A Snap Shot of Chemka Village
Naturally beautiful but poor, Chemka village located in northern Tanzania in Kilimanjaro region is the home to approximately 2,600 people. The village is the home to a touristic-class natural hot springs. Chemka has many modest houses made of mud and grass-thatched roof. Dusty and alive, Chemka is always a happy place to visit.
The villagers are warm-hearted, hospitable and friendly people. Children and chickens run all the way and many children play with
handmade toys. Like in many villages, most people are involved in farming activities. Less than twenty percent of the land is under irrigation farming while the largest chunk is dry and cultivated once a year. Culture and lifestyle is a mixed one because the village is inhabited by different tribes such as Pare and Maasai.