Situated on the north of Mount Meru, not far from the irrigated fields of Ngarenanyuki and the Momela gate of Arusha national park, Mkuru is easily recognized from a distance because of the pyramid shaped Ol Doinyo Lengai mountain.
A Maasai dominated region, there are traditional Bomas scattered throughout and one gets to see the Maasai way of life.
Since the introduction of camels in Tanzania since the early 90s, Mkuru has become a center for camel promotion, with over a hundred camels in the camel camp.
• A visit to Mkuru includes
• A visit to the camel camp at the foot of Mount Meru
• A thorough explanation of the way camels are kept in the semi-arid plains
• Camel safaris varying in length from half a day to one week
• Bird-watching walks through the plains
• A climb up Ol Doinyo Lengai
• A view into the culture and daily life of the Maasai
• A cup of fresh camel milk
Different tours are on offer:
At the camp, walk between the camels and watch their ways. At night, relax by the campfire under the stars and listen to the sounds of the plains, in the morning you can see the Maasai milking the camels and you may enjoy a cup of fresh camel milk.
From the camel camp, take a camel ride through the plains .guided by Maasai warriors,view game and birds in the area, Mt Meru, Mt Kilimanjaro and the Longido mountain add to the beauty of the scenery
Camel safaris for more days can be arranged with tour operators .starting from the camp, safaris can be made to Kilimanjaro, Longido mountain and lake Natron. A two-day tour of Mt. Kilimanjaro passing through the wildlife corridor between amboseli national park and Tarangire and Arusha national park can be organized. A three day safari takes you to Longido Mountain. while a four day safari is enough time to make it to the mountain of kitumbeine.for the more adventurous, a seven day safari can be organized via the mountains of Kitumbeine and Ol Doinyo Lengai to the shore of Lake Natron. During camel safaris, about 20km are covered before lunchtime, after which you can relax and explore the area around the camp.
Bird watching in an interesting option. With the Maasai guides to identify the species found in the semi arid area. The rufous
crowned roller, the red and yellow barbet and Fischer’s lovebird are some of the species likely to be spotted.
It takes about 12 hours to reach the summit and an hour and a half to descend .from the top.you can enjoy a panoramic view of Mount Meru and the Maasai plain.
This includes a walking safari through the natural forest on the slopes of Mt. Meru and a game drive around the Momela lakes. On the first day.leaves Arusha to take an afternoon game drive around Momela lakes. Spend the night at momela lodge.next morning walk through the natural forests on the slopes of mount Meru. In the afternoon proceed to the Mkuru camel camp. The next day, enjoy a camel ride and return late afternoon via the west side of mount Meru to Arusha.
Getting there: to get to Mkuru by public transport from Arusha, first to the USA river to change the bus to Ngarenanyuki village, which is 5km past Arusha national park.from the village, the camel camp is a 5k walk.
(Income from tourist visits will be used for running a kindergarten for Maasai children.)
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