Arusha Tourism

Arusha is a city in northern Tanzania and the capital of the Arusha Region, with a population of 416,442 plus 323,198 in the surrounding Arusha District (2012 census). Located below Mount Meru on the eastern edge of the eastern branch of the Great Rift Valley, Arusha has a temperate climate. The city is close to the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Manyara National Park, Olduvai Gorge, Tarangire National Park, Mount Kilimanjaro, and Arusha National Park on Mount Meru. Arusha is a major international diplomatic hub. The city hosts the East African Community. From 1994 to 2015, the city also hosted the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, but that entity has ceased operations. It is a multicultural city with a majority Tanzanian population of mixed backgrounds: indigenous African, Arab-Tanzanian and Indian-Tanzanian population, plus small White European and white American minority population. Religions of the Arushan population are Christian, Muslim, and Hindu.

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  • Know the pollution level of Arusha before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 83.33 (Very High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 62.5 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Arusha for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Arusha.

    • Burglary and Theft 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 75 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 82.14 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 60.71 (High)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 60.71 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 32.14 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 60.71 (High)
    • Safety Index 44.5 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 99.93 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 32.47 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Arusha

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.04 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.36 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 87.18 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 30.51 USD

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