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Cultural Heritage

Just outside the bustling city of Arusha is Cultural Heritage, the continent's largest collection of African (and private) art. 

Here you can admire a variety of paintings, sculptures, masks, ancestral and contemporary jewellery and African handicrafts from several African countries. 


In their workshops, you can admire the work of local artisans: glass-blowers, weavers, jewellery-makers, basket-makers, leather craftsmen and many others. 

Maasai Market

The Maasai market of Arusha is made up of small "boutiques" selling local handicrafts, mainly from the Maasai tribes. Here you can buy beaded shoes, beaded jewellery, pareos, paintings and much more in an animated atmosphere ! 

Mto Wa Mbu

Village visit

Accompanied by a local guide, you will visit the village of Mto was Mbu, its bananas and rice plantations, its churches, school and local handicraft market. 

You can also test your artistic talents with local or “tinga tinga” painting, an amusing experience ! 

Cooking class

You will go grocery shopping in the local market and then learn to cook like a true Tanzanian. A joyful moment ! 

Bike ride

Leaving Mto wa Mbu, you will bike through the village heading towards Lake Manyara for  a soft immersion in Tanzanian life, beautiful landscape and nice encounters. 

Lake Eyasi

Discover the Hazabe Tribe

The Hazabe (or Haza) are among the last hunter-gatherers in East Africa. They live around Lake Eyasi in the Great Rift Valley, near the Serengeti plateau. 

They are the earliest known inhabitants of Tanzania. Their presence on the shores of Lake Eyasi dates back almost 20,000 years. Their population numbers around 1,000 individuals, including 300 to 400 hunter-gatherers who live as their ancestors did thousands of years ago, before the invention of agriculture. 

The Haza have no rules or calendar. What's more, they have no crops, livestock or permanent shelters. Fruits, berries and roots brought back by women predominate over game in the Hazabe diet. The men harvest honey and hunt game with bows and arrows. 

Their language is punctuated by “clicks”, and an interpreter is needed to communicate with them.

Discover the Datoga Tribe

The Datoga are skilled craftsmen, traditionally blacksmiths: they produce a variety of tools, arrowheads and jewelry. 


The members of this tribe look after their goats, donkeys, a few chickens, but above all their cattle, their most important domestic animal. They are close to Maasai culture: the meat, fat, blood, milk, skin, horns, tendons, and excrement of each animal have their practical or ritual use. 


The Datoga are ancient nomads, feeding mainly on milk and its derived products, they used to drive their livestock wherever their nutritional needs took them. 


Today, most Datoga farm a plot of maize, and sometimes beans and millet. They live in a semi-arid region, close to Lake Eyasi, where water is hard to come by, and most of the time non-potable by our standards.

Lake Natron

Engare Sero Waterfall

A winding path along a river brings you in about 1hr to the foot of a majestic waterfall, where you can enjoy the crystal-clear waters. 

You'll feel like you're at the end of the world - a true African moment ! 

Lake Natron

At the end of the day, you will walk to the shores of the lake and  admire the pink flamingos and pelicans that live there. Uncluttered landscapes, a very special atmosphere!


Hot-air balloon ride

After a bush breakfast, we invite you to take a hot-air balloon ride over the Serengeti, a sublime moment suspended between heaven and earth.




Une initiative de Halls Services Sàrl

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