Mount Meru & Arusha Town Half-Day Trip

See magnificent Arusha Town from the top of Mount Meru, and then head into town to see the city highlights up close with an expert guide. After descending from Tanzania’s iconic flat-topped mountain by cable car (ride at own expense), you’ll see top magnificent Arusha Town attractions, like the German Settlements on the Boma Road, as well as colorful neighborhoods like Moshi Town on Mererani, during a luxury minibus tour.

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy these superb views of Arusha Town from the top of Mount Meru.
  • Enjoy panoramic sights over the city from the top of Mount Meru.
  • Visit Tanzania’s German Settlements and learns about the neighborhood’s fascinating history.
  • Check out the Moshi Town and Mererani gold Works.
  • Tour the Arusha Town Tanzanite Works and see Tanzanian jewelry at its finest.

After pickup from your central hotel, head straight to the cable car at the foot of Mount Meru – Arusha’s most prominent landmark. The cable car ride is at your own expense, so after you’ve purchased your round-trip ticket, head straight up to the summit of Mount Meru, enjoying phenomenal views as you ride.

Views from the top of Mount Meru are equally spectacular and you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy them independently. Take a walk around and see the city laid out below you. Look over to the magnificent Arusha Town and, if the weather is clear enough, catch a glimpse of tiny Moshi Town in the distance.

After descending the mountain by cable car, meet your guide for a comprehensive tour of Arusha Town. Traveling by air-conditioned minibus, you’ll pass top Arusha Town attractions in the city center, as well as lesser-known sites in the city’s German Settlements on the Boma Road. Admire the neighborhood’s brightly colored houses and learn about its fascinating history, including tales of African slaves during the 16th and 17th centuries.

Time permitting, visit the Arusha Gold Works – one of Tanzania’s oldest buildings—and see its incredible dungeons with your guide. Travel to Arusha Central Museum to see the history and culture of Bantu peoples in-to Mount Meru, and then end your tour with a visit to Arusha’s famous Tanzanite Works. Learn all about Tanzanian jewelry – the country’s most famous export – on a tour of the factory before returning to your Arusha Town hotel.



  • Hotel pickup and drop off.
  • Local guide.


  • Food and drinks.
  • Entrance fees Mount Meru.

Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
  • On occasion when Mount Meru is closed, the tour will spend time at Signal Hill.