We’re going to spot the very common species of ‘the typical tourist’, that just goes on safaris the entire time. We’re in Arusha, near the big supermarket… ..and we’re going to spot the very common species of ‘the typical tourist’… ..that just goes on safaris the entire time. There are many of them here! Ngorongoro and Serengeti. Manyara today… to Serengeti, Ngorongoro. Yeah, we’re going on a safari. Animals, wild animals… Hey, where are you going? Are you going off the beaten track? Yes, I think we might be going to a Maasai village. Okay guys, Africa is so much more than just spotting animals. And that is what we’re going to show you. Culture, nature, the cities, the people… ..and you can’t experience that from inside of a car, or a touristic manyatta (Maasai homestead). Go see the Northern Circuit, but do something else afterwards. Go off the beaten track! That is what we’ll be exploring for you. We’re going to explore Arusha, the Safari Capital of the World, and ask the local people what defines their city. I’m here with my main man David, true Arushian. David, what defines the city to you? So the city of Arusha – everything is about safari here. You feel it when it’s the low season. Everyone is like: ‘Oh, it’s the low season.’ So the whole economy runs on safaris? Yeah, the whole economy is running on safaris. Everybody’s happy when it’s the high season and the city is busy. This is a really cool gallery that opened up here because of the many tourists visiting Arusha. The Cultural Heritage. You can really find a lot of cool art pieces here. The high amount of tourists here has also attracted many NGOs… ..and those NGOs then attract a lot of volunteers. In Arusha you’ll find this phenomenon about guides and volunteers. You know, they come here and they make love, start the business… ..and then life goes on, you know. It’s all about safari in Arusha. David, thanks. We’re going to see the city. Hello! We’re here at Mambo Arusha Hostel. What’s up? Good! How are you? Thank you for having us here! Hey! Welcome. Mambo Arusha Hostel, run by a classic safari couple. I’ll show you the cosiness around here, inside. Look! There’s one place in Arusha where all volunteers and Tanzanians meet for a mating dance. That place is called Via Via. Of course we wanted to go check it out and experience the atmosphere! This is where we met Aly the hairdresser: a famous Arushian who invited us over to his barbershop. Unfortunately it’s Tuesday today, it’s only yet movie night but usually, this place is completely crowded. The next morning, we went over to Aly’s salon. Producer Ricky was all set and ready for his haircut. What defines the city? Me. I define the city. I’ll tell you where to go. It’s booming here. Get your ass to Arusha. New buildings are popping up everywhere, and the new traffic lights work at least half of the time. And as in all growing cities, you’ll find a number of great places to eat around here. We had lunch at The Blue Heron, which we definitely recommend! We made our way to the local market to find the true Arushian and ask him what the city means to him. What do you like most about Arusha? A true Arushian local recommended this to us, so we’re now looking for the green side of Arusha and… ..we drove out motorbike for only five minutes, and we’re already in the woods that surround Mount Meru. Mount Meru is the Kilimanjaro’s younger sibling. It’s really fertile here, super green. Down below, on the way here, you’ll come across many shambas – fields that are being used to grow crops… ..banana trees, small plantations, coffee plantations… ..and we’re now on our way to the waterfall. Funfact; Because everyone uses Arusha as a transit for their next safari, people completely forget about this. Everyone’s main focus is on the Big Five, watching wildlife. Let me jump. But you can also hang out in and around Arusha for a day, and still see nature. Anything for the sunset shots! Arusha City: Safari Capital of the World. It’s so much more than a transit to the northern safari parks. This city is vibrant, booming – there is so much going on here. It’s green, you can enter the jungle at the foot of Mount Meru. Behind me Mount Meru. It just breathes safari – not just because of the people working in the safari industry. The entire city is dependent on safaris. Don’t just spend the night here, stay around for a bit… ..but we’ll skip the safari parks for now… ..because we’re entering the bush at the western flanks of Mount Kilimanjaro. We’ll be mountain biking to Mount Longido… ..hike up the mountain, make our way to Sinya on motorbikes, spend the night in a Maasai village… ..then to a Dutch farm, down to Moshi and to the coast. The first chapter of our Tanzania adventure is going to be great!