An Italian NGO started camel riding as a tourist offer in 2005, with the Maasai in the area "Mkuru"; it is now completely run by the Maasai alone, supported by the "Tanzania Cultural Tourism Programme" of the Tanzania Tourist Board.
The Mkuru Camel Group (MCG) today consists of 16 Maasai, who own about 20 camels, including pups and dams, which are not used for riding. You can take a camel safari in northern Tanzania on different routes for between half a day and 7 days. The main objective of the Community project is to improve the living standards of the local Maasai through sustainable, culturally appropriate tourism. Through a "Community fee", which is included in the price, schools are financed to provide scholarships, as well as other improvements made in the living conditions in Mkuru.
Starting point of the Mkuru Safari, is a hard-to-reach place right in the Maasai land north of Mount Meru and the Arusha National Park. There, the group also operates a tent camp where overnight stays are possible.
A visit to the Maasai-Bomas is a part of every camel safari.
The following camel safaris are available:
Camel Safari in Tanzania with Maasai
Language Requirements: English
Location: The program starts from Moshi or Arusha; we will get you there from your accommodation. We can also organize your accommodation before and after the safari
Accommodation at Safari: Camping
Price: In Tab "Rate"