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E A S Y TA L K

SEPTEMBER 2017 | Issue No.15 | Free Copy

ISSN 2546 - 2016

The warmth of A Safari House Flip to page 8

Alluring Places


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Contents Highlights

Scenic Hiking....................................... 12 Bird Spotting......................................... 17 Plan a Holiday at SITE.......................... 32

Features Safari House Experience....................... 8 Bizzare Destinations............................. 22

New Happening Restaurants...................... 25 Souvenir Shopping.............................. 41 Published & Distributed by Easy Talk Ltd Sales & Advertising Queries: +255 779 786 911 info@travelguide.co.tz www.travelguide.co.tz P.O.Box 2115, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Our Team Managing Director: Sameer Sajan General Manager: Ayushi Ramaiya Editor: Attilio Tagalile Design & Marketing: Reema Bhesania Contributors Cover Story by Kiota House Barbara and Gian Schachenmann Steven Mwaseba. Songa Wa Songa. Jonathan Ljungqvist. Erasmus Kamugisha

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Editor's Note Dear Readers, We bring to you this month, not only a unique perspective of traveling. With the recent exotic restaurants, lodges, activities and destinations discovered, we welcome you to explore 'Alluring Places' of Tanzania So far, we have heard of only one 'Safari House' of Tanzania. From the antique furniture to spacious rooms soaking natural light to fresh meals and eco-friendly concept, Kiota Nest is a place with a purpose and definitely worth staying. Check out this beauty on Page No.8 We picked a handful of our favorite places and we are proud to label them as our treasures this month. From idyllic lodges of Matemwe to kite surf destinations of Paje and safari houses in northern Tanzania, there is plenty to discover in our September Edition. Spot The Birds, Hike the Scenic Hills or Dare for a Bizarre Destination. Travel Far. Travel Uniquely - our mantra of this month, and hopefully yours too!

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Hakuna Majiwe www.hakunamajiwe.com sales@hakunamajiwe.com +255 689 924 779 / +255 783 477 182

Sunshine Marine Lodge www.marinelodgezanzibar.com info@marinelodgezanzibar.com +255 779 623 121

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Airborne Kite & Surf Village Paje Beach, Zanzibar Island www.airbornekitecentre.com +255 715 548 464 / +255 776 687 357

Octagon Lodge www.octagonlodge.com sales@octagonlodge.com +255 765 473 564 / +255 684 791 444

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Flightlink www.flightlink.co.tz sales@flightlink.co.tz +255 782 354 450

Tanzania Joy Tours www.tanzaniajoytours.com info@tanzaniajoytours.com +255 719 973 749

Time 4 Zanzibar Tours and Safaris www.time4zanzibar.com info@time4zanzibar.com +255 777 803 191 / +255 715 222 512

Ramada Encore Dar es Salaam www. ramadaencoredar.com info@ramadaencoredar.com +255 22 234 3434

Innovative Gadgets and Gifts Sea cliff Village - Masaki - DSM info@gadgetshop.co.tz +255 799 788 887

Enyati Lodge www.enyatilodgetz.com info@enyatilodgetz.com +255 769 777 400 / +255 754 264 845

Gem Tanzanite Limited www.gemtanzaniteltd.co.tz gemtanzaniteltd@gmail.com +255 768 281 281, +255 754 281 735

Coastal Aviation www.coastal.co.tz lastminute@coastal.co.tz +255 787 232 747 +255 22 2117 953/960

Kilemakyaro Mountain Lodge www.kilimanjarosafari.com info@kilimanjarosafari.com +255 754 264 845 / +255 763 777 400

Hodi Hodi Zanzibar www.hodihodizanzibar.com info@hodihodizanzibar.com +255 779 412 603

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Karibuni to Kiota, meaning ‘bird’s nest’ in Kiswahili, is a beautiful and spacious full-service home/ lodge nestled in the foothills of the majestic Mt. Meru in Northern Tanzania. The unique setting and home-comforts provide you with the ideal alternative to the busy hotels of Arusha. Kiota Nest was founded by a small group of Tanzanians and long-term residents with the aim of welcoming guests to share in the beautiful forested surroundings and giving them a taste of authentic Tanzanian life during their stay in this magical country.

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The centerpiece of Kiota is our two-storey main house, constructed from local stone and finished with a spectacular coconut-fibre thatched roof. The house offers an airy, spacious yet homely feel thanks to our traditional open-plan design featuring ample comfortable seating and a magnificent feature fireplace – the perfect place to relax and unwind after a long day taking in the spectacular sights on offer in the surrounding area. Along with our cozy guest cottage, Kiota Nest has four en-suite bedrooms, finished with the finest locally sourced materials, providing our guests with a true ‘home away from home’ during their stay.

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ust as the weaver bird nests which adorn the trees surrounding Kiota, our own ‘bird’s nest’ seeks to become a part of our precious natural surroundings. Kiota stands for a philosophy of humble well-being and mindfulness, combined with a sound spirit of conscientiousness, care for our environment and sustainability. Guests at Kiota can look forward to an experience which is truly in harmony with nature as they relax and enjoy the numerous bird and mammal species with which you are lucky enough to share your home. All of the electricity is provided by a state-of-the-art solar system, allowing guests to enjoy the hospitality in comfort whilst avoiding the problems of power-cuts and minimizing impact on the environment.

