"Nagged in Arusha." Tanzania Tourist Trap Tip by skullcrusher

Tanzania Tourist Traps: 22 reviews and 9 photos

Arusha - in many ways Arusha has been ruined by tourism. The town is crawling with aggressive touts who'll practically insist that you go on this tour or that tour. If you arrive in town via the bus station don't let the touts talk you into immediately taking a bus to another town unless that's what you want to do. They are simply out for money and don't care where you're going or what you plan to do as long as they can make some money. As politely as you can- decline their offers and simply walk away. If you stay there longer than a few days the touts will eventually stop bothering you and focus their attention on the "new" arrivals instead.

Fun Alternatives: Head straight to Moshi instead. That's the best base for a climb anyway.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 24, 2002
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