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PACKAGE B: Full Day Cultural Tour to Chagga village

You will be picked from your hotel lobby at around 8:00 am for a drive to Machame Nkweshoo. This will approximately take 1hour from Arusha. Upon arrival, (at 9:30am) an affectionate welcome is guaranteed from Coordinator accompanied by the guides. After which you will be guided through our office to sign the visitors’ book. Thereafter, at 10:00am, a traditional remarkable breakfast will be served and at the same time a brief history of the cultural enterprise and the wachagga tribe surrounding the area is specified. This includes their traditions, values, culture, taboos and economic activities since the Chagaa tribe make up a huge population of the inhabitants of Machame Nkweshoo. In addition to that, the Mt Kilimanjaro myth is also narrated.

After the above activities, at 10:40am, you will be guided to the Museum where you will see various tools and instrument used by the people of Kilimanjaro area in the far centuries. Our guides give brief explanations for each item and respond to the visitors’ questions appropriately.

At exactly 12:30 pm, we will set out for a walk tour through the coffee and banana farmlands to the dense Kilimanjaro natural forests for acclimatization along fast flowing streams with magnificent views of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Here you will learn how coffee is grown, harvested and prepared into a cup of coffee in local people’s style. On our way, we shall pass by the oldest church where the first German Missionary to Machame area visited years ago. You will explore some of the remaining memorial stones and an insight on how the missionaries worked to expand the missionary tasks in Tanzania. (This will take about 2 hrs)

The walking continues till the Nkosalulu water falls in Makoa River that flows from Mt Kilimanjaro forest. The river with it is surrounded by banana and coffee farms where visitors will see the indigenous people farming by traditional means. While enjoying the beautiful water fall view, we will have some time to sit back and enjoy some packed lunch.

Lastly, we will head to the local school where you will interact with both pupils and students in the classrooms and outside for some encouragement advice. The next destination is back at the homestay where you will write reviews on our visitor’s book then conclude the whole tour.

Indicated price covers:  Village Development .Fee, coordination fees, and local tour guide fee and contact person/people. The price does not include transport cost from where you are to our office, but we can arrange transport per request.

(A glass of fresh juice/coffee/tea with snacks, traditional lunch and one bottle of water are inclusive)

 

  1. Cultural Full day Trip to Chagga village –Kikuletwa hot spring.

kikuletwa-hotspringsYou will be picked from your hotel lobby at around 8:00 am for a drive to Machame Nkweshoo. This will approximately take 1hour from Arusha. Upon arrival, (at 9:30am) an affectionate welcome is guaranteed from Coordinator accompanied by the guides.

After which you will be guided through our office to sign the visitors’ book. Thereafter, at 10:00am, a traditional remarkable breakfast will be served and at the same time a brief history of the cultural enterprise and the wachagga tribe surrounding the area is specified. This includes their traditions, values, culture, taboos and economic activities since the Chagaa tribe make up a huge population of the inhabitants of Machame Nkweshoo. In addition to that, the Mt Kilimanjaro myth is also narrated.

We will then set off to Rudungai, the area where Kikuletwa hotsprings is located. It only takes 45 minutes from Machame to Rudungai. The drive will initially start on paved road toward Arusha, before turning left onto gravel road about 30 minutes later that will lead you through the gorgeous African country side past bush land, dry riverbeds, baobab and acacia trees among many others.

This vast area, which used to be a hunting ground for Europeans during the 1800s, is a home to members of many different tribes who live as peacefully co-existing neighbors. Although the game has long since migrated, it is still a haven to many animal species, including a variety of birds.

As you reach Kikuletwa it will appear as an oasis surrounded by sprawling fig trees, in the middle of this semi arid landscape. You will see crystal clear water bubbling from underground caves, giving the impression that it is boiling, hence the name “Hotsprings”. The water is perfectly refreshing and if you brought your bathing suit, this is your time to take a dip and relax in the shade of the trees. After a picnic lunch, we will start making our way back to Machame.

(A glass of fresh juice/coffee/tea with snacks, traditional lunch and one bottle of water are inclusive)