Ngiresi is a village of the Wa-Arusha tribe and offers guided tours to the lush slopes of Mount Meru. Tours to Ngiresi highlights the struggle of the people to develop and so includes visits to development projects like soil conservation, migration, cross-breeding, and the use of biogas. Ngiresi is about 7 kilometers from Arusha town. Depart from the Hotel after breakfast and drive toward Arusha town and dropped at Kimandolu ya juu, a village called Ngiresi to start Walking Safari.
The activities include;
Visit Mzee Loti’s Farm for a coffee and tea and get an explanation on bio-gas, cross-breeding, and soil conservation project on the farm. Walk to the nearby and enjoy a beautiful view of Arusha town and surrounding Maasai plain. Descend Lekimana Hill to visit the Ngiresi Primary School and return to Loti’s farm for lunch.
Songota Water Falls
The tour starts from the Kwangulelo bus stop. A 45 minutes walk takes you to the Songota waterfall in Oldadai Village. Visit Mzee Loti’s farm and visit the biogas and soil conservation projects, traditional house, and school.
Navuru Waterfall and Village tour
From Mzee Loti’s farm, you do the half-day tour combined with a walk to the Olgilai forest reserve. A small path leads you to the steep canyon of the Themi River. We cross the river to reach the Nuvuru waterfalls.
Village and Forest tour
The village tour can be combined with a visit to the forest on the higher slopes of Mt. Meru. The spring waters that are the main source of water for the village commence here. At the edge of the forest, meet a traditional healer. Late afternoon drive back to the Hotel/Lodge.
Prices / included services
|Pricing for the Ngiresi Cultural Tour (per person)|
|1 Person||2 Persons||3 Persons||4 Persons||5 Persons||6 Persons|
|$ 160||$ 104||$ 85||$ 76||$ 70||$ 66|
- Transport to and from the Hotel up to starting point.
- Guiding fees
- Local Lunch at the Village
- Bottle of Mineral Water
– Items of a personal nature such as passport, visa, and traveler’s insurance,
– Medical evacuation insurance.
– Tips to guides and driver-guide,