Making Tanzanian jewelry
At our workshop, you will get the opportunity to experience a day at Afrikan Wear Design. After your arrival, we will give you an introduction to our history and what we do. You will get to know the team and take a look at their work process. After that Mama Hokororo will sit down with you and teach you how to make Tanzanian jewelry which you can take home afterward. Following that you get the chance to experience real Tanzanian lunch. We are happy to organize your transport from your accommodation to our workshop, just let us know before that this is what you wish.
A day of culture, food, landscape Arusha
This is your chance to experience highlights of the city of Arusha. You will visit areas of Arusha and experience elements of the authentic culture and way of life of a local Arusha citizen. The itinerary varies throughout the week because different markets are open different days of the week so for more details please inbox me. Food is one great way for anyone to experience and remember any culture. In this tour, you will visit the marketplace where you will enjoy the range of foods, fruits, and vegetables in display. We can even visit the famous market where goats and cows from Maasai community are auctioned; I highly recommend this authentic Maasai experience. The food markets will be sanitary and safe so you don't have to worry about any of that. If you would like to purchase something, you are welcome to do so. When its lunchtime, you will get to eat local foods and drink local beer or other non-alcoholics at local food stalls and famous local eating spots. Arusha is also known for its gorgeous landscape, and you will see this as we travel through the busy town to the quieter rural outskirts of Arusha. You will enjoy the fresh breeze and green panoramic landscape views with hills as you venture through the city and into the more peaceful outskirts of Arusha. Other things to note Please be advised that the meeting points, itinerary and visited places might change according to the date and time.
Arusha city tour by walking
Start with the meeting point known Clocktower having ana amazing and unique history of the place will be familiar for some time then a head straight to Mwenge tour where Arusha declaration was done by our firat president Mwl. julius Nyerere with Abeid Karume the fist president of zanzibar, on the way we will pass at the Ngorongoro building known as the head office of conservators. Having pictures and relaxing a while at Arusha declarations then we will have a walking to an oldest market since we were colonized by German and now is called central market that selling vegetables, fruits taking photos with chagga mama ang maasai mama also we will take a walk to Maasai curious where maasai handcrafts are made and sold hope you will buy some. then still have energy we will walk to a big mall in arusha known shoppers mall to buy different staff for your own, this destination it depend if still have enough energy to walk.
Experience the Maasai Culture by Bike tour
On arrival in Maasai village by Mountain Bike you will immerse into great cultural and traditions experience by guided by Maasai warrior. The most famous of Africa’s people, these fierce warriors are still practicing their ancestral way of life and are known for their pastoral traditions, living off their herds of cattle, sheep, goats, and donkeys. They still exist on a diet of milk, blood, and meat, however, it is becoming very common place to supplement their diet with grain. You will involve in different activities in maasai community wchich including maasai dancing, witness inside maasai boma with skin cow matress, local grasses for chassing away mosquitoes, intering in animal house, how to make fire by using pieces of trees( Ulindi and Ulimbombo) and explain you typical medicinal plants, extraordinary tree. In addition to that, the usage of local tools, hunting techniques, fire preparation the usage of local tools, hunting techniques and fire preparation is a part your unforgettable bush excursion. Starting point is BOMANG’OMBE but we can pick you from MOSHI or ARUSHA by Public transport(Bus). Let us know if you need a Safari tour, Mt Kilimanjaro/Meru Trekking and Zanzibar holiday. Welcome
Waterfall hike & Picnic lunch Arusha
To begin the activity, we will meet at the departure location - Mount Meru hotel (pickups can be arranged from various locations at an extra cost). We will take a 20-30minute drive through the Sekei villages to our destination: Themi falls leisure park. After arriving, we will take care of formalities at the gate and begin our hike through the peaceful forests. The hike is medium paced, 30-40mins through the quietness of the well preserved Themi leisure park. We will arrive at our destination (Themi waterfalls) at around mid-afternoon. You will have lunch and drinks in a very eco-friendly manner. If you wish to go for a swim in the waterfall's natural swimming pool, please bring swimming gear. Typically we will spend as much time as you want at the waterfalls. When you've had enough of it, we will begin our walk back to the gate where you have a choice of either walking back for the active trekkers or taking a car. Other things to note Pickup location is flexible. Transport can be arranged from various locations in and out of Arusha; please inquire if you can be picked up from your location before you dismiss.
