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Our Arusha  Airport transfers offer travellers a safe, trouble-free and comfortable way to arrive at their destination. It is an ideal transport option for those who want to enjoy the luxury of a comfortable Arusha Airport taxi, in the privacy of their own vehicle.

We have multiple Arusha Airport transfer options available for those flying into or out of any of major airports. This includes luxury chauffeur services and a more affordable cheap transfers. 

The best thing with our rides is that we offer a number of extra add-ons, meaning you can personalise your Arusha Airport transfer ride and make it just how you like it.

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Rates for Arusha Airport Taxi

Below are the rates to popular destinations from Arusha Airport

  1. Arusha to moshi                                   $100.
  2. Arusha to Mto wa Mbu                        $120.
  3. Arusha to Karatu                                  $140.
  4. Arusha to Namamba                           $100.
  5. Arusha to Ngorongoro                        $300/Day – Game drive.
  6. Arusha to Serengeti                             $300/Day – Game drive.
  7. Arusha to Dar es salaam                     $400.
  8. Arusha to Kilimanjaro                         $100.

Arusha Airport Transfers Mini Guide - FAQ's

Arusha Airport (IATA: ARK, ICAO: HTAR) (Uwanja wa ndege wa Arusha in Swahili) is a domestic airport located in Olasiti ward of the city of Arusha, the capital of the Arusha Region of Tanzania. The airport is currently undergoing an expansion, which includes a new apron and terminal building.

Air Tanzania, Bombardier at Arusha Airport, 2023

The Arusha non-directional beacon (Ident: AR) is located at the west end of the field.

Arusha airport is among of the 59 airports managed, maintained and operated under Tanzania airports Authority (TAA), the airport is in Group II category. The airport operates as domestic only and it is located western side of Arusha city, approximately 7km (4NM) from Arusha City Centre. Airport is at 4567 feet above mean sea level having an average temperature of 23ᵒC,

 

 History Arusha Airport
 

History of Arusha Airport:

Arusha airport was built in the year 1956 by Colonel Grey who was a big farmer cultivating coffee and sorghum in the area of Burka and Mateves, After Tanganyika independence in the year of 1961 the airport was officially handled to the government.

he airport was run under East African airways, after the break down of East African community 1977 the airport was handed over to Agricultural department called KILIMO HANGER to run the airport. The inception of Tanzania airports Authority in the year 1999 as an executive agency mandated to operate and run all government airports and airstrips within Tanzania mainland.

The airport is managed by the airport manager who is also responsible for monitoring and managing the Loliondo airstrip.

As per ICAO standards, annex 14, Aerodrome design manual, Arusha airport is classified as a code 3C airport

Current the airport has a runway of 1860 meter length and 30 meter wide with its orientation of 09 and 27, PCN 15/F/B/Y/T after complited of extension of runway project which make a total of 1860 meter long and its turning pads both ends

Arusha airport has five taxiways; Taxiway A, B, C, D and P (parallel taxiway) which has 500m length and 7.5 width joining the remote apron, runway 09 and taxiway “ A”,

 

Facilities Arusha Airport

Facilities at Arusha airport:

The IATA code for the airport is ARK. Cleartrip provides information about the different airline brands that operate from Arusha airport and also a list of top domestic and international routes from Arusha.

There are different domestic and international airlines that operate from Arusha airport. Out of them, the airline brands that operate more frequently are translation missing: en.airlines.CQ, Eurocypria Airlines, Barents Airlink and Precision Air. In addition to this, the most popular sectors from Arusha are Arusha to Dar Es Salaam, Arusha to Zanzibar with 62, 62 weekly flights respectively.

airline 134 to Zanzibar is the first flight that departs from Arusha airport at 12:45 PM, followed by Eurocypria Airlines airline 614 to Dar Es Salaam at 12:45 PM. Whereas Precision Air airline 431 to Zanzibar is the last flight that departs from Arusha airport at 3:50 PM.

Situated at the foot of the beautiful Mount Meru, Arusha is known as the safari capital of Tanzania’s Northern Safari Circuit. It’s a bustling city filled with an interesting mix of markets, chaotic traffic, old colonial buildings and modern conveniences, like coffee shops with WiFi, and an array of great restaurants.

