Appreciate Tanzania Community
A part from being a volunteer at our place , APPRECIATE TANZANIA are delighted to welcome you to the green city of Tanzania with its marvelous lake Ngozi where Every VOLUNTEER can experience the real safwa and nyakyusa culture and enjoy tropical vegetation.Lake Ngozicrater is roughly 15 km southeast of the city of Mbeya, and 38 km South of Mbeya, in the route of Mount Rungwe and Lake Nyasa and 4.3km from the Main road in Kasanga villages. By your spare time you will stay with us for the very unique cultural tour, where you will experience traditional and customs of the local communities
There are different tour programs offered by APPRECIATE TANZANIA
Tours on offer includes
Hiking in Poroto Ridge Nature Reserve Mountains and Lake Ngozi
A visit to the Safwa villages around
Participation in culture and Safwa tradition dances “Mbeta”
Mountain trekking at Loleza and Kawetile lift valley view
Kitulo national park tour
Nature walking safari
Local beer brew
You will meet people of different ages and get an opportunity to interact. Elder people “Wazee” without missing the Safwa chiefs who will tell you stories about the Safwa people, their origin, traditions and other things such as the tribal war.
Local Beer brew
Here you will get to learn all the procedures for making local beer “komoni, dadii and chimpumu” as someone will be demonstrating the materials and utensils used to prepare the local bear you will appreciate fantastic test of the beer which is served in a traditional calabash and you can drink it by using local straw called kinfwefwe
Nature walking safari
Discover wonders of natural environment through outdoor recreations for restoration of one’s well being though nature walking tour in and around Mbeya region with amazing landscapes, scenery, and vegetation
While you’re enjoying your stay in Mbeya you will experience a Safwa dance which is performed by a group of men and women performing songs for different occasions such as welcoming guests, ceremonial dances and crop harvesting songs.
Lake Ngozi safari
On your exploring the world you will discover an exciting sight of outstanding natural beauty and superb hiking location, where you can find different species of flora and fauna such as monkey and many birds species, while hiking you will pass on Mporoto Ridge forest reserve; the forest has an endemic three horned chameleon (chameleon fuelleborni) and the area is covered by magnificent highland forest, beautiful flowers, huge trees, grassland and bamboo trees that make the visit of this place a truly unique experience.
Mountains climbing and trekking adventure
Enjoy the adventure experience through energetic activities by reaching the highest peaks of famous mountains and hills that includes Loleza and Kawetire where the highest truck road is found then Poroto Mountains. Being there you will enjoy the good view of the Great Lift Valley and the city.
Kitulo national park tour
Walking across the grasslands to watch birds, wildflowers and hill climbing on the neighboring ranges a half day hike from the park across the Livingstone mountains leads to the sumptuous Matema beach on Lake Nyasa.
Other tours includes: Farm activities, Cycling, A visit to the Chief of safwa people, A visit to the local extraction of building materials,
How to get there:
There are several ways used to get in Mbeya region such as through the use of Songwe international airport, TAZARA railway line and Dar es Salaam to Malawi and Zambia Highway. All transport systems may be used on the way from Dar es Salaam. Then travelers shall spend 1hour from the airport, 30 Minutes from TAZARA Station and 40min from the Bus station to the Destination.
In 2013 I gained immense popularity after walking 780 km on foot to inspire patriotism and to work hard this was for Youth .
in 2015 I founded the Appreciate Tanzania Community and launch by Our Fourth President Dr Jakaya Kikwete at the State House
In that I was receiving many petitions for young and old asking for financial and educational support.
In 2016 we started social activities including distributing school stationary including Exercise Book, Pencil Shoes and Uniforms for orphaned and Vulnerable Children
2017 after i got married to these beautiful Queen Agnes the School General oversea , we continued with a mentorship program and decided to start a nursery school with the goal of putting children together and providing them with basic education support as we saw many of the children we were helping they lack basic education.
And for now we are running the school ourself and we have one girly Milliam Arick 18 well treined cooker who help us to prepare kids food.
Volunteers are a vital part of our organization, we the Right People for our Volunteer Programs.
Here at our palce we Give Volunteers Room to Grow.,
We Connect Their Work to Your Cause.
We Create a Culture That Values Volunteers.
We treate them as employees