We are Sustainable Eco & Cultural Tourism Enterprise Connecting Community, Visitors and Rau forest.


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 involving the local people who live in the skirts of Rau Forest Reserve around Moshi. One of our main strategies is to empower youth and women through eco and cultural tourism activities and to increase people’s awareness on environmental conservation.

Protect your life

We're here for look even you from start to finish.

We are taking leadership for the following topics:


Wildlife protection and conservation

Cultural tourism

Forest protection and conservation

Eco tourism

Community awareness towards life in the forest, climate change, eco tourism and waste management

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Dear friends of Rau Forest Reserve Community.

Today, on August 1, we – Daniel, Hamis and Linus - are very proud to stand here amongst all of our friends. In 2013 we founded Rau Forest Eco & Cultural Tourism Enterprise. In the past seven years we have encountered many ups and downs, we have had challenging and joyful times. Being role models, leaders and visionaries we knew that we never give up and just followed our path. And that’s where we have arrived today:

Our enterprise – Rau Forest Eco & Cultural Tourism Enterprise – is healthy and strong. Right now we are 20 people, who are working for us: full of joy and passion for the important work we do. By following our purpose – which is to protect the Rau Forest Reserve and to be a Role Model for other CTEs and young people - we have developed a handful of unique tours.

Our target group – young people from 18 to 35 – are attracted by our purpose and by the benefits they get from our tours: they like to contribute to afforestation, like to learn, like to get to know the local food and our local people and like to relax in the silence of the forest. We are the number one destination in Moshi town for tourists interested in sustainable tourism, wildlife conservation and hiking.

Currently we have managed to plant more than 100,000 indigenous tree species in collaboration with different stakeholders such as the Jane Goodall Roots and Shoots Clubs, Tanzania Forest Services Agency, Operational Groundswell, Enadallal Cultural, Tumbili Voyages and Osiwoo Safari, the local government Authority and many others.

With your help and support we will go on growing – in an organic way like the trees in Rau Forest Reserve do.

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We are a very healthy tree with strong roots, which are on one hand our time together in school and college and on the other hand our common founding of Rau Eco & Cultural Tourism Enterprise.

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We are official Member of Tanzania Sustainable