Dar es Salaam, located on the eastern coast of Tanzania in East Africa, is the bustling business center of the country. While thousands of tourists pass through this popular port each year en route to Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar, and the Serengeti, few tourists take the time to truly experience Tanzania’s most populated and diverse city.
One of Dar’s must-see cultural hubs is the Mwenge Woodcarver’s Market, the biggest outlet of Makonde carvings in Tanzania. Here traditional Makonde woodcarvers from throughout the region have migrated in search of a better life. Their carvings are a physical symbol of their rich cultural history, but limited resources force many of them into poverty. Thus the Mwenge market is the perfect location for Investours’ unique microfinance-tours.