Cultural tours are developmental
projects in villages all over Tanzania. This is your chance
to explore the traditional way of living in the rural areas,
and at the same time contribute to different developmental
projects in each area.
The cultural tours can offer you
several adventures, among the options are visits to
local medicine men, cheese makers, joining a camel
safari, trekking various mountains, visiting tribes and
exploring the rituals of the Maasai. Accommodation is
simple, but clean, some villages have
their own guest houses and can
offer you traditional Tanzanian dishes at a very reasonable
price. In places with no guesthouses, you will set up camp
and overnight on the ground in a tent.
A fixed percentage of the income
from these tours will go directly to the villages, helping
the local people build cattle dips, schools and other
projects needed. Small gifts are appreciated, as well as
donations to the various projects. As a visitor, you can see
with your own eyes where the money goes, and you are also
offered to take a look in the accounting books to see what
each shilling has been used for.