NNC58 Day 16: Arusha

October 22, 2014
Andrew Walton
Just a happy guy who loves travelling, loves Africa and feels that travelling changes you forever.

Arusha, Tanzania

We leave the lively capital of Kenya today and make our way into Tanzania. After all border formalities we make our way to our camp for the evening. For those who have purchased the optional Serengeti Excursion upgrade package, your local guide will brief you this evening on what to expect for the upcoming days.

For more information on the Optional Serengeti Camping Excursion Upgrade please click here

Enclosed by some of Africa’s most well-known landscapes and National Parks, Arusha is located at the base of Mount Meru – on the eastern edge of the Great Rift Valley’s eastern branch. The city experiences mostly balmy weather due to its location on the hills of Mt Meru. Within close proximity to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Olduvai Gorge, Tarangire National Park and Mount Kilimanjaro, Arusha contains its very own National Park, situated on Mount Meru. The main industry of this area is agriculture. Producers of huge vegetables and flowers send superb produce to Europe. Small-scale farming was negatively impacted by the somewhat recent ‘coffee crisis’ and has therefore transformed into mostly subsistence farming. Arusha has several factories including a brewery, tyre and fibreboard plant as well as a big pharmaceuticals manufacturer.

Accommodation: Camp: Meru Mbega Lodge 
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Nairobi to Arusha ±290 km
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Border Post: Tanzania: Namanga, no telephone number, Open: 24hrs, Kenya: Namanga, Tel: +254 455 32002, Open: 24 hrs

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