Holidays to Arusha

Holidays to Arusha, or as it is often referred to the 'safari capital', thanks to the numbers of tourists that pass through, is the starting point of all Northern Circuit safaris. The town lies in the heart of fertile agricultural lands surrounding Mount Meru.

Arusha Highlights

  • Surrounded by charming coffee plantations and farmland
  • Stunning views of Mount Meru
  • A peaceful place to relax before and after a safari or a Kilimanjaro climb
  • Wildlife rich Arusha National Park is nearby
  • The Park's spectacular Momela Lakes
Legendary Arusha aerial Arusha Coffee Lodge View of Mount Meru on holidays to Arusha Lake Duluti Serena Lodge Lake

There are plenty of different types of accommodation in Arusha but the ones that we usually recommend are the ones on the outskirts of the town situated in the lush farm areas. Many of the lodges are set within coffee plantations, surrounded by fertile gardens and most have views of Mount Meru, Mount Kilimanjaro or both. Most offer sanctuary from the busy safari circuit and provide relief after a long plane journey or at the end of a safari. If you have a day or so to spare then we would highly recommend taking a day or half day to visit Arusha National Park.

Only 20 km from Arusha town, Arusha National Park is a picturesque park with varied terrain and retains a feeling of wildness, a fine place to start your safari. It has three distinct topographical features - the inactive volcano of Mount Meru, the Ngurdoto Crater and Momela Lakes. Altitude ranges from 1500 metres to 4500 metres. You'll see buffaloes, elephants, black and white colobus and blue monkeys, Kirk's dik-diks and giraffes are common. The lakes are seasonally important for waterbirds. Since there are no lions in the park, you may leave your vehicle and enjoy a walk to one of the observation points.

Selected Arusha Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries, showcasing the best of Arusha

Luxury Tanzania Family Holiday

Days
9
Cost For Family of 4
Cost For Family of 4: from $27,790 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Tanzania
Locations
Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves

The Ultimate Summer Tanzania Family Holiday

Days
14
Cost For Family of 4
Cost For Family of 4: from $29,010 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Tanzania
Locations
Arusha, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves, Zanzibar Island

Luxury Northern Tanzania Safari Low Season Special

Days
9
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $8,000 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Tanzania
Locations
Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves

Northern Tanzania Safari Dry Season Highlights

Days
10
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $6,910 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Tanzania
Locations
Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves

Northern Tanzania and Zanzibar Family Adventure

Days
16
Cost For Family of 4
Cost For Family of 4: from $18,230 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Tanzania
Locations
Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves, Zanzibar Island

Volcanoes Craters and Savanna Rwanda and Tanzania Safari

Days
12
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $10,070 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Rwanda, Tanzania
Locations
Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves, Volcanoes National Park, Kigali

Tanzania Migration and Mozambique Holiday

Days
16
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $11,360 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Mozambique, Tanzania
Locations
Quirimbas Archipelago, Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves

East Africa Safari Highlights

Days
13
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $10,360 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Kenya, Tanzania
Locations
Masai Mara, Amboseli & Chyulu Hills, Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves

Arusha Accommmodation

  • Found in east Arusha, this property offers the charm of a cosy boutique hotel with panoramic views across the Maasai steppe and Mount Meru.

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  • Arusha Coffee Lodge Client Score: 4.5

    Ideal for relaxing before or after a safari, Arusha Coffee Lodge is a comfortable property found on one of Tanzania's largest coffee plantations.

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  • Lake Duluti Lodge Client Score: 4.5

    Situated just outside Arusha and set on 30 acres of land this tranquil lodge offers superb views of Lake Duluti.

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  • Legendary Lodge Client Score: 5

    Situated on the outskirts of Arusha, Legendary Lodge is a quaint property set in the surrounds of a working coffee farm. Expect colonial charm and comfortable accommodation.

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  • Entamanu Ngorongoro Client Score: Not yet rated

    An off-the-beaten-track camp offering superlative views into the Ngorongoro Crater and across the Serengeti.

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  • Machweo Client Score: Not yet rated

    Perched high on a hill, Machweo is the perfect place to enjoy a sundowner. Overlooking the Monduli Mountains this is a good place to relax before climbing Kilimanjaro.

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