THREE DAYS BARBAIG /GOROWA TRIBE/LAKE BABATI CANOE/ HIPPOS TOURDay 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/...................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.
At 6.00 am 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 7.00 am board a Mtei Bus to Arusha at the end of the tour.
Price US$ 155.00/135.00 per person each of 1/3 persons respectively, inclusive accommodation, guide, meals, all levies; excluding local bus transport ($ 20.00 per person Arusha-Babati-Katesh-Arusha), drinks and tips to the guide.
Day Four is not included in the price because it involves traveling back to Arusha.
Optional Car Drive at own extra cost