Only minutes from bustling Arusha, and centred around Africa’s fifth highest peek are spots that look and feel as they did decades ago. But everywhere, too, is transition as the WaArusha and WaMeru peoples adapt tradition to progress and science. Visitors can meet a traditional healer, learn about animal husbandry and agriculture, and buy carvings and foodstuffs from local handicraft co-operatives or womens’s businesses.