The Elizabeth Hudgin Centre for Sustainability. 

The Elizabeth Hudgin Centre (EHC) was inaugurated in July 2022.  The EH Centre is sponsored by and hosted at David Mtui's Mrefu Eco-Lodge in Marangu, which Nature's Gift Safaris also uses for safari guests.  The Centre's purpose is to advance the application and teaching of practices to aid small farmers and rural communities in northern Tanzania.   These include small-scale farming, the use of alternative energy sources and conservation.

Small-scale Farming: With his degree in animal husbandry from famed Humboldt University in Berlin German, David Mtui returned to his family's land, just north of the small town of Marangu.  There, on the six acres he’d inherited from his father, Mrefu Mtui, he started small-scale sustainable farming several year ago.  The covid pandemic slowed things up in the last couple of years but he has stayed with it. The facility is partly powered with existing bio-mass energy and new solar technologies now being engineered for installation as early as August 2022.  The existing small-scale organic, sustainable farming operation is being expanded with more crops and enhanced methods of farming. At the Centre, local students, foreign interns and guests will learn the practical application of sustainable practices and about community development efforts in the Arusha area.  Stay tuned for more information: on the Nature's Gift Safaris and EH Centre Facebook and on the NGS Instagram pages.

There are several routes one can hike on Kilimanjaro - Marangu route, Machame route, Rongai route, Umbwe route, Londorosi route and Lemosho route.