Locals Around Moshi

Meet Locals Around Moshi Kilimanjaro

While exploring Mount Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti or Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you can go a little off the beaten track to meet some of the friendliest people around Moshi Kilimanjaro. Over a six Tanzanian villages welcome visitors to experience their unique cultures on the slopes of Mountain Kilimanjro. Here are some of the places you must visit to meet locals while you are in Moshi or Arusha


“A place where History Culture and Natural Beauty Meet”

Old Moshi cultural tourism Enterprises is based in Old Moshi, in the Kilimanjaro region, home of Mangi Meli-one, of the famous Chagga Chiefs who ruled the area before and during colonial times. Old Moshi is 10 km north of current Moshi town and is where Moshi town was first established by Germans in 1893. Germans built a military station, which is present day Kolila Secondary School. The village lies 1,700-1,800 metres above sea level, and has scenic views of Moshi town and Mount Kilimanjaro. There is much to learn from the German military station, especially in the building’s architecture, the cemetery, and Chagga resistance against Germany colonial invasion. 

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“Come and explore Kilimanjaro’s natural paradise”

Rau Eco & Cultural Tourism is very close to Moshi town near Rau forest Visitors have a chance to enjoy nature while walking or Meditating in the forest. They can take part in our OneTrip-OneTree environment campaign and meet the locals. Rau Eco is a youth led tourism enterprise. Our goal is to help conserve the forest and be a role model for other eco cultural tourism programs and young entrepreneurs. What you can do around Rau Forest Reserve with Rau Eco includes Rau forest nature walk/OneTtip-OneTree tour, Special tour Silent walk and meditation in the Rau forest reserve, Rau forest cycling challenge tour, Bird watching, Rice farm tour, Tanzania Food cooking lesson, Homestay

For more information visit; www.rauecocul;turaltourism.org






“A Get Way to Kikuletwa Hotsprings”

Rundugai Cultural Tourism is a place to create a lifelong memory for those visiting Moshi Town or Arusha for safari or mountain trekking. The village lies some 25 km from the Kilimanjaro International Airport. Drive through the round loop to Boma then turn south to the village office, just after crossing the railway. For visitors coming from Moshi the village is 38 km away. Visitors get stunning views of both Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru while enjoying the cultural diversity of ethnic groups coexisting together. Probably the most known are the Maasai raising their cattle and following closely their tribal culture together with Pare and Chagga people who have have different traditions and ways of life.

For more information please visit www.rundugaiculturaltourism.com



Established in June 2008 with the Vision of Making Kilimanjaro a green village through tourism. People of Machame-Nkweshoo welcome you to explore the cultural and natural heritage of Wachagga ethnic group that lives on the green slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. During your visit, you will enjoy a beautiful landscape with great valleys, deep gorges, rivers, natural forest and local agricultural activities on small farms. You will interact with local people and get an opportunity to listen to their stories about their culture, history and way of life.

For more information visit; www.machameculturaltourism.com


“Magical village on the green slopes of the Kilimanjaro”

Lyamungo, a village in Hai district, is typical of those found in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro with subsistence agriculture farming in small holdings as the mainstay of the community. The interface of the village is all about the open smiling people, banana and coffee plantations. The farms provide an interesting sighting. The scenery is breathtakingly beautiful and local ambience is real here in the backdrop of a few traditional houses. Cultural experience at Lyamungo village includes; Coffee farm experience, Cultural village walk, A visit to Weru weru rive. A view of the Lyamungo local culture, A visit to a Chagga hut, Homestay experience, A visit to banana handcraft maker, A visit to a women pottery project

For more information visit www.lyamungoculturaltourism.weebly.com


“Come and Experience the Real Chagga Ethnic Group Culture”

Welcome to our village which nestled on the slopes of Mount Kilimaanjaro on the way to Rongai gate, Mkuu village is located in Rombo in a scenic area between the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro and Lake Chala 61 kms from Moshi town and 25 kms from Marangu gate of Mount Kilimanjaro National Park headquarter. It is an ideal village for most of Mount Kilimanjaro climbers through Rongai or Machame route. The following tours are offered, Coffe tour from farm to cup, banana beer experience, Roots and tubers food tour, a visit to Chagga bolt hole (Caves), Chagga traditional dance experience, a guided tour to lake Chala.

For more information visit www.mkuuculturaltourism.com


For more information visit www.kilimanculturaltourism.com