Kioga Cultural Tourism Enterprise

Kioga Cultural Tourism is located in Oloigeruno village 6km north of Arusha town on the slopes of Mt. Meru. It takes only 1hour walk or a 20 minutes drive to get there. This magical village is a home of Waarusha tribe who originated from the Ilarusa Maasai Clan. The village is full of cultural and natural beauty awaiting visitors to explore with ease access from the city.

The people of Kioga offer visitors the following tours:

* Village cultural walk

* Coffee experience

* Visits to local Waarusha/Maasai bomas

* Hiking to the Themi valley waterfalls

* Mountain biking

* Local farm tour

* Mount Meru forest walk

* Visit to Maasai local place of worshiping

* Hike to the impressive panoramic view point


Package A

Village walking tour, coffee experience, visits to Maasai bomas, worshipping place and viewpoint.

The tour starts at Sawe Family briefing area where visitors will be introduced to the biogas system and Ilarusa maasai zero grazing system in their village. Visit a coffee farm and learn how coffee is locally blended. Participate in roasting, grinding to making your own fresh cup of coffee. Take a hike to Oldonyosapuk view point for panoramic views of Arusha City beyond the scenic vegetations at the village. Learn the culture by visiting local families to learn about their lifestyle and daily home-based activities.

Package B

Themi waterfalls, picnic lunch plus Package A.

Visitors will enjoy the scenic views of Themi river bank with its tropical vegetation which is a home to tropical primates and colorful birds. The waterfall is a great place to relax off the beaten track where visitors can enjoy swimming, and a soft breeze from the river. Have your lunch by the waterfall while the forest birds and wild insects sing softly under the shades of trees.

Package C

Walking Safari, Oldonyo Sapuk viewpoint, picnic lunch.

Visitors will spend a day trekking the village to Oldonyosapuk viewpoint and later on trek to Themi waterfall for picknic lunch and scenic views.

Package D

Mountain biking.

Visitors will spend time biking through village areas, Meru forest reserve which is a natural forest full of endemic floral species, birds, colobus monkeys and magical views. The biking can be extended upon request to Oldonyo Sambu, a typical maasai village located 25 km away from Arusha or to Meserani snake park.

Package E

Homestay programme / overnight camping.

Visitors can stay overnight in the village with a local family or in our camping grounds. Camping gear, water and toilet is available for campers. Upon request we can organize a multiple-day stay in our village for a better cultural experience.

Getting there

Visitors can easily reach Kioga cultural Tourism Enterprise using daladalas from Arusha bus stand to Sanawari Ya Juu or by private transport arranged via the programme.

Available accommodation

Visitors can spend a night in our homestay or camping described in Package E above. Alternatively, a number of hotels are found in Arusha, which are easily accessible from the village.

For booking please contact:
Kioga Cultural Tourism Enterprise Mobile: +255 754 476 903
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Contact Us

Tanzania Cultural Tourism Programme
Museum Buildings, Boma Road
P . O . Box 2348
Arusha, Tanzania
Tel: + 255 27 205 0025
Cell: + 255 786 703 010 / 713 230 134
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