Arusha is a city in Northern on Tanzania. It is a capital of Arusha Region with population of 1,288,088 people(2002 sensor).
Arusha is one of Tanzania’s city most attractive towns and was the headquarters of the East African Community in the days when Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda were members of an economic, communications and customs union.
Arusha is surrounded by some of Africa most famous landscapes and National Parks this make this city to become as a pleasant town to walk around and take in the sights, and the market area is particularly lively, but the main concern of most travelers will be arranging a safari and taking off for the national parks as it is close to Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake manyara National Park,Tarangire National Park ,as well as having its own National Park and Meru Mountain.
The town is in two parts, separated by a small valley through which the Naura River runs. The upper part, just off the main Moshi to Namanga road, contains the government buildings, post office, immigration, most of the top-range hotels, safari companies, airline offices, curio and craft shops, and the huge Arusha International Conference Center (AICC). Further down the hill and across the valley are the commercial and industrial areas, the market, small shops, many of the budget hotels and the bus station.