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Culture and History

A guest blog by Gemma Burford MSc, environmental anthropologist

Arusha is a culturally diverse city, but the mountain itself is home to two specific ethnic groups: the WaArusha and the WaMeru. 200 more words


Nature and Wildlife

Mount Meru has many habitats within it and you will see a wide range of vegetation, from colourful tropical flowers to pine trees, grassland, and the waterfall environment which is characterised by ferns, mosses and lichens. 83 more words


Arusha July 2017

Starting in July I will be spending a year living and working in Arusha, Tanzania with a Canadian organization called Uniterra and a local partnering organization called TAHA. 8 more words


Tunneled houses of Chagga

Traditionally banana farmers, the chagga of Northern Tanzania one of the largest tribes of Tanzania built huts known as ‘msonga’

Most interesting about these ‘msonga’ is you could ‘songa’/move from one hut to another without stepping out of the hut…the secret? 28 more words



Perhaps the most emotional moment in Africa for me was a visit to the Polish Cemetery in Tengeru. Tengeru lies near Arusha, about 20 minute drive (a little longer now with all the road works). 2,078 more words


Peace up, A Town

Apologies for the lack of posts lately. Our research got crazy, and I got a little crazy for a bit too. In the meantime, our research has taken us to… Arusha! 640 more words