Mkuru village is located on the northern part of
near the irrigation scheme of Engare Nanyookye and
The area is dominated by Maasai people and Wa-Arusha.
Visitors have the opportunity to meet Maasai
People and visiting their Bomas,
see traditional dancing and and test their food. Apart from cultural tour, the camel-back tour
between Kilimanjaro Mountain,
Mount Meru, and
Oldoinyo Lengai is the one that attract many to come this far. Other alternative
indulge in bird watching around the Mkuru plain or near Lake Natron and
climbing the pyramidal-shaped
mountain Ol Doinyo Lendaree.
Mkuru is an unique Maasai
village, which still lives and conserves the original Maasai
traditions; Accommodation is available at Mkuru Camel
Camp, with bon fire.
On the other side of
lies a Ng'iresi Village,
which is mostly populated by Wa-Arusha
tribe. The Eco Tour
enables community to shows tourists various facets of their daily life and
It is an opportunity to see the
initiatives of local people in several community development programs;
from the villagers’ initiatives such as school, farms,
soil conservation, irrigation scheme, and cattle crossbreeding program.
The visit will also involve walking on banks of the Marisha River,
which harbors the tropical birds and playful monkeys. It is better to start from
Above all there is a
possibility of combining cultural tour with hiking in
Kiresi and Lekimana Hills,
which are all covered with natural forest. A visit to the traditional
healers, who are still using the same ancient method of curing people.