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Birds around Kiota Nest PC by: Gian Schachenmann - gianms@gmail.com

Whether you are here to explore the busting cities of Arusha, Moshi or Nairobi, the greater Serengeti or any of the spectacular National Parks which make up Tanzania’s ‘Northern Circuit’, our team at Kiota Nest are ready to make your experience an unforgettable one. Airport shuttle services are also available for those joining us for a shorter stay. Whatever your reasons for visiting Tanzania, be it for a voyage of selfdiscovery, a retreat in beautiful natural surroundings, a once-in-a-lifetime mountaineering or safari trip, or a bird-watching tour in this vibrant and unique ecosystem, the Kiota family will be delighted to welcome you to share in a truly unique and memorable experience. Karibuni Kiota! “Man did not weave the web of life - he is merely a strand in it” . (Chief Seattle; Mwalimu Nyerere). FOR BOOKINGS CONTACT: info@kiotanest.com | www.kiotanest.com +255 787 563 220 | +255 622 563 220 | +255 784 326 600

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SCENIC HIKING

Experiencing a mĂŠlange of nature diversity in Tanzania

PUGU HILLS

Along with the adjoining Kazimzumbwi reserve, the Pugu Forest is one of the oldest forests in the world. The area is characterized close to endemic plant species, mammalians , and over 80 species of birds. Wildlife include elephants, Masai giraffes, impalas, common warthogs, leopards, cheetahs, spotted hyenas, pangolins, mongooses, civets, side-striped jackals and black-backed jackals. Pugu Hills Nature Centre is a tranquil place located on a hillside backing onto the Pugu Forest Reserve. Many hikers come along with a local guide and walk around the reserve from one hour to a full, strenuous day. Visit one of East Africa’s largest cattle markets and a dip into a beautiful nature pool at the centre. Stay in spacious, en suite bungalow, pitch your tent, along with shower facilities and a restaurant serving tasty vegetarian and other meals.

ULUGURU MOUNTAINS

Uluguru Mountains are part of the Eastern Arc Mountains, extending from South East Kenya to the South East of Tanzania. The mountain ranges are recognized as a global biodiversity "hot spot", for high species richness, large number of endemic plant and animal species, and the delicate nature from human caused disturbances.

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There are 15 species of birds, 11 endemic reptiles and amphibians and five threatened mammals. Much of the mountains are covered with forest reserves that contain some of the oldest species trees. Hike through various villages that come along the way, walk through the forest edge, meet locals that specialized in wooden handicraft and enjoy cooking and eating a delicious meal. Various routes allow you to pass through local communities, Hululu waterfalls, traditional witchcraft doctors, farming lands and bright views of the lit Morogoro town at night while camping on the hill.

UDZUNGWA MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK

With a a total area of 2,000km² this national park has the greatest altitudinal range of forests in East Africa and has one of the highest numbers of species endemism worldwide. Udzungwa National Park is located 65 km south of Mikumi National Park. With no roads entering Udzungwa National Park it is a paradise for hikers and backpackers alike. Numerous breathtaking day-hikes can be organized along with multiple day excursions into the dense rain forest or onto the high plateau. One beautiful trek is up to the Sanje River Waterfall, which plunges for 170 metres through the forest to the valley below. The view from the top is magnificent! Udzungwa National Park supports a diverse, large mammal community including elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, african wild dog, eland, waterbuck and sable. There is also a rich small bovid community including good numbers of Red, Blue and Abbots duikers and bushbuck.

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more than you can imagine... "Dotted between the palm trees of Zanzibar's South East Coast, along an unfurling swathe of postcard-perfect coastline, sits one of the best lodges – Hakuna Majiwe. It's the Place of No Stones, a site so idyllic that we named our hotel after it. 'Hakuna Majiwe', means 'place without stones'. As individual as its name, this Paje beach hotel has a special atmosphere, being different to other hotels. Set on a fabulous 6 kilometres white-sand palm-fringed and desert beach, cooled by the ocean breeze, it is the perfect gateway to an exotic African paradise."


South East Coast – Paje sales@hakunamajiwe.com | www.hakunamajiwe.com +255 689 924 779 / +255 783 477 182


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Spot These Beautiful Birds on Your Next Safari!

European Roller Sadaani National Park

Malachite Kingfisher Selous Game Reserve

African Crowned Eagle Arusha National Park

Red and Yellow Barbet Tarangire National Park

Zanzibar Red Bishop Mikumi National Park

Secretary Bird Serengeti National Park


Sunshine Marine Lodge is a unique and remote property located right across from Mnemba island on the north-east coast of Zanzibar. Hidden amidst an amazing, luscious garden are 8 bungalows containing beautiful rooms designed in an authentic Swahili style. The hotel has a large, ocean-front restaurant, which serves fresh, delicious European and Swahili cuisine. By the restaurant is the pool area with comfortable sunbeds and 2 large pools- one of which is an infinity pool with a view right onto the ocean and Mnemba island. Sunshine Marine Lodge has a private beach, located 700 meters away. Muyuni Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, with white sands, pristine waters and none of the crowds of public beaches. Within the grounds of the hotel are the headquarters of Dive Point Zanzibar- a PADI certified diving and snorkeling center with its own pool. Mnemba Atoll, with its magnificent marine life, is only a 10 minute boat ride away from the hotel jetty. With its friendly and attentive staff, Sunshine Marine Lodge is a one-of-a-kind paradise getaway, offering privacy, peace, relaxation and breathtaking views.

Website: www.marinelodgezanzibar.com Email: info@marinelodgezanzibar.com Tel: +255 779 623 121


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Focus on the West Zone

BIZARRE WILDLIFE DESTINATIONS

Katavi Tanzania’s third-largest national park, Katavi is situated is situated in the

remote southwest corner of the country and is known as Africa’s most wild area with unadulterated bush settings, and rich wildlife. Katavi is home to greatest concentration of hippos and crocodiles in Tanzania and additionally has buffaloes, elephant, antelopes, leopard, lion, zebra and over 400 species of water birds. It’s forest tapestry is unique comprising large areas of acacia and miombo woodland, expansive lakes home to all manner of wildlife, and extensive floodplains irrigated by a network of seasonal rivers and waterways.

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The surrounding reserves of Lukwati, Luafi and Rukwa, form one of the most impressive ecosystems in Africa. Only a thin percentage of travelers visit Katavi with its dense and remote location becoming a challenging factor for comfort and a smooth experience.

Mahale Mahale Mountains National Park, nestled on the Lake Tanganyikan shoreline in western Tanzania, is known as Tanzania’s first chimpanzee sanctuary.

About 1700 chimpanzees live within its 1613sqkm area, but the focal point for visitors is the 60-strong Mimikere, or 'M' group, which has been the subject of research for more than four decades. Long trousers, sturdy boots, a hat and a surgical mask are quintessential the steep climbing through often-dense vegetation. The experience itself is captivating: almost without warning, a chimp brushes past you on the trail, several individuals become visible in a clearing just ahead or high above in the tree tops. In between chimp tracking expeditions, Lake Tanganyika beckons for snorkelling, kayaking and hippo- and crocodile-spotting forays.

