Kikuletwa Hot Springs — If you want to escape from the hustle and bustle in Arusha, Kikuletwa hot springs is the best place to hide (which is located about 2 hours, or 71 km, east of Arusha). This is one of the rare places on earth that looks exactly the same as you see on … Continue reading Kikuletwa Hot Springs
Chemka Hot Springs (Moshi, Kilimandzaro) — while getting to the Chemka Hot Springs from Arusha requires a bit of a drive, this geothermal oasis is well worth the hour-and-a-half trip. The fresh, naturally warmed water does wonders for the spirits while the surrounding mountain scenery perks up the senses. Pack a picnic and chill out … Continue reading Chemka Hot Springs
Asilia Africa (Burka Estate, Plot # 175, Olasiti Village, Arusha) – this is a wildlife & safari tour group (with offices in Arusha, as well as in Nairobi, Kenya; and Cape Town, South Africa). Tourists can sign up for packages that cover various eco-tourist destinations in Tanzania, such as : Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Ruaha National … Continue reading Asilia Africa
Arusha (town) – the Tanzanian city of Arusha, whose population is over 400,000, is the capital of the Arusha Region and a hub for the area’s tourism. Arusha is within driving distance of eco-tourist destinations, like Mount Meru, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Tarangire National Park, and Mount Kilimanjaro. Arusha has also earned its place … Continue reading Arusha
Sable Square Shopping Village (Highway A104, Arusha) – located in the western outskirts of Arusha, this is a two-level mall that has a variety of shops (such a supermarket, a wine store, coffee shops, pharmacies, and other retailers).
Maasai Women Fair Trade Centre (Simeon Road, Arusha) — this an awesome spot to pick up gorgeous handmade crafts and special gifts to take back home. Profits from the sale of these intricately crafted beaded goods are used to help empower local Tanzanian women through access to education and healthcare. Besides beautiful Maasai products, visitors … Continue reading Maasai Women Fair Trade Center
Kilombero Market (Dodoma Road, Arusha) – this old school outdoor market is where residents shop for fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, spices and hundreds of other things.as.
AIM Mall (Dodoma Road, Highway A104, Arusha) – this is the closest there is to a real shopping mall in Arusha. Along with various retailers (from electronics to apparel, jewelry, etc.), there’s a food court offering various types of cuisines, a movie theater, and a kids play area.
Via Via Cultural Café (Boma Road, Arusha) – this is a vibrant meeting place with a unique garden that stimulates intercultural contacts between tourists, expatriates and locals. Various international dishes are served here. It’s better-known for its evening entertainment (offered in particular on Thursdays).
Triple A Club (Nairobi Road, corner of Highway A104, Arusha) – Triple A is one of the oldest nightspots in Arusha (going as far back as the 1980s). Located in the Arusha suburb of Sakina, this venue attracts a mostly local crowd, partying to Afropop, Reggae, Dancehall, and international pop and Hip Hop music. It’s … Continue reading Triple A Club