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Maasai Camel Safari in Tanzania

 
camel Safari in Tanzania
The Maasai of Mkuru (West Kilimanjaro) provide Camel Ride safaris in northern Tanzania. There are tours from 1 to 7 days duration, for which you, accompanied by Maasai, camel ride through the savannah, surrounded by wild animals such as antelopes, zebras, giraffes and ostriches and unique natural beauties like Ngorongoro, