Here’s how to plan a two-three days excursion in Arusha.
It will take you approximately one hour drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport to reach Arusha City. This vibrant city has unlimited safari expeditions departing to all major parks in the Northern circuit. A safari capital of Tanzania which is close to Serengeti National Park (voted world best safari destination of 2019), renowned landscape Ngorongoro Crater (Unesco World Heritage Centre) and Mount Kilimanjaro (Africa highest peak 5895 a.s.l). Arusha is worth
Tarangire National Park: An ideal presentation of typical African nature
Located just off the main safari route Tarangire National Park is a nice and lovely park in Northern Tanzania. It’s a two hours’ drive from Arusha town makes it one of the very easily accessible park. Tarangire National Park is often unnoticed in favor of the Serengeti or Ngorongoro Crater, making it feels like the park is your private reserve. There is plenty to see and a lot of different
Another fascinating ethnic group found in Tanzania is a small tribe of hunter-gatherers who live in the eastern rift valley in the northern part of the country, the Hadza people. They live near the salty shores of Lake Eyasi which depending on the amount of annual rains it may completely dry up in the dry season. Hadza speaks a click language, similar to other Khoisan speakers found in Southern Africa
Perhaps the best known of Tanzania tribes, the Maasai tribe, nomadic people whose style of life has remained essentially unchanged for generations. Even with education, civilization and western cultural influences, the Maasai people have held to their traditional way of life, making them a symbol of Tanzania culture. Historically Maasai are a Nilotic people indigenous to the African Great Lakes region, their roots can be traced back to South Sudan.
Travelling Tanzania is not limited to wildlife watching and beach relaxation. There is so much more fun stuff to do! Like for example the adrenaline boosting Zipline in Karatu which will rush you from one ancient baobab tree to the other while enjoying the amazing view of Manyara. Caught your attention – then let us start the adventure together! From the young and modern office of TanZip in Mto Wa
Tanzania is Africa’s leader of ethnic and cultural diversity! Over 120 tribes share the country and live together in peace – something, the Tanzanians are very proud of! But it was not always like that. Before colonialization tribes were regularly fighting over land, cattle and power. An ethnic group in the Northern Tanzania suffered especially. But they also had some very clever ways of protecting themselves. The Chagga tribe
Four wheels on the ground, the engine roaring, the wind blowing in your face and the adrenaline rushing through your body – the fascination of cars isn’t anything new! But is it always fun? On the way to work, the second hour in traffic jam or while you’re in a hurry on the way to the airport? Forget about cars only as transport and think of cars as an
The Aroma of Arusha – Tanzania’s oldest Coffee Plantation
The sounds of nature in your ears, sitting relaxed on a luxury veranda and the aroma of coffee filling the air around you. All of this is to be found at the Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge where your secret coffee dreams will come true. Not far outside Arusha town, at the foothills of Mount Meru, a huge area of coffee plantations provides a completely different picture of hustling and
‘From the day we are born until we are gone, it’s all music and dance’
“I simply love dancing. And after struggling to get the support of my family at first, this job is my life now. Dancing changed my life. While others didn’t have anything, I got something I was really good at.” Brayson Silas, Dancer of the Cultural Arts Center (second from left) ‘From the day we are born until we are gone, it’s all music and dance’ By Katharina