Gombe

Gombe is the smallest of all the Tanzania’s national parks: a fragile strip of chimpanzee habitat straddling the steep slopes and river valleys that hem in the sandy northern shore of Lake Tanganyika. Its chimpanzees – habituated to human visitors – were made famous by the pioneering work of Jane Goodall, whom in 1960 founded a behavioural research program that now stands as the longest-running study of its kind in the world. Guided walks are available that take visitors deep into the forest to observe and sit with the extraordinary primates for an entire morning — an incredible experience and one that is the highlight of many visitors’ trips to Africa.

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CULINARY DELIGHTS Local and International Flavors Family dining in a warm setting offering quality, value for money meals while staying entertained. A favorite for kids, celebrations and large group dining. Speciality in steaks, burgers and fresh salad bar. Monday Buy One Get One Burger Free Thursday Steak Offers Special Kids Menu

Coral Ridge Spur, Sea Cliff Village DSM +255 764 700 657 Blur Rock Spur, IT Plaza DSM +255 766 476 660

Monday to Sunday: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Group bookings and Events

A South African Dinning Franchise

6 Degrees South bustles from morning to night, serving delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner. The sea facing restaurant specializes in succulent grilled meat and seafood and selection of wine and spirits from all over the world, sure to please any pallet, making for a have-togo for Zanzibar’s holiday makers and locals. Stunning Rooftop Cocktail Bar: North @ 6 Degrees South serving tapas, sheesha and a large selection of specialty house cocktails and old favorites. Happy Hour every night from 5-7pm Waterfront, Shangani Street Zanzibar Stone Town www.6degreessouth.co.tz +255 24 223 6331 | +255 620 644 611

Monday to Sunday 10:00 am - 1:00 am

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Grill and Wine Bar

Enjoy local and south east Asian flavors served at an open air casual dining restaurant. Choose from barbeque, grilled meat and chicken varieties all served in sizzling hot style, while watching live cooking stations. Prices are mid-range with an elaborate choice of food.

212 Maweni Street Dar es Salaam +255 784 243 734

Monday to Sunday: 6:30pm - Midnight Closed on Tuesdays

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Swahili, Indo and Chinese Specialty

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Taste of Mexico offering Authentic Mexican Cuisine is a gem to be discovered. Walk through the tiny door and see magic unfolding with colorful Mexican atmosphere to go with. Grab a tasty burrito or Taco for quick lunch with fresh juices or smoothies! Come down for special dinner and indulge in delicious Mexican dishes; home cooked tortilla wraps, variety of fresh made salsa, tacos, nachos, guacamole and more. Taste of Mexico also cater for all types of events and sales containers packages. Promos: Happy hours from 6-7pm, traditional performance and all day brunch on every other Sunday Slipway Road, Just before Double Tree Hotel Dar es Salaam www.tasteofmexico.co.tz info@tasteofmexico.co.tz +255 656 612601 | +255 756 879843 *Dine In and Delivery services available tasteofmexicotanzania

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Tea Room and Local Food Speciality

Taste of Mexico Restaurant and Bar

"Pasha" represents the melting pot of Turkic, Ottoman, Seljuk, Balkan and Middle-Eastern food served with freshness and royalty to guests. Enticing smells of delicious, wholesome foods, fresh baked bread in the stone oven and marinated kebabs sizzling on the grill with fresh herbs and spices, expect “Something Meaty” in all your meals. Pasha’s beverage menu features tradition Turkish drinks including, Raki, wines from the volcanic areas of Cappadocia and Ayran. Savour the perfect Turkish coffee, an “Ottoman Desert”, or end your hearty meal with a choice of fusion desserts. 1403 Msasani Peninsula, Bains Singh Avenue, Address Building, Masaki, Dar es Salaam www.pasha.co.tz pashaturkishcuisinetz@gmail.com +255 222 601 690 | +255 689 601 690 +255 710 601 690 | +255 756 601 690 pashasomethingmeaty

Monday Closed Tuesday to Sunday: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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An upbeat and modern café welcoming tea-lovers from all walks of life and cultures. Enjoy over fifteen varieties of tea and coffee while feeling relaxed in a cozy and friendly ambience. Choose from a precise menu of authentic and neat Tanzanian snacks; asli Zanzibari mix, andazi & baazi on weekends and a lot more delicious meals to compliment warm and cold beverages.

Corner of Morogoro Road and Indira Gandhi Road, City Center Dar es Salaam +255 783 00 66 00

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A classic street-side café in the heart of the city offering authentic taste of local and indian flavors. Menu ranges from light snacks to heavy meals, all prepared by experienced chefs. Royal café is popular for its Zanzibari style mix with mishkaki along with their Tanzanian speciality Kuku Paka (chicken in coconut curry) and not forgetting their finger licking biryani prepared in varied styles. Walk in or ask for deliveries (City Centre) from its elaborate and mouthwatering breakfast and lunch options. Morogoro Road Opposite Old Kisutu Bus Stand Dar es Salaam *Also order online via Jumia Food

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Sitting and Delivery Available (City Center)

Tea Room and Local Food Speciality

FIRE RESTAURANT is the main dining on the ground floor of the hotel entrance and is one of the favorite addresses for local cuisine in Dar es Salaam. Chef’s grill, fry, and fire up the most delicious food in front of your eyes, behind an elegant glass window. LUNCH BUFFET: Come and enjoy the best buffet right at the city center for only TSHS 20,000/= Special packed lunch menu for only TSHS 15,000/=. THE CITRUS BAR is the best place to beat the Traffic. Situated on the 20th Floor, the lounge offers a wide range of light snacks, coffee bar and fresh juices with stunning sunset on the city while enjoying a cup of tea. Free WiFi from 1600hours daily. Golden Tulip Jamhuri Street Dar es Salaam City Center www.goldentulipdarcitycenter.com +255 624 100 000

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A Modern, trendy cafe with a beautiful garden and a children's play area. Fully air conditioned indoor seating area as well as outdoor seating. Serving fresh varieties of hot and cold coffees, juices, smoothies and desserts along with scrumptious pizzas, pastas and salads.

