Arusha City Highlights

If you have time to spare, take advantage of the opportunity to see more of the sights and sounds of Arusha.

Visit to the Museum of Natural History:

Only five minutes drive from the Lodge and full of everything you need to know about the country’s history, geography and flora and fauna.

Visit to the Tanzanite Museum:

Discover tanzanite, its history, mystery and rarity as you visit the museum. Indulge in tanzanites rich and colourful stories from the mining, to the processing and sorting of tanzanite, as well as the cutting and polishing, all the way down to the finished, sparkling gemstone in your hand.

You are invited into the auditorium, to sit back and relax while finding out all there is to know about the fascinating, unique and intriguing universe of tanzanite.

See first hand how each tanzanite facet is cut to perfection at the in-house Lapidary to ensure maximum brilliance and beauty. For more information, visit

Visit to the Maasai Market: 

This is a one stop shopping area for handicrafts made by local Tanzanians. you get to buy various handicrafts made of ebony, redwood ets and various types of paintings made by local artisans. There is a large scope for bargaining here. Always visit markets with a guide and keep personal possessions close to you.

Visit to the Cultural Center:

The Arusha Cultural Heritage Centre is located in Arusha, Tanzania. It is a place where the past and present of the Tanzania's 120-plus tribes can be viewed in a single compound. The centre boasts of various carvings and gemstones, artifacts, clothing and books.

This visit can be organized simply by asking reception at Arusha Coffee Lodge.