- Oct, 08/2019
- By: Fahad
Arusha region is one among the 31 regions of Tanzania, and is second in wealth in the country. It is bordering with Kilimanjaro , Manyara , Shinyanga,Singida and Mara regions, and bordering with Kenya on the northeast. The region has the following districts, Monduli , Longido , Meru , Arusha Rural , Arusha , Ngorongoro and Karatu. Arusha city is a regional and district headquarters, as well as the East African Community headquarters. It is Located below Mount Meru on the eastern edge of the eastern branch of the Valley, and It is the starting point of many a memorable safari.
Arusha Region is the main tourist destination in Tanzania Mainland and Tourism is a major part of its economy, it is close to the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Manyara National Park, Olduvai Gorge, Tarangire National Park, Mount Kilimanjaro, and Arusha National Park on Mount Meru.
Arusha’s population comprises of different nationalities. It is a multicultural city with a majority Tanzanian population of mixed backgrounds: indigenous African, Arab-Tanzanian and Indian-Tanzanian population, plus a small European and an American minority population. It’s also a melting pot of Iraqw, Hadzabe, Maasai, Swahili and dozens of other indigenous and ethnic cultures. Religions of the Arusha people include Christianity, Islam, Sikhism and Hinduism.
The city hosts the National Natural History Museum, which used to be a fort that was built by the Germans during the early 1900’s, it contains three exhibits on early man, plants and animals of the region, and the history of the city, A small museum adjacent to the Uhuru monument displays information about the proceedings of the Arusha Declaration in 1967, Masai Market which is the local handicrafts and curios market, and the Cultural Heritage Center which has a large handicrafts store, Tanzanite, and art gallery.
Arusha is also known for the following:
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