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Monday: Closed | Tue to Thur: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Fri - Sat: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm | Sun: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm No Reservations Required American Continental

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NOW GET ALL YOUR HOLIDAYS PLANNED AT S!TE! Your one-stop platform for all your travel plans, whether inbound or international, a backpacking journey or a five star luxury retreat, SITE (Swahili International Tourism Expo) is coming soon in Dar es Salaam with a range of holiday excitements. All Tanzanians and Expatriates are welcome from 13th to 15th October at Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre, in the heart of the city of Dar es Salaam to experience the most popular tourism and holiday expo in Tanzania. Meet over 120 exhibitors including hotels, exotic lodges, top resorts, airlines, travel agencies, safari companies, travel insurances and many more. Don’t miss out on many other African countries offering the best of their country packages, discounts and special promotions. Be it a weekend trip, a family holiday a honeymoon or a group tour; get connected to Tanzania’s happening travel market bringing to you the best of Tourism in Tanzania and beyond. EVENT HIGHLIGHTS • Stage Performances all day long • Cultural Dances with various African tribes • Acrobats and Clowns • Fashion Show with top models • Kids Corner Friday (Business Day) Saturday: 11 am to 6 pm Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm Single Day Entry Family Ticket for Tsh 25,000 | Adults: Tsh 10,000 Kids and Students (with ID Cards): Tsh 5,000

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• Food Stalls with local and international cuisine • Seminars on Tourism and Tourism marketing in East Africa and Marketing in Tanzania.


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Dar es Salaam

CITY FACTS


About Dar es Salaam is the commercial capital and the largest city of Tanzania. It is situated on the east coast of the Indian Ocean with a harbor line forming a favorable trading port. Accommodation One can choose to stay in small lodges or mid-range to upscale hotels. The minimum cost can be Tsh 20,000 per night in Kariakoo or City Centre. Tour Drive and Mbezi have international hotels that charge in US dollars, however budget accommodations can be found too. YMCA and Airbnb are affordable options for backpackers. Transport Dar es Salaam has two airports. Terminal 1 operates charter flights and Terminal 2, international and a few local flights. Travelers can rely on taxis for commuting to and fro most area including airport. Taxi fares are fixed from the airport and within the city, the basic fare starts from Tsh 5,000/-. Public buses are affordable but not always comfortable. The DART bus service is reliable however packed by passengers. Minimum fare is Tsh 650/-. Two-wheelers (Boda Boda) are the fastest commuting options but are not always safe, starting Tsh 2,000/- . Car rentals are available from various private companies. Bajaji/ rickshaws mostly operate in areas of Msasani with negotiable rates starting Tsh 2,000/Weather The temperature is relatively stable with humid climatic conditions. June to October is the dry and cool season with expected rainfall. The temperatures start rising from November to February and monsoon sets in from March to May. January is the hottest month of the year. Shopping Markets are diverse and interesting

to explore. Souvenirs such as clothes and accessories can be bought at the Masai Market in Slipway, affordable hand-made paintings at Tinga Tinga Oysterbay, wood carvings in Mwenge and textile market on Uhuru Street. Prices are negotiable in these markets. Many hotels also have curio shops that sell same goods at a higher rate. Visitors can also look for Tanzanite jewelry shops in Masaki and India Street in the city. People The people of Dar es Salaam are warm, friendly and hospitable. Muslims, Christians, Hindus and other traditional beliefs live together in harmony and are welcoming to a large group of expats who make Dar their home away from home. Clothing Light cotton & summer wear is ideal on the most of the year tropical climate. It’s advisable to keep an umbrella for the rainy season. There are no strict rules for clothing in Dar es Salaam and the dress code is casual for most restaurants, pubs and public places Food One can never run out of food options in Dar. From fresh fruits in the market to Asian and Swahili street food to seafood delicacies in top hotels, food options are plenty in Dar es Salaam for vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Price ranges from $2 (street food) $50 (five star hotels) per meal. Safety Dar es Salaam is a safe city, however petty thefts are common. It is advisable to take safety measures at all times; during your stay at the hotel, keep all personal belongings with you. It may not be safe to walk with a large amount of cash or valuables. Avoid walking on streets moving around alone during the night.

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SANDBANK PICNICS Dar es Slaam is surrounded by a rich coastline with few isolated sandbanks such as Mbudya and Bongoyo, mostly visited for snorkeling and to enjoy a day out in a serene location with pristine views. Rent a ride (from hotels/ private companies) and off you go! NATIONAL MUSEUM Situated in the heart of the city and close to the botanical garden, this landmark established in 1934 is of special interest to history lovers. The museum exhibits bones of Paranthropus boisei of Olduvai, history of Shirazi city-state of Kilwa, colonial rule and collections on Tanzanian cultures. ART TOUR Dar es Salaam is a home to many skilled artists, from painters to creative welders, visiting art markets is beyond a delight. Tinga Tinga paintings in Oysterbay, wood carvings in Mwenge, metal and recycled crafts at Wonder Workshop and the art market at Slipway are interesting forms of art. NIGHT CLUBS One of the biggest attractions in Dar es Salaam are the night clubs by the peninsular and beyond. From delicious food and groovy DJ nights and not to forget full moon parties, the city gets exciting by night. CITY TOUR Enjoy a half or full day city tour with expert guides that take you around landmarks. From religious institutes to museums, community visits and local markets, city tours are enriching and give you an opportunity to know more about the daily life in the city.

KIVUKONI FISH MARKET If you wonder where the fresh catch and tasty sea food comes from, a visit to the fish market makes for a unique experience. The market begins at sunrise with a big fish auction and the other side where the fishes are cut, cleaned and cooked. VILLAGE MUSEUM/ MAKUMBUSHO VILLAGE Opened in 1996, the village museum is an ethnographical project showcasing traditional huts from 16 different Tanzanian ethnic groups. It is located in the outskirts of the city on the road to Mwenge and Bagamoyo. Guests get to see traditional cultivations, traditional music and daily dance shows. BOTANICAL GARDEN Although less popular, the botanical garden is an admirable place with an enchanting mix of exotic plants such as blue jacaranda, scarlet trees and purple bougainvillea. The garden is a peaceful place to spend evenings away from the hustle and in the company of peacocks and other birds. STREET FOOD JOINTS From dusk to dawn most streets in Dar es Slaam are brimming with business, people and the most prominent - food. Street vendors selling fruits, roasted cassava and black coffee, delicious fusion of Asian and Swahili cuisine at restaurants or the barbeque chicken and chips, street food here is plenty and alluring.


