The Mwalimu Cultural Center:.................... About TANZANIA

Like no other place on the planet, the Mwalimu cultural center is a place conceptualized from complete patriotism. Of all the African nations, perhaps Tanzania has the most peaceful and more democratic political system. This has been made possible by all Tanzanians with the leadership of the person mostly known as Mwalimu; the first president of the United Republic of Tanzania, the late Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere. Tanzania has a rich history, which originates from the Bantu people. The Mwalimu Cultural Center is the gateway to Tanzanian cultures. We realize that most people, including Tanzanians, would never have enough time/money to visit each part of Tanzania to see how the people live …this is why MCC exists, to bring the cultures to you. We plan to depict, in their natural settings, different tribes and cultures in various parts of Tanzania and to give our guests the most comprehensive tour of Tanzania.

Strategically located between Moshi and Arusha, and only 10 miles from Kilimanjaro International Airport, MCC will be a great resource not just to the tourists, but to the people of Tanzania as well. Equipped with the state of the art computer system, with a comprehensive database with topics ranging from government, culture, environment and world events as it relates to Tanzanian history, the MCC will truly be one of a kind. Using its database system, guests will be able to search the database for specific information about a person or event. The database will also include short movie clips from various events in Tanzania’s history … to relive the days and moments that changed and shaped us as a nation. The database search center will be located in the museum/library located within the center itself, which will have large screens playing various videos and movies about Tanzania.

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Architecture, Planning
Construction Management

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Project: Mwalimu Cultural Center
Client: Godwin Selembo - Horizon Group (T) Ltd
Concept: Godwin Selembo
Chris Davenport
Wes Carey
Concept Artist: Scott Clark

The aim is to have our visitors feel a sense of dignity coupled with a great sense of pride for the people of Tanzania and what Tanzania stands for. As soon as they walk through the doors of MCC, with a warm and courteous reception, we want the atmosphere to be that of peace and tranquility. The MCC will have world class amenities such as:

• Presidential suite
• Three dignitary townhouses
• Eight day rooms
• Three restaurants
• Tourist shops (one exclusive)
• Outside seating on the 2nd floor with a view of Mt. Kilimanjaro
• Large courtyard seating with beautiful landscaping and water features.

Spilling out beyond the courtyard, MCC will display the world of Tanzania.

• Mwalimu Nyerere's Farm (reproduction)
• Various tribal representations such as traditional Masai village, Wagogo, Watindiga, Wachaga, Wasukuma and other tribes of Tanzania. This will be displayed on a map of Tanzania (1/4 acre in size) that has paths made out of bronze footsteps that lead visitors around Tanzania on the different routes that Mwalimu Nyerere and others took when he was first uniting Tanganyika to gain independence.

On the outer perimeters of the courtyard, we plan to have an Amphitheater, which will contain walls of history where visitors will learn about

• National parks,
• Agriculture
• Cultural highlights, etc, etc

Our objective is to educate the world about Tanzania, while providing first class services to our guests.