Chilunga Cultural Tourism
Chilunga Cultural Tourism
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Located in Morogoro Town, Chilunga Cultural Tourism offers a wide variety of activities for people of all ages. Join us to meet the people and experience their local way for life, or perhaps hike the Uluguru Mountains and experience breathtaking views! Karibu
Morogoro, Tanzania

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Rudi V
Liege, Belgium62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022 • Friends
We had a two-day-trek in the Uluguru mountains, sleeping one night at Morningsite. Everything was dealt with for us : great food, sleeping gear and a great guide, George.

We climbed Bondwa peak (ascent from Morogoro : 1500m), crossed several villages and could see how people use their steep land. We had very interesting conversations with George all through the walk... and were lucky enough to enjoy a great sunset.
Written 3 August 2022
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Emily993
London, United Kingdom258 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
We had a great overnight hike into the Uluguru mountains with our guide Azaria. He was friendly, informative and helpful!

The hike itself was great but it wasn’t easy. We did it in trainers, which was fine but it was pretty treacherous and slippy in places. On the first day we were hiking off and on for about 7 hours.A lot of the hike was quite steep and my friend, who has asthma, did struggle. The waterfall was beautiful but we chose not to swim. The morning site camp was equally beautiful! Such a scenic spot to camp overnight and we ate really lovely food!

The following morning’s walk to Bondwa peak took about 3 hours to get to the top and 2 back down to camp before we continued the descent back to Morogoro

