NOPADEO CULTURAL MARKET SITE PROJECT
In recent years visitors from Tanzania and abroad have come to appreciate the beauty of of Mbarali District -Mbeya region, Tanzania.
There are several features about this area. One is the scenery of the Rift valley landscape the primeval-beauty of forests and the special grasslands scattered with homesteads. There is the open- heartedness of the Pastoralists Communities, letting tourists in to experience life along with the the local dwellers of the village, visitors are invited to see the Maasai, Barbaig (Mangáti) , sukuma bomas, the traditional livestock raising and partake in the barbecue, traditional dances and song. It is an excellent way to immerse yourself into the remarkable local traditions and folklore.
Forests and woodlands with several species of wildlife in their natural settings. Amongst these are yellow baboons, verlvet monkeys, monitor lizards, venomous mono,multi-colored snakes, and innocuous reptiles. There is also a prevalent amount of bird species of all sizes.
Nopadeo Group have organized a tourism program with the goal to promote and preserve Pastoralists and other cultures in Mbarali district, Mbeya Region in Southern zone of Tanzania. and benefit the villages as a whole. Up on cultural tourism visitors can benefit with wildlife tourism in Mbeya and Iringa districts by making not very long safaries to visit different tourism attractions, like Ruaha National Park, a fomous area called Ihefu, Kitulo national Park.
Nopadeo Group have occupied a land of 20 heckers to make Cultural Market site, in Matebete village and the expections is to make this area to be like a camp site with a cultural boma (In Maasai language they call “Emanyata”., where by tourists shall learn the cultures and history of the Maasai Parakuyo and other Pastoralists groups . Nopadeo community invits good friend to support this project because facilities are expected to be upgraded to cater to the comfort of the guests. The present endeavours of the Pastoralists are geared towards sharing as much culture as possible. Even within a short duration of time, a typical day- to -day activities as lived by the Pastoralists Maasai.
Guests who stay overnight in Matebete village will sure, be rewarded with unforgettable experience of the Maasai life and the glories of sunset´s with a ruddy and evanescent glow of the passing daylight and the coming of the nights darkness. A life to be lived from one generation to another, surreal moments to be dreamed of passionately; Matebete has it all.
Experience the Maasai way of life in their natural settings, cross the tropical grasslands in their endless circuits. Fell the landscape blessed with an abundance of plants and flowers the seasonal change of sights and sounds. Now we are blessed with year- round road accessibility too! Only during the rain season. ( November to April is 4 wheel drive necessary. Matebete village in Mbarali district is a must for you to visit.
Hello! This is Matebete calling you.
MAASAI -CULTURAL BOMA (“EMANYATA”)
1. Attending “OLPUL”.
·1 Youth ( Moran) slaughtering a goat
·2 Traditional meat eating and roasting and drink blood from a Goat.
·3 Story telling.
2. Attending Maasai cultural dance.
·1 Watching Moran youth dance
·2 Watching women dance
·3 Seeing traditional huts
·4 Buying handicrafts from women groups
3. Visiting HISTORICAL SITES
·1 Germany camel road
·2 American findings of hidden treasures in.
·3 Watching wildlife and bird species.
Visiting Rift valley edgeds and Matebete view.( “Ologum”)
Visiting Matebete village Natural springs (“Enkare nadua”) Malengamakali.
Matebete/Madungulu village in Mbarali District is located 126 kilometers from Mbeya town and 315 kilometer from Iringa region, from the bus station Chimala to Matebete village is about 12 kilometers on a rough road.
1. Profit made through this project is for providing social services among pastoarlists communities like support education for secondary schools, repair primary schools, helath care, support water projects for domestic and cattle.