Ngongongare Village Tour
Volunteer and make a difference. Take part in an environmental conservation
exercise. Join eeyeiyo’s “plant a tree and keep it alive”
project: A chance to interact with and encourage the local community
to be proactive in environmental matters. Trees will be planted
in schools and along rivers. This can only be done during the rainy
season (end of March–May, sometimes October through December).
After planting, follow up visits are made throughout the dry season.
- This is in line with our belief, that the environment is an integral
part of our lives. Taking care of it is taking care of ourselves.
- All tours are on foot, but transport can be arranged if preferred.
A tour with a difference – A traditional
wedding (1 day):
Ee-yeiyo offers Wa-Meru traditional wedding with all its frills
to those who wish to extend their love story to Meru. The Bride
and Groom are guaranteed a day to remember at an affordable package.
You won’t need a wedding gown or suit. Come. All will be provided
for, to your satisfaction. Book well in advance, at least two months
before the wedding; as we have a long waiting list.
Where to stay: Stay at ee-yeiyo.
Sleep in the traditional huts (very comfortable) on traditional
beds. Or camp outside within the compound. Camping equipments are
available at very reasonable price. With both modern and traditional
bathroom facilities. Also, a walking distance away is a number of
lodges and hotels you can book yourself or ask the ee-yeiyo coordinator
to book for you.
How to get there: Ee-yeiyo is
situated along Momela road, a five minute drive from the Arusha–Moshi
junction. Public transport is available from Arusha town to Usa
town. From Usa take the minibus to Ngongongare Village. Ask to be
dropped off at the sign post “eeyeiyo Boma–A Cultural
Experience” on the left side of the road. Our guide will pick
you up from there.
- Income from tourists/visitors is used for various Community Development
Tour Guides: The guides are from
Wa-Meru tribe, well trained with good command of English. Avoid
walking with unauthorized tour guides
Bookings: Booking can be made
at Tanzania Tourist Board–Tourist Information Office in Arusha
or through tour operators, travel agents, Lodges or Hotel operators
or directly to ee-yeiyo boma coordination office/website.
Please Note: The Wa-Meru of Northern
Tanzania should not be mistaken for the Meru’s of Kenya. The
two ethnic groups are not related.
For more information contact:
Tel: + 255 712566070 / + 255 754751446