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Arusha is the gateway to adventure for travelers on a Tanzania Safari

Taking an Africa safari is a dream for many international adventurers, as the continent is home to some of the most rare and popular animals on the planet. While seeing a lion stalk the Serengeti may be a big draw, one can't forget all of the stunning scenery they are sure to encounter on their adventure. Whatever your goal during your vacation, the best place to begin your Tanzania safari is the ever-growing town of Arusha.

Located on the eastern edge of the the Great Rift Valley in Northern Tanzania, Arusha is uniquely situated at the center of many of the country's greatest natural attractions. The city operates as a gateway to a national parks and preserves, making it a popular destination for travelers in the area.

Arusha is overlooked by the stoic peak of Mount Meru, and sits a short drive from Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Olduvai Gorge, Tarangire National Park and Mount Kilimanjaro.

This modern metropolis stands in stark contrast to its more preserved surroundings, making it a unique stop on your journey – and guests will relish the chance to rest up before heading out to one of the region's more famous sites.

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