DAR ES SALAAM Airport Handling In Tanzania Swissport Tanzania Ltd.................................... 284 4610 Equity Aviation................................ 284 2901 Adventure Travel Afri Roots.................................... 732 926 350 Tanzania Adventures................ 786 019 944 Ambulance Services Evacuation First Air Responder............................ 222 760 087 First Air Responder..................... 754 777 073 Flying Doctors............................ 787 747 464 Beach Resorts Kichangani................................. 758 008 866 Lazy Lagoon Resort................... 754 237 422 Lighthouse Beach Lodge......... 784 947 444 Bookstore House Of Wisdom Bookshop................................... 715 737 332 A Novel Idea................................... 260 1088 Mkuki Na Nyota.............................. 212 7031 Buses Kilimanjaro Express.................... 755 233 077 Dar Express................................. 715 926 949 Tahmeed Coach....................... 787 247 585 Abood Bus Services.................. 754 560 941 Car Rentals First Car Rental........................... 756 885 588 SRS Rent A Car................................ 215 0150 Travel Partner Ltd....................... 767 888 375 Casino Le Grande.................................. 712 310 477 New Africa Casino....................211 7050/51 Sea Cliff Casino......................... 755 777 001 Palm Beach Casino....................... 213 0985 Princess Casino............................... 211 0100 Charter Flights Air Excel...................................... 784 455 748 Coastal Aviation........................ 787 232 747

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Auric Air...................................... 783 233 334 Flight Link Ltd.............................. 782 354 448 Cinema Century Cinemax Mkuki House............................... 683 020 756 Century Cinemax Oysterbay House....................... 784 610 875 Century Cinemax Mlimani City............................... 717 246 362 Suncrest Cineplex..................... 767 668 437 Clubs Elements Lounge....................... 714 547 288 George And Dragon Pub............................... 717 800 002 High Spirit Lounge Bar............... 222 110 268 Rouge......................................... 764 701 234 Makuti Bar.................................. 753 855 070 Mbalamwezi Beach Club................................ 713 228 272 Onyx Lounge.................................. 211 7050 Q Bar........................................... 754 282 474 Skybar.............................................. 234 3434 Courier Services Expedited Mail Services................ 212 3112 DHL................................................... 219 4900 Culture Centres And Library Alliance Francaise.......................... 213 1406 British Council.................................. 216 5300 Goethe Institute.............................. 213 4800 National Museum........................... 212 2030 Russian Tanzania Cultural Centre............................... 213 6578 Tanganyika Library......................215 0048/9 Village Museum.............................. 270 0437 Dental Clinics Dental Studio (Mbezi)............... 758 601 155 Dental Studio (Sea Cliff)........... 753 601 155 Emergency Police .............................................. 211 1747 Fire............................................................. 114 Aga Khan Hospital......................... 211 5151 First Air Responder


DAR ES SALAAM Knight Support................................ 276 0087 Ultimate Security....................... 713 123 911 Immigration .................................... 211 8637 Flying Doctors Dar Es Salaam Flying Doctors.. 787 747 464 Golf In Dar Dar Es Salaam Gymkhana............ 213 8445 Lugalo Golf................................ 685 059 492 Hospitals Aga Khan Casualty And Ambulance....................... 784 550 100 CCBRT......................................... 753 033 058 Sali International........................... 226 01296 Msasani Peninsular Hospital..... 766 344 996 Premier Care Clinic........................ 266 8385 The London Health Centre And Medical Clinic...... 762 542 542 Hotels Best Western Peninsula.................. 266 4591 Doubletree By Hilton ..................... 221 0000 Golden Tulip Dar es Salaam, City Center Hotel....212 9351 / 628 605 192 Harbour View Suites....................... 212 4040 Holiday Inn City Centre................. 213 9250 Jamboo Inn............................... 715 270 283 Kunduchi Beach

Hotel And Resort............................ 265 0050 New Africa Hotel............................ 211 7050 Ramada Encore Dar es Salaam.. 234 3434 Sea Cliff Hotel................................. 260 0380 Hyatt Regency, The Kilimanjaro.......................... 764 701 234 Jewelers Tz-Nite Gems And Jewellery.... 713 297 387 Gem Tanzanite.......................... 768 281 281 Uru Diamonds............................ 785 275 576 Mobile Service Providers Tigo............................................. 713 800 800 Vodacom................................... 754 705 000 Airtel ........................................... 784 748 100 Zantel .............................................. 550 7834 Optician Jess Opticians................................. 212 1961 .................................................... 754 392 905 .................................................... 682 052 640 Pharmacy Care Limited................................... 211 4247 Premier Care Pharmacy............... 266 8385 Safari Camps Selous Wilderness Camp.......... 784 947 444 Essential Destinations..................... 260 1747

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DAR ES SALAAM Spa And Salon Dashing Diva.............................. 789 777 768 Supermarkets NTS Mart.......................................270 0674/5 Shopper Plaza Mikocheni..................................270 1545/46 Masaki............................................. 260 2418 Mbezi............................................... 261 8522 Game.............................................. 219 7800 Nakumatt................................... 768 255 900 TSN Supermarket....................... 787 990 177 The Deli....................................... 787 990 177 Travel Agencies Travel Partner........767 888 283/766 555 777

Rikshaw Travels............................... 260 2303 Skylink Travels And Tours........... 754 451 111 TTT Worlwide Limited................. 773 269 434 Paka Adventures....................... 784 947 444 Water Sports 360 Water Sports Jet Boating... 687 445 503 Tanzaquatic Sailing And Fishing................................. 756 504 987 White Sands Hotel Watersports..................................... 264 7620 Zanzibar Ferries Azam Marine.................................. 213 3014 Flying Horse..................................... 212 4507 Sea Express...................................... 213 7049

