Top things to do

Top Choice International in Arusha

Blue Heron

Our pick of the garden restaurants that are a recurring theme out in Arusha's east, the Blue Heron gets the tricky combination of lounge bar and family restaurant just right. Sit under the leafy verandah or out on t…
Top Choice Indian in Arusha

Hot Plate

Delicious Indian food – including southern Indian dishes plus some Punjabi and other dishes, both veg and non-veg – in a shady, street-side setting. It's down the small side street just next to Manji's petrol statio…
Top Choice Barbecue in Arusha

Khan's Barbecue

This Arusha institution is an auto-spares store by day (look for the Zubeda Auto Spares sign) and the best known of many earthy roadside barbecues around the market area by night. It lays out a heaping spread of gri…
Top Choice Cafe in Moshi

Union Café

The Kilimanjaro Native Cooperative Union, which represents tens of thousands of small-holding coffee farmers, runs this stylish shop. Although it also serves good pizzas, pastas and burgers (meals Tsh7000 to Tsh15,0…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Arusha

Shanga

What started out as a small enterprise making beaded necklaces has branched into furniture, paper, clothing and many other products, mostly using recycled materials and made by disabled workers. Their products are s…
Top Choice Cafe in Moshi

Kilimanjaro Coffee Lounge

A recent move opposite the Nakumatt Supermarket has done this place the world of good. The semi-garden setting is set back from the road bringing a semblance of peace, and the food ranges from pizza and Mexican dish…
Top Choice International in Arusha

River House

An offshoot of the inspiring Shanga project, diners at River House are greeted with champagne and then served a huge and delicious four-course lunch in gorgeous gardens – it's part buffet, although soup and the dess…
Top Choice Middle Eastern in Arusha

Damascus

A comfortably casual spot with an enticing menu and by appointment you can cook for yourself over a charcoal stove at your table. Finish off the meal with baklava, Turkish coffee or sheesha (water pipe). Also has a …
Park in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Ngorongoro Crater

At 19km wide and with a surface of 264 sq km, Ngorongoro is one of the largest unbroken calderas in the world that isn’t a lake. Its steep walls soar 400m to 610m and provide the setting for an incredible natural dr…
National Park in Northern Tanzania

Tarangire National Park

Welcome to one of Africa's most underrated parks. Thanks to its proximity to the Serengeti and Ngorongoro, Tarangire National Park is usually assigned only a day visit as part of a larger northern circuit itinerary.…