Posts tagged with "Arusha"



14. August 2019
Are you a foodie? Or just generally interested in different food cultures? Well, keep reading an learn about the 7 must eats in Tanzania. 1. Chapati The traditional pancake / flatbread of the country. Chapati is made out of wheat, water and salt, and cooked in oil. It is often to find in the morning, but is delicious as bread for soup. 2. Banana beer Yes, you read it correctly. In Tanzania there are many different sorts of bananas and some are used to make banana beer. However banana beer does...
27. June 2019
Setting off on an early thursday morning, a group of guests excitedly climbed into the safari car. The great natural diversity and the wildlife in Tanzania is absolutley breathtaking. One place in particular you need to add to your bucket list is definitely the Tarangire National Park. Known as perhaps one of the largest homes for elephants in Tanzania, Tarangire is one of the most underrated safari parks you can visit. The NP is full of elephants and beautiful herds gather with the cutest...
19. June 2019
With an estimated 8.9 million people around the Southeastern African Great Lakes Region, the Sukuma is the largest ethnic group in Tanzania. The greatness of the tribe has really evolved since all the small, independent chiefdoms in this region were grouped together and perceived as a unit under the colonial government of Tanzania in 1946. The Sukuma believe in Spirit Possession & have a holistic approach in their beliefs of seeing everything as interconnected; natural and supernatural...
12. June 2019
Famed worldwide for their dances, music, customs and body modifications, the Maasai people are a huge part of culture in Tanzania. Having originated from Southern Sudan, they migrated into Tanzania during the 17th Century and of the remaining 12 distinct groups of Maasai left in the world, the largest of these groups is found in Northern Tanzania. With their original customs still largely held in tact within these groups, they prove to be a great source of tourism within the country; as many...
23. May 2019
The Shadow of Success for Street Youth of Arusha project was founded in 2013 by Ayubu Kazana. We were lucky enough to spend our day with him and with some of the young adults he works with. The project's work is truly incredible and something we wanted to share with you. I don't have enough of a word count to tell you everything they do. It's a lot, and everything is just amazing. But for a rough idea; they provide street children with health insurance as well providing them with lunch and...
15. May 2019
A project created to empower women and give them the opportunity to provide for themselves and their families, African Wear Design has had a positive impact on so many lives. Founded in 2015, the project offers widows, single mothers and young women sewing machines and a place to grow their skills and create and design their own clothes, jewellery and more. A few volunteers from Viva Tanzania, Jen, Ryan and Nicole, were lucky enough to visit Afrikan Wear Design. To the project itself it is easy...
08. May 2019
Plant some trees, save the world. Simple, right? Actually, it is! With our planet facing a worldwide crisis due to pollution, loss of vegetation and deforestation, it is essential for communities everywhere to team up and stop the rot. Our lives literally depend on it. So were rounded up all of our volunteers, hopped in the truck and headed on down to our good friends at Tengeru Environmental Conservation Program to see what we could do. Winner of the 2015 Africa Award for Cultural and Heritage...
01. May 2019
Feeling particularly fancy in our own private dala dala, we left the Nyumbani Hostel on Friday morning for the monthly community day. On the last Friday of every month, all volunteers come together to help one of the projects we work with. Pippi House is a shelter for homeless girls, women and their children that aims to provide them with an education and a better way of living. Recently, they have created their own garden where they aim to grow vegetables both to sell for a little income and...
25. April 2019
Our volunteers learn the secrets of the ancients!
22. March 2019
Nyumbani Hostel - A Love Story.

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