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Cultural Tourism Programmes
Tanzania's cultural tourism programme is entirely run by local people. All proceeds go to the local communities, either through wages or as community project fees. In the Arusha region, some of the development projects in Longido have included building a cattle dip ensuring the Maasai livelihood through healthy cattle, free of tick-borne diseases. At present, they are building a boarding school.
The profits from the Mto wa Mbu programme are amongst others used to promote energy saving stoves, requiring three times less firewood! This reduces the use of unsustainable energy resources significantly. The profits from the Sandemu Iraqw cultural programme all go towards the preservation and promotion of the rapidly fading Iraqw culture.
In the Usambara Mountains, the proceeds from the Irente Viewpoint and Growing Rock walks are invested in improvement of the farming and irrigation systems to raise the local standard of living.