Arusha Cultural Walking Tour - Explore the Heart of the City
Your experience will begin with a visit to the bustling Arusha Central Market. Here you will have the opportunity to see and interact with local vendors as they sell their goods. You will also have the chance to sample some of the delicious traditional foods on offer, such as fish and ndizi (boiled bananas). After the market, we will take you on a tour of the craft shops in the area. These shops are full of unique souvenirs and handmade crafts that are perfect for taking home as a memento of your time in Arusha. As we walk through the shops, I will share with you the stories behind each destination, giving you a deeper understanding of the local culture and traditions. But the fun doesn't stop there! We will also visit some local stalls where you can try traditional Tanzanian foods and drinks. This is a chance to truly immerse yourself in the culture and experience the flavors and traditions of our city. After our tour, I will safely escort you back to your starting location. As we walk, we can share stories about our culture and the experiences we have had together. This experience is special because it allows you to truly connect with the local culture and community. You will get to see parts of the city that tourists might not normally visit, and you will have the opportunity to interact with locals and learn about their traditions and way of life.
Traditional Tanzanian Cooking Class
Cook with the girls at Lifted Strong - a local non-profit organisation which supports young women to break the cycle of poverty through empowerment and advocacy for their wellbeing.Customers can choose which recipes they want to learn including samosas, fried and/or cooked bananas, spiced rice, chapati, ugali, fried bread (maandazi), half cake, cassava, sweet potatoes, and more. After learning how to cook, customers will enjoy a meal with the mamas.
Trail hiking to beautiful waterfalls and coffee tour
My name is Johnny I'm Tanzanian i was born here in Kilimanjaro at Materuni village. I'm chagga by tribal. Materuni village is the last village before Kilimanjaro National park. Once you will visit my village you will register at the village office after that youre tour will begin is 45 minutes from the office to the waterfalls. On the way to the waterfalls you will see bananas and coffee plantations and learn more about my culture and the life of the villagers not only that but also to see Moshi town view point and spectacular view of mount kilimanjaro. After waterfalls you will get back and have short break while you waiting for coffee lesson and you will learn how coffee is processed picking, driying, pounding, roasting, grinding up to drink in local way. Youre mostly welcome.
Horse ride amongst Tanzanian wildlife
If you are looking for an exhilarating horse riding adventure, or just a gentle hack in a hidden oasis amongst a rich array of wildlife, you're at the right place. Every day we run horse rides from our wildlife estate just outside of Arusha, and whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced rider there is an opportunity for everyone. Those with little experienced can enjoy a gentle hack along dust tracks within the quiet estate where zebra, wildebeest and antelope graze contentedly while monkeys scamper in the trees overhead. For the more experienced rider, we offer thrilling expeditions, faster paced riding where a guest can explore the meandering paths, spotting a rice array of wildlife along the way. Being on horseback is a truly unique way to see Tanzanias wildlife, flora and fauna, get closer to nature, all starting just 30 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Arusha. Other things to note We run horse rides four times a day and each ride is two hours long.
Swahili Lessons from Local Women
Learn some Swahili with the girls at Lifted Strong - a local non-profit organisation which supports young women to break the cycle of poverty through empowerment and advocacy for their wellbeing. The women running the class are native speakers and will teach you the basics of Swahili. You will have the opportunity to interact with the girls and ask questions while learning the language and culture.
Full-day Ngorongoro Tour from Arusha
A day adventure to the famous Ngorongoro Crater. The main feature of the Ngorongoro Conservation Authority is the Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera. The crater, which formed when a large volcano exploded and collapsed on itself two to three million years ago, is 610 metres (2,000 feet) deep and its floor covers 260 square kilometres (100 square miles). Estimates of the height of the original volcano range from 4,500 to 5,800 metres (14,800 to 19,000 feet) high. The crater floor is 1,800 metres (5,900 feet) above sea level. The crater was voted by Seven Natural Wonders as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa in Arusha, Tanzania in February 2013. The Ngorongoro volcano was active from about 2.45 to 2 million years ago. This is a must visit place when in Arusha and I shall make you have a lifetime experience that you will always remember. Tour available everyday of the week, contact for availability if the day you want to take the tour is not listed.
