Sister Cities of Durham, North Carolina

Arusha-Tanzania, Durham-UK, Kavala-Greece, Kostroma-Russia, Toyama-Japan, Zhuzhou-China

Pictured above:  Members of the Arusha City Committee hosted the Tanzanian Ambassador to the US.


ARUSHA, TANZANIA Sister City Since 1991
Arusha sits on a high plateau of the African Rift Valley at the base of Mt. Meru, which is Kilimanjaro's volcanic partner.  It is surrounded by National Parks, including Mt. Kilimanjaro, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, and Olduval Gorge. 
It is a rich mosaic of cultures including the famous Masai Peoples.
The "Mountains - Waterways" connection is Mt. Meru, which is at the north end of the main street of Arusha.