FIVE DAYS BARBAIG/MT. HANANG/BACHO FISH PONDS/ GOROWA TRIBE/LAKE BABATI CANOE/HIPPOS TOURDay One:
After breakfast board a Mtei Bus to Katesh arriving Katesh around 1.30 pm.
Late lunch and thereafter walk 5km to Dumbeta/Gijega Barbaig Village for Barbaig cultural insights/contrasts. The Barbaig is an authentic tribe; still conservative on their culture; cattle rearing , warrior like the famous Maasai with the women still wearing traditional ceremonial locally tanned goatskin gowns. Dinner and overnight in the Barbaig huts
Breakfast and then interact freely with this Barbaig Tribe., see how they locally make/sew their goatskin gowns; how they locally pound and grind maize (corn) flour; We do not organize any local dances, but you can chance marriage, circumcision, burial and prayer rituals. But since these Barbaig are warriors we organize a mock fight.. Afternoon walk back to Katesh for mountain registration and dinner and overnight.
Early breakfast and at 6.30 am start the ascent of Mt. Hanang 3417m which will take you 5-6 hours to the top and 3-4 hours to
the bottom. Mt. Hanang boasts of a view of an exceptionally beautiful Rift Valley landscape full of small craters and basin, with Lake Balangida
and the Rift Valley escarpment at the north west and the Mangati Plains stretching at the south. Dinner and overnight at Katesh.
Breakfast and at 6.00 am board a Bus to Dareda disembarking at Dareda Centre. Walk 3km to Bacho Gricultural Centre where you visit a Fish Pond Project, a mixed coffee/banana farm, the Iraqw Tribe cultural insights /contrasts including the Iraqw tribe local dance after a local beer drinking spree. At night you participate in the
Tanzania Killer Bee honey harvesting tasting fresh honey from the honey combs.
Dinner and overnight at a local house.
At 6.00 am walk 3 km to the road junction and board a Mtei Bus to Babati
arriving around 9.00 am, late
breakfast and thereafter walk 2 km to Maisaka Village where you visit a
Gorowa Tribe Elder Story Teller on how they arrange their marriages; how they
treat a girl who gets pregnancy before marriage; prayer rituals and their origin.
Walk back, lunch, rest and thereafter, walk 1 km to
Lake Babati for local canoe rowing while viewing floating hippos. Walk back for
dinner and overnight. At the end of the tour
At 7.00 am board a Bus to Dodoma at the end of the tour.
Price: US$ 233.00; inclusive accommodation, meals, guide, all levies local canoe hire; excludes local bus transport US$ 10.00 , drinks and tips.
Day Six not included in the price as it involves traveling to Dodoma