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You can easily get to Rau Forest reserve and Rau Eco and Cultural Tourism by private car, hired taxi, tuk tuk (Rickshaw tyle). If you are interested in walking you can also walk as it is only 3.6 km south of Moshi town. Our office is located in the Langoni – Mji mpya area, approximately 100 meters from Rau Forest Reserve main entrance. We can arrange the transport. You can search on Google Map Rau Eco & Cultural Tourism.
You are highly recommended to wear proper walking clothes such as long trousers, good walking shoes, sun hats etc. You can also bring a good camera for the photos, binoculars for bird watching around the rice farms, insects’ repellents and some snacks to eat in the picnic place
We offer typical home cooked local dishes with different local varieties to suit all our clients who are interested in tasting the local Swahili food. Our local mamas are experienced enough to accommodate all the special requests ranging from vegetarian, gluten free and many others.
Rau Forest is home to two major species of primates, which are the black and white Colobus monkeys and the blue monkeys. The other animals include ground squirrel, Kirk’s Dikdik and tree’s, some forested and water logged bird species and insects such as spiders, millipede and dragonfly. If you are interested in butterflies, you can also spot some colorful and beautiful species of butterfly.
Rau Forest covers the total area of 5.8 km2 with 4 different types of vegetation cover.
We are located 3.6 km from Moshi town, it’s only a 15 minute walk from Moshi town to our office. It’s about a 45 km drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport and takes 1 hour to reach our office.
Rau Eco & Cultural Tourism is a social enterprise and sustainable eco cultural tourism and youth led program registered and recognized by the Tanzania Tourist Board and part of the so-called Tanzania Cultural Tourism Program (TCTP). With the registration number CTP/REG.014 Rau enterprise is dedicated towards the protection of Rau Forest and helping its surrounding community through diverse eco & cultural tourism activities around the area.
If you book one of our tours, you support the local people as well as our effort of protecting Rau Forest. locals who are benefiting are the tour guides, local mama who are cooking for our clients.
Since most of our activities involve walking and cycling, they are suitable for kids from 5 years on.
You can pay cash directly at our office after the tour, or if you are in Moshi, you can pay at any of the NMB branches in Moshi town before the tour. All payments should be made in USD.
Yes, it’s possible to see it, if the weather permits. If you cannot climb it, you can drink it or get a nice view from the rice fields or at our office.
Yes, you can: You will be able to be part of the family and experience Tanzanian culture like learning more about Swahili language and participating in other domestic activities. Come as a tourist and leave like a friend.
It will support our conservation efforts and the local people, especially youth and women, we pay conservation fees to Rau forest reserve as entrance fees, Local Mama who are cooking to our clients now we have 6 families, Local guides, bike rents, office rent and website hosting.
Yes, there are a number of cultural activities you can visit while being in Moshi, Kilimanjaro: the variety ranges from visiting waterfalls, getting to know the Maasai Culture and their traditional dances, hot springs, coffee farms to prepare your own amazing coffee, cycling tour in Moshi town and to different nearby villages.