ARUSHA REGION EVERYTHING ABOUT THE CITY
The “Arusha” region is named after the Arusha People, a Bantu ethnic group that originally migrated from Arusha Chini in Kilimanjaro region around 400 years ago.
Arusha Region (Mkoa wa Arusha in Swahili) is one of Tanzania’s 31 administrative regions and is located in the north of the country.
The region’s capital and largest city is the city of Arusha. The region is bordered by Kajiado County and Narok County in Kenya to the north, the Kilimanjaro Region to the east, the Manyara and Singida regions to the south, and the Mara and Simiyu regions to the west.
Arusha region is home to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The region is comparable in size to the combined land and water areas of the state of Maryland in the United States.
Arusha Region is a tourist destination in Africa and is the hub of the northern Tanzania safari circuit.
The national parks and nature reserves in this region include Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Arusha National Park, the Loliondo Game Controlled Area, and part of Lake Manyara National Park.
Remains of 600-year-old stone structures are found at Engaruka, just off the dirt road between Mto wa Mbu and Lake Natron. With a HDI of 0.721, Arusha is one among the most developed regions of Tanzania
Arusha City view
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The Great Rift Valley runs through the middle of the region north-to-south. Oldonyo Lengai (Mountain of God in the Maasai language) is an active volcano to the north of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Altitudes throughout the region vary widely, but much of it ranges from 900 to 1,600 metres (3,000 to 5,200 ft) in elevation.
Mount Meru, the second highest mountain in Tanzania after Mount Kilimanjaro, peaks at 4,655 metres (15,272 ft). Arusha Region has the highest number of craters and extinct volcanoes in Tanzania.
Other prominent peaks and mountains include the Monduli Mountains, Mount Loolmalasin, Mount Lolkisale, Mount Longido, Gelai Volcano, and the Olduvai Gorge.
Arusha region is home to a number of lakes, the largest lake in the region being Lake Eyasi.
Other prominent lakes in the region are Lake Duluti, Momela Lakes, Lake Manyara, Lake Masek, Lake Empakaai, Lake Magadi, Lake Ndutu and Lake Natron. Most of the lakes in the region are alkaline in nature.
Arusha Region is divided into one city and six districts, each administered by a council
National parks, national monuments, and other sites
Western Arusha Region, Tanzania.. Giraffes Arusha National Park, Arusha Region, Tanzania. Colobus guereza Mantelaffen at Arusha National Park, Arusha Region.
- Arusha Declaration Monument
- Arusha National Park
- Empakaai Crater
- Great Rift Valley
- Lake Manyara National Park (part)
- Mount Longido Forest Reserve
- Mount Meru Forest Reserve
- Ngorongoro Conservation Area
- Ngurdoto Crater
- Oldonyo Lengai
- Olduvai Gorge
- Uhuru Monument
According to the 2012 national census, the Arusha Region had a population of 1,694,310.
The region is inhabited by various ethnolinguistic groups and communities. Among these are the Iraqw, Arusha, Maasai, Wameru, Sonjo, Chagga, Pare, and Nguu.
Culture and cuisine
Nyama Choma, the northern Tanzanian barbecue, is a popular dish among some communities in the Arusha Region, particularly the Maasai.
Nyama Choma is properly served with a side of french fries, Pili Pili sauce and a cold local beer or soda.