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Zanzibar

CITY FACTS


About Famed as one of the top three travel and leisure destination, Zanzibar is frequently visited as a holiday island. It is a Tanzanian Archipelago divided on the mainland is Stone Town, UNESCO World Heritage Site and the pristine coastline with more than ten beach locations to choose from. Accommodation Most visitors prefer to stay by the beach; mostly in lodges or resorts. Here one can enjoy water-based activities and relax by the beach. Room rates start from as little as $20 up to $400. Stone Town is more of an explorer’s paradise and has its own rustic most guests will stay for a day in boutique hotels. Price ranges from $60 and above. It is advisable to book a month or two in advance in peak months of December, June and during international festivals. Flights Abeid Amani Karume International operates domestic and international flights and it is about five kilometers south of Zanzibar City. Flights run to and fro Addis Ababa (Ethiopian Airlines), Dubai (Flydubai), Nairobi (Kenya Airways), Oman Air (Muscat) and Doha (Qatar Airways). Character flights connect travelers from main cities such as Dar es Salaam and Arusha and other remote safari destinations such as Ruaha, Mikumi, Ngorongoro and Serengeti. In-bound Transport Commuting is smooth and very reliable in Zanzibar. Taxis are the best options to travel around however are expensive to and fro beach destinations (starting $30). Most hotels also provide complimentary transfers to international passengers. Car rentals options are also available. Alternatively, minibuses operate to and from north and east-coast beaches and are much cheaper (Tsh 2,000 from town to the beach). Weather Climatic conditions in Zanzibar are relatively humid. The weather does not get too extreme and tourists enjoy the ‘warm’ weather of the country. The best time to visit it from JuneNovember. December is hot yet pleasant. March, April and May should be avoided as this is the rainy season.

Shopping Stone Town makes for the perfect place to shop most of your souvenirs. Travelers enjoy shopping spices, cotton wear and khanga local designed cloth often tailored in gorgeous outfits for men and women. Stone Town also has many souvenir shops that makes it easy to buy gifts and artifacts from one stop. Hotels have curio shops and may be expensive. People Zanzibaris are very welcoming to tourists as the island is frequently visited by travelers. They will always greet you with a smile and most of the locals are genuine people. You are advised to be careful of street guides as they may sometimes demand money or pester you for their services. The residents are religious and guests are expected to respect their values and traditions Clothing Beach locations are warm and give you the flexibility to wear light cotton clothes, swim wear and summer wear. These areas also host the best parties so you can be as comfortable with your style of clothing. Stone Town is a home to a pious population where men and women are often seen in religious outfits. They expect tourists to respect this and especially women are advised to dress modestly. Food Most of the food available in Zanzibar is delectable and caters to everyone’s tastes. Forodhani in Stone Town offers delicious sea food varieties. Many hotels, restaurants lodges also have European, pan-African and South Asian choices. Hotels have bed and breakfast, half and full board menus and Stone Town have charming restaurants to stop by. Safety Zanzibar is a tourist friendly and of the favored destinations for holidays. Visitors are expected to be respectful in their conduct towards locals and the Islamic religion. Although political uprisings have been a warning, there have been no major mishappenings. It is always to move in groups and avoid beach boys who may be a nuisance sometimes. Keep your belongings safe in a locker.

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STONE TOWN Visitors enjoy the mysterious feel of losing themselves in narrow alleys, painting henna tattoos on hands or shopping khanga dresses here. Stone Town is a camouflage of the past and present with various historical sites including house of wonder and slave market and the present embellished with boutique hotels. A day tour in the UNESCO World Heritage Site is enchanting. PRISON ISLAND Sail to a petite island of historical significance, just 2030 minutes from Stone Town. Prison Island is also a home to giant aldabra tortoises, some, above 200 years old. Explore the ruins of the prison that never was now turned into a boutique hotel or snorkel in the crystal clear waters. FORODHANI GARDEN A quite retreat under the shadows of large trees during the day, Forodhani garden gets lively in the evening. Enjoy sunset views with young lads diving in the ocean. The fresh seafood spread and local ‘pizza’ makes travelers drool over and your dinner can be sorted under $10! SPICE TOURS Zanzibar is also known as the spice island with its connection to various types of spices and herbs. Take a spice tour and learn about spices used in traditional food, cures for ailments and traditions. Tour operators offer guided tours through villages and plantations with an exotic lunch and fruits to savor after your trip. WATER SPORTS From kitesurfing to deep sea diving and jet skiing, Zanzibar is a water sport lover’s paradise. The pristine

beaches with favorable wind and tide offer plenty of opportunities for water adventure. Jambiani, Nungwi and Paje make for some best sites and further north offers great sites underwater treasures. FULL MOON PARTIES If you are in Zanzibar, a full moon party beach is surely something not to miss out. Kendwa Rocks is one popular spot that hosts one of the largest full moon party and attracts a diverse crowd with massive entertainment from dusk to dawn. BEACHES From private and secluded to crowded and budget friendly, beaches in Zanzibar are uncountable. Each beach has something special to offer; dhow cruises, dolphin tours, luxury stays and much more. Make sure you make the most of your beach destination. JOZANI FOREST With an excellent nature trail and guided walks, a visit to Jozani forest is enlightening especially for photographers. The forest is a home to more than 2,000 colobus monkeys and various species of flora and fauna. The mangrove forest and the depth of the jungle are another wonder of this place. ZANZIBAR BUTTERFLY CENTRE A kilometer from Jozani forest is the butterfly center one of the largest in East Africa. The place is worth a visit for its admirable netted garden showing various life stages of the butterflies. Most profits earned are used for supporting conservation and community projects.


