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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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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Clocktower Roundabout, Arusha, Tanzania
    Clocktower Roundabout, Arusha, Tanzania
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    I will be standing next to the clock tower. I usually wear the shirt shown in my profile photo.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Clock Tower Post Office

    Galanos, a wealthy Greek individual who arrived in Tanganyika during the early 1900s, was the architect behind the construction of the clock tower. Situated precisely between Cairo and Cape Town, the Arusha Clock Tower is commonly regarded as the central hub connecting the nations of Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Arusha National Natural History Museum

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

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Arusha Declaration Museum

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

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Central Market

    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.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Maasai Market Curios and Crafts

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

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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3.94
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4.1
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4.13
Quality
3.94
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Andrea 07 Jun 2024
Vienna

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Hans is a nice and friendly guy. Unfortunately his english and knowledge about places/history is very limited. Even if you ask questions, he doesn't really talk much Don't expect a tour where you learn much. Expect a tour where you'll be expected to spend a lot of money. Hans will bring you to places, where his friends will be waiting to sell you stuff. I sometimes felt very uncomfortable and would not recommend the tour. Walking around by oneself is more entertaining.
Melania 26 May 2024
Frankfurt

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Travelled alone - May 2024
I had a lovely tour with Hans around Arusha. The market was fun! We got luck with the weather too :)
Sandrine 23 May 2024
Montaigu-de-Quercy

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Hans is a great guide and a very kind and interesting person. We spent 3 very pleasant hours in Arusha!
Jessica 21 Apr 2024
Portland

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
The guide for this tour, Hans, was excellent - incredibly professional, friendly and respectful. We both enjoyed the tour! Make sure to wear sunscreen and good walking shoes.
Christopher 14 Apr 2024
Ann Arbor

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Hans was great--he was informative, funny, insightful, and a real delight -- strong recommendation at five stars
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
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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