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Arusha is a city in Tanzania, situated near the base of Mount Meru, Africa's fourth-highest peak. This location makes Arusha a popular starting point for treks on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain. Besides its proximity to these mountains, Arusha offers a few attractions itself. The city has a National Natural History Museum where you can learn about Tanzania's wildlife and environment. Arusha is also close to Arusha National Park, where visitors can go on game drives to see giraffes, zebras, and other savanna animals. Arusha is a good choice for travellers interested in mountaineering, wildlife safaris or wanting a base to explore the surrounding area.

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Airports near Arusha

Planning a trip to Arusha? Enjoy flexibility with our selection of 4 airports, which offer different routes and options when travelling to Arusha.

Kilimanjaro International Airport

Located approximately 46 kilometres (29 miles) east of Arusha, Kilimanjaro International Airport is the closest international airport to the city. It serves as a major gateway for tourists visiting the nearby Mount Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti National Park.


Julius Nyerere International Airport

Situated in Dar es Salaam, about 450 kilometres (280 miles) southeast of Arusha, Julius Nyerere International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in Tanzania. While it is not as close as Kilimanjaro International Airport, it offers a wider range of international flight options and connections.


Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Located in Nairobi, Kenya, approximately 280 kilometres (174 miles) northeast of Arusha, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is another option for travellers. Although it requires crossing the border, it is a major hub in East Africa and offers numerous international flights.


Zanzibar International Airport

Situated on the island of Zanzibar, about 300 kilometres (186 miles) east of Arusha, Zanzibar International Airport is a regional airport that serves as a popular entry point for tourists visiting the Zanzibar Archipelago. Travellers can reach Arusha from Zanzibar by taking a connecting flight or a combination of ferry and road transport.

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Things to do in Arusha

With a wealth of sights to see in Arusha, here are our top 3:

Mount Kilimanjaro

Experience the thrill of climbing Africa's highest peak, a breathtaking natural wonder that attracts adventurers from around the world.

Arusha National Park

Discover the diverse wildlife in this stunning park, home to giraffes, zebras, flamingos, and more.

Cultural Heritage Centre

Immerse yourself in Tanzanian culture at this vibrant centre, showcasing local art, crafts, and traditions.

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