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Cultural Tours and Activities

Cultural Tours

Tanzania is one of the top safari destinations in the world. But, did you know Tanzania is a land of incredible cultural diversity too? So, stay another day or two (or three!) at The Vijiji Center and let us introduce you to our local cultures and our traditional ways of life.

We offer a variety of half-day, full-day and overnight cultural tours and walking safaris for peoples of all ages and interests. And, the money you spend stays in the community to help support local families.

Join our experienced, local guides to:

  • Experience the sights and sounds of the busy, bustling Tengeru Women's Market or the nearby banana market, Soko La Ndizi.
  • Take a Coffee Tour and see how coffee is grown, harvested and prepared.
  • Learn about the traditional ways of the Meru people with our Village Tour.
  • Visit a nearby primary school, learn about school life in Tanzania, and see how The Vijiji Center helps to support education in our community.
  • Meet a traditional healer and learn about indigenous medicines and the healing power of plants and potions
  • Take a Maasai beading class and learn how to make your own jewelry.
  • Hop on the local bus - the "dala dala" - for a tour of Arusha Town.
  • Visit a women's cooperative and learn how local women are helping themselves.
  • Explore Maasai country and learn about their traditional culture on a Maasai village walking safari.

Contact us for more details.

School Landscape Culture

Outdoor Activities

Get off the beaten path and enjoy the natural beauty of the Arusha region. From the lush, lower slopes of Mount Meru, to the unique plants and animals of Lake Duluti Forest Reserve, to the snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro - there's a world of outdoor activities just waiting for you!!

Join The Vijiji Center's experienced guides for:

  • Hiking tours to the slopes of Mount Meru & Nduruma Waterfall.
  • Walking tours, fishing, bird watching and canoeing at nearby Lake Duluti Forest Reserve.
  • Cycling and mountain biking tours on the rugged roads and trails of Mount Meru.

Contact us for more details.