Mto wa Mbu Culture Tour

Tour Overview


Mto wa Mbu consist almost about 120 different tribes which found in Tanzania.In this situation you will have opportunity to learn different Culture and different activities like visiting Banana Farms, Rice farm and get a chance to interact with locals.Spend time as much you can with knowledgeable local guide, and you will discover a side of Tanzania that many visitors miss.

Tour Itinerary

Pick-up time from 8:00 Am
Drive back to Arusha at 6:00 pm

You will drive to Mto Wa Mbu village which is almost 2 and Half hours’ drive from Arusha. You be guided with the local guide who is also a native from the village where by he will explain to you all about the local people surrounding there and their activities.

The Mto wa Mbu tour is a village walk, designed to provide guests with an experience of the rich cultural heritage in Tanzania, albeit in a short time of half a day or one full day. The varied produce, handicrafts and activities that can be seen on the marketplace and in the village farms is an illustration of this cultural diversity.

Visitors may see Chagga people from the slopes of Kilimanjaro brew their famous banana beer, manage, and learn why out of more than 30 varieties of bananas cultivated here only two species are suitable for producing the drink; a farmer from Kigoma extract palm oil from palm trees that he brought from the shores of Lake Tanganyika;

Tours last around 2–3 hours, but are flexible. During your visit you’ll get a good feel for the social side of the village – the farms and the milling machines, the schools, markets and churches. Your guide will happily answer any questions you might have, and will help you to gain an understanding of the inner workings of this typical Tanzanian community.

Activities vary depending on your preferences. Either visit youth art projects, or wood workshops where they carve masks and household objects. Moving on, you’ll come to a local ‘bar’ to try mbege, the traditional banana and millet beer that is brewed and drunk mainly by the Chagga tribe.

After having lunch, you will drive back to Arusha or your accommodation nearby for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Location: Mto wa Mbu

Duration: 3 hours

Price will Include

  •  All Park fees
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodations as stated in the itinerary
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)


Price Will not Include

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Services not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance and medical repatriation
  • Items of a personal nature

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