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What to do in Arusha —
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12 things to do in Arusha

#1Visit Datooga tribe in ArushaVisit Datooga tribeoddviser

More than 80 000 people of Datooga tribe inhabit North Tanzania. Their main settlements are placed at Lake Eyasi.

TZS 90000Lake Eyasi
#2See Maasai tribe dancing in ArushaSee Maasai tribe dancingAnna Tet

Maasai men makes young warriors at the age of 15 jump to check if they are strong enough to defend the tribe.

#3Conquer Kilimanjaro in ArushaConquer KilimanjaroFelicity

Kilimanjaro is the highest alone standing mount in the world. Climbing the mount takes from 3 to 7 days.

TZS 4500000Kilimanjaro National Park
#4See the Great African Migration in ArushaSee the Great African Migrationoddviser

Millions of wildebeests and zebras move through Ngorongoro crater during rain season.

TZS 135000Ngorongoro conservation area
#5Spot the Big five game in ArushaSpot the Big five gameAnna Tet

Elephant, rhino, cape buffalo, lion and leopard are main trophy of African hunting safari.

TZS 225000Serengeti national park
#6Hear volcano's roar in ArushaHear volcano's roaroddviser

While Ol Doinyo Lengai erupting, the earth is trembling in Tanzania and Kenya. At all other times you need to reach the crater's top to hear the lava boiling.

Ol Doinyo Lengai
#7Take a hot-air balloon ride over savannah in ArushaTake a hot-air balloon ride over savannahAnna Tet

Hot-air balloon fly over savannah at a height of 10-12 meters.

TZS 1000000Serengeti national park
#8See millions of flamingos in ArushaSee millions of flamingosoddviser

Every summer millions of lesser flamingos nestle on the bank of lake Natron.

FREELake Natron
#9See a sausage tree in ArushaSee a sausage treeoddviser

Kigelia tree fruits resemble sausages and are used in medicine (consuming fresh is poisonous!). They grow all around tropical Africa.

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#10See blue-balled monkeys in ArushaSee blue-balled monkeysoddviser

Come to the Serengeti national park from December to April - after a rainy season here you'll see hundreds of animals among which monkeys with blue scrotum.

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#11Buy tanzanites in ArushaBuy tanzanitesoddviser

Tanzanites are blue semiprecious stones that are extracted only in Arusha. It is better to buy them in jewelry stores with certificates.

#12See gigantic baobabs in ArushaSee gigantic baobabsoddviser

Baobabs grow up to 8 meters in diameter and 25 meters in height and can accumulate 100 tonnes of water in trunks. You can see them in Tarangire National Park. Entrance fee - $45.

TZS 98000Tarangire National Park
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