Arusha is a major diplomatic hub. It is located below Mount Meru on the eastern edge of the eastern branch of the Great Rift Valley, Arusha has a temperate climate.

Arusha, Tanzania -January 23, 2018- Safari vehicles in the NgoroNgoro Conservation Area (NCA), a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Crater Highlands near Arusha, Tanzania, in East Africa.

The city is close to the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Manyara National Park, Olduvai Gorge, Tarangire National Park, Mount Kilimanjaro, Arusha National Park and is thus considered the safari capital of the world.