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Arusha Guided City Tour

Immerse yourself in the multiculturalism of Arusha on this guided tour. Discover the Tanzanian city's most important monuments from the Maasai market to the Clock Tower.

Arusha Guided City Tour

On the day of your guided tour, meet your guide at 8 am next to the Clock Tower, one of Arusha's most recognisable landmarks aside from the spectacular Mount Meru that overlooks the city. We'll spend the day exploring the Tanzanian city both on foot and by public transport, immersing us in the lively feel of daily life alongside the locals.

Our introduction to Arusha will begin talking about German colonisation of the region as we pass the colonial fortress known as the Boma, these days home to the Natural History Museum. We'll continue onwards to talk about the history and origins of tanzanite, the stunning and rare gemstone for which Tanzania was named.

As we learn all about the city's history, we'll delve into the local market, where you'll have the opportunity to admire the numerous examples of Tanzanian handicrafts and cuisine.

Next, we'll take a mode of public transport popularly known as kifodi to reach the outskirts of the city centre: the ideal way to discover the delights of the best food stalls in the area! After treating yourself to local specialities, we'll head back into the centre of Arusha again to visit another market, where you'll find it hard not to leave without lots of beautiful souvenirs!

After seeing the most important places of interest in Arusha, we'll make a stop at a local cafe where you'll have the opportunity to buy something to eat or drink and ask any more questions you may have about Tanzania's history and culture. The tour will come to an end at 2 pm in Arusha city centre.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

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Price

Adults Children between 6 and 11 years old Children under 6 years old
English guided tour
US$ 67
US$ 50
Free

English guided tour

  • Adults

    US$ 67
  • Children between 6 and 11 years old

    US$ 50
  • Children under 6 years old

    Free

More Information

Duration

6 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

Included

English speaking guide.

Bottle of water.

Not included

Transport by public bus (10,000 TZS total, approximately 4.50 USD).

Food and drink.

When to book?

Bookings are permitted up until 48 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability.

Digital voucher

Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.

Accessibility

No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

Pet-friendly?

No.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

    Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 67
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 5 days before

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 5 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Arusha Clock Tower.