Cultural Tourism Programme

Arusha - Tanzania    Arusha - Tansania

Ng’iresi Cultural Tourism Progr.
Arusha (Tanzania)
Half Day Trips
Day Trips
Traditional Medicine Tour
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Ng’iresi Cultural Tourism Programme

General Information


  • 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.


  • 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..


  • 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.

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


The following costs in Tanzanian Shillings are as follows. Tour costs are subject to change. Please note that tours booked through tour operators may require an additional coordination fee.

Development Fee (per person for all tours): 3.000

Guide Fee (per person): 3,500

Lunch or dinner (optional): 4.000

Tea or Coffee: 300

Visit to Wa-Arusha Boma (per group): 4,500

Visit to Traditional Healer (per person): 1,300

Overnight Camping fee (optional): 1,300

For further information


TTB information Centre in Arusha

(Boma Road, Tel: 057 - 3842/3)

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.