Adventure in life is good: consistency in coffee even better Welcome! To our nested village which lies between the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro and Lake Chala. Mkuu Cultural tourism is located in a scenic area between the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro and Lake Chala bordering Kenya, 61 kms from Moshi town and 25 kms from Kilimanjaro National Park Headquarter. We offer unforgettable cultural tourism experience.
Before Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro you can visit the people around
Tanzania Cultural Tourism, Visit the People
With over 120 resident different tribes, there is plenty of local history and colour to be found in all areas of Tanzania
Tanzania’s people are among the most welcoming and approachable on earth with diverse and unique cultur...
Have a tour to Lake Chala
Tour to Lake Chala and walking on the crater rim to Kenya a chance to be in Tanzania and Kenya at the same time by putting one leg in Tanzania and other in Kenya.
Restoration of calabashes plant
Restoration of calabashes plant, traditional was used for drinking banana beer and water now replaced by plastic containers, we have plan to plant as much as we can so as to restore this valuable and critically endangered plants in our areas and restore our culture.
Chaga traditional houses
One of the few remaining Chaga traditional house in Rombo, Kilimanjaro, you can book a cultural tours with us to visit Tanzania villages and learn about local lifestyle including local cuisines, coffee making, storytelling and overnight stay.
Where To Stay?
Stay with local communities.
Come and experience our lifestyle by visiting and stay with local families, learn Swahili language, experience local culture and interact with them in their daily activities of farming, livestock keeping and cooking.
Volunteers from different part of the world who are interested to work with us in cultural heritage, environment conservation, and education within and round the village are warmly welcomed. With these volunteering opportunities you will have unforgettable Tanzania experience in comparing with the normal tour excursions.
We are based at the Mount Kilimanjaroâ€™s slope in Tanzania, the tallest free standing mountain in Africa. Kilimanjaro is a wonderful and friendly region. We will also assist you to visit and experience other Northern Tanzania attractive famous areas being Mt Kilimanjaro, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Parks. Also we will assist you to visit other tribes like the famous Maasai. We arrange reliable, safe and good accommodation supply with water and electricity for our visitors in the village.
Who are we?
Mkuu Cultural Tourism Programme is an Enterprise established by the youth residences of Mkuu Rombo Kilimanjaro Tanzania. These are the sons of the area they perfectly know the place, its historical background, cultural and natural heritages resources. With their experience and being the part of the community Mkuu Cultural Tourism Coordinators will provide visitors with a real touch of local life and unforgettable cultural adventure experience by sharing Chagga heritage resources while the locals directly benefit from the activities.
The Mkuu Cultural Tourism is friendly enterprise aimed to preserve cultural and natural heritage resources while satisfying both international and domestic visitors with unforgettable and unique experience of the local Chaggaâ€™s lifestyle and taboos. The progamme also aims unlocking pro-poor tourism of the area to benefiting the host community.
The Mkuu Cultural Tourism Enterprises is recognized and registered by the Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) which is the public governance for all cultural tourism programme in Tanzania. Therefore our programme follows and adhered all principles and guideline set by Tanzania Tourists Board for Cultural Tourism Programmes.We conduct sustainable tourism Sustainable tourism is one of the key principles of Cultural Tourism Programme. With this respect Mkuu Cultural Tourism practice nothing but the tourism which respect and protect environment, cultural and provide positive experiences for both visitors and hosts. With this kind of tourism Mkuu Cultural Tourism provide direct financial benefits for both conservation and empowerment for local people.
Therefore; using our services tourists create living to number of people including the guides, contact persons such as farmers, storytellers, local food cooks, and local brews makers. On the other hand when buying local products and contribute to small development fees then visitors leave the footprints to the locals. The community uses this money to support their daily life and help to conserve the areaâ€™s cultural and natural resources
Area of operation
We conduct our activities at Mkuu and the nearest villages such as Mashati, Mamsera, lake Challa and Mount Kilimanjaro rainforest in Rombo district, Kilimanjaro.
Where to stay
There are home stays around the village, camping in the village is allowed in designed areas while camping gears can be hired from Moshi at affordable price, also there are several lodges around the village and luxury Campsite in lake Challa with extra adventure activities. We organize accommodation for our visitors on request.
Mkuu Cultural Tourism office is located 139 kilometers from Arusha, 101 from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), 60 kilometers from Moshi and 25 Kilometers from Lake Challa Campsite, Our office located at the junction road to Rombo district headquarter and Tarakea,
Our village is easily accessible through private and hired cars also daily public buses from Moshi stands bus to Mkuu Rombo which is 61 Km. Depends on the traffic but it takes 45minutes to 1 hour to reach there from Moshi town by public transport.