Discover Central Arusha on a half day free walking tour

Duration: 3h
Languages: English
Guru: Hans
Registered on April 21, 2023

Hey! My name is Hans. I'm a legal advocate working in Arusha that loves to meet new visitors and take them for tours of my city. I studied law in Dar es Salaam and was born in Morogoro region. Welcome!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Karibu! Welcome to my free walking tour of central Arusha.
Arusha is a very walkable city and pretty calm by Tanzanian standards, making it a great place to tour on foot.

This walking tour should take around 3-4 hours, depending on the pace of our walking. We will cover about 3 kilometers of distance, so comfortable shoes are recommended.

Meeting Point: Clock Tower:

  • 1: National Natural History Museum* (5-minute walk)

Discover Tanzania's geology, flora, and fauna, including its world-famous wildlife.

  • 2: Arusha Declaration Museum and Uhuru Monument* (10-15 minute walk)

Learn about Julius Nyerere and his importance in Tanzania's history, as well as the significance of the Uhuru Monument.

  • 3: Arusha Central Market (5-10 minute walk)

Shop for fresh produce, spices, and other local goods. I grew up on my parent's farm, so I can teach you a bit about agriculture in Tanzania and what we grow locally.

  • 4: Maasai Market (15-minute walk)

View local crafts and meet the local vendors. I will show you how to negotiate in Swahili!

After, I can help you catch a taxi to your hotel. Or, if you wish I would be happy to take extend the tour and take you to one of the following destinations:

  • Materuni Waterfall and Coffee Plantation
  • Maji Moto Chemka Hot Springs
  • Meserani Snake Park
  • Maasai Community and Primary School
  • Meserani Cattle Market (held once a week)

I would love to be your guide around Arusha!

* These destinations are optional and have a nominal entry fee. This fee can vary but is approximately $6 usd per adult.

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  • Meeting point:
    Clocktower Roundabout, Arusha, Tanzania
    Clocktower Roundabout, Arusha, Tanzania
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    I will be standing next to the clock tower holding up a stick with colourful cloth tied to it

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Jose 09 Aug 2023

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Travelled alone - Aug 2023
I had an amazing time on the walking tour in Arusha with Hans. He was super helpful and friendly throughout the journey, making it a really fun experience. One cool thing was when we went to the Masai market. Hans knew a lot about the traditional art there, and he helped me buy a really beautiful piece. He made it easy to talk to the local artists and understand the art's meaning. Hans was also great at the Central Market. He knew all about the different fruits they had there, and he knew the people who sold them. With his help, I got to try some unique fruits and learn about their importance in the area. Hans made shopping for fruit feel like an adventure and learning experience at the same time. Thank you!
Alex 26 Jul 2023

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Travelled alone - Jul 2023
Hans was a nice guy. He took me to the local market, where I probably wouldn't have gone alone. However, he should have prepared the tour more and informed me about the entry fees in advance.
Sophie 14 Jul 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2023
Hans wirkte prinzipiell sehr bemüht (auch in der Vorbereitung) und zeigte Flexibilität im Timing. Auch unser Gepäck konnten wir unterstellen. Die Durchführung war dann leider aber nicht ganz optimal. Es wäre hilfreich, wenn Hans für Erklärungen stehen bleibt und zur Gruppe gedreht ist. Bei dem vorherrschenden Verkehr hört man sonst kaum etwas. Fein wäre es auch, wenn die Route so gewählt werden würde, dass eine nette Runde entsteht und man nicht immer die gleichen Wege hin und retour geht. Es würde sich empfehlen, die Bedürfnisse der Gruppe vorab zu erfragen und die Tour dann entsprechend anzupassen. Zum Beispiel zu erheben ob der Besuch des Masai Marktes bzw Museumsbesuche erwünscht sind. Auch die Gehgeschwindigkeit sollte der Gruppe angepasst werden.
Anabella 14 Jun 2023

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Travelled in family - Jun 2023
Hans es muy amable , nos llevo por todos lados y nos recomendó muchos lugares !!! Es una persona genial !!!
Tina 01 May 2023

I've know Hans for a few years and was excited to hear he was starting to give walking tours. He has always been my go to person for suggestions of things to see and do in Arusha. I went with him on his route with a few other visitors last week and has a great time.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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