Nkoanrua belongs to the Arumeru district - which is one of the six districts of Tanzania's Arusha Region. The Arumeru District itself is divided in to thirty seven other smaller wards - including Nkoanrua. Nkoanrua is a fairly populated region home to over 14,000 inhabitants. It is located around 330 kilometres towards the north of Dar es Salaam - which is the capital city of Tanzania. It is a popular tourist destination frequented by many visitors from around the world, and is loved by travelers for its refreshing tropical climate and warm sunshine.
A visit to Nkoanrua is always worthwhile when traveling in Tanzania, and its close proximity to other prominent cities of the country makes it a convenient place to drop-by while sight-seeing. Facilities for Muslim travelers, such as Halal food and prayer facilities may not be available in abundance as in some of the bigger cities in the country, but will be available in sufficient amounts to ensure a very pleasant and enjoyable visit to the city.
Attractions in the vicinity of Nkoanrua include the Nguru Sambu Local Authority Forest Reserve and the Maasi Local Authority Forest Reserve which are both located not too far away. Other popular places of interest in the area include Lake Duluti, Chimumbu Hill and Losilwa Hill.
The closest airport to Nkoanrua is the Kilimanjaro International Airport which is located about 35 kilometres away. It is a major international airport in Tanzania and mainly serves the regions of Arusha and Moshi. The airport is commonly referred to as the "Gateway to Africa's Wildlife Heritage" and is a busy airport, serving numerous airlines and passengers throughout the year.
Though prominent Halal restaurants in Nkoanrua are not known, Halal food will be available in the area due to the sizable resident Muslim population. It is also possible to opt for sea food options and vegetarian cuisine at the local restaurants in Nkoanrua but it is best that travellers enquire about how food is prepared prior to dining.
There are no known prominent mosques in Nkoanrua but finding prayer facilities for Muslim travellers will not be difficult due to the fairly large Muslim population in the area. Locals will be able to direct you to the nearest prayer facility or it is also possible to enquire for a private space in the vicinity to make use of prayer times.