This is done by our local guides to show you the green slopes of Mt.meru to experience the warmth of an African home. Tengeru cultural programs was founded with the aim of providing our clients with a touch of local life. This provides a quickly contrast to that of our neighbors, the MAASAI.We give an opportunity to our clients to visit places of interest and participate in the daily activities within our area.
The programmed has the pleasure to present
Education tours through a local coffee farm participation in planting trees as part of our environmental conservation project. A visit to local primary school in the village, A visit to historical sites (polish refugees graveyard). A day visit to Mt. Meru Forest and waterfalls A visit to the colorful farm products market (Saturday, Wednesday)
Canoeing, bird watching at lake Duluti (with a meru legend)
Profits will be used - To support tree planting and local projects like Water projects, Schools, Hospitals etc.
Tengeru is located 12km from Arusha town, along the Arusha-Moshi. The village stands as peri-urbun village with homesteads situated in lush green canopy of bananas. The villagers are involved in sustainable small-scale farming.
All programs are well organized, educational and relaxing at the same time.
DAY TOUR OPTION 1
Coffee plantation and lake Duluti.
A guided tour to our coffee farm will provide you with enriching knowledge and information, starting with the origins of coffee to harvesting time. Then you will participate in the processing of coffee beans from roasting them to tasting the cup of coffee/ you have made.
Have a break by taking well prepared tasty traditional food with family. Then you will be guided to refresh your mind at the Lake Duluti -a walking and bird identification tour. Listen to the Meru legends about the lake.
DAY TOUR OPTION 2
Planting trees/visit to the water fall
As nature love it is our responsibility to fight against deforest ration. We run the project to plant trees along the local river, water sources and on the foothills of Mt.meru to preserve environment.
You are welcome to join hand with us to bring hope to these environments. The tour will be ending with a visit to the waterfall after a working day.
DAY TOUR OPTION 3
Visit to a primary school/polish graveyard.
In the village there are two primary schools. One is a handicapped children’s and the next is a teaching practice primary school.
A choice to visit and play with kids or be a part of their class will give you a touch of local child level experience.
After your lunch visit an old stone quarry site developed after WW.II whereby more than 100 refugees from Poland were brought to Arusha.Most of them died of malaria and influenza and were buried in this area.
DAY TOUR OPTION 4 (Mt.meru Trekking)
This is a challenging uphill walk, criss crossing small-scale farms of bananas, coffee and vegetables. You will see the rolling hills giving the environment an admirable look. Our guide will lead you to the Mt.meru Forest where you can spend your day viewing birds and trees. Finally you will relax and take your lunch next to the waterfall of about 70m long in the forest.
Canoeing on Lake Duluti.
This is volcanic lake at the foothill of Mt.meru.The place is paradise for birds and traditional history and legends. On this programmed we offer our clients canoeing activities whereby you will have the opportunity to see a lot of birds and Nile monitor lizards.
N.B on clear days Mt.meru and Mt.kilimanjaro (The highest Mt. In Africa) can be viewed from the Lake.
We have space and facilities for camping. Here you will have great time to taste and eat our local food and also you will be entertained by stories over a cup of coffee next to bonfire.
CULTURAL TOUR COSTING PER PERSON
Full day day cultural tour includes Lunch; Transport from your Hotels to cultural tour and back to your hotel per person is 100US$ per day.