The people are the country. Tanzania has 130 different tribes representing all the African ethnic groups. So many visitors to Tanzania only come to see the wildlife, missing out on something even more touching - the local tribes and cultures.
We have been offering cultural experiences in Mto Wa Mbu village since 2000. We offer you a stroll through modern Africa - to spend a few hours seeing how Africans are living today.
If you are interested in a deeper and more meaningful connection with the local people, we offer you the opportunity to truly get immersed in a local tribe for a few days. Our speciality is the Hadzabe Bushman and the Masaai. For these experiences see our walking safaris.
Mto Wa Mbu Village walk:
Visit Mto Wa Mbu village for a great cultural experience with an experienced English-speaking guide who grew up in the village! Visit local farms, schools, a kindergarten, local homes, the market and milling machines. We can include a local lunch prepared by a lady in the village.
Where do we meet: Mto wa Mbu - Kirurumu (Lutheran) Hospital.
Starting point: Mto wa Mbu - Kirurumu (Lutheran) Hospital
Finishing Point: Mto wa Mbu - Manyara Headquarters
Starting Time: Morning at 09h00 to 10h00; afternoon at 14h00 to 15h00
Duration: 2.5 - 3 hours
Price: $40 USD per person
Local lunch: US$25 per person
Arusha Town: The sights and sounds of Arusha:
New to Arusha? This tour will take you inside the workings of the busy little town of Arusha. We will visit a school, museum, local market, bar, bus stand, taxi ranks, local farms and houses. This will be one of the most interesting experiences during your Tanzanian holiday! We will enjoy a local meal in a local restaurant for lunch.
Where to meet: Your lodge
Starting time: Mornings around 10:00
Duration: 3 - 4 hours
Price: $100 USD per person: This includes all transfers, taxis, guiding and lunch.
Tuk Tuk tour through Mto Wa Mbu:
The Tuk Tuk is the major means of transportation in Mto Wa Mbu. Being light, small, and easy to ride this small vehicle is easy to get between farms and local houses. A Tuk Tuk can carry up to three passengers on a bench seat behind a driver and guide. The major advantage of a Tuk Tuk is that one can easily get away from main tracks and explore the more rural parts of Mto Wa Mbu village. The sides of the vehicle are open so you can still have a great feeling of being outside and connected with the people and places.
A Tuk Tuk tour will always be with a driver and Wayo Africa guide who will ensure that the tour is interesting, fun and safe at all times. The tour will last for approximately 1 hour and take you deep in to the village to visit farms, local houses, schools, milling machines, churches and much more. The Wayo guide is highly trained and fluent in English.
Price: $60 USD per person
Contact us to incorporate cultural experiences in your safari