Amani Children's Home & Village Visit
- 10 hours
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If you're good with people then this is for you! Spend an entire day immersed in the local community on this Arusha tour. Meet the kids from the Amani children's home, then share lunch with the Chagga people who live under the imposing shadow of Mt Kili.
* Visit the Amani Children’s Home in Moshi and see how it is changing the lives of street children
* Drive to Marangu for a guided walk through Mshiri village to learn about the Chagga people and the Village Education Program
* Savour a local Chagga lunch before returning to Arusha
What's included in this trip
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Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the trip.
Confirmation of booking
If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. <br /> Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Dress standards are conservative throughout Africa. To respect this, and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means covering shoulders and no short shorts. We recommend a mixture of loose, lightweight clothing and warm clothing for the evenings. Shorts should be knee-length. Singlets and tank tops are not suitable. Topless sun bathing is unacceptable.
This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour. Children younger than 6 are permitted at no extra cost, but please make sure you inform our guides of this before you take the tour.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this trip.
On this Arusha tour, we're taking you out of the city and into a nearby village, Moshi, about an hour’s drive from Arusha. In Moshi we will meet the very special kids of the Amani Children's Home, which supports street children giving them a safe place to stay and educational and emotional support.
You'll check out the new school, which has been built with the help of donors, and hopefully be inspired by this project which is changing children's lives.
From Moshi, we'll drive on to the Kilimanjaro base town of Marangu, about 40 minutes away. We then embark on a walking tour of Mshiri village, the base for the Village Education Project, where we witness the day-to-day life of the Chagga people, long established as crop-growers on the fertile slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro.
We'll visit their homes, walk around the shamba (farm), visit the primary school as well as the other institutions where local young people are taught various skills. Lunch provides an opportunity to sample local Chagga food, which is very filling.
To round out this day tour from Arusha, we'll also visit nearby waterfalls and stop to admire the view of the plains below. From there, we'll return to our vehicle for the journey back to Arusha.