Arusha is a tourist city in northeast Tanzania. It's regarded as the gateway to the popular Northern Circuit National parks including Arusha National park, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti.

Arusha, is also known as "A" Town or R-Chuga by the locals, is situated at the base of Mount Meru, the second highest mountain in Tanzania and the fifth in Africa. 

Arusha is served by two airports. Kilimanjaro International Airport ( JRO) has flights to Amsterdam with KLM, and to Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, and Nairobi. Kilimanjaro Airport is approximately 60km from Arusha city center. 

Arusha Municipal Airport (ARK) is on the outskirts of the city but only runs domestic flights, mostly to Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam, and charters. air viva offers regular flights between Arusha and Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar and Kilimanjaro.

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