One Trip – One Tree

Rau Forest Nature Walk.

A full day into the monkey forest with a full environment consciousness experience.

Season/dates open: Year-round operation.

Activity start time at the venue: 9.30 am. (Or other times by request/notice).

Duration of Activity: 7 hours.

Minimum no of Persons: 2. Maximum No. of Persons: 20.

Experience type.

Guided tour.

Forest walking.

Tree planting.

 

Skill level required; Normal physical health is required.

 

Activity highlight

One Trip One Tree, Plant your own tree.

One step one plastic bottle away.

Meet a passionate local guide.

Watch black and White Cobus monkeys up close.

Explore the astounding native trees.

Discover the tree of wonders and make your wish (the sacred tree)

Enjoy a tasteful hot local lunch.

Walking on the rice paddies thrilling trails.

 

 

Activity Summary.

Explore a natural African forest reserve, in which several cultural tourism activities are allowed. You will be exposed to an abundance of nature covered by unique tree species.

On your walk, you will spot blue monkeys and black-and-white Colobus monkeys, and several forest bird species and butterflies. Listen to the guide’s stories and get to know the uses of various trees including the very old trees spanning up to 200 years old. Visit the sacred tree Mvule Milicia excelsa believed to be 200 years old regularly visited by locals to pray for different needs. Enjoy the great view of rice plantations dotted with water birds of different colors at the skirts of the forest and the coconut drink offered by one of our local farmers. If the weather permits, you will get to see Mt. Kilimanjaro.

After having eaten a delicious lunch prepared by our local women we invite you to enrich your forest nature walk with the experience of tree planting. By collecting seeds and planting a seedling in our tree nursery you contribute to our purpose of protecting and conserving the wonderful Rau Forest. And back home you will know that “your tree” is growing and helping us fight climate change.

 

Solidarity accomplishment.                                                                                    

Upkeep local mama’s jobs.

Upkeep young entrepreneurs’ business.

Support fighting Climate Change.

Protecting Rau Forest from plastics pollution.

 

Significance of the tour.

Being part (come as a client, leave as a friend).

Relaxation; arrive at yourself.

Feeling liveliness.

Get to know young people as role models.

 

Accommodation: Homestay available.

 

Meals and drinks included:

Hot buffet lunch of local specialties prepared by our local mamas and drinking water and seasonal fruits included.

Beverage Drinks:

Additional charge for soft drinks and other beverages.

Other services/ optional: Banana beer experience.

Clothing/equipment supplied: Traditional walking stick.

Clothing/equipment needed by a guest: Reusable water bottle (refill water at our office), good hiking boots. Comfortable clothes, sun protection, sunglasses, insect repellent, camera.

Children Option:

Children are OK throughout the program.

Contact persons/phone number: +255627335359. Call or Whatsapp

Contact email: rauecotours@gmail.com

Email response hours: within 24hrs.

Responsibility insurance: No responsibility insurance provided. Please make sure the client has travel insurance issued.

Distance from accommodation to our office:

3km from Moshi town.

45km from Kilimanjaro International Airport.

85km from Arusha.

 

We can prepare the transfer on request.

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Basic equipment for all our tours

Personal, re-usable water bottle (we will fill it with filtered water).
Camera for your lifetime memory.
Insect repellent.
Sunscreen, sun glasses and sun hat.
Comfortable clothes especially long trousers for walking on shrubs and in the forest.
Good walking shoes (walking in the forest/farms/village sometimes involves passing by irrigated areas).

Additional equipment

Binoculars (Bird watching).