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Day One:
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/ 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
Day Two:
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.
Day Three:
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.
Day Four:
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.
Day Five:
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
Day Six:
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.
Day Seven:
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