There are two cultural walks worked out by our volunteers in close collaboration with our local guides. Both walks will submerse you in the typical way of life and you are sure to see, learn and discover things about Tanzania not everybody does.
After a short exposé on Tanzania you will start your walk to Baraa primary School. During the trip you will learn about the local community, ranging from the social structure in a village to the agriculture. How are houses built and how many people live in them? How important is the tribal structure and who are the local leaders? What crops do people grow? In the school, your guide will team up with a pupil and you will learn about the day-to-day life in a government school and about the iThemba projects. We will explain the efforts, past and present, and all the future plans that iThemba is making together with the local teachers and the government to ensure a better future. After this you will visit a local crafts shop. Whether it be a fundi (handyman), a butcher or a recycling project, you are sure to encounter a part of Tanzania few people get to discover. A taxi (or other form of transportation to your liking) will take you back.
Price: $30 without lunch and $35 with lunch
After an introduction to Tanzania, the first part of your walk on your way to Baraa Primary School will submerse you in the local way of life, housing, social structure and agriculture. A unique and very up close and personal way to discover the everyday life in a Tanzanian village. In the school your guide will be joined by a pupil and together they will tell you everything about a Tanzanian primary school. You will see the new infrastructure iThemba built for the school and learn everything about the iThemba projects to ensure a greater quality of education (Kindergarten Project, Updated Teaching Methods, ..) and a higher quality of life (Vegetable Garden project, Annual Health Check). Next on your walk is a visit to a local crafts shop, where you will be amazed by the resourcefulness and the craftsmanship involved. After this a daladala (a typical local mini-van) will take you to a local restaurant where you can sample the typical Tanzanian kitchen. Your day ends with a visit to the local market. The explosion of colours, herbs and spices makes up for further possibilities, should you want to discover the city center even more or arrange for transportation to bring you back.
Price: $50 without lunch and $55 with lunch
How to Book
To book a cultural walk you can either contact us via the website or, if you are already in Tanzania, you can also directly call our principal guide Robert Augustino Sikawa: + 255 768 100 963
All proceedings from these cultural walks are paid directly to Ithemba upon your arrival at Baraa Primary School. The profit goes entirely to the pupils of Baraa, in particular to our feeding program and to the school vegetable garden.