Arusha

Arusha is located in northern Tanzania and has a population of app. 400,000 people. Its located below Mount Meru on the eastern edge of the Great Rift Valley. The city has a temperate climate and can be considered the Safari Capital of the World with its proximity to the National Parks of Serengeti, Lake Manyara, Tarangire and Arusha. Other main safari attractions include the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Olduvai Gorge and Mount Kilimanjaro.

Arusha is further an international diplomatic hub. The city hosts, and is regarded as the de facto capital of, the East African Community. Arusha also hosted the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) for a period of over twenty years. It is a multicultural city with a majority Tanzanian population of mixed backgrounds: indigenous Bantu, Arab-Tanzanian and Indian-Tanzanian plus minority populations of white Europeans and Americans.