As part of our extensive eco-interface we offer cultural visits to local villages and schools. For the Taita Village Visit, you are invited to enter a typical ethnic home and participate in cooking a traditional meal and enjoying it, with the families. Or help in the local beer making process and if you like tasting too. Visitors are welcomed to watch and participate in the traditional dance “mwazindika”.
Interaction with the locals in their daily activities include sisal basket weaving, beading, crotchet, wood carving and pottery when possible. You will have the opportunity to see how the farmers manage crops such as dry land beans and see the pastoral activity of cattle and goat rearing. You must try the honey from the local beekeepers. Nearby are The Aloe Vera plantations. Here you can see the various processes of making different products, from this beneficial plant. Often you will also be invited to purchase locally made items, more authentic than those in the usual run of the mill gift shops.
Part of the eco- cultural revolution, cultural visits play a vital part both in ensuring that the people of East Africa benefit from the national tourism income and that Africa’s ancient cultural heritage is sustained and supported for the future. All the members of the visited villages will receive payment from the Sanctuary which helps to provide benefits such as clean water, health education and employment. A naturally welcoming and friendly people, the Taita folk are genuinely delighted to welcome guests and meet people from other countries.
You must try the honey from the local beekeepers. Nearby are The Aloe Vera plantations. Here you can see the various processes of making different products, from this beneficial plant.