Arusha Town

Location

Arusha which is located at the foot of Mount Meru is the administrative town of Tanzania’s northern region. The town is surrounded by major geographical and wildlife attractions.

Population

Arusha Town is one of the fastest growing urban centres in Tanzania. Its population is estimated at 516,000 in 2012.

Tourist attractions

The major attractions include the following;

  • Tarangire National Park
  • Arusha National Park
  • Usambara Mountains
  • Lake Manyara National Park
  • Ol Doinyo Lengai
  • Cultural Heritage Centre
  • Meserani Snake Park
  • Rubondo Island National Park

Transport

Arusha Town is mostly served by Kilimanjaro International Airport for domestic, regional and international travelers. The town is connected by road to Nairobi, Dodoma and Dar es Salaam.

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