Meru Cultural Tourism is a local organisation specialised in cultural tours.
Their expert guides know the greater Arusha area like the back of their hands and are walking encyclopedias on subjects ranging from local life, plants and birds, arts and crafts, local food, agriculture and so on.
It will be a pleasure for them to take you on an unforgettable walk that will be off the beaten track in more than one way. On the following pages you will discover the cultural walks on offer.
Although they all have their own specificity, all the cultural tours have one thing in common: they all give you an in-depth experience of the local surroundings and a unique insight into the people and their way of living. And most importantly, the profit goes entirely to the local community.
The Baraa Primary School is a government school in Arusha, which iThemba - a Belgian Foundation of which one of the owners of Siringit is also founder - is supporting. When this collaboration started in 2009, the first imperative was to improve the overall infrastructure and the construction of new classrooms, sanitary blocks, library, computer room… as well as providing the children with books, stationery and everything else to create better conditions to learn. For the future our focus is on the quality of education and to improve the teaching methods and the overall academic performance of the children. Because we believe that a good education is the key to a better future.
Two of the cultural walks encompass an actual visit to the Baraa Primary School. A unique way to see how a primary school in Tanzania works and to discover how iThemba created a pleasant learning environment for the children and what projects are being followed-up or launched (the vegetable garden project, the annual health check,…) by iThemba to focus on the quality of education and on the quality of the children’s lives.