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Welcome to Rau Eco and Cultural Tourism

Rau Eco & Cultural Tourism Enterprise is a youth led community based and sustainable tourism programme, which was established in 2013 following the guidelines for Cultural Tourism Programmes of Tanzania (CTPT).The CTPT is under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism supervised by Tanzania Tourist Board section of Cultural Tourism Programme and was officially registered in 2014 with registration No. CTP/REG.014.

We organize eco-friendly tourism activities through involving the local people who live in the skirts of Rau Forest Reserve.One of our main strategies is to empower women through eco and cultural tourism activities and toincreasepeople’s awareness on environmental conservation.

Meet the Founders

Linus Lasway
Linus LaswayCo Founder & Programme Coordinator
Linus likes nature and conservation, cultural preservation, swimming and travelling. His favorite song is “Earth Song” by Michael Jackson.
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Daniel Maembe
Daniel MaembeCo Founder, Conservation & PR
Daniel has passion for environmental conservation and believes that the resources can be used sustainably by involving the community.
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Hamis Msuya
Hamis MsuyaCo Founder & Asst Program Coordinator
Hamis is a young graduate with strong passion for environmental conservation, tourism, cultural exchange and making positive changes to the community.
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Rau Eco & Cultural Tourism is a community based tourism enterprise in Moshi-Kilimanjaro region with its base office near Mji Mpya Secondary School. Located only 2.9 kms South East of Moshi town in an area of high ground water fed by run-off from Mt. Kilimanjaro, the village is an ideal place to visit Moshi town to explore the Rau Natural Forest and culture of Kilimanjaro people.

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volunteer learning how to cook

Our volunteers