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Arusha Town - Northern Circuit Tourist Hub

Arusha Town is at the foot of Meru Mountain (4556m) with a temperate climate throughout the year.  It was established in 1900 by the German colonialists as a garrison, and became the Headquarter of the former East African Community in 1967-1977. Its prominence has very much increased in recent years by becoming again the headquarter of the revived E.A.C and the base of the United National International Criminal Tribunal for Rwand (UN-ICTR).
The modern history of Arusha starts with arrival of Wa-Meru on the Mount Meru in 17th Century, then came the Wa-Arusha, who are known as Larusa by the Maasai,  (as among the Maa speaking people) to settle and spread up around the mountain

Arusha is the tourists' gateway to Tanzania's major national parks and game reserves, such as Arusha National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tarangire National Park and Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest in Africa. Many documentary and feature-length films have been set in and around Arusha, including the 1962 Howard Hawks film Hatari with John Wayne

The Arusha Town takes the advantage of being located near the border with Kenya, and is well served by Arusha Airport, Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA is just about 45 minutes drive). There are daily Schedule domestic flights from Arusha Airport and Kilimanjaro Airport to Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar and Nairobi). Well served by shuttle buses from/to Nairobi, Dar es Salaam; and many other major towns in Tanzania. 

This position has made it to be a starting point for safari in the northern tourist circuit (north-eastern Tanzania).

Banking: there are several ATM Machine in the city to serve for VISA and Master Cards, as well as Maestro (multi-national debit card), but cash in Tshs. There are several foreign exchange (Forex) bureaus in Arusha

Super Markets, public offices (Police, Post, and Immigration), curio and craft shops are all available to carter for your needs.

Culture Tourism:  the town is blended with cultural diversity; the main ethnic groups in and around Arusha are Iragw, Wa-Meru, WA-Arusha, Maasai, Sonjo, Gorowa, Rangi, Chaga and Pare who live on the surrounding areas: these tribes offers the opportunities to visit them and learn about their cultures and interact with them.

Utalii Travel & Safaris  organizes cultural tours to Longido Maasai Village, Mkuru and Ng’iresi Village, Monduli Juu, Olgilai Village,  Oldoinyo Sambu, Mto wa Mbu, Marangu and Machame Village.
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