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Ng’iresi Village 1 ½ Day Trip

Wa-arusha Tribe Cultural Village Tour, Tanzania

(Ng’iresi Village Cultural Tour is a guided tour of the farms on the lush slopes of Mount Meru about 7 kilometres out of Arusha Town in Tanzania)



Ng’iresi Village in Arusha Tanzania

Ng’iresi Village in Arusha

Village Ng'iresi

The Wa'arusha Tribe

Wa'arusha Women in Wa'arusha Women


Ng’iresi Village Day Tour (Wa-arusha Tribe in Arusha)

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Ng’iresi Village Day Tour visits Ng'iresi Village situated 7 kilometers out of Arusha on the green and steep slopes of Mount Meru. The inhabitants of the village are all farmers of the Wa-arusha tribe. The Wa-arusha are family of the Maasai, but have gradually shifted from pastoral to agriculture.


Some Wa-arusha are still living in the traditional bomas, others try hard to build up stone houses; some still depend on their cows, others have cultivated large plots. The village perfectly shows the transition from traditional into modern African life. On the steep slopes agriculture is not an easy activity.


If farmers don't take preventive measures, soil erosion takes place rapidly. Many farmers now have started to place contour lines and build terraces.

The irrigation system in the village further helps the farmers to increase their harvest. Some villagers even participate in other innovative projects, like a fish nursery, a biogas system and a cross breeding project. All the activities take place on the magnificent slopes of Mount Meru, where small rivers race downhill cascading into impressive waterfalls.


The volcanic activities of Mount Meru have created many small hills around Ng'iresi. Some of them easily can be climbed within an hour. From the top you have a beautiful view over the surrounding area.




Ng’iresi Village Visit Half Day Tour Arusha

Ng’iresi Village Tour ½ Day Tour

Visit Mzee Loti’s farm for a coffee and tea and get an explanation on bio gas, cross breeding and soil conservation projects on the farm. Walk to the nearby bomas to see the various styles of traditional Maasai and Wa-arusha houses and enjoy a beautiful view of Arusha town and the surrounding Maasai plain.


Descend Lekimana Hill to visit the Ng’iresi primary school and return to Loti’s farm for lunch.


Songota Waterfall

The tour starts from Kwangulelo bus stop. A 45-minute walk takes you to the Songota waterfall in Oldadai village. Visit Mzee Loti’s farm and visit the bio gas and soil conservation projects, traditional houses and school.

2014 Ng’iresi Village Tour ½ Day Tour Prices

Ng’iresi Village Tour ½ Day Tour

Price Per Person
½ Day Ng’iresi Village Tour
150 US Dollars






Ng’iresi Village Full Day Tour Arusha

The one day tour adds a visit to the catchment forest on the higher slopes of Meru. Here you can see the spring that is the main water source for the village. A few meters downstream the farmers are building an intake for the irrigation system.


Groups with a special interest can plan a visit to a traditional healer at the edge of the forest. Further downhill a fish nursery is visited in the backyard of a farmer. The day is finished with a dinner at Mzee Loti's farm.

2014 Ng’iresi Village Tour Full Day Tour Prices

Ng’iresi Village Tour Full Day Tour

Price Per Person
Full Day Ng’iresi Village Tour
300 US Dollars



Ng’iresi Village Visit includes the following
* A glimpse of the Wa-arusha culture
* A walk to Songoto and Navuru waterfalls

* A guided tour to farms on the lush slopes of Mt. Meru

* A climb to Kivesi Hill, an old volcano with a natural forest on the top
* A delicious lunch and dinner (if on an Overnight Tour) prepared by the Juhudi Women’s Group

* A visit to several development projects in the village – soil conservation, irrigation, cross breeding, bio gas




Ng’iresi Village 1 & Half Day's Tour

During the one and a half day tour, you spend the night camping at Mzee Loti's farm. From here the next morning you start climbing of Kivesi hill, an old volcano with a natural forest on top. Baboons and gazelles can be seen in the forest. You descend the hill on the other side and return to Arusha.

2014 Ng’iresi Village Tour 1 ½ Day Tour Prices

Ng’iresi Village Tour 1 ½ Day Tour

Price Per Person
1 ½ Day Ng’iresi Village Tour
400 US Dollars






Ng’iresi Village Traditional Medicine Tour

All tours to Ng'iresi can include a visit to a traditional healer who is living in the area. However, visitors who are keen to learn more about the traditional medicine can spend a half or full day walking through the slopes of Mount Meru collecting herbs and plants that have been used by local people for 1000's of years.


A sheet listing the various plants will be given with their Latin and common name in the local dialect. A special guide will help you identify and collect samples of the numerous medicinal species.


Ng’iresi Village Guides

Our guides are all villagers who have lived many years in Ng'iresi. They speak good English and can tell interesting stories about history, culture and daily life in our village. They also are well informed about the different development project in Ng'iresi and can tell you all the ins and outs about the Wa-arusha culture.


Ng’iresi Village Meals

Meals are prepared by the Juhudi women's group. The women can make various traditional African meals, but can serve western food as well. All meals will be prepared in a clean environment. The women's group has already cooked for the Ambassadors of Sweden and The Netherlands.


Ng’iresi Village Facilities

At Mzee Loti's farm there is a simple but clean toilet, from the model pit latrine. From the first revenue a small bathroom will be built that can be used by the guests who spend the night at the farm. Visitors can put up their tents on one of the shambaas around Mzee Loti's house. A watchmen will guarantee the safety. An idyllic dining place has been built under the green leaves of a jasmin tree. With rain, visitors can shelter in Mzee Loti's house.


Ng’iresi Village Conservation of the Natural Forest

We see the natural forest on top of Kivesi hill as an important natural resource for our village. It helps us preventing further soil erosion, forms an important refuge for the many birds in our village, is used for initiation ceremonies in the Wa-arusha culture and is also a nice attraction for tourists. We want to preserve this natural forest and therefore don't cut any trees in the natural forest.


Improving Ng'iresi primary school

Ng'iresi primary school was built in 1975. The schoolbuilding consists of seven classrooms. In total 510 children attend the school. The classrooms are rather crowded and there are not enough learning materials for everyone. With the tourism programme we hope to generate funds that we can use for improving our primary school.


From the money earned from the visit of every tourist, 4 US$ will go to a school development fund, used for improvements of the school. For one dollar we can buy two schoolbooks; five dollars is enough for wood from which the children can make a desk and for ten dollars we can buy a large topographic map of our country.



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