From the Arusha Country Bus Station, board a 7.00 am Mtei Bus toKatesh/ Singida via Babati where you are joined by a Guide holding a poster marked Joas Kahembe/...................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 the locally make/sew their goatskin gowns; how the 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 dinner and overnight.
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.
Breakfast and thereafter with lunch boxes walk/ride 10km to Managhat Village where you visit local brick making projects; dairy cattle and goat farming projects, a bio-gas project drinking tea/milk boiled using the bio-gas; climb mount Baambay where you eat your lunch box enjoying the view of the Rift Valley landscape with Lake Babati and the Rift Valley Escarpment in the background. Afternoon walk/cycle back to Babati for dinner and overnight
Board a 7.00 am Mtei Bus to Minjingu Village where you visit the Maasai/Waarusha Tribe for their cultural insights/contrasts on marriage, circumcision and burial rituals.
Lunch and afternoon have game walks along the Lake Manyara/Tarangire Parks Game open areas. Dinner and overnight at Minjingu.
At 7.00 am board a Mtei Bus to Arusha at the end of the tour.
Price: US$ 305/275.00 per person each of 1/3 persons and above respectively;
inclusive accommodation, meals, guide, all levies local canoe hire; excludes
local bus transport US$ 20.00 , drinks and tips.
Day Seven not included in the price as it involves traveling back to Arusha.
Optional Car Drive at own extra cost