A short drive down the road from Kilimanjaro airport, sitting in the shadow of Mount Meru, the safari town of Arusha is the starting point for all safaris through northern Tanzania, with all visitors spending at least the first night of their trips here. Safari operators base themselves here, as do guides so it is a natural spot to start and end any trip.
There is an excellent choice of places to stay, including an increasing number of luxury lodges where guests can enjoy spa treatments, superb food and generally relax to prepare for the safari adventure that awaits them.
Although single night stays are the norm, it is possible to add some time and visit the Arusha National Park, go canoeing, tour coffee plantations and even play golf on the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. For those who do dwell for more than a night Arusha is a very rewarding area and far more than the “frontier” town that it often seems to be.
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