Best Free Things to Do in Arusha

THE 10 BEST Free Things to Do in Arusha

Best Free Things to Do in Arusha

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  • Chris M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Shopping for Tanzanite in Elitruda
    Wide Range . Make sure you take your passport with you . Staff were very helpful and friendly. Especially with the paperwork for duty free .
    Written June 21, 2024
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  • FashionSpeedTravel
    Oakland, CA182 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jane Goodall has had multiple speaking engagements here- that’s an endorsement all its own.

    For shoppers seeking a curated experience of the best in African artifacts, fine arts, a restaurant, entertainment, and (key for many visitors) gemstones, specifically Tanzanite, this place has it all. While there is a great selection of tanzanite jewelry, the center offers amazing value in high quality loose gemstones of any size. One can customize any setting for their gem and pick up the finished jewelry in a week.
    Written June 21, 2024
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  • Brian Stephen
    Arusha, Tanzania7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An all combined necessity for travel, entertainment, social events, food & bevarages and Shopping. There different restruants like pizza Spanish, cafés, salsa, mini bar. Also Clothing's and electrical supplies. Children playgrounds and supermarket. Plus the best cinéma in Arusha with two theatre's and a good parking lot.
    Written January 31, 2024
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  • Leigh L
    Argyle, TX19 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This Market is very large with lots of aisles and tons of little vendor shops. Be sure to browse around before buying anything as a lot of vendors offer similar items. Bargaining is a given! If you find something you like,make sure to note what shop it was and where that shop is located, as it is easy to get confused with so many aisles. And you actually may find a similar item for less after bargaining.
    Written March 15, 2024
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  • Sarah R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Binda was wonderful. Amazing Africa pendants with chain to bring back from honeymoon to family in the states. Thank you again for your hospitality and customer service.
    Written May 1, 2024
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  • ksufan88
    Wichita, KS6,283 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was visiting the mall for an item and noticed this brewery on the ground floor. I was not expecting to find any craft beer during my stay in Tanzania so I knew I had to try their beer. They only have four beers but they can be tried in a tasting flight for 12,000 schillings (about $4.50 USD). I liked the Pilsner and IPA, but thought the stout and lager could still use some improvements. If I had been staying in Arusha longer, I would definitely have purchased a 6 pack to go.
    Written August 23, 2023
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  • Marc R
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very nice place with friendly and warm hearted people. It's worth a visit definitely. No sign at the street,so drop off at arusha coffee house,enter and it's right there
    Written April 14, 2024
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  • Joseph C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Carol and the staff were all extremely helpful. Great selection of pieces at very reasonable prices. Was able to get a set of tanzanite earrings as a gift for my mom.
    Written June 27, 2023
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  • Liz S
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a treat to visit and tour this workshop supporting the Masai Mamas!! And the retail store was fantastic!
    Written September 7, 2023
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  • Valerie B
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is one of two workshops for disabled artisans in Arusha. They have an enormous weaving facility where you can watch all aspects of the process. They also have several glass blowing furnaces where the make everything from beads and xmas ornaments to drinking glasses, bowls, vases and pitchers. In addition they have a beading area where artists make everything from key chain and jewelry to beaded chandeliers and a textile area for fabric items and a tin Smith for wind chimes and jewelry. On top of this They have a fabulous restaurant. I spent all morning and then had lunch. You can also custom order goods from any area that you want in the colours you want but the gift shop is fabulous on its own. Don't miss this place! The artists are able to support their families with the wages they earn and they are all trained on site.
    Written May 18, 2024
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  • Kees & Piet
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a pleasant afternoon with nice result. An excellent place to go do some artwork (even when you are inexperienced!) when you are visiting Arusha. Rayson is a very patient and friendly teacher!!
    Written March 18, 2023
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  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful! It was all pretty good. Wild Life Oasis Tours deserves congratulations. I'm grateful for the wonderful experience. Extremely advisable
    Written June 19, 2024
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  • Merle Olivares
    Panama City, Panama1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I had an incredible experience with Good One Tours. The organization of our safari was flawless, and our guide was extremely knowledgeable and attentive. We explored Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Kilimanjaro, all of which were breathtaking. The accommodations were comfortable, and the service was top-notch, ensuring hot meals and snacks throughout the trip. Their attention to detail and dedication to customer satisfaction made our adventure unforgettable. I highly recommend Good One Tours for an exceptional safari experience in Tanzania and Kenya.
    Written June 11, 2024
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  • Fredy J
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The operator Alex replied the email so quick, thought of everything ahead of you, have no difficultity of communicating.
    The guide is fantastic, got every animal we wanted to see, very experienced.
    Strongly recommend.
    Written June 5, 2024
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  • Colleen S
    Coggeshall, UK14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We as a family had the most amazing time on Safari, visiting 4 National Parks. Our guide Kessy was brilliant, couldn’t have asked for a better person to drive us round, so knowledgeable and fun to be with. If we visit Tanzania again we will be sure to use this company and request Kessy as our guide. An experience we will never forget!
    Written April 29, 2024
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