Kilimanjaro is one of the 30 regions of Tanzania. The capital of the region is Moshi. The Kilimanjaro Region is home to Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. 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, and to the west by the Arusha Region. According to the 2002 Tanzania National Census, the population of the Kilimanjaro Region was 1,381,149.
Kilimanjaro Region is located 200 miles south of the equator and the region is a home to the Kilimanjaro and Mkomazi National Parks. Kilimanjaro national park covers the whole of Mount Kilimanjaro above the tree line and six forest corridors stretching down through the forest belt and it takes only one hour drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport.
Arusha is a city in northern Tanzania, the capital of the Arusha Region, with a projected population of 1,288,088, including 516,000 for the Arusha District. The city of Arusha is surrounded by some of Africa's most famous landscapes and national parks. Situated below Mount Meru on the eastern edge of the eastern branch of the Great Rift Valley, Arusha has a temperate climate. The city is close to Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Olduvai Gorge, Tarangire National Park, Mount Kilimanjaro and The Arusha National Park on Mount Meru terrains.
Arusha is a major international diplomatic hub. The city hosts and is regarded as the de facto capital of the East African Community. Since 1994, the city has also hosted the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Tourism sector is a major contributor to the economy of the city of Arusha, being the second largest contributor of income in Tanzania. The town of Arusha, Tanzania is the country’s safari capital located in the north of the country since he City is within the close proximity with three among the seven Natural wonders of Africa which are The Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) as well as Mt Kilimanjaro - Africa’s highest mountain.
Arusha is slightly a cosmopolitan city with a majority Tanzanian population of mixed backgrounds, large Arab-Tanzanian and Indian-Tanzanian population, and small White European and white American minority population. Religions and denominations of the Arusha’s population are Catholic, Anglican, Jewish, Muslim, and Hindu.
GETTING TO ARUSHA
As a premier tourism and event destination, national and international access to Arusha City is easy . Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) is situated from only 45 minutes drive to Arusha City. We have Local and International flights almost every day which include, Precision air, Fasjet, Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, KLM, Air France, Rwandair, Qatar airways, Condor as well as Turkish airline.
WHAT TO DO IN ARUSHA.
Attending conferences, Game drives, forest walks, mountain biking, canoeing, numerous picnic sites; three or four-day Mount Meru climb – good acclimatization for Mt. Kilimanjaro. The lakes, forest and Ngorongoro Crater can all be visited in the course of a half-day outing at the beginning or end of your holiday. Other activities include Cultural tourism & visiting of different places like Museums, Maasai Markets, Cultural Heritage and Local markets.