Ilkiding’a Cultural Tour

A Cultural Tour Program in Arusha

There are more than 120 tribes in Tanzania. Tanzanians are welcoming, friendly, and the most approachable people with diverse and unique cultures. Here at Precious Safaris, organizing a cultural tour program in one of the Maasai villages in Arusha. Visit Ilkiding’a village and meet the residents born and raised in the area. Through the local guides, you will learn about the tradition and culture of the Waarusha people.

What to do at Ilkiding'a?

● A warm welcome in a local household, traditionally built.
● A visit to Ilkiding’a Primary School – you can bring some gifts
● Hike to a view into the culture of the Wa-Arusha people.
● Visit a boma and get an idea of how Maasai live together with cows in the same house.
● Visits craftsman and a traditional healer.
● Visits the blacksmith (knife makers) to learn how to make the Maasai knives.
● Walk through the farms where people produce crops such as Coffee, Bananas, Vegetables etc.
● You will take a rest at impressive viewpoints overlooking Arusha town.
● You will enjoy a traditional lunch prepared by the women in the village.
● Walk along narrow footpaths, crossing a canyon, Ngarenaro River, and climbing small hills.
● A performance from the Maasai Cultural Dancing Group
● Visit Orpul, where you will witness how Masai slaughters goats. Participate in the preparations, eat and drink soup mixed with traditional medicines.

How to get to Ilkiding'a?

Our driver will collect you from your hotel or at any point in Arusha and drive to Ilkiding’a village, 7 km from Arusha town. If you enjoy walking, it’s possible to walk to the village from the city. The scenery is beautiful, and there are plenty of hiking trails to choose from, depending on your location. Just make sure you wear comfortable shoes and bring plenty of water and snacks. It might be a good idea to avoid visiting during the heavy rainy season from April to late May. 

On arrival, you will get an orientation about the program from the project coordinator before a tour starts. After a traditional meal, we drive to your hotel or airport for your flight back home.

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