Lake Zone Circuit

5 unique cultural tourism packages while in Lake Zone circuit of Tanzania!

You are offered with an opportunity to visit special community based people to people tourism. Please check the links below for details of specific cultural programme within the northern circuit

Butiama Brief

Butiama is the birthplace and burial location of the ' Father of the Nation ', Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere, the founding president of Tanzania who began his political career in the early 1950s, led Tanzanians to independence in 1961, and remained in politics until his voluntary retirement in 1985.

Location & Getting There:

Butiama located in the north-western side of Serengeti National Park about 60 kilometres from Ndabaka Gate, Western gate to the Serengeti National Park.

Activities:

  • Visit to the mausoleum of Mwalimu Julius K. Nyerere
  • Trekking up the Chamuriyo hill
  • Visit German soldiers hiding caves, graveyards and get a panoramic view of Lake Victoria, Serengeti plains and surrounding human settlements
  • Visit community development projects, local schools and health centres
  • Cotton Farm tour, experience cotton farming
  • Family Homestay with Wazanaki ethnic group to taste traditional food and unique lifestyle

Website: www.jkn-hotel.co.tz



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Ikoma Brief

Ikoma cultural tourism programme is located on the western side of Serengeti National Park. Ikoma people exposes to visitors their life experience in many ways to the attractions of visitors.

Location & Getting There:

Ikoma is located about 90 Kilometers from Ikoma gate, the western gate of Serengeti National Park.

Activities:

  • Visit to Waikoma bemis
  • Visit to Ikoma cultural centre
  • Traditional Ikoma tribe dance
  • Homestay to Waikoma family to explore their life style
  • Active participate in traditional events and ceremonies
  • Visit community development project in the areas
  • Farm tour to practice agriculture




Mara Art Centre & Cultural Tourism Brief

Nyamuswa Cultural Tourism Programme exposes visitors to the way of life of Waikizu people and beautiful landscape with hills, mountains and valleys filled with water where canoeing can perfectly bring you closer to acquatic creature. Get an experience of handcraft making using various indigenous trees. And of course an opportunity to learn about kinship leadership system.

Location & Getting There:

Located between Bunda or Butima and Nata/Grumeti Reserve on the Western side of Serengeti National Park.

Activities:

  • Waikizu homestead
  • Visit to King homestead/Royal tour
  • Visit to to ikizu caves
  • Visit to the Mara Art & Handcraft making group
  • Visit to a rain maker
  • Visit to traditional healer famous for treating various diseases especially infertility
  • Visit to a foot print of our ancestors found at the mid of a big rock
  • Visit the ' O ' Mong'we worshipping tree
  • Trekking up the Chamiriho hill, visit German soldiers hiding caves, graveyards and get a panoramic view of Lake Victoria, Serengeti plains and surrounding human settlement
  • Canoeing in safaris in two of the dams found in the area and Sport fishing
  • Visit community development projects in the area
  • Cotton Farm tour for cotton farming experience
  • Wazanaki traditional dancing of your choice



Robanda Brief

Robanda Cultural Tourism was established to improve the livelihood of Robanda village community and enhancing Western Serengeti environmental conservation through tourism. Robanda CTP welcomes you to enjoy the cultural and natural heritage of the place.

Location & Getting There:

Located 3 km from Ikoma gate on the Western side of Serengeti National Park, 10 minutes drive from Ikoma Gate.

Activities:

  • Guided village walk
  • Village biking tour
  • Trekking to Ragana hill rich in Ikoma people pre-colonial history
  • Trekking tour to Gesigeta hill used by soldiers in pre-historic times as a view point
  • Visit to Oldest Ikoma tribe traditional fort
  • Visit to the caves used as hides during the First World War
  • Visit to Ikoma fort used in colonial times by Germans
  • Learn Waikoma relics, stories, old tools and weapons
  • Entertainment of Waikoma most popular traditional dance

Website: www.robandactp.com





Serengeti Brief

Serengeti Cultural Tourism Programme exposes visitors to the way of life of the Kurya people, great landscape with iconic Kopjes, the habitat and breeding site to various type of wildlife. This area is around a section of the Serengeti wildebeest Migration route where with proper timing you will witness animals.

Location and Getting There:

Located on the Western side of Serengeti National Park about 45Kilometers from Ikoma gate. Accessible via road from Serengeti National Park

Activities:

  • Visit to Wakurya Bemis
  • Mugumu town tour
  • Visit to and camping at Serengeti Cultural centre
  • Traditional dancing at your choice out of 7 famous tribal dances
  • Visit to traditional healer
  • Visit community development projects in the area
  • Farm tour to practice different forms of agriculture
  • Homestay with Wakurya family to enjoy their unique lifestyle