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ZANZIBAR Airlines Mango Airlines........................... 774 305 165 Air Tanzania Corporation.............. 223 0213 Coastal Aviation............................. 223 3112 Fast Jet ...................................... 777 212 191 Ethopian Airlines............................. 223 1526 Kenya Airways........................... 786 390 004 Oman Air......................................... 531 1111 Precision Air..................................... 223 4520 Qatar Airways................................. 223 9177 ZanAir Limited................................. 223 3670 Bars Africa House Sunset Bar.......... 777 432 2340 Masahani Bar (Serena Inn)........... 223 3051 Tatu............................................. 778 672 772 Consulates Egypt................................................ 223 0726 China............................................... 223 2547 India................................................. 223 0720 Mozambique.................................. 223 0049 Oman.............................................. 223 1235 Sweden...................................... 777 170 471 Dive Centres Stone Town...................................... 223 8374 Zanzibar Watersports................ 773 235 030 Krafuu Beach Resort and Dive Centre....................777 413 647/8 Divine Diving and Yoga............ 777 771 914 East Africa Diving...................... 777 420 588 Zanzibar Water Sports Paradise........................... 773 781281 Bahari Divers.............................. 777 484 873 Emergency Ambulance ............................................. 112 Fire............................................................. 111 Police........................................................ 999 Police HQ........................................ 223 0246 Afya Medical Centre..................... 223 1228 Driving Doctors.......................... 773 110 220 Zanzibar Medical Group............... 223 3134 24 hours Emergency................. 777 410 954

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Ferries Azam Marine.................................. 223 1655 Flying Horse................................ 784 472 497 Sea Express services....................... 223 4690 Zanzibar Ports Corporation........... 223 2857 Hotels Jambiani Blue Oyster Hotel............................ 224 0163 Casa Del Mar............................. 777 455 446 Red Monkey Lodge....................... 224 0207 KizimKazi Dolphin View Village................ 777 865 5 01 Karamba Resort........................ 773 166 406 The Residence Zanzibar................ 555 5000 Kiwengwa Blue Bay Beach Resort................... 224 0241 Kiwengwa Beach Club Village............................... 777 414 351 Melia Resort............................... 774 444 477 Shooting Star Inn....................... 777 414 166 Kendwa Amana Kendwa Beach Resort.................................. 224 0026 Kendwa Rocks........................... 777 415 475 White Sand Bungalows............. 777 425 219 Mangwapani Sea Cliff Resorts & Spa.............. 767 702 241 Matemwe Milele Villas................................. 778 220 773 Zanzibar House Hotel................ 774 062 010 Nungwi Diamond La Gemma dell’Est....... 224 0087 Double Tree Hotel (Hliton)............. 224 0476 Essque Zalu................................. 778 683 960 Ras Nungwi Hotel............................ 0040478 Z Hotel......................................... 774 266 266 Paje Hakuna Majiwe......................... 777 454 505 Jaribu Beach Hotel................... 777 817 716 Kinazi Upepo.............................. 777 497 495 Paje by Night............................. 777 460 710 Paradise Beach Nungalows.......... 223 1387 Pwani Changani Beach Lodge.......... 773 569 821


ZANZIBAR Ocean Paradise Resort............ 774 440 990 Mapenzi Beach Club................ 774 414 268 Sandies Neptune Pwani Beach Resort and Spa................... 223 3449 Diamond Dream of Zanzibar................................. 757 619 061 Stone Town Dhow Palace.................................. 223 3012 Marubu Beach Villas................. 777 451 188 Mbweni Ruins.................................. 223 5478 Jafferji House and Spas................. 223 6583 Maru Maru Hotel.........................223 8516/8 Serena Inn....................................... 223 1015 Shangani Hotel............................... 223 3688 Tembo House Hotel........................ 223 3005 Zanzibar Beach Resort................... 223 0208 Zanzibar Grand Palace Hotel................................... 223 5368 Restaurants Six Degrees South...................... 620 644 611 Amore Mio................................. 776 211 071 Baharaia Restaurant (Serena Inn).................................... 223 1015 Coco De Mer.................................. 223 0852 Hot Spot Bistro............................ 774 164 866 Les Spice Rendevous................ 777 410 707

Mangapwani Sea Food Grill......... 223 3587 Mercury’s......................................... 223 3076 Pagoda Restaurant....................... 223 4688 Parachute (nr airprot)............... 777 575 566 Radha Food House ....................... 223 4808 Zan Sushi.......................................... 225 0117 Zanzibar Coffee House.................. 223 9319 Maru Maru Hotel.........................223 8516/8 Shopping Aromas of Zanzibar................... 716 097 681 Blue Gems.................................. 782 786 000 Doreen Mashika........................ 767 369 777 Khanga Kabisa.......................... 763 404 396 Memories of Zanzibar.................... 223 9376 Zanzibar Secrets........................ 774 000 005 Zawadi Chest.................................. 223 1390 Travel Agents/ Tour Operators Dhow Safaris................................... 223 2088 Easy Travel and Tours..................... 223 5372 Maya Tours...................................... 22 33108 Zanzibar Tourist Corporation ................................... 223 2344 Watersports Zanzibar Watersports................ 777 415 660

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Arusha

CITY FACTS


About Often known as the safari capital or the ‘A’ town, Arusha is scenically situated on base of Mount Meru and the climate is relatively cool. Arusha is a quiet town, often bustling with tourists and travelers. It is also famed as the mid-point from Cape Town to Cairo. Accommodation One can find all kinds of accommodations in Arusha; from small hotels to beautiful lodges and high-end hotels. While it is advisable to get the best deals on pre-booking and with your travel agent, the high season (June to February) has a large in-flow of tourists, thus room rates are on the higher scale. Stay within the city at The Arusha Hotel, Kibo Palace, The Impala Hotel or most lodges and budget accommodations are in between KIA (Kilimanjaro International Airport) and the main city. Flights With a large inflow of tourists, two airports are operational from Arusha. The KIA airport has regular flights to and from Amsterdam (KLM), Addis Ababa (Ethiopian Airlines) Doha (Qatar Airways), Nairobi (Kenya Airways), Kigali (Rwanda Air), Frankfurt Via Mombasa (Condor) and Turkey (Turkish Airlines). Frequent shuttle services are available to and fro the airport for USD 10 or taxi from USD 50 (approx.) Arusha Municipal Airport (ARK), situated on the outskirts runs domestic flights, mostly to Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam, and charter flights operate for specific tourist destinations such as Ruaha, Selous, Mikumi etc. In-bound transport Regular express buses operate to and from Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Kampala, Mwanza, Tanga and Lushoto. For in-bound transport, local buses are reliable (starting Tsh400), however these are often cramped with passengers. You are advised to be careful of valuables. Taxis are much safer and a price must be agreed upon before departing to your destination (starting price is Tsh 3,000 within a kilometer). Weather Arusha enjoys a high elevation of 1,400 metres (4,600 ft) on the southern slopes of Mount Meru, thus climatic conditions are cooler with less humidity. Temperatures are from five to thirty degrees Celsius. Visitors are advised to

