PLACES TO VISIT: Full day with Lunch included
The snake park is located 25km west of Arusha on the route to the Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater.
The snake park provides various activities, take a guided tour and learn about some of the most dangerous snakes in the world, from the Black and Green Mamba, Egyptian Cobra, Puff Adders and many more. Capture your special moment and hold a real live snake. Check out the 3m plus crocodiles at feeding time and touch a baby crocodile.
CULTURAL HERITAGE & LOCAL GALLERY
Cultural Heritage is a unique cultural centre on the outskirts of Arusha. We have curio shops, a jewellery boutique, a tanzanite and precious stone counter, a restaurant, bargain centre and outstanding commercial art gallery. We have a vast array of ornaments, jewellery, antiques and local crafts to cater for any budget. High quality clothing, textiles, accessories, books and spices can also be found onsite at Oneway and the Spice Centre.
Our exquisite collection of precious and semi-precious stones – including rubies, emeralds, tsavorite, diamonds, sapphires and opals – is unrivalled across the continent. Of these our most highly treasured is tanzanite – a rare blue/violet stone found only in Tanzania, for which we have an international reputation. Purchase loose stones, select from our ranges of hand made jewellery or work with our jewellers and designers to create your own unique piece.
LUNCH STOP – Our Restaurant has been catering for Arusha’s finest for 13 years and we prepare all of our food fresh to serve. Buffet or a la carte, with our selection of mouth-watering world foods – salads, homemade curries, traditional African dishes, french fries and humus, who would go anywhere else?
The Maasai Market is a large warehouse with many stalls and eager vendors. For new tourists, it can be a bit overwhelming with a little aggressive vendors but the vendors are motivated to sell and negotiate. It is worth visiting.
The Clock Tower has a historic colonial significance. The tower was built by a Greek named Galanos and marked the site of the first German headquarters in Tanganyika in the late the late 1800s. Currently, the Arusha Clock Tower marks the exact midpoint between Cairo and Cape Town, as well as the center of Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania making a point of interest during your visit to Arusha.
ARUSHA CENTRAL MARKET
The central market is an under roof market in the west of Arusha and its where the locals go to shop. There are arias for fish and meat, others for fruits etc. The “alleyways” are narrow and the stalls close to one another. Keep your valuables tight and walk in and just absorb. Since this is a place for locals they will look at you but it’s not an aggressive atmosphere. It’s a sensory overload of colors, sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and things to touch. It is a bit overwhelming but a fabulous introduction to the people and culture of the city.