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 Kilimanjaro‚Äôs 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.
Chagga cultural heritage and beliefs like taboos and rituals, cultural objects and traditional music face serious challenges and threats including vandalism, modernity and ignorance hence serious measures are to be taken to rescue the situation...
Native tree nursery
Global warming is the world’s currently biggest climate problem hence a joint venture task force to fight against it is highly needed, one of the measures to mitigate climate change is planting trees as much as we can in our surroundings....
Bees are environmental friendly and they make critical roles in pollination of our plants. The slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro are the best places for bee keeping and honey bees. Therefore we established bee keeping project by creating employment a...
A very pleasing and welcoming dance and songs from villagers will give you a notable experience with the Chaggas. These songs varies from¬† wedding, other¬† ceremonial and ¬†special songs to emphasizing hard working especially in farming and h...
Village hike tour
Take a village walk to experience the local Chagga way of life in Mkuu village and the nearest areas, visit families get insight on patrilineal system of descent and inheritance of Chagga people. Meet the local farmers and learn the agro-forest...
Maize beer tour
A beer taken when it’s hot
With this tour you will be welcomed by friendly family who makes this beer for their living. With the help of our guide you will learn how to make this beer from the scratch to the final ...
Banana beer tour
Banana beer (Mbege) is a time honored beverage of the Chagga and respected traditional brew made from banana, African millet and bread, this fermented brew plays an important role in social life of Chaggas, served at social c...
A taste to local prepared Kilimanjaro coffee
With this tour you will visit small scale coffee farms owned by the locals and you will get the opportunity to learn traditional ways of growing and harvesting coffee beans. The local...
The busiest days in the village
Take a short visit to our local markets held in every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Here different local commodities and industrial products are sold. Common products sold here includes: handmade and industrial tools, vegetables, fru...
Root tubers food
Climate and soil at the slope of Mount Kilimanjaro are favorable for growth of roots and tuber food which play great role in food security for the villagers around the area.
This tour will take you to our roots food farm, then the guide...
traditional Chaga wedding cake (ndafu)
This is a famous special traditional cake whole and slow roasted from male castrated goat called Ndafu which rose with special care and pastures, the goat traditionally prepared as a local cake in special events especially in most Chagga weddi...
Our Quasi Museum
Learn our past through our cultural objects collection
Our local quasi museum gives you a quick understanding and experience of Chagga history and lifestyle through collected Chagga cultural objects including: traditional ...
Traditional medicine tour
From our office you will walk to visit the famous and talented traditional medicine women who cure different disease by indigenous medicine plants. Here you will learn different medicines prepared from different native trees and explanation of ...
A visit to old Chagga cave
The traditional war bunker, Chaga bolt holes
This tour will take you to the historical man who made underground cave used by the forefathers as a hide place during expansionism wars by the 11th Century. Together with our w...
A Visit to Chagga traditional house
The last standing traditional house
This ¬†tour will ¬†take you to among the last standing¬† traditional¬† cone¬† shaped Chagga ¬†house in Rombo district built since 1950 by grass and wood sticks covered dried gr...
A Visit to black smiths
Here you will meet friendly local black smith’s families they will welcome you in their working place and show you how different local iron tools are made. Here you will be involved on how to make these tools. This knowledge is passed by ...
A Visit to Lake Chala
A beautiful dawn wrapped caldera lake bordering Tanzania and Kenya nestled on the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, 25 Kilometers from our village. We will take you to this beautiful Savannah area to learn more about Chagga legends around this area. M...
Mount Kilimanjaro rainforest hike
Let’s acclimatize together
With the help of our well trained guide you will trek and hike ¬†¬†to the uphill of this dense rainforest nestled on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, the touring hi...
Cycling tour 2††days
Get fitness while touring
Thistour starts in the middle of Mount Kilimanjaro’s slopes which is surrounded by coffee and banana trees and descending to Lake Chala. On the way you will pass ...
Extended walking programme
First day, 25 kms walking from Mkuu to Lake Chala
Second day-Touring the lake, walking to Kenya boarder, Kayaking.
Third day ‚Äď Departure.
From our office you will start walking early in ...