The village of Ilkindig’a at the foot of Mt.Meru, where the sounds of rivers, birds, and people are in harmony, offers a view into the culture of the Wa-arusha tribe.
The following is on offer:
A visit to a local traditionally built household to get an idea of
how an extended family lives together
A walk through coffee plantations and open fields where potatoe,
cabbages, maize, beans and other cash crops are cultivated by the
A visit to a traditional healer, who is ready to answer all your questions
and give advice if needed
A visit to the craftmen making small wooden stools,jewellery,
knives and traditional clothing
A traditional meal prepared by the Mainyoite Women’s Group
at one of the households
A visit to the primary school where money generated from
tourism as Development Fees is used to rehabilitate the school
The pleasure of impressive viewpoints overlooking Arusha town,
hiking along narrow footpaths, crossing a canyon and climbing
small hills .
You can takea half day tour, full day tour or a 3 day south-west Meru
cultural hike. A fourth option is an 8 hour walking trip from Arusha
to the starting point, where you connect with the full day tour.
Half day tour
This includes a visit to Sembeo’s Boma where you get a glimpse of
village life. Thereon, walk through fields of crops, visit a traditional
healer, head to he Njeche Canyon and end with a traditional meal
at the Mainyoito Women’s Group.
Full day tour
This includes a trial through the fields, visit to Sembeo’s Boma
and crossing the Ngarenaro river to reach Leloto viewpoint.
Head to the Maasai Craftsmen Group and end the tour
with a traditional meal at the Mainyoito Women’s Group.
3 day hike
On the first day, walk uphill to Sembeo’s Boma. Cross Ngarenaro
river and walk through Milkhasi Forest to Timbolo to spend
the night. Next day, cross the Ngareolmotonyi river and walk uphill
to Olkokola and further on to Ilkurot to spend the night.
On the third day, walk to Muklat and Ngaramtoni for the weekly
Maasai market. After lunch, walk or drive back to Arusha.
Ilkiding’a village lies 7 km north of Arusha town, a 20-minute drive.
At Mianzini junction, cars can be hired. Walking is also possible but
it will take you 2 hours to reach the starting point of the tour.
(Income from tourist visits will be used to improve the primary school)
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