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Moshi plants seedling trees with the villagers in Sori. Read more

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Moshi is more than just a tour guide. He is a cook, an ecologist, an environmentalist, an ornithologist. He is working hard to improve the quality of individual and community life and that of the environment in which we live.

Moshi's tours advocate and practice social interactions between visitors and villagers by enabling the tourists to interact and mix freely with the people in their villages, eating and drinking together local foods, drinks, with overnights in the family local huts, joining in ceremonial local dances, rituals, daily family chores- cooking, fetching water, fetching firewood, herding/watering cows, drinking in local bars etc. thus breaking the barriers between the different races.

Environmental responsibility: Through Environmental Concerned Tourists to our areas, we canvas for funds to assist in the control of soil erosion, water sources conservation, rare wildlife and bird conservation, natural forests conservation, lake water bed control, control spread of waste plastic bags in shopping centers and villages

Eco-Cultural Tours Moshi arranges eco-cultural trips around Kondoa and the Rift Valley regions of Tanzania. Moshi's eco-tour serves as an alternative choice to traditional park safaris while still incorporating popular game viewing attractions. The project’s main focus is to promote environmental and social responsibility, while providing the opportunity to visit natural sites and learn about local culture and traditions. In addition to this, Moshi offers the opportunity to participate in village homestays, allowing tourists to penetrate the lives of local individuals and observe numerous aspects of daily life in rural areas.

Eco-cultural tours are structured in such a way that environmental impact is minimized and the conservation of valuable resources is of primary concern. Furthermore we aim to re-establish natural areas and further provide our visitors with information to help preserve and protect these areas for generations to come. This process is facilitated through experienced guides who have acquired in-depth knowledge concerning the indigenous wildlife and landforms that exist in these areas. Surplus income generated through our programs is distributed among local residents to improve their economic power, or is re-invested into the organization to develop and maintain our programs.

Kondoa is located on the plateau/highlands area of the Rift Valley with an altitude ranging from 1200m to 1900m above sea level. Geographically, the region has common boundaries with the Ngorongoro/Serengeti and Lake Manyara/Tarangire ecosystems. Serving as the gateway to some of the most renowned tourist attractions in Tanzania, Kondoa is regarded as an ideal location to promote alternative forms of tourism in the area.

EcoTourism Policies

Eco-tourism means travelling in a way that is both and culturally and ecologically sensitive. A leader of eco-cultural tours, Moshi believes that we are not only in a position to influence visitor behavior, but also to shape and enhance the type of experiences that are encountered. Policies ensure environmental and social responsibility are as follows:

(1) Employing experienced/trained guides who originate from the area and have an in-depth knowledge of indigenous wildlife and landforms that exist there.

(2) Encouraging community involvement by showcasing small businesses and other activities that can provide alternative sources of income.

(3) Participating in research and documentation that allows us to provide visitors with educational material pertaining to issues concerning environmental awareness, cultural sustainability, and poverty reduction.

(4) Providing opportunities for cross-cultural exchange that reach beyond simple observation and encourage complex interactions among visitors and hosts (ie) organizing home stays in local villages.

(5) Ensuring that profits are distributed among local residents to improve their economic status, or are re-invested into the organization to develop and maintain our programs thereby promoting community development.

(6) Supporting the local economy by using locally owned accommodation, restaurants, supply stores, etc.

(7) Minimizing group size so that the impact on wildlife, people and the environment will be reduced.

(8) Offering trips to areas that are not over-crowded or over-developed and avoiding the exhaustion of finite resources thereby ensuring their stability for generations to come.

(9) Ensuring that our activities do not drain local resources and infrastructure so that local people may potentially be deprived (water, electricity, waste disposal, etc.)

 

 

 

 

 

Moshi established himself in the tourism industry in the mid-eighties and has formally registered on January 24th, 1995. He is authorized to operate in all areas of Tanzania however primary functions currently exist in three main areas:

(1) Arusha municipality: head office and main liaison office with administrative function, social/environmental clubs, capacity building and training programs, urban waste management, resource and publication center.

(2) Karatu: rural branch involved in community-based conservation, eco-tourism development, micro-finance, soil conservation & agro-forestry, land management & natural rehabilitation, resource & information center.

(3) Dar es –Salaam: sub-head office, liaison between government and international offices, early childhood education and youth development, research and publications.

(4) Kondoa:

 

Moshi is very involved with the people of the community, not just his community but others in the surrounding area.

Responsible Travel Policy

Responsible Travel Policy Economic responsibility:

  • Our Tariffs are shared amongst various service providers and villages and local authorities for village development.
  • individuals especially the women who hitherto have been denied any income by husbands, earn income which they use for family upkeep.
  • through the village development levy, the community indirectly benefit through the assisted projects.
  • through projects donations by visitors, we renovate schools, make or repair village feeder roads/bridges, hospitals/dispensaries, water sources, bore water holes/shallow wells, supply local low fuel/ energy consumption equipment.

Environmental responsibility: Through Environmental Concerned Tourists to our areas, we canvas for funds to assist in the control of soil erosion, water sources conservation, rare wildlife and bird conservation, natural forests conservation, lake water bed control, control spread of waste plastic bags in shopping centers and villages

Social responsibility: We advocate and practice social interactions between the visitors and villagers by enabling the tourists to interact and mix freely with the people in their villages, eating and drinking together local foods, drinks, with overnights in the family local huts, joining in ceremonial local dances, rituals, daily family chores- cooking, fetching water, fetching firewood, herding/watering cows, drinking in local bars etc. thus breaking the barriers between the different races.

 

 

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