Cultural Tourism in Tanzania has been developing since 1996, under the stewardship of the Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) in collaboration with Ministry of Natural Resources & Tourism (MNRT) and The Netherlands Development Organization (SNV). Cultural Tourism was initiated by youth in local community in Northern Tanzania.
The Mulala village is a typical rural setting on the southern slopes of Mt. Meru and surrounded by spectacular scenery. It lies 1,600 - 1,700m above see level and wind your way up the mountain through amazing lush, green vegetation dotted with small farms. The women of Mulalal have united in the form of the Agape Women’s Group.
Through this group, they try to support economic activities of the members and start new income generating projects, like the Mulala Cultural Tourism Programme. When you arrive there, you will be warmly welcomed by the village women. The mulala women have organized the following:
- A tour of Mama Anna’s quaint cheese making unit, this being the starting point of the tour
- A nice garden where you can relax and enjoy a beverage or a simple, traditional meal
- Guided tours criss-crossing coffee and banana farms, walking through the forest reserve or by the Marisha river bank and enjoying spectacular views of Mt. Meru and Mt. Kilimanjaro Agape Women Traditional Activities tour (1 to 2 hours) Visit the farms of the Agape Women’s Group. The women will explain their farming methods and show you the various economic activities they have started, like cheese making, bread-making, flower seeds, chill growing and sewing. Mt. Meru forest reserve tour (1 to 2 hours) Walk into the forest reserve and climb up to the foothills of Mt. Meru, crossing the beautiful natural forest, home to many species of birds and monkeys
Olpopongi Maasai Cultural Village & Museum
Welcome to "Olpopongi" Maasai Cultural Village & Museum - authentic Maasai Boma with Maasai-Museum & overnight facilities in Tanzania. “Olpopongi” provides a unique Maasai & Wildlife experience in the West-Kilimanjaro Maasailand; Just 74 km from Moshi and 85 km from Arusha.
Our aim is YOU to share the authentic Maasai life & culture in a 100% traditional built village (Boma) with a unique museum, rather than taking tourists to private Maasai-Villages and destroy the Maasai native homes, behaviors and environment. Our Eco-Tourism Tours do provide the maximum respect to the Maasai tribe and a maximum education & excite-ment to our valu-able clients
Mamba & Marangu
Mamba and Marangu in the Kilimanjaro area have both natural and cultural heritage to offer the visitor. There are more than seven waterfalls in the vicinity, unique flora with tree, flower and fruit nurseries and fauna. Tour the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro and ascend to beautiful viewpoints. Tours through Marangu offers panoramic view of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Visit the home and memorial of the late Yohana Lauwo, a Marangu native who accompanied Dr. Hans Meyer on the first recorded climb of Kilimanjaro in 1889, and read the original log books of Lauwo. Customised half day, full day or two day walking safaris can be organised. These tours include the Kinukamori and Moonjo falls and a visit to a Chagga house made of straw-roofing. See the first coffee tree planted in Tanzania and climb up Ngangu Hill. A trip to the African Art Centre that houses a collection of ancient and modern sculptures, carvings and painting, is rewarding. Mamba is a paradise for birdwatchers and nature lovers.
The town of Bagamoyo is a home to world class Historical sites and one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites with rich cultural heritage waiting you to explore. This town was once a most important trading port along the East African Coast and a German East Africa Capital. Bagamoyo is home to many ethnic groups, including the Wakwere, Wazaramo and Wazigua. Different cultures including people of Arab descent coexist in Bagamoyo making the town a peaceful and friendly place for visitors from all over the world.
Usambara Cultural Tourism
Explore, learn and know how we live in the Usambara Mountain, the community history of the indigenous washambaa, and the immigrant local tribe of pare and mbugu, local royality from the ancient to the Germany and British colonial era.