Northern Circuit Cities

Arusha Town

With a population of more than 500,000 people, Arusha is Tanzania’s fourth largest city. Lying in the shadow of Mount Meru, Tanzania’s second highest mountain, Arusha is situated at an elevation 1,400 meters and has a pleasant year-round climate.

Arusha is known as Tanzania’s safari capital and much of the life in the city revolves around tourism. There are excellent souvenir shops while many upscale restaurants and hotels have opened in the last few years. During a walk through Arusha, expect to meet vendors selling anything from art, safaris and last week’s newspaper. Arusha is home to the United Nations Rwandan War Crimes Tribunal and other economic activities in the area include agriculture and mining.

Moshi Town

With a population of more than 268,000 people, Moshi is small municipal located at the base of mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain in the world and first highest peak in Africa.

Just like Arusha, Moshi is also known for its stunning view of Mt Kilimanjaro and much of the life in the town revolves around tourism.

There are excellent souvenir shops while many upscale restaurants and hotels have opened in the last few years. During a walk through Moshi town, expect to meet vendors selling anything from art, safaris and last week’s newspaper.