Arusha is a city in northern Tanzania, the capital of the Arusha Region, with a projected population of 1,288,088.  The city of Arusha is surrounded by some of Africa's most famous landscapes and national parks. Situated below Mount Meru on the eastern edge of the eastern branch of the Great Rift Valley, Arusha has a temperate climate.

The city is close to Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Olduvai Gorge, Tarangire National Park, and Mount Kilimanjaro and The Arusha National Park on Mount Meru. Arusha is a major international diplomatic hub. The city hosts and is regarded as the de facto capital of the East African Community.

The is a multicultural city with a majority Tanzanian population of mixed backgrounds: indigenous Bantu, Arab-Tanzanian and Indian-Tanzanian population, plus small White European and white American minority population. Religions of the Arusha population are Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Hindu.

Arusha City National Park Hotels, Lodges and Tented Camps:

  • Naura spring hotel
  • Impala hotel Arusha
  • Lake Nduluti Serena Arusha
  • The Arusha Hotel
  • Arusha coffee lodge
  • Out post hotel
  • Arumeru river lodge
  • Moivaro coffee lodge