Top attractions in Arusha
Your walking tour begins at the Impala hotel in Arusha, where participants meet their English-speaking guide. Start off by boarding a local bus to the nearby village of Tengeru about twenty minutes away, then mingle with the locals as you walk through narrow village roads and watch coffee and other farm crops being planted. For enjoying the local cuisine over lunch, a family home will welcome you. After lunch try your hand at coffee roasting and grinding, then sample a tasty cup. Then return on the bus to Arusha, from where many Tanzania safari tours depart.
Spend a day touring the Amani Children's Home and Village. At Amani, street children live and are taught skills they will need when growing up. Your English-speaking guide greets you at the Impala Hotel, then depart for the village of Moshi to Amani, then continue to the base of Mount Kilimanjaro at the town of Marangu, then visit with the Chagga people in the village of Mshiri, who are master crop-growers and will serve you lunch featuring their local cuisine. Enjoy beautiful waterfall and valley views before returning to Arusha.
The nearby Arusha National Park has Mount Meru on one side, a beautiful area home to acrobatic monkeys and giraffes. Eighty miles west of Arusha is beautiful Lake Manyara National Park.