24 Hours in Arusha—Arusha Museum, Cultural Heritage, Maasai Market, Shanga
What to Do in Arusha For a Day
Arusha is safari capital in Tanzania and starting point for Northern circuit safaris. Perhaps you are finished with safari tour and you are left with additional day, otherwise you probably wouldn’t be in Arusha. Here are some ideas how to spend a busy 24 hours in Arusha.
•Go for Some Shopping in Arusha Shop on Central Arusha Market –It is best to just loose yourself between hustle and bustle.
••The Arusha Cultural Heritage Centre is located in Arusha, Tanzania. It is a place where the past and present of the Tanzania's 120-plus tribes can be viewed in a single compound. The centre boasts of various carvings, gemstones, artifacts, clothing and books.
••The Arusha declaration museum is a site that showcases the history of Tanzania while under the socialism and self reliance policy as well as the years leadi.
••Shanga Gift & Workshop
Glassblowing is one craft taught at Shanga and the results are impressive. Shanga is true to the sign at the entrance.Itinerary
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Cultural Heritage Centre, Arusha-Dodoma Road, Arusha Tanzania
Cultural Heritage is a unique cultural centre on the outskirts of Arusha. We have curio shops, a jewellery boutique, a tanzanite and precious stone counter, a restaurant, bargain centre and outstanding commercial art gallery. We have a vast array of ornaments, jewellery, antiques and local crafts to cater for any budget. High quality clothing, textiles, accessories, books and spices can also be found onsite at Oneway and the Spice Centre.
Our exquisite collection of precious and semi-precious stones – including rubies, emeralds, tsavorite, diamonds, sapphires and opals - is unrivalled across the continent. Of these our most highly treasured is tanzanite - a rare blue/violet stone found only in Tanzania, for which we have an international reputation. Purchase loose stones, select from our ranges of hand made jewellery or work with our jewellers and designers to create your own unique piece.
The only collection of its kind in the world, ranging from African antiques to contemporary painting and sculpture you will be dazzled by our assembly of art and artefacts. Find some of our collections in the central store or come and experience the Gallery; a breath taking feat of engineering and artful display that will leave you awe-struck. Expert assistants are on hand to help you purchase art by emerging African artists or fascinating antiques form across the continent.
Our Restaurant has been catering for Arusha’s finest for 13 years and we prepare all of our food fresh to serve. Buffet or a la carte, with our selection of mouth-watering world foods - salads, homemade curries, traditional African dishes, french fries and humus, who would go anywhere else-
Duration: 3 hoursStop At:
Shanga & Shanga Foundation, Dodoma Road Arusha Coffee Lodge - Elewana, Arusha Tanzania
Shanga is a successful social enterprise which employs people with disabilities to create unique, high-quality, handmade jewelry, glassware and home wares incorporating recycled materials. These products are sold in Tanzania and all over the world, with profits being reinvested back into developing opportunities to employ more people with disabilities.. Visiting the work place and observing the handcrafts being made
Workshop for glass-blowing, weaving, sewing, Tinga Tinga painting, bead-making and metal work, with a shop showcasing all Shanga’s handmade products.
Duration: 3 hoursStop At:
Maasai Market Curios and Crafts, Fire Road, Arusha, Tanzania, Arusha Tanzania
The market has so much stalls as you can see as you enter. Each stall appears to have the same products, others have some other stuff. In my experience, all of the vendors were respectful as they await for you to enter their stall. They would say "mzungu", I waited for you" and "please you can touch, touching is free". You can looking around and you'll see many nice things to take home. It can be a bit overwhelming because there are so much stuff to see. Vendors would hand you a medium size basket indicating that you may put the stuff you want in the basket as you continue to look around in their store. They are also polite and would thank you even if you didn't purchase anything from their store. You will successful to buy the stuff you want for ur family and friends.
Duration: 2 hoursStop At:
Arusha, Old Moshi Rd, Tanzania
Arusha National Natural History & Cultural Museum
This museum inside the old German boma (fortified compound), completed in 1900, has three parts. The best is the wing dedicated to human evolution, since much of what we know about the topic came from fossils unearthed in Tanzania. There are also displays on insects, the history of Arusha during the German colonial era, and wildlife photos and mounts.
Duration: 2 hours
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"Health and safety protocols have been reviewed in all destinations, and increased hygiene policies are being implemented locally in accordance with new national regulations and recommendations from the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Safe Travel Protocols for tour operators as Kim Tours"
Duration: 10 Hours
Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup from your hotel or area around to Arusha City.
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.