Arusha has a number of museums and galleries that chronicle the history of the town and its people and showcase its art. Many of these incorporate fabulous places to buy things to take home to remind you of your safari experience. Put your haggling pants on for these markets, they’re an absolute necessity. Haggling is expected and if you don’t bargain with traders you’ll be paying inflated prices, so don’t be shy! You can buy from car parts to fresh fruit to beautiful Maasai beadwork and carvings to fabulous
Out on the Dodoma Road lies this fantastic
The business grew exponentially and now provides employment to many disabled people. Making environmentally-friendly products – beadwork, clothes, glasswork
Its ethos: "Kindness is a language blind people can see and deaf people can hear."
The original fort, built by the Germans in the early 1900's, now houses the Natural History Museum. Learn about the colonial history of Arusha and marvel at the huge collection of stuffed animals.
Read up on the archeological history of the area and see beautiful pictures of the diverse array of fauna and flora, before enjoying a cup of tea in the cafe.
Wander around the grounds
Don't miss out on the Makonde Museum - a showcase of their masterful carved masks.