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Situated at the base of Mount Meru, Arusha is the major hub and gateway to many of Africa's most famous parks, including the Serengeti National Park, the Great Rift Valley, Ngorongoro Crater, Mount Kilimanjaro, Tarangire and more.
Arusha is served by a small international airport.
Travel Tips from people who've been to Arusha
Never, ever walk alone during the night in Arusha and its surroundings. It is not sae, not even for a few meters. Get a cab (deal the price before). Stories of rapes, attacks, robberies, carjacks, murders and others are not uncommon, so don't ever walk at night (sun sets at about 7 pm by the way).
Arusha is not a good place to go without a car and a guide driving it, really dangerous, people there aren't nice and you might get robbed if you don't pay attention!
Stay at L'Oasis Lodge. Management and staff are fantastic. It's like a home away from home.
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