Situated near the Kenyan border, the bustling town of Arusha stands in the foothills of Mount Meru at an altitude of about 1,500m. Although the town is not usually a destination in itself, it is the most popular and convenient springboard from which to explore the legendary northern game-viewing circuit.


In Arusha practically everything centers on the safari industry. From 1978 to today, it has risen from ninth largest town to second-largest town, with a population of 270,000. It is likely that the driving force behind Arusha's steady rise is the lure of the tourist dollar.


Apart from shopping for curios, there are not many things in Arusha to occupy a visitors time. That said, only 45 minutes from Arusha town is the most accessible and arguably underrated of northern Tanzania's national parks - Arusha National Park, which is detailed below.




Kilimanjaro Region is one of Tanzania's 31 administrative regions.


The regional capital is the municipality of Moshi. According to the 2012 national census, the region had a population of 1,640,087, which was lower than the pre-census projection of 1,702,207.the region's 1.8 percent average annual population growth rate was the 24th highest in the country. It was also the eighth most densely populated region with 124 people per square kilometer.


The region is home to a portion of Kilimanjaro National Park. The region is bordered to the north and east by Kenya, to the south by the Tanga Region, to the southwest by the Manyara Region, to the west by the Arusha .


Oldoinyo Sambu is located 36 km northwest of Arusha on the highway to Nairobi. The centre of operations is Oldoinyo Sambu Market (also known as Maiko Market).

The programme can include the following :

- short hikes up the hills to view the beautiful Maasai land and to get a glimpse of Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru, Longido and Kitumbeine

- visit to traditional Maasai bomas, markets and watering dams

- visit to a traditional healer and the centre of Maasai women specializing in making ornaments

- horse, camel or donkey rides across Maasai country.




Kibowhy Safaris is made up of local and international professionals who are pioneers of African safaris.


We only utilize specially outfitted  and equipped  4 x 4 safari vehicles for our safaris in Tanzania.


Choose Kibowhy Safaris as we aim to keep your safari the best and memorable by providing the best guide, accommodation and safari vehicle.

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