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The Area

Welcome to the fertile lands and farmland where most crops grow on the edge of the Rift Valley.

Here you can walk and see a mixture of tribal cultures and rural life as lived by ordinary Tanzanians off the well trodden Tourist Circuits.

  • A special Barbaig cultural insight hike
  • An exclusive Mount Hanang climb
  • A fishing adventure with local canoes on Lake Babati while viewing hippos
  • A chance to participate in local brick and pottery making and beer brewing
  • A visit to development projects like cattle, dairy farming, piped water projects
  • Cycling expedition through remote areas
  • The profit will be used to improve the primary school in two villages. Your visit helps to improve the education of the children.


Babati district is located along the Arusha-Dodoma road in the Rift Valley, south of Lake Manyara Park and west from Tarangire. The town boasts Lake Babati where floating hippos can be seen and which is rich in fish, both tilapia and Nile perch. Here commercial and farming tribes co-exist with conservative cattle herding tribes to provide a distinguished cultural contrast. In Hanang District close by the beautiful Mount Hanang (3418m), live the Barbaig people whose traditional culture is still unchanged and unspoilt. The women wear traditional goatskin dresses and the men walk around with spears. Visitors can mix freely with the Barbaig, commonly known as the Mang'ati living in the Mangati plains. If you are interested in bird watching, 400 bird species will welcome you on your walks in the area.