What to do with 2 1/2 days in Arusha, TZ

Jun 16th, 2015, 04:35 PM
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What to do with 2 1/2 days in Arusha, TZ

We will have 2 1/2 days in Arusha before departing for our safari. So far, we have planned a 1/2 day at Arusha Park, 1/2 day to visit N'Grisi Village and a visit to another local village. I am seriously into photography and love markets for photos, shopping, cultural experiences, etc. My husband and I are taking our daughter and granddaughter (13). This is our second time there, but would love some ideas of other things to do in Arusha. I heard the Masai women's market burned to the ground.
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Jun 18th, 2015, 11:13 AM
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Up to you how much you wish to include in your time as Arusha NP, but can sure take longer... many do a full day. And while N'gresi Village can be done in about 4/hrs. trying to fill the day with another village might be overkill.

Maybe do Arusha NP 1/day and villages/schools/orphanages as well other areas around Arusha Town on the next day. Your tour operator can offer options.
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Jun 18th, 2015, 11:49 AM
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Thanks,Sandi. I think they planned Arusha NP and N'grisi for one day and the market at the other village for part of one day. In 2007 we walked around with a guide and walked to a place where I could photograph people taking wedding photos and to the Maasai Market. Wondering if Arusha has other interesting shopping areas?
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Jun 21st, 2015, 09:47 AM
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We visited Shanga House- a workshop for handicapped people. They produce some lovely things and there is a gift shop where you can purchase items. As you walk around, you will see the items being made. George Clooney and Amal visited. I bought a lovely necklace and bracelet made of recycled glass and metal.

There is also a restaurant on the grounds where we had a nice lunch.
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Jun 21st, 2015, 06:36 PM
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Oh, nice idea, sunburn1944! Thanks. I think our family would appreciate that.
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