BEST TIME TO VISIT ARUSHA CITY DURING YOUR NORTHERN TANZANIA TRAVELS
The wet and dry season also affect the number of visitors, as well as the fauna experiences in the nearby wilderness areas. As you plan your Tanzania adventure safari, you should consider the time of year that you want to travel, as this greatly affects your wildlife experiences. Arusha has two wet seasons and two dry seasons.
The long rainy season is from March to May, and most of the annual rainfall occurs in these months. The short rainy season is in November and December. The long dry season is from June through October, and August is typically the driest month of the year. The short, hot, dry season is in January and February with sporadic rains.
Average temperatures are highest in February with high of around 82 F (28 C) and lows of 54 F (12 C), and lowest temperature is in July with highs of 72 F (22 C) and lows of 54 F (12 C). Humidity levels are typically above 60% in Arusha, and the level rises gradually from April through July to nearly 80% humidity. Arusha offers many attractions that are not weather-dependent, such as markets, museums, historical and cultural sites.
If you plan to climb Mount Kilimanjaro or Mount Meru with Uhuru Trails during your stay in Arusha, weather is a factor. The best months to climb Mount Meru are from June to February with pockets of short rains in November and December.
The best climbing seasons for Mount Kilimanjaro are from January to February and June to October. The weather on the mountain is a bit cooler from January to March, and there may be snow. The sky, though, is typically cloudless during this time, so the views are phenomenal, and there are typically fewer climbers. June through October is the peak climbing season due to the summer holidays, so there are more trekkers on the mountain.
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WHERE TO STAY IN ARUSHA
All of the Arusha accommodations are located inside the city, in the farmland suburbs or at the foothills of Mount Meru. We recommend you stay for one or two days to experience the city activities.
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SAFARI & TOUR IN ARUSHA
Whether you want to learn about the earliest signs of mankind, learn about the city's history, visit the park or interact with its people, there are many ways to enjoy your Arusha exploratory tour.
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GUIDE ON ARUSHA
Arusha is one of Tanzania's fastest growing cities. Located halfway between Cape Town and Cairo, Arusha is perfectly sited to give you easy access to most of Tanzania's spectacular wildernesses.
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ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK
Situated in northern Tanzania is the little-known treasure of Arusha National Park that features a variety of ecosystems, such as grasslands, swamps, crater lakes, highland forest and more.
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EAST AFRICA SAFARI BOOKING TRIP IDEA FOR ARUSHA IN NORTHERN TANZANIA
When staying in Arusha, we recommend experiencing some of the surrounding Arusha attractions and cultural activities before your Northern Tanzania safari to Serengeti (wildebeest migration), Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Tarangire. You may hike Mount Meru or Mount Kilimanjaro to experience a full day trek or multiple days climb, or even explore Arusha National Park for an adventurous canoeing experience on Momella Lakes combined with a game drive. End your trip with a Swahili cultural tour and beach holiday in Zanzibar.
You may optionally extend out to offbeat parks in Southern and Western Tanzania such as Nyerere (Selous), Ruaha or Katavi ending with a chimpanzee trekking safari at Gombe or Mahale by the relaxing Lake Tanganyika.
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