Activities Around Arusha

There are many Tourist attractions in Arusha considering that it is one of the largest cities in Tanzania with a population of over 400,000 people, Arusha is one of the largest cities in Tanzania. It is the capital of the wider Arusha region and is strategically located in the northern part of the country – an area with some of East Africa’s best national parks. The city receives enough rainfall and remains green throughout the year because of its location at the foot of Mount Meru. No wonder it is known as the green city of Tanzania. Arusha is a multicultural city with a population of mixed backgrounds. There are indigenous tribes of the area, Tanzanians of mixed heritage (Arab, Swahili and Indian heritage) and a strong white community. The city is relatively small and residents lead a more laid back kind of life. The city has a strong diplomatic community and legacy of having had UN and African Union offices. Christianity, Islam and Hinduism are the main religious denominations.

Arusha is also known as the safari capital of Tanzania because it is the connecting point to those interested in visiting Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru, the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro crater, Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Park. Arusha is also very close to the Masai Mara Game reserve in Kenya Although the city itself is often overlooked by international tourists on their way for safaris in the nearby national parks, Arusha city is an attraction in its own right with countless things to do. If you happen to be in town before or after your safari, do not remain in your hotel room.

Attraction Around
  • Bird Watching
    It is one of our guests’ favorite activities during their stay at Forest Hill Hotel; taking a walk through the surroundings, looking for dozens of native bird species within the area allowing them to fully experience the world around us.
  • Nature Walk
    One of the many advantages Forest Hill Hotel enjoys being located out of the city is being able to run a walking safari directly from the hotel. All you need is a good walking pair of shoes, hat to shade you from the sun, camera and a sense of adventure.
  • Hill Climbing
    Our guided walks up Ngorbob hills offer you a refreshingly alternative panorama view of the Arusha Kisongo area and its environs. The hike also comes as a gentle exercise and a fascinating insight into the world of trees, birds, insects and flowers.
  • Coffee Tour
    A visit to one of the oldest coffee plantations in Tanzania, including its natural forests and coffee processing facilities. An in depth and interactive guided tour through the Coffee Estate to discover the coffee lifecycle from plantation to cup.
  • Maasai Market
    The Maasai Market is a modern display of traditional people’s culture. Touring around this colourful market with more than 100 stalls selling all sorts of local arts and crafts from paintings to jewelry, wood carvings and clothes. Hard bargaining is required but it’s worth persisting, as the market has the widest selection in central Arusha.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Prepare to be dazzled by the iconic building of the art gallery that represents the objects central to the African culture, “the drum, the spear and the shield”. This unique cultural centre showcases over 20 stores that feature the best of what Africa has to offer, in term of its extensive history, long standing traditions and rich culture.
  • Meserani Snake Park
    If you’re fascinated by snakes and reptiles, this tour is just right for you. Meserani Snake Park is home to a variety of snakes common in Eastern and Southern Africa. Take a guided tour and learn about some of Africa’s less notorious but most efficient predators. Capture your special moment and hold a real live snake! The park also provides various activities onsite apart from The Zoo, there is The Maasai Cultural Museum, Maasai Crafts Market and Camel Riding.
  • Serval Wildlife Sanctuary
    This is a luxury ecotourism lodge and wildlife haven to a wide range of creatures including the Majestic African Lions, Calm Colobus Monkeys, Graceful Masai Giraffes, Nocturnal Bat-Eared Foxes, Exquisite Elands, Oafish Ostriches and Mischievous Blue and Velvet Monkeys, allowing for extraordinary up-close encounters with these free roaming wild animals.
  • Horseback Riding
    Enjoy Tanzania’s wilderness from the back of a horse. This is an unforgettable privately guided horseback ride in the best evergreen trails of Mt. Meru slopes. The tour is led by experienced guides therefore whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced rider, there is an opportunity and experience for everyone.