Arusha

Arusha is an attractive city nestled on the lush southern slopes of Mount Meru in northern Tanzania. It is the tourism and safari capital of the country and has good road and air links to Nairobi and Dar es Salaam. The city The city is also the headquarters of the flagging East African Community...

Arusha News

Bombed Arusha church to become pilgrimage site

The Catholic archdiocese in Arusha has declared the Olasiti church, where three people lost their lives in an explosion on 5 May, as a pilgrimage site. In addition to the three casualties, 60 peopl...
Arusha News

Bomb attack on Arusha church

A bomb attack outside a Catholic church in Arusha on 5 May has killed two people and injured at least 30, according to police. Four Saudi Arabian citizens and two Tanzanians have been arrested in c...
Arusha News

Arusha to upgrade water supply

The Arusha Urban Water Supply Authority (AUWSA) plans to invest $158 million to upgrade its water services to meet increasing demand. The water authority says it needs at least five years to upgrad...
Arusha News

Major loans for Arusha-Holili highway

The road project connecting Arusha with Voi in Kenya has received two major loans totalling $232.5m from the African Development Bank (AfDB). The loans constitute almost 90 per cent of the total pr...
Arusha News

Arusha quarry collapse

At least 14 people were killed in a quarry in the Moshono district of Arusha, some nine km from the city centre, on 1 April. The accident happened after the sides of a quarry collapsed while worker...
Arusha News

Satellite towns for Arusha

Tanzania's National Housing Corporation (NHC) has announced plans to establish two new satellite towns outside Arusha, in the north-eastern districts of Arumeru and Arusha-Rural. The state body, wh...
Arusha News

Tanzania national parks increase fees

Entry fees for Tanzania's national parks are being increased by the Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA), the wildlife management agency which controls 15 parks across the country. The new en...
Arusha News

Arusha eyes Bangata as tourist attraction

Bangata Falls just outside Arusha could become the latest venue to be promoted by the city as part of efforts to publicise itself as a tourist destination in its own right, rather than being a gateway...
Arusha News

Animal sanctuary in Arusha

Arusha is planning to turn the Kimandolu section of Suye Hill in the city's eastern suburbs into an animal sanctuary aimed at the tourist market, according to the mayor Gaudence Lyimo. Lyimo said t...
Arusha News

Lake Natron expects good year for flamingos

The area around Lake Natron in northern Tanzania is set to experience the most significant breeding season for flamingos since 2007, according to early reports by British scientists from the Universit...
Arusha News

Arusha attains city status

The municipality of Arusha has been was upgraded to "city" status, becoming Tanzania's fifth city after Dar-es-salaam, Mwanza, Tanga and Mbeya. Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete commemorated Arush...
Arusha News

Walking Tall schools project launched in Arusha

 The national museums of Tanzania and Kenya and the Tanzanian antiquities department have come together to organise a programme of educational tours for secondary schools, being launched in Arush...
Arusha News

Sustainable tourism in Arusha

Arusha hosts the inaugural Pan-African Conference on Sustainable Tourism Management in National Parks and Protected Areas, from 15 - 18 October. The five-day event, which has as its theme "Tourism...
Arusha News

Concern over wildebeest migration

Conservationists are concerned over the sudden and uncharacteristic change in the migratory pattern of wildebeest when, instead of spending two months in Kenya's Maasai Mara, the animals stayed just t...
Arusha News

Large-scale shopping mall for Arusha

A large state-of-the-art shopping mall is to be constructed by the Arusha International Conference Centre (AICC) in central Arusha. Although the plans are in the final stages, the total cost of the...
Arusha News

Arusha to hold Jambo Festival

The inaugural Arusha International Festival for Arts and Culture will be held from 20-28 October in various locations around Arusha. The nine-day event, to be known as Jambo Festival 2012, provides...
Arusha News

Arusha hosts major conference on birds

 The 13th Pan-African Ornithological Congress takes place at the Corridor Springs Hotel in Arusha from 14-21 October. This year's meeting will discuss African bird conservation, focusing in pa...
Arusha News

Swahili teachers for work in Uganda

Dr Shukuru Kawambwa, the Tanzanian Minister of Education and Vacation Training, recently welcomed with enthusiasm the suggestion of their neighbouring country Uganda to import Swahili teachers from Ta...
Arusha News

Arusha to host major diabetes congress

Arusha is hosting an international summit aimed at addressing ways of improving life for people living with diabetes and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs), from 25-28 July. The inaugural Afric...
Arusha News

Kenyan University inaugurates Arusha Campus

The Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has officially launched its Arusha Centre at the beginning of July 2012. Short Executive Courses for executives and senior officers in gov...
Booking.com

STAY CONNECTED

607Fans Like
86Followers Follow
219Subscribers Subscribe

Create your Widget