Arusha Cultural Half Day Tour Ngiresi Village

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Arusha Cultural Half Day Tour Ngiresi Village is a half day excursion to the village of Ngiresi. The Ngiresi Village is 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 (Masai tribe). This Aursha excursion gives you a  first-hand look into the real life of the Wa-arusha tribe.

You get to meet them in the countryside and learn about their culture and way of way of life.

Ng’iresi is 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 (Masai tribe).

The Wa-arusha are family of the Masai, but have gradually shifted from pastoralist to agriculture. Some Wa-arusha are still living in the traditional boas, 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.

Ngiresi Village offers you an opportunity to learn about the real life of the Masai, meet people Masai people in the countryside and also learn about the Masai Culture, about their way of life.

Arusha Cultural Half Day Tour Ngiresi Village

– In the half day visit you will be welcomed with coffee and tea at Mzee Loti’s farm and get an explanation about the biogas, crossbreeding and soil conservation projects on the farm.
– Next, you make a walk to some nearby boas, where you can see the various styles of traditional Maasai and Wa-arusha houses.
– From there you start climbing Lekimana hill, from where you have a beautiful view over Arusha town and the surrounding Maasai plains. With clear weather Kilimanjaro is visible. You descend Lekimana hill on the other side, so that you can visit Ng’iresi primary school.
– Back at Mzee Loti’s farm, you get a traditional meal cooked by the Juhudi women’s group


Half day Tour: Songota Waterfall

– The tours starts at Kwangulelo bus stop, on the Nairobi – Moshi main road (15 minutes drive from Arusha town in the direction of Moshi.
– From here it is a 45 minutes’ walk to reach the Songota waterfall in Oldadai village.
– To Mzee Loti’s farm it is a 30 minutes’ walk where you visit the biogas system, soil conservation activities, traditional houses and the school.

Arusha Cultural Half Day Tour Ngiresi Village Activities

* Enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by a local family
* Learn about the Wa-arusha culture (old stories, traditional houses)
* A guided tour to some farms on the green and steep slopes of Mt. Meru
* Climb to Lekimana hill to have a good vantage point view over Arusha town and the surrounding Masai plains
* A visit to one or two development projects in the village (soil conservation, irrigation, cross breeding, bio gas, fish nursery)

Arusha Cultural Half Day Tour Ngiresi Village Itinerary

0900 Hours: Arusha Cultural Half Day Tour Ngiresi Village departs in the morning for Ngiresi, just outside of Arusha. You will be welcomed with coffee and tea at Mzee Loti’s farm. After, a local guide speaking good English will tell you about the history, culture and daily life of the village.

The guide will also tell you about the different development project in Ngiresi which include biogas, crossbreeding and soil conservation projects on the farm.

Next, you will take a walk to some nearby homes, where you will see the various types of traditional Masai and Wa-arusha houses. From there you take a walk and climb Lekimana hill to have a good vantage point view over Arusha town and the surrounding Masai plains.

On a clear day, Mt. Kilimanjaro is visible. You descend Lekimana hill on a different route and proceed to visit Ngiresi primary school.

1300 Hours: Back at Mzee Loti’s farm, you get a traditional meal cooked by the Juhudi women’s group.

1400 Hours: After lunch we board our vehicle and transfer back to Arusha.

Arusha Cultural Half Day Tour Ngiresi Village Prices

 

Dates FromDates ToPrice Per Person8 to 12 Year Child
1st January 202031st December 2020Request for ratesRequest for rates

Notes

* Arusha Cultural Half Day Tour Ngiresi Village can be combined with a day trip safari to Arusha National Park

Arusha Cultural Half Day Tour Ngiresi Village Rates Includes:

* Lunch
* Price per person
* Tour of Ngiresi Village as described above
* Pick-up from your hotel in Arusha and drop-off to your hotel
* Professional English speaking guides. All are experts in the African wildlife, culture, and tour guiding, many of who speak other European languages

Arusha Cultural Half Day Tour Ngiresi Village Rates Do Not Include:

* Laundry
* Tips or gratuity
* Travelers insurance
* Communication charges
* Minimum of two persons required
* Visas, international airfares and airport taxes; meals
* Sightseeing not included in the package; optional activities
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)


Booking & Reservations for Arusha Cultural Half Day Tour Ngiresi Village Contacts;

Booking Office Tel: + 254 718-179-967
Mobile : + 254 721-242-711
Email: info@africanspicesafaris.com
Website: www.africanspicesafaris.com


 

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