Arusha (town) – the Tanzanian city of Arusha, whose population is over 400,000, is the capital of the Arusha Region and a hub for the area’s tourism. Arusha is within driving distance of eco-tourist destinations, like Mount Meru, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Tarangire National Park, and Mount Kilimanjaro.
Arusha has also earned its place in international diplomacy, making it an African version of Geneva. It hosts the East African Community and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (who held trials for war criminals involved in the Rwandan genocide of 1994). UNICEF and the UN also have offices there.