 

 Highlights:
  • Gateway city to a number of Tanzania’s gems, including Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Kilimanjaro
  • Situated at the foot of Mount Meru, it has a temperate climate and lush surroundings
  • Chequered history from Maasai to German to British and back to Tanzanian occupation, providing for an interesting mix of architecture and history
  • Lively nightlife with many restaurants and nightclubs
  • Shopping mecca with various markets selling everything from brightly coloured fabrics and curios to car tyres
  • Museums and galleries to discover the history and marvel at the art of the area
  • Tanzanite, straight from the source
  • Meserani Snake Park, just outside Arusha

Arusha is often seen as a stopover on the way to doing a safari. If you stay a while longer, though, there is plenty to see and do in this busy town, with its mix of colonial and modern architecture intersected by chaotic roads filled with friendly Tanzanians.

There are 2 airports within Arusha Region. Kilimanjaro International airport (IACO HTKL; IATA JRO) which services in and outbound international carriers and international charter flights. Kilimanjaro International connects easily via transfer companies and taxi to Arusha Airport and the city.

The second airport is the Arusha Municipal Airport (ICAO HTAR; IATA ARK) that handles all domestic flights within Tanzania. It is located on the outskirts of the city area. There are shuttles available to travel from the to the city for a minimum cost. It would take approximately 75 minutes to reach ARK airport from the International airport.

Things to see and do in Arusha

Arusha offers visitors a wide array of places to go and things to do. There are many coffee shops and restaurants, and the town has lively nightlife. If you want to experience a real, bustling, busy African town, stay in Arusha for a day or two.

  • The Clock Tower, situated slap-bang in the centre of town, is a great meeting point for both locals and tourists. Urban legend has it that this is the middle-point between Cape Town and Cairo. It’s completely untrue, but a great story nonetheless.
  • Central and Maasai Markets – chaotic and vibrant markets that sell everything from meat and fish to fabrics and electronics. Maasai Markets have a wide array of curios and African art. They’re crowded and busy but they’re a great way to experience real Africa. Beware of pickpockets and be prepared to haggle!
  • The Cultural Heritage Centre includes a museum, restaurant, spice centre, shops, and a garden scattered with incredible sculptures. The Makonde Museum filled with masterfully carved masks is a must-see.
  • At the Tanzanite Experience, learn about the history of tanzanite, and how these gorgeous gems are mined. Don’t forget to buy one to take home.
  • The Boma Museum, originally a fort built by the Germans in the early 1900s, chronicles the colonial history of the town and the tribal history of the area. It also houses the Natural History Museum, with fascinating info on the archaeological and paleoanthropological sites in the area and wildlife.
  • Shanga, out on the Dodoma Road, is a fabulous centre incorporating a workshop for disabled artists who make beautiful glasswork, beadwork, jewellery and clothes, boutiques and an open-air restaurant.
  • Meserani Snake Park, a little further out of Arusha, allows you to see a wide range of snakes, learn about them, and even hold some! There’s also a small Maasai Museum and camel rides there.

The most convenient option is to fly from Arusha to one of the park’s seven airstrips. It is also possible to book an overland safari in a 4×4 safari vehicle from Arusha to Serengeti National Park and visit one or two other parks along the way.

The quickest way to get from Arusha to Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Park) is to taxi which costs $55 – $75 and takes 3h 22m. What is the distance between Arusha and Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Park)? The distance between Arusha and Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Park) is 137 km. The road distance is 177.5 km.

Tanzania, East African country situated just south of the Equator. Tanzania was formed as a sovereign state in 1964 through the union of the theretofore separate states of Tanganyika and Zanzibar. 

Mainland Tanganyika covers more than 99 percent of the combined territories’ total area. Mafia Island is administered from the mainland, while Zanzibar and Pemba islands have a separate government administration. 

Dodoma, since 1974 the designated official capital of Tanzania, is centrally located on the mainland. Dar es Salaam is the largest city and port in the country.

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