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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Volcano
“One of the biggest and the most wonderful place to visit while you are in the region. It's fun and has many attractions! ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Park
“1.Game drives and bird watching 2.Visit Masai manyatta and enjoy traditional dance. 3.wake up early morning and watch my Kilimanjaro very clearly. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Park
“Great place to see Giraffes up close in person. There are some lovely places to see Zebras and other animals too, and a beautiful lake to end your trip”
  • 9 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Behold the worlds tallest free standing mountain,Africa's tallest and home to the big 5. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Park
“Traveling to Serengeti national park for wildlife adventure will get you an astonishing moment, withe endless plain, the home of big five animals- nature always never get out of stlye”
  • 5 locals recommend
Night Club
“This is the place to be if you want to go out on a Thursday night. Great DJ playing some international music. Also on Tuesdays, they show movies and have discounts on pizzas.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Many different routes from the popular Coca Cola Marangu Gate start $1200.- per person, the Whiskey routes of Machame, Rongai, Umbwe routes costing $1500.- per person. Contact us for more info. Thanks”
  • 1 local recommends
Movie Theater
“This is a small shopping complex that offers a variety of services : salon, retail stores, assortment of eateries, supermarket, lounge/bar and gym. Ideal for locals, first time travellers to Arusha as well as families. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Arts & Crafts Store
“Looking for a place to obtain locally made souvenirs that are also reasonably priced? Look no further this might just be the place for you. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cafe
“Africafe truely has the best burger in town. The food is always awesome & the service fast & friendly.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Great spot for dinner. Popular with the locals and expats alike. Make sure you go with an appetite - big portions!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Enjoy lunch in their peaceful garden! There's also a nice little gift shop if you want to pick up souveniers​.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
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“For serving some of the best locally grown and roasted on site coffee in the region”
  • 5 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Second highest Mountain in Tanzania after Mount Kilimanjaro. its in the arusha National park. Day trips and Summit hikes can be arranged.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Amazing Gallery with a private collection of African art, pictures, forniture traditional crafts, paintings, including hyper-realistic paintings from talented local artist.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Tarangire is another park known for its tree climbing lions. It is also famous for its African rock pythons, which are known for climbing trees and very big herds of buffalo, as well as large herds of elephants. The river and its surrounding watering holes also attract numerous species of birds to the area.”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Gastropub
“Great spot for dinner. Popular with the locals and expats alike. Make sure you go with an appetite - big portions!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Enjoy lunch in their peaceful garden! There's also a nice little gift shop if you want to pick up souveniers​.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very centric, great for a good breakfast or lunch. You have to taste their Masala Tea!! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a good place for a drink and a dance, especially on a Saturday night. Once monthly reggae nights as well. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“This is a place where young people often meet on fridays. You get to know others and can have a lot of fun whilce listening Music, have a drink and sing caraoke”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Otherwise known as 'Chicken on the Bonnet', delicious and eaten street cafe style, a memorable experience. Served to locals after prayers at the mosque, soft beverages only.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the best restaurants in town. Make sure you try the sweet and spicy chicken lollipops!”
  • 2 locals recommend

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