The Arusha Nightlife
The Guide Will come at your accommodations in Arusha at 7pm and the night will begin with pickup and this tour will take you to experience the authentic nightlife of Arusha with our good experienced guide who know what’s is the best spots for you to enjoy the nightlife of Arusha, and tailored to your preference. Where from 7:30pm your guide will take you to the local bars with craft beers and the best cocktails; playing pool at a local sport bars for like one hour then after you have the option to move to Next location for either singing your favorite songs in karaoke or enjoying hookah for one hour or depending on your wish and energy other options are going to the best nightclubs where you can dance to local music by live bands. At the end of the night which maybe after 4 hours and feel free to ask the guide if you want to stay out more longer and the safe transport will be provided back to your preferred drop off location to make sure you are save and have the unforgettable experience.
Tarangire National Park Day Trip
We will collect you from your hotel in Arusha and following a 2-3 hour drive, you will arrive at the Tarangire National Park. In this region, Hemmingway often went on big game hunting safaris. After the formation of the national parks in 1970, they turned the seasonal marshes and the endless savannah that one sees today into, once again, profitable hunting grounds. Today, however, cameras thankfully have replaced the elephant guns. The Tarangire National Park has the highest density of elephants in North Tanzania and you can view these animals all year round in which the herds often can reach an impressive number of 300 animals. The Tarangire River has water all year round and during the dry season, between July and October, many animals from the surrounding areas come to the river for drinking. If you visit the park during the dry season, you will witness an unforgettable natural wonder as you can observe wonderful creatures such as lions, giraffes, buffaloes, wildebeests and zebras as well as various types of antelopes and gazelles and with a little luck, you can also spot a python! This area is during the dry season also a haven for bird watchers with over 550 different species including the Masai Ostrich -the world largest bird. Around lunchtime, you will stop at a suitable picnic place before the afternoon is dedicated to more wildlife watching.
Bicycling tour around Arusha National Park
Bicycling tour around Arusha National Park. We meet at the Hobby Fast Food- our non profit café. Then we ride down to the old Moshi road, pass churches and mosques and the place where we have our market on Thursdays and Sundays. After that we continue at the big road until Momela road – The road to the Arusha national park. There you will see coffee plantations, and we will tell you about what we Tanzanians grow here. If you look up you will even see Mount Meru. After that we leave the big road and go by the road up to Usa River, where the guide will tell you about the water drainage system and tell you about how they used that to feed the big flower plantation, which used to be here. You still see the greenhouses. If you are lucky, you will even see some of the wild animals living here - zebras, antelopes many kinds of monkeys and birds. After a little break there you continue through the village, where you will pass a lot of shops and children. The children will call HI you Mzungu and run after you. Then we continue down again, and stop at our café. This café is driven by volunteers from URYDO. There we will have a soda, and you can buy bites or order delicious local food and eat at our roof top terrace with a view over the life in Usa River- even Mount Meru and Killimanjaro if the weather is clear.
Maasai village & Cultural Heritage tour
On this tour, you will start off by visiting the amazing Maasai village located about 1 and a half hour from the city centre of Arusha. You will get to learn about the origin of the Maasai, their ways of life and how they go about their day to day activities. You will interact and see how fire is made from sticks and how meat is being prepared traditionally. After the visit to this amazing cultural experience, you will then head to the Cultural Heritage centre and visit African Arts Gallery - the biggest Arts and Crafts Gallery in Africa. You will get to see the best painting and curio crafts handmade by African artists and also see the finest jewel only available in Tanzania - Tanzanite. After this, you will be driven back at the same destination of pick up. Tour available everyday of the week, contact for availability if the day you want to take the tour is not listed