Walking safaris and cultural tourism involves insight into the modern and traditional life of people, their homes, at their work place, at play and at rest. We consider that it is very inviting to do game drives at Lake Manyara, Tarangire Ngorongoro and even Serengeti once one is in northern Tanzania. But on request we can easily combine these cultural tours with a trip to the traditional tourist attractions near to these national parks as well.
We assured that Exploriada combined tours, walking safaris and cultural tourism will make you experience a fascinating combinations of cultures, meet friendly people and discover hauntingly beautiful scenarios not to be found anywhere else in the African continent.
We offer these combined walking/cultural tours in the following areas.
This area is 45km northeast of Moshi town at altitude 1800m, just 45minutes drive from Moshi town. We offer full and half day tour on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Attractions include waterfalls, beautiful views, traditional cash crops like coffee trees (whereby believed to be the first place coffee was planted by Germany Missionaries), caves used for hiding during Maasai/Chaga tribal wars, traditional and modern chaga art, culture and homes, plus see an ironsmith at his ancient craft art.
It is situated 100km north of Arusha town on the way to Namanga border of Tanzania and Kenya. This indigenous people in the area are Maasai. The Maasai are nomad/pastoral tribe and have no permanent place to settle; here and there wonder around looking for greener pastures and water for their cattle. Attractions include visits to Masai Bamas, historical German grave, market place, visit a bustling colorful cattle market once a week on Wednesday, Longido town. Learn about trees and plants used for making food, drinks and medicines plus a climb to Longido Mountain.
It is a small village located 130km west of Arusha town which is 2hours drive and situated under the Great East Africa Rift Valley wall; the entry point to Lake Manyara National Park.
Attractions include a walk to the farms in the green oasis at the foot of the Rift valley, view of town at Balaa hill, Miwaleni Lake and waterfalls where papyrus plants grow. See their handcraft and irrigation system that keeps farms green.
It is located 10km north of Arusha town, just 30minute drive or 2hours walking to the starting point. There are many things that will give you the insight into what you did not know before. You will mix Wa-arusha, eye their culture, then walk through their farms where cash crops are produced, pass through impressive view points overlooking Arusha town while passing canyons, hiking narrow footpaths and trekking some small hills around there. There are traditional healers for diseases who will show and explain how to use roots and leaves in treating patients.
Ng'iresi is situated north-east of Mt. Meru, 6km walking or 1hour and 30minutes from the Arusha town. The area is inhabited by Wa-arusha and Maasai tribes. The tour involves a visit to Mzee Loti's farm, where he explains about biogas, crossbreeding and soil conservation projects on the farm. During a walk to nearby bomas, we see various styles of traditional Maasai and Wa-arusha houses plus we can climb Lekimana hill. On a clear day, Mt. Kilimanjaro is visible.
The Monduli Mountains lie to the northwest of Arusha town, about 35km, 1hour drive to the area. The area is inhabited by the Maasai. A walk through the forest on the Monduli with armed Ranger guiding you, whereby will see Baffallos and Elephant in the forest. Climb to the summit of Monduli mountain whereby will enjoy the views of Mts. Kilimanjaro and Meru in a clear day.
This was out first visit to Addis Ababa. The city is very busy but with the great service from Meklit, we were given a great tour of the city.
In particular we asked for a food tour in Addis Ababa e she perfectly guided us into merkato and other many local restaurant!
She also hosted us in her home to make us tried the best injera in all the city!
( her mom's one).
We will never forget!
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