During this (half)day trip, we’ll dive deeper into Tanzania’s culture and explore the green, fertile lands of the small town of Mto wa Mbu (try to pronounce that). Mto wa Mbu lies on the edge of Lake Manyara national park and is famous for its red-bananas, which you’ll get a chance to try!
During this half-day tour, you will get a chance to meet the local inhabitants of Mto wa Mbu and see how they provide for themselves. Part of the tour is experiencing how Tanzania’s lands are farmed and how its products are being processed. You’ll learn about the uses of different bananas and get a chance to try Tanzania’s very own banana beers, a local brewery of the Chagga tribe.
Furthermore we learn about some other unique trades and craftmanships that are only practiced by certain tribes in Tanzania, like the wood-carving skills of the Makonde tribe. You’ll also get a chance to visit a local school and church to see what the daily life in Tanzania looks like.
Note that there’s many variations of this tour, as there’s so much to see and to do. So the actual tour might be a little different from the description above as there’s a lot of options to choose from. If you let us know beforehand, we can visit places that interest you specifically.
The activity is can be done both as a half- or full-day tour, the full day tour explores more parts of Mto wa Mbu, including a waterfall, several family-craftmanships and includes a local lunch, made by the local mamma’s of the town.
This tour takes place in Mto wa Mbu. Trips from Arusha are available, but at a different price as transport from/to Mto wa Mbu isn’t included yet.