 1886 for administrative and communication purposes, is home to the National Natural History Museum. There are two permanent exhibitions at the Natural History Museum: one on entomology and the other on human evolution. There are also transient displays.

One of the museum’s main highlights is the Laetoli Footprints. Australopithecus afarensis, an early hominid whose bones were discovered in the same sediment layer, is most likely the source of the Laetoli footprints. About 70 early human footprints can be seen along the about 27 m-long, 3.6 million-year-old footprint path.

Meserani Snake Park

Snake Park, also known as Meserani Snake Park, is easily accessible and has a paved road that makes it simpler to get there. It is situated 25 km west of Arusha city. It is a remarkable gem of Arusha that offers the most thrilling, entertaining, and instructive Tanzania safari tours you have ever experienced. With a guided Tanzania tour at Meserani, you can explore the Maasai Cultural Museum and learn about the several types of snakes found worldwide, including raptors, crocodiles, vipers, and many more. Recall that you will be holding a live, non-venomous snake that has adapted to live on your hands and neck while shooting pictures.

Arusha Cultural Heritage Centre

Surrounded by curio shops, jewellery boutiques, precious stone counters, book stores, restaurants, and an amazing fine art gallery, the Arusha Cultural Heritage Centre is a singular cultural hub. Worldwide, we sell our products (paintings, ethnological artefacts, and curios).

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Tanzania Safari around Arusha City

The safari capital of Tanzania, Arusha City is situated in the country’s northern highlands, beneath the twin summits of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru. The “Geneva of Africa” serves as a halt for Tanzania safari travellers starting the well-known northern safari circuit as they get ready for their excursions into the African bush.

From its two-lane streets, the town is dominated by the striking crater of Mount Meru, which is covered in dense clouds and has black slopes covered in lush forest. The crater towers above the town like a majestic sentinel. Arusha is a tranquil haven of leisure before the beginning of an adventurous tour because of its highland environment and good placement close to the major national parks.

Arusha was a quiet town with a garrison positioned at the old Boma and a few stores circling a grassy circle when it was founded by the Germans in the early 20th century as a centre of colonial administration. Arusha has grown from being a backwater among the plantations and farms of northern Tanzania to become one of the wealthiest towns in the nation.

One important centre for foreign diplomacy is Arusha City. The city serves as the East African Community’s de facto capital and is recognised as such. Additionally, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda has been housed in the city since 1994.This cosmopolitan city is home to a majority of mixed-race Tanzanians, including native Bantu, Arab, and Indian populations, as well as a tiny minority of White European and White American immigrants. The people of Arusha practise Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Hinduism.

The agro-pastoral Arusha Maasai from the Arusha Chini group, south of Mount Kilimanjaro, initially established on the present location of Arusha city in the 1830s. With the pastoral Kisongo Maasai, they exchanged livestock, milk, meat, and skins for cereals, honey, beer, and tobacco. The 1860s saw a significant rise in demand for Arusha’s food products as the Pangani Valley trade route was expanded, passing through Old Moshi, Arusha, and eventually western Kenya. It was a regional centre with certain urban elements, but it was not yet a town.

Arusha city’s elevation of 1,400 metres (4,600 feet) on the southern slopes of Mount Meru reduces humidity and maintains temperatures relatively mild while being close to the equator. For most of the year, there is a lot of cool, dry air. With an average of about 25 degrees, the temperature fluctuates between 13 and 30 degrees Celsius. There are distinct rainy and dry seasons, and the Indian Ocean, which is only a few hundred miles to the east, provides the predominant eastern breeze.

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