Mount Meru overlooks the lush greenery of Arusha: an expansive sweep of wildlife-teeming bush. Popular for its safari retreats, the region is dotted with luxury lodges, boutique hotels and cosy B&Bs.
When to go
Protected by Mount Meru’s lofty heights, Arusha enjoys gloriously warm weather. To make the most of the jaw-dropping safari experiences, visit in the dry seasons: June to October or January and February.
Food & Drink
Laidback and informal, Arusha’s dining scene favours taste over pretentiousness. Sample cheap-as-chips street food, explore aromatic food markets or tuck into hearty stews and meats in hole-in-the-wall eateries. African fare features heavily here: tantalise your taste buds with fried plantain, crispy samosas or sugared Maandazi.
Not to miss
Marvel at plodding elephants, nimble zebras and kingly lions from up-close safari trucks.
Fun-loving Arusha plays host to an array of booming clubs, buzzing bars and live music venues. Dance to rhythmic reggae, sip on exotic cocktails or enjoy an evening tipple in late-night cafes. Cultural hotspot Via Via is a must-visit, with delicious food and a buzzing ambience.
Where to stay in Arusha
Sprawled across the city centre are plenty of boutique hotels and luxury hideaways. Alternatively, Mount Meru towers impressively over cosy safari lodges and quaint B&Bs.
How to get there
Kilimanjaro airport and Julius Nyerere International airport serve flights to domestic and international hubs.
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