Essence of Arusha City Tour

A simply must do experience while in arusha that involves an insightful experience visit Shanga, an Elewana initiative based at Arusha Coffee Lodge where physically challenged craftspeople create beautiful necklaces from recycled powder glass beads. This is an incredible business venture that retails throughout Tanzania and abroad, and helps so many deaf and disabled people earn a salary who otherwise would have nothing. After an informative tour of the colorful workshop, you can spend the afternoon browsing the city’s Maasai Market and Cultural Heritage Center for traditional handicrafts and getting to know the locals life style.

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3 to 8 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Private transportation
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Snacks
    • Entry/Admission - Cultural Heritage Centre
    • Entry/Admission - Shanga & Shanga Foundation
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Meru Waterfall
    • Entry/Admission - Maasai Market Curios and Crafts
    What's excluded :
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Dinner
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    Stop At: Cultural Heritage Centre, Arusha-Dodoma Road, Arusha Tanzania

    The Tanzanite experience tour also gives you a chance to browse through an impressive collection of masks and sculpted animals at Cultural Heritage Centre, a gallery of sculpture and traditional handicrafts as well as a curio shop. This private establishment run by an England-educated tourism pioneer features a jewelry boutique, restaurant, and a shop selling carvings, gemstones, and books. U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, Norwegian King Harald, and U.S. Secretary of State James Baker have all paid a visit here. Inspect the collection of modern art and traditional crafts from Tanzania's 120-plus tribes, and then browse the gift store for classy souvenirs. It’s here also you will get a chance to explore the fascinating Tanzanite Experience boutique, where you can order for yourself tanzanite bracelets and necklaces that make ideal gifts and souvenirs for your Arusha Experience

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Shanga & Shanga Foundation, Dodoma Road Arusha Coffee Lodge - Elewana, Arusha Tanzania

    The Shanga Foundation, this is a house craft store workshop allowing disable locals to exploit knowledge of the artisans behind the glassware, beads, paintings, and fabrics for sale in the store. In the place you will marvel at beautiful decor like walls of recycled wine bottles that magnified the warm light and make a lovely noise when gently moved. The store also has people making beaded jewelry and cloth from recycled materials. They have stuffed elephants made from reused men’s’ shirts. All this will spoil you buy stuff for your family. It’s here also you will get a chance to explore the fascinating Tanzanite Experience boutique, where you can order for yourself tanzanite bracelets and necklaces that make ideal gifts and souvenirs for your Arusha Experience.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Mount Meru Waterfall, Mount Meru Arusha National Park, Arusha Tanzania

    During this full day excursion, you will also get a chance to explore Bangata Waterfalls which is on the foothill of Mount Meru. You will be lead through a number of small agricultural villages with lush landscapes, where the locals sell a variety of goods such as coffee, maize, bananas and other types of fruits and vegetables. Upon arrival at the waterfall entrance, you will be welcomed with a beautiful landscape filled with avocado plantation and fish ponds, where you’ll get a chance to learn about the cultivation till the time they are ready to be exported. On the way as you descend to the waterfall, you’ll get a chance to feed the fishes on their large fish ponds before reaching the magnificent natural wonder. Enjoy the cool waterfall mist and relax in a beautifully shaded area while taking in the sites. Be sure to bring your camera to take some breathtaking photos!

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Maasai Market Curios and Crafts, Fire Road, Arusha, Tanzania, Arusha Tanzania

    Maasai Market is a sensational sensory experience. Thrust into a slice of whirling Tanzanian life have your wits about you and prepare to barter. A fabulously lively atmosphere offers an abundance of sellers peddling their wares of exotic fruit, coffee, nuts and spices. If you are on the hunt for carefully crafted African art, sculptures and artifacts, head to the Cultural Heritage craft mall for the best pieces in the city.

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Clocktower Roundabout, Arusha, Tanzania
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Travelers can send us their pick up location through the contacts details for easier pick up.Airports
    • Kilimanjaro International Airport, Kilimanjaro Airport Rd, Tanzania
    • Arusha Airport, Arusha, Tanzania
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 2/5/2020 - 10/20/2021
    Monday - Saturday:08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Take Me To Tanzania Adventure & Safaris

Activity ID: V-245494P2

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