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Tanzania cultural tourism

Babati & Hanang

 

Babati district is located along the Arusha-Dodoma road in the Rift Valley, South of Lake Manyara Park and West of Tarangire. In both Babati and the nearby Hanang distric. The people follow their tribal culture and traditions closely and visitors can mix freely with them to observe their lifestyle. The area has a rich birdlife with over 400 species.

 

The highlights of a tour to the area are:

 

– An exclusive Mount Hanang Climb

– A fishing adventure with local canoes on Lake Babati while viewing hippos

– A chance to participate in local beer brewing

– A visit to development projects like cattle and goat dairy farming, piped water project, bio-gas energy project

– Cycling expedition through remote areas

 

 

The tours are available for half day, full day, and two/three/four days:

Longido – Arusha Region

 

The tour to the extensive plains around Longido Mountains, 80 km north of Arusha, features an insight into the traditions of Maasai culture. The lush area is home to rare birds and mammals

 

The tour includes:

– A nature trail to spot birds

– A climb to the impressive Longido Mountain through a dense natural forest

– Walking safari through the Maasai plains an over the slopes of Longido mountain

– A visit to a traditional Maasai Village – A tour of historical sites dating back to British colonial times

 

 

 

The tours are available for half day, full day, and two/three/four days:

Moshi-Materuni Cultural Tourism

 

‘A village nestled at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro waiting you to explore’

 

Materuni is one of the few villages of wonder in Northern Tanzania sitting at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro. The village is blessed with full of all the beauty worth much visiting for holiday, week-end outing or vacation. While in the village, scenic view of Moshi Town and Mount Kilimanjaro is astonishing. This green village with fresh air from green vegetations welcomes visitors to explore the beauty of the land and cultural heritage of the Chagga people.

 

The following tours are on offered;

 

– Mnambe waterfall tour

– Local Market Tour

– Local brew

– Chagga traditional Dance

– Coffee & banana farm tour

– Volunteering opportunity

 

The tours are available for half day, full day, and two/three/four days:

Arusha-Ng’iresi

 

Ng’iresi is situated 7 km out of Arusha, on the slopes of Mt. Meru. It is inhabited by farmers of the Waarusha tribe.

 

The villages of Ng’iresia and Olgilai have the following on offer for visitors:

 

– A guided tour to farms on the lush slopes of Mt. Meru

– A visit to several development projects in the village

-soil conservation, irrigation, crossbreeding, bio-gas

– A climb to Kivesi Hill, an old volcano with a natural forest on the top

– A glimpse of the Wa-arusha culture

– A walk to Songoto and Navuru waterfalls

– A delicious lunch and dinner prepared by the Juhudi Women’s Group Different tours have been organized.

 

The tours are available for half day, full day, and two/three/four days:

Oldonyo Sambu

 

Oldonyo Sambu is located 36 km north-west of Arusha on the highway to Nairobi. The centre of operations is Oldonyo Sambu Market (also known as Maiko Market)

 

The programme includes the following:

 

– Short hikes up the hills to view the beautiful Maasai land and to get a glimpse of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru, Longido and Kitumbeine

– Visits to traditional Maasai bomas, markets and watering dams

– Visit to a traditional healer and the centre of Maasai women specializing in making ornaments

– Horse, camel and donkey rides across Maasai country

 

 

The tours are available for half day, full day, and two/three/four days:

Monduli Juu

 

Monduli Juu, situated 50 kms northwest of Arusha, is a cluster of four small villages – Emairete, Enguiki, Eluwai and Mfereji.

 

The following is on offer to visitors:

 

– A picturesque journey through the evergreen rain forest

– A medicinal tour of plants and herbs, which includes a visit to a traditional Maasai herbs doctor

– A visit to Naramatu

– a small factory where Maasai women make ethnic jewellery

– A chance to have a ‘nyama choma’ or roast meat meal with the Maasai.

– Panoramic view of the Rift Valley, Oldonyo Lengai and Lake Natron

– An insight into the culture of the Maasai and Waarusha

 

The tours are available for half day, full day, and two/three/four days:

Are safaris in Tanzania safe?
You bet they are. Tanzania is one of Africa’s most stable countries. You’ll be welcomed by its friendly people and always taken care of by attentive staff. After full days of wildlife viewing, rest up at handpicked camps and lodges, which offer authentic African charm and modern-day conveniences.
where do i spend the night?
You will stay in hotels, safari lodges or permanent tented camps (with en-suite bathrooms). Safari lodges are solid buildings, whereas tented camps are permanently set-up, walk-in safari style tents that offer the same service as hotels and lodges.
What do i need to pack for the safari?
Follow this link to see what you need to pack for your safari and if you will have further questions please feel free to contact us Tanzania Packing list
What kind of Vehicles do we use
We make use of reconstructed 4×4 safari vehicles (i.e. Toyota Landcruisers), that have been designed to conquer the ever demanding road conditions in East Africa. All vehicles have pop-up roofs that can be opened during game drives and a window seat is guaranteed for each guest.
What meals are provided and what kind of food do i expect?
Meals are included as stated in the itinerary and mineral water is also supplied during the safari. All other drinks such as soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are excluded and need to be settled by yourself. You will dine at the respective accommodations. For breakfast, a buffet is usually set up, whereas a three course menu is typically served for dinner. Lunch is mostly enjoyed en-route in form of pre-packed lunch (lunch-box) consisting of sandwiches, boiled eggs and fruits or grilled chicken thighs. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements or food allergies and we will do our outmost to cater for them (only possible with advanced notification).o our outmost to cater for them (only possible with advanced notification).
Do i need money while on Safari?
Tips are not included in the price and we recommend 15-20 USD per group per day for the guide and 10-15 USD per group per day for the cook.
Are tips Included in the package
Safaris are typically safe and you should not be overly concerned for safety of valuables. However, continue to practice normal precautions and do not flash and leave valuables out in the open. We strongly recommend that valuables which are not necessary for your trip should be left at home. You may also choose to store smaller valuables in the Tanzania Expeditions office.
Do i need sunscreen while on safari
It is strongly recommended that you bring your preference of insect or mosquito repellent. Especially in the early morning and evenings, mosquitoes can be present. Some flies and ticks can also be a nuisance depending on the geographical location.
Where can i store my valuables while on safari?
Yes, because malaria is common in East Africa. We recommend you consult your local travel clinic or personal physician for the most appropriate anti malaria medication for you. We also recommend you take some deet insect repellent.
What’s the weather like in Tanzania?
Currently there are no immunization shots required in order to gain entry to the East African countries of Tanzania, Kenya or Uganda unless prior to your arrival you travel through countries that are infected with yellow fever, cholera or other diseases. However for accurate and the most up-to-date information, please visit the embassy web site for the countries you plan to visit.
Should i bring mosquito and bugs repellant?
Would you recommend malaria medication?
What immunizations or shots are required?

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