ENGARUKA: Situated 63 km north of Mto wa Mbu, on the road to Oldonyo Lengai and Lake Natron is one of Tanzania’s most important historic sites. Some 500 years ago, a farming community of several thousand people developed an ingenious irrigation and cultivations system. For unknown reasons, the farmers left Engaruka around 1700. Many questions remain unanswered who were the people living in Engaruka, how did they come to develop such an ingenious, farming system and who did they finally leave Engaruka?
BUSHMEN: There are people who live in the forest near Lake Eyasi called “Bushmen” They live like ancient man depending on gathering fruits, hunting animals and live in caves or forest. They don’t wear clothes. The cultural tourism visit to this area will enable you to see them. Natural walking is taking place around the area. The tour takes two/three nights and there are five campsites which can offer accommodation.
MTO WA MBU: Situated adjacent to Lake Manyara National Park. In Mto Wa Mbu is the only point in Africa where 4 languages meet; the Nilotes, Cush*tes, Bantu and Hamates a unique cultural feature in the World. A point in Tanzania where anthropology is most diverse. Visit to Maasai boma, dancing, market, schools and community project will be offered. Maasai village visit to foster the true experience of most complex cultural experience in Africa is a gift will be hard to forget in your entire life. Hike the rift valley wall and view the Lake Manyara.
MONDULI JUU: Situated 50km North West of Arusha on the road to the Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. You will experience the walking and trekking of Monduli Mountains, visit Maasai women on Jewellery and handcrafts. The “Kona Saba” escarpment climb, medicinal herbs tour, evergreen rain forest tour and a rest at astonishing panorama’s overlooking the rift valley, Oldonyo Lengai Lake Natron…
NORTH PARES: Forests and Moors Tours – Half and fully day hikes, but tours of several days can be arranged. Highlights : clan forest and moorlands, historic centers of ceremony and magic; irrigation, dike, and drainage systems; traditional healers and potter; historical sites and relic; spectacular views of Mt. Kilimanjaro, plains, area likes, South Pares, Usambara, Mkomazi Game Reserve.
MARANGU / MAMBA: Mountain climbing enthusiasts will be advised to visit the home and memorial of the late Yohano Lauwo, a Marangu and native who accompanied Dr. Hans Meyer on the peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro in 1889.
You can also learn about the Chagga culture by visiting a traditional Chagga house with straw roof. You can visit the Chief Mangi area where the first court and primary school of the Northern region are still functioning. You will be able to pass historical sites of clan wars where the Chagga used large caves to hide themselves when the fought with Maasai.
KISANGARA: Its located 62 km South East of Moshi in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro. The Plains Pare Tours – Half and full days: visit the natives economic and cultural projects including carpentry workshop, brick factory, sisal plantation, local – beer brewery; Lembeni Herbal Hospital; forest hiking in Kindoroko Mts. Spice – garden tour; fishing and boating on Nyumba ya Mungu (House of God) Lake. Physical Requirements – Moderate walking. Food and Drink – Catering facilities in Kisangara. What to Bring – comfortable walking shoes; sun cream and hat Accommodations – Self-contained cottages, campsites (bring your gear) day trips from Moshi and Same.
SOUTH PARES: View point Headquarters Tours – Half o 3 days; caves where Pares hid from slave raiders; myriad viewpoints in all directions (Mt. Kilimanjaro, Usambara, Maasai Steppe, Mkomazi Game Reserve, Taita Hills) forests and moors, historic German-era buildings; traditional healers and crafts people farmers and women’s groups. Most sports accessible by car or 4×4. Visit Mkomazi, a botanic as well as zoological wonder. Physical Requirements – Brisk walking, steep hills. Food and Drink – Meals in villages or at Hill-Top Tona Lodge, Mbaga Hills, can be arranged; snacks beverages, water in stores. What to bring – Comfortable walking shoes, warm clothing. Accommodations – Hill-Top Tona Lodge, quaint pre-WWI German buildings; local home stays are available, especially on overnight hikes; camping (bring your gear.) Getting There – By car (4×4 in rains), entering mountains from Dar \Moshi road or via Kisiwani on east side, north of Mkomazi; by bus from Same.