Social Impact Tours

No trip to Tanzania is complete without an understanding of legendary Tanzanian hospitality – but how to experience this in an ethical and respectful manner? Our Social Impact Tours are designed to have minimal impact on our village, work and clients, while allowing you to see what we do with your own eyes and providing income-generating opportunities to our families. We require a minimum of 48-hour notice for all guests. Morning tours will begin at 9am and afternoon tours will begin at 1pm. Variations to these times can be accommodated on a case by case basis. We can’t wait to see you!

You are warmly welcome

Enjoy the unique and once in a lifetime opportunity to see, firsthand, how community members in Nkoaranga lead their lives. You will visit one of the families that we work closely with, where you will be warmly invited into their home and given a traditional snack and tea. Then they will describe their journey, and proudly show how far they’ve come, through hard work, determination, and a little bit of support, made possible by our donors. You’ll help around the farm, if you like, and see how the family’s partnership with TST has helped them secure a better life for themselves, and their children.

Visit the community daycare

Located at Happy Family Children’s Village, the community daycare center provides a high quality, pre-primary education to the children from the village, children of TST Staff, and the pre-primary aged children from the Children’s Village. We can peek in the windows or see them on the playground, or, with advance preparation, arrange for you to lead creative activities with donated supplies. No matter how you spend your time at the daycare center, be prepared for your cheeks to ache from all of the smiling.

See how coffee is produced, from bean to cup

Attention, coffee lovers – this one is for you! A visit to a local coffee farm will give you an overview about coffee production in Tanzania, from picking berries growing in the volcanic soil on the slopes of Mt Meru, through to processing and roasting the beans using traditional methods. Finish off the tour with a hot cup (or two!) of your own coffee in our new coffee house, with incredible views out across the Arumeru plains.

Learn with our jewelry students

Led by our Social Enterprise Coordinator Reuben, you will have the opportunity to see the products of our social enterprise jewelry program, and even join a class. We work with individuals from the community who are interested and committed to learning basic jewelry making skills that they can then use to start their own small business.

Please note that we can’t guarantee that all activities will be available at all times, and that for child protection reasons, contact with our residential children will be strictly limited. 

We request that visitors make a donation at the end of their tour, with a suggested minimum of $50 for small groups or $20 per individual. Of course, many visitors choose to give more after seeing how much of a difference it makes!

Interested in joining a Social Impact Tour?

Contact our Visitor Coordinator Reuben today!

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