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Things to do in Arusha

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Night Club
“This is the place to be if you want to go out on a Thursday night. Great DJ playing some international music. Also on Tuesdays, they show movies and have discounts on pizzas.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Cinema
“This is a small shopping complex that offers a variety of services : salon, retail stores, assortment of eateries, supermarket, lounge/bar and gym. Ideal for locals, first time travellers to Arusha as well as families. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Arts & Crafts Store
“This is a must visit for those interested buying hand-made local crafts and curios or African wood carving and art at a good price.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“This is a good coffee and food spot just near the clocktower with free wifi and sweet bakery treats.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Great spot for dinner. Popular with the locals and expats alike. Make sure you go with an appetite - big portions!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Enjoy lunch in their peaceful garden! There's also a nice little gift shop if you want to pick up souveniers​.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Amazing Gallery with a private collection of African art, pictures, forniture traditional crafts, paintings, including hyper-realistic paintings from talented local artist.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a good place for a drink and a dance, especially on a Saturday night. Once monthly reggae nights as well. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Very centric, great for a good breakfast or lunch. You have to taste their Masala Tea!! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Aim Mall encompasses everything in one roof, from retail stores for our shopperholics, safe grocery stores to shop at especially for foreigners who are keen on obtaining healthy and nutritious food items as well as a variety of restaurants to eat both local and international. The mall also has lovely bars and a movie theatre that operates on a daily basis. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“Authentic, thoughtfully prepared food there and my favorite place to eat their delicious and diverse food! Relaxing Ambience, Excellent French Desserts and lovely warm staff. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner all wonderfully prepared and diverse menu for International Tastes, pizza and sushi all under one roof :) ~”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The place offers shopping options for cultural artifacts including carvings, necklaces, bracelets, drawings, and many artworks”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“They serve really tasty BBQ chicken and beef in the evening, with salads and naans. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Route
“The Clocktower was supposed to be the former mid-point between Cairo and Capetown”
  • 2 locals recommend
Establishment
“The Serengeti is the place to capture the drama and story of wildlife. With the largest migration in the world, it is an experience unforgettable. Contact us and we can set you on a safari of a life.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Gastropub
“Great spot for dinner. Popular with the locals and expats alike. Make sure you go with an appetite - big portions!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Enjoy lunch in their peaceful garden! There's also a nice little gift shop if you want to pick up souveniers​.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very centric, great for a good breakfast or lunch. You have to taste their Masala Tea!! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a good place for a drink and a dance, especially on a Saturday night. Once monthly reggae nights as well. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“They serve really tasty BBQ chicken and beef in the evening, with salads and naans. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Arusha is known for it's grilled bbq. This is arguably the best spot in town for it!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
  • 2 locals recommend

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