Cultural Tourism Programs in Machame



Established in June 2008 with the Vision of Making Kilimanjaro a green village through tourism, people of Machame-Nkweshoo welcomes you to explore Cultural and Natural Heritage of Wachagga ethnic group that lives on the green slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. During your visit, you will enjoy beautiful landscape with great valleys, deep gorges, rivers, natural forest and local agricultural activities on small farms. On the other hand you will interact with local people and get an opportunity to listen to their stories about the culture, history and their total way of life The tour in Machame-Nkweshoo includes:


  • A warm welcome in a local Chagga household
  • Get an opportunity to learn how to prepare local dishes
  • A guided visit to Nkosalulu water falls and Coffee farms,
  • A visit to one of the Oldest Church building,
  • A visit to the caves used as hides during tribal wars,
  • A view of the old coins,
  • An opportunity to learn Chagga relics, stories and old tools that have been used since the ancient times
  • A visit to the local market
  • Kilimanjaro trekking
  • A walking tour through coffee & banana farmlands to the dense Kilimanjaro natural forests for acclimatization along fast flowing streams before climbing the mountain
  • A home-stay experience before and after your wildlife safari or mountain climbing expedition
  • A visit to view points for Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • A visit to environmental conservation project-tree nursery
  • A visit to several development projects in the area such as coffee production, bee-keeping, schools, health care and community library

The following tours are on offer;

  • A visit to old Chagga Caves (4 hours tour)
  •  A visit to Local Schools (3 hour tour)
  • An insight in local coffee production (2-4 hours tour)
  • A visit to the Local Market (3-5 hours tour)
  • A visit to oldest churches (5-6 hour tour)
  • A visit to the waterfalls (3 hours tour)

Other activities;

  • Environmental conservation initiative
  • Traditional Dance
  • Batic and Weaving
  • A Visit to Local Brew Makers (3 hour tour)

Where to stay: Machame-Nkweshoo Cultural Tourism offers decent accommodation services in a campsite and a number of Home-stay facilities located around. Camping ground installed with modern toilet facilities, a beautiful garden full of flowers and clean water supply. Camping gears for hire at reasonable price are available in Moshi town. Getting There: Machame-Nkweshoo Cultural Tourism Enterprise is located in Machame, 10 minutes drive from the junction next to Kilimanjaro Machine Tools along the Arusha-Moshi Highway.  The junction is a 20 minutes from Moshi and 30 minutes drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport and one hour drive from Arusha. (Income from tourist visit is used to subsidise various women & youth development activities within the area, renovate school facilities and fund environmental conservation initiatives.) For further information: Please contact your tour operator or contact Machame-Nkweshoo coordination office located in  Machame, Nkweshoo, Elimuu Shoo House, Mobile #:  +255 78 4616331 OR +255 784910978 Email: [email protected]  






The team of our travel consultants will be happy to assist you at any time 24/7!
Call us at:

+255 753221261

+255 767288823

+255 784910978

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