A visit to Local Schools
(3 hours tour)
An opportunity to visit Local Primary Schools (age 7-15) and Secondary
Schools (age 15-20). You will be able to interact with both pupils/students
and teachers in classrooms and outside.
Environmental conservation initiative. Get a glimpse of how the
locals conserve their beautiful environment. The guide will explain
how the conservation activities such as rainwater harvesting undertaken
in the area are ideal for a rural setting. All visitors who visit
us will get involved in tree planting activities for at least one
or two trees and hence become part of our conservation project.
This starts with a short walk to the tree nursery owned by Machame-
Rural Action Women Group that is responsible for making Kilimanjaro
and the world at large a nice place to live.
A Traditional Dance
While enjoying your stay in Machame, Chagga traditional dances will
excite yourself and provide a good lesson on various cultural aspects.
Amazingly, you will notice that various dances have specific meanings.
You are welcome to dance with us.
A Visit to Local Brew Plant
A journey of 3 hours takes us to a brewing site where a local drink
‘mmbege’ is brewed. Get to know all procedures for brewing
as some will be practised on your presence. The raw materials and
utensils used being very local and yet ‘a sweet wine’
is prepared. Welcome for tasting if not drinking. A great secret
is in this wine; listen to nice stories about this local brew. You
will appreciate its ‘value’ in this community.
Batik making & weaving
While enjoying GOD’S miseries on chaggaland, you will be allowed
to participate in local art of cloth processing using local procedures
and weaving of various decorative stuff using different raw materials
such as banana fibres. Pick some batik for friends and relatives.
Majority of the tour guides of Machame-Nkweshoo Cultural Tourism
Programme are ladies/ women of the Wachaga tribe who knows well
the area, their culture & history and speaks English. Bookings
for various excursions and tours can be made at Tanzania Tourist
Board- Tourist Information Office in Arusha or through your tour
operators/travel agents/lodge & Hotel Operators.