Would definitely recommend this great tour company and trip for a brilliant experience in Uluguru! Thank you!
Written 12 August 2020
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gilld001
Dublin, Ireland177 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
We did a three day trek with Grayson from Morogoro in February 2019. Grayson is a wonderful guide- he chatted with us about what we would like and how far we would like to walk each day, before we started. We had a great time on the first day, a good work out with great scenery and plenty to keep us interested. We camped at morning side and were treated to a lovely dinner. The following day, we did a tough time in the morning, had lunch in morning side and continued to a small village where we stayed in a home stay for the night. Again we had lovely home cooked food. We hiked back down to Morogoro on the last day after a great three days. I can highly recommend Grayson as a guide and his company Chilunga Cultural Tourism. Great way to see this lovely area.
Written 19 October 2019
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Hans W
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Walking for 4 days in the Ulukuru mountains with a very friendly guide of Chilunga Cultural Tourism was an very inspiring experience. We have enjoyed the environment and the very friendly people. We slept in a small local farmhouse where the lady prepared delicious vegetarian food! A perfect way to see another part of Tanzania.
Written 17 September 2019
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Thank you, Hans and Nancy and the family. We remember and wish you all the best on your holiday and your way back home. Thank you for sharing the experience with others. Mwisho Msumai for Chilunga team.
Written 18 September 2019
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Nancy W
Amsterdam, The Netherlands8 contributions
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Aug 2019 • Family
In between a Safari in Ruaha NP and Zanzibar, we wanted to get a taste of the 'real Tanzania', to get to know the people and land outside the parks. Chilunga organised a 4 day trip for us that was excactly what we wanted. Azariah was a lovely guide, who not only showed us the way, but also taught us Swahili greetings, answered our 1001 questions and lighted a campfire. The trip started walking from the office, no cats involved, up into the mountains, like the licals. Don't expect luxury, do expect playing fun games, helping out with weeding, great local dishes, cloudy cloudforest. From your fee they also support the community.
Written 8 August 2019
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tnbms162016
Tokyo, Japan315 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2019 • Solo
I did an overnight stay in Choma village, and I enjoyed it thoroughly. It all depends on the guide, and Azaria was excellent from start to finish. You can either walk up to Choma or take a motorbike taxi from the town, and we went for the wheels. It’s quite a steep climb. The programme in the village was very good – waterfall, the witchdoctor, the shop, a family for lunch, the men’s house (where the men spend their time gambling with cards and drafts, boozing and smoking weed, while the women are working), and the home of a village elder. Everybody was welcoming except in the men’s house, where they were a bit suspicious of me. Dinner was quite a surprise – a feast of ten or so African dishes, all different and almost all delicious (I’m not a fan of nsima). And the sleeping arrangements were fine – a private bedroom with comfortable bed. The next morning, Azaria led me on a two-hour walk through delightful countryside, and then another motorbike taxi back to town.
All in all, highly recommended: Azaria looked after me perfectly, and I would recommend to friends that they specifically ask for him.
Written 22 June 2019
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Helmine
Utrecht, The Netherlands3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
I hiked up the Uluguru mountains to Bondwa peak and I loved it! The first part we walked trough the mountain villages, the second part was trough the farmland. The last part we walked trough the rainforrest and saw different monkeys. Azaria is a great guide. He is super polite and knows a lot about the environment. The people that live in the mountains are the kindest. I can highly recommend this tour, when you are in Morogoro.
Written 26 January 2019
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GMPM1
8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
We booked a cultural tour to Choma traditional village based on lonely planet’s review and our conversation with one of the guides at the office in Morogoro. Basically you pay $25/pers to walk up a road (no guide needed).
The view and landscape are stunning and the dip in the waterfall is refreshing and fun.
Our guide provided limited cultural information and interpretation. Very disappointing. Once in the village, there was no introductions, no cultural sharing or activities, no traditional food, song or dance as is advertised in brochure and website, no village visit. I paid an additional $10 to participate in a weaving workshop- i appreciated the opportunity to learn mat weaving but the experience was not pleasant. I was never introduced to the instructor and other than showing me the technique she did not engage with me at all, did not provide any info on the tradition, origin and preparation of the plant, mat construction etc. Chilunga had told us that they work closely with the village in developing and delivering their cultural programmes. Much work needs to be done to achieve better programming.
Written 22 December 2018
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Thanks for observation. I'm very sorry to what you faced. I take it as a challenge and mirror towards betterness. I'm sorry for the guide as it seems all your tourwas ruined by himnot full filling properly his duties. We will take note and make changes. The guide will be responsible towards the service.
Written 2 January 2019
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Charlotte_Frederike
Deventer, The Netherlands1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2018 • Solo
The guys at Chilunga helped me a lot with selecting the best trip for me. In the end I went on an overnight trip. First day was a hike to the waterfall and Choma village ending at Morningside. I stayed the night at Morningside with an absolutely stunning view on Morogoro (would recommend it to everyone). The next day went up to Bondwa peak, which unfortunately was up in the clouds, but still the hike was amazing! My guide during the trip was Atha, very nice guide. His English is perfect and he taught me a lot about local culture, the villages and animals found in the area. Would definitely recommend a trip booked through Chilunga!
Written 4 October 2018
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Thanks Charlotte Welcome back when time allows.
Written 22 October 2018
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Ian C
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
We wanted something different. With two children of 12 and 10, long treks can be difficult. We want our kids to experience local life so we contacted Chilunga to ask if we could do a homestay of 4 nights and 5 days. This was not part of any package on offer but Chilunga understood immediately and accommodated our request at a very acceptable price.

It was a fantastic experience living with Mama and Nurdin in Choma village. The kids quickly settled in and made friends, learning to play Bao, do pottery, mat weaving and just gernerally run riot.

Mama's local Luguru dishes were delicious. Grayson was a super knowledgeable, friendly guide, who we had time to teach to juggle.

I would highly recommend this experience for families or individuals/couples. It's a great way to get to know local culture and people in this fascinating country.

Thanks Chilunga (an NGO, not a profit focussed agency) .
Written 25 August 2018
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Thanks Ian and the family. The family at Choma and the guide and all around miss you. The wish you all good time. The team of Chilunga appreciate you for the great choice and make a new move to new experience. Karibu sana.
Written 27 August 2018
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