Our cultural tourism programme is a community based tourism initiative that gives indigenous tribes the opportunity to organize excursions/tours in their original and natural environment. We try to keep away from the main crowds and choose locations off the beaten track to allow real Tanzanian traditions, customs and beliefs to come to life.
The village of Ilkindig’a lies at the foot of Mt.Meru, where the sounds of rivers, birds, and people are in harmony. The village offers a genuine view into the culture of the Wa-arusha tribe. We can arrange a half day or full day tour, in addition to 3 day south-west Meru cultural/hike combination itinerary. A fourth option includes an 8 hour walking trip from Arusha to the starting point, where you connect with the full day tour.
Half day tour:
We will take you to a ‘Sembeo’s Boma’ where you will get a real feel for village life. From there, walk through fields of crops, and visit a traditional doctor before heading onto ‘Njeche Canyon’. The trip will end with a traditional meal at the Mainyoito Women’s Group.
Full day tour:
This includes a trail through the fields, a visit to ‘Sembeo’s Boma’ and crossing the Ngarenaro River to reach the ‘Leloto viewpoint’. We will then head towards the Maasai Craftsmen Group and end the tour with a traditional meal at the Mainyoito Women’s Group.
3 Day tour:
On your initial day, we will walk uphill to ‘Sembeo’s Boma’ and cross the Ngarenaro River and continue walking through Milkhasi Forest. The night will be spent at Timbolo. Next day we will cross the Ngareolmotonyi River and walk uphill to Olkokola, and further on to Ilkurot to spend the night. On the third day, we will walk to Muklat and Ngaramtoni for the weekly Maasai market. After lunch, we will walk or drive back to Arusha.