Top safari destinations in Arusha city

Top safari destinations in Arusha city : The Meserani Snake Park, the National Natural History Museum, the Cultural Heritage Centre, Momella Lake Canoeing, Game Viewing in Arusha National Park, and the Tanzanite Experience Museum are just a few of the top Tanzania safari tour destinations that are included in Focus East Africa Safaris’ Arusha City tours.

Go to the Tanzanite Museum.

The birthplace of artefact creation, Arusha offers you the opportunity to discover the Tanzanite, an incredibly rare gemstone that can only be discovered in the environs of Mount Kilimanjaro, during your Arusha City Tour. An overview of the history of this remarkable mineral, including its discovery and early mining, is given during the one to eight-hour Tanzanite Experience tour. It also gives you the chance to see first hand how each precious stone is graded and cut. We will take you to a unique and interesting store in Arusha town where you can purchase a carefully carved, expertly cut, and certified tanzanite item once you have realised the true value of this stone. During our Tanzanite Experience tour, you will visit numerous establishments that are brimming with stunning displays commemorating the fascinating blue-violet gemstone.

Day safari tour to Arusha National Park

 Popular safari tours in Tanzania include both a game drive and a nature walk guided by armed rangers. The Arusha City Tour mostly includes the Park, Tanzania’s only national park with an internal nature walk. The park is home to a variety of animal species, including zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, elephants, waterbucks, warthogs, baboons, velvet monkeys, Red Forest Duikers, the incredible Abyssinian black and white Colobus monkeys, and occasionally leopards. In addition to Flamingos and other Eurasian migrants that can be seen from October to April, the park is home to over 400 confirmed bird species. All year long, especially in the rainy months of April and May, Tanzania offers tours of Arusha National Park.

Canoeing in Lake Momella

Focus East Africa Safaris’ tours of Arusha City include kayaking on Lake Momella, which is one of the most thrilling activities in Arusha National Park. The shallow, alkaline waters are ideal for a variety of migrating water birds, including flamingos, pelicans, ducks, and geese. The waters are rich in algae. It is a birding safari in Tanzania destinations with about 650 different species of birds that have been identified. On a clear day, the massive Mount Meru towers over the opposite side, and the snow-capped top of Mount Kilimanjaro is visible in the distance. In a canoe safari you will have unobstructed views of various water birds that reside in and around the water, as well as Tanzania wildlife safari animals such as buffaloes, bushbucks, giraffes, hippos, and other animals. Witness hundreds of flamingos spraying pink upward into the sky if you get the chance.

Top safari destinations in Arusha city
Canoeing in Lake Momella

Lake Duluti

Lake Duluti is a small crater lake in eastern Arusha. It is roughly about twenty minutes from Arusha City. Take pleasure in a three-hour stroll around Lake Duluti on a Tanzania safari. By taking a walking Tanzania trip to and around the lake, you can get up close and personal with Tengeru’s vegetation and learn about the local flora and fauna. Taking advantage of the fantastic weather, you will learn about medicinal plants, tales from Meru people about the lake, and its mysterious character.

The Natural History Museum

The National Natural History Museum is located in the Old German Boma, which the Germans built in Arusha in 1886 for administrative and communication functions. The Natural History Museum has two ongoing exhibits: one on human evolution and the other on entomology. Additionally, there are fleeting displays. A prominent feature of the exhibit is the Laetoli Footprints. The Laetoli footprints are most likely from Australopithecus afarensis, an early hominid whose bones were found in the same sediment layer. The 3.6 million-year-old footprint path stretches about 27 metres, and about 70 early human footprints may be found along it.

Meserani Snake Park

Snake Park, also called Meserani Snake Park, is simpler to get to because to its paved road and easy accessibility. Situated 25 kilometres west of the city of Arusha. It’s a magnificent gem of Arusha that provides the most exciting, fun, and educational safari experiences you’ve ever had in Tanzania. You may explore the Maasai Cultural Museum and learn about the various snake species that can be found all over the world, such as raptors, crocodiles, vipers, and many more, with a guided Tanzania tour at Meserani. While taking shots, keep in mind that you will be holding a live, non-venomous snake that has adapted to survive on your hands and neck.

Arusha Cultural Heritage Centre

The Arusha Cultural Heritage Centre is a unique cultural centre surrounded by eateries, bookshops, jewellery boutiques, curio shops, precious stone counters, and an incredible fine art gallery. We sell our paintings, curios, and ethnological items all over the world. Contact us at Focus East Africa Safaris to arrange the Arusha City Tour.

Tour the city

Arusha City is known as Tanzania’s safari capital, located in the northern highlands of the nation, beneath the twin summits of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru. As they prepare for their forays into the African wilderness, Tanzania safari visitors beginning the well-known northern safari circuit stop in the “Geneva of Africa”. The town is overshadowed by the spectacular crater of Mount Meru, which has black slopes clothed in lush forest and is shrouded in thick clouds. This view is seen from its two-lane streets. The crater looms over the town like a mighty guardian. Arusha’s highland setting and convenient location near the main national parks make it a peaceful retreat of relaxation before the start of an exciting journey.

Arusha City is a significant hub for foreign diplomacy. The city is acknowledged as the de facto capital of the East African Community. The city has also been home to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda since 1994.The majority of Tanzanians are mixed-race, comprising native Bantu, Arab, and Indian populations; a small minority of White European and White American immigrants also reside in this multicultural city. Arusha residents follow Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, and Christianity. The Arusha Maasai, an agro pastoral community from the Arusha Chini group situated south of Mount Kilimanjaro, first settled on the current site of Arusha city in the 1830s. They traded wheat, honey, beer, and tobacco for sheep, milk, meat, and skins with the pastoral Kisongo Maasai.

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