carry a mix of warm clothes (for cool climate) and summer wear (day time safari clothes). A windcheater and a sweater is very useful. Shopping As a tourist destination, you have a lot of chances to shop souvenirs, gifts and authentic local products from Arusha. Within the city centre, Clock Tower and India Road have local curio shops. Central Market is an attraction in itself and has good quality Maasai blankets. The Cultural Heritage Centre is a one stop shop to purchase al souvenirs from paintings to Tanzanite jewelry, however prices are slightly high. On your safari routes, you will also find local markets and roadside vendors selling affordable handicrafts People Arusha and its connecting areas are a home to a diverse population. On your way to safari you will encounter different tribes who follow traditions and values strictly and are very welcoming to tourists. Visitors can take a cultural tour to experience the local culture. Clothing Your attire in Arusha is mostly dependent on weather and the kind of activities. There are no strict religious rules and visitors are flexible to choose their outfit. Shorts or safari trousers in cotton with lose fitting t-shirts are ideal. Day and evening wear is usually casual. Carrying warmers and seaters is essential. Food Arusha not only has several restaurants. The choice of cuisine offered is large and can suit the pockets of everyone. For continental food and a green ambience, Le Patio, The Blue Heron, Fig and Olive, and the Arusha Coffee Lodge are great places to consider. For local tasteful and pocket friendly restaurants look at our for Khan’s barbeque, hot plate for Indian food and Chinese whispers for delectable Chinese cuisine. Njiro complex also has small eateries offering varied cuisine. Meals range from US$1 for street joints to US$15 for main courses at the high-end hotels. Safety Avoid walking alone or using local bikes at night. This may be opportunistic for bandits. Avoid walking with backpacks of secluded areas such as Sokoine or Old Moshi road. Stay alert if someone is following you.

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MOUNT MERU Standing tall in the heart of Arusha, Mount Meru is an adventurous attraction close to the city. Hike the 4,562 meters tall mountain, challenging in nature with splendid vistas of Kilimanjaro, the rift valley and wild encounters. ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK Situated 45 kilometers from Arusha town, this littler park has plenty to offer; enjoy the scenic view of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru, Ngurdoto crater and Momella Lake. Spot unique species apart from the big five; colobus monkeys, flamingoes, dik-dik, antelopes and birds. Arusha National Park is one of the few parks offering walking safaris. MESERANI SNAKE PARK Snake Park is an interesting recreation center with 45 minutes driving distance from Arusha. Learn above 50 species of eastern and Southern African snakes. The park also has a Masai museum, curio market and some animals. Visitors can buy fancy souvenirs or enjoy a 30 minutes camel ride. THE SAFARI CAPITAL Arusha is the center of northern circuit safari routes. With an international airport in the city, travelers can take a flight straight to Arusha and connect to safari destinations; Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Tarangire, Manyara and Kilimanjaro to mention a few.

CULTURAL TOURS There are more than 120 cultural tribes to explore in Tanzania. Tour operators in Arusha organize day trips to visit tribes with opportunities to interact and participate in activities of the Masai, Chaga, Tengeru, Hanang and many more. Mto wa Mbu offers a potpourri of experience with indigenous groups. TANZANITE MINES AND MUSEUM Discover the origin of the exquisite Tanzanite and the only place where this gemstone, 1000 times rarer than diamond is found. Visit the Tanzanite Meralani mines, 32 kms from Arusha and Tanzanite museum located in the heart of Arusha takes you through a magnificent journey of the Tanzanite Jewel. CLOCK TOWER Legend holds that the Clock Tower is the center point between Cairo and Cape Town. Apart from being a historic attraction, this landmark is in the heart of the city and close to many city attractions including hotels, cafes and local markets.


ARUSHA Banks and ATM’S Bank of Africa................................. 254 5128 Bank of Baroda............................... 254 4986 Barclays Bank Tanzania, LTD......... 250 9320 Diamond Trust Bank....................... 250 4146 CRDB Bank...................................... 250 7239 Exim Bank........................................ 250 4910 I & M Bank (T) LTD........................... 254 6159 Stanbic Bank................................250 9713/6 Standard Chartered Bank............. 254 4703 Hospitals and Medical Care AAR.................................................. 254 3062 Aga Khan................................... 757 231 230 Total Care Medical Centre ..................................... 787/767/718 882 273 AMREF Flying Doctors............... 783 927 529 First Air Responder..................... 765 777 090 Flying Doctors Society of Africa........................................... 254 4407 Jewelers The Tanzanite Experience........ 754 600 991 Night Clubs Babylon Pub and Nighclub...... 712 001 260 Cigar Bar.................................... 784 731 251 Sundown Carnival..................... 757 557 875 Via Via........................................ 754 322 879

Pharmacy Akaal Pharmacy....................... 718 444 222 S & S Medical Store................... 684 668 866 Photography Camera Repair.......................... 784 262 111 Commercial Photography ...... 784 202 712 Restaurants Arusha Masai Café .................. 755 765 640 Bay Leaf Fine Dining ................ 758 777 333 Blue Heron Restaurant.............. 785 555 127 Chinese Dragon ....................... 754 473 088 Curry Pot .................................... 768 033 570 Fig and Olive ............................. 784 532 717 Hot Plate..................................... 783 030 730 Impala Hotel................................... 254 3082 Kimemo Cafe............................ 789 575 555 Savanah Grill............................. 689 121 444 Spice and Herbs........................ 754 818 533 Via Via........................................ 754 322 879 Zawadi House............................ 767 500 852 Supermarket Nakumatt Arusha...................... 768 255 900 Nakumatt Moshi........................ 785 255 900 Mayange Market...................... 754 928 854 Pick and Pay Supermarket...... 715 786 646 Tour Operator Karanga Adventures................ 784 383 626 Tanzania Joy Tours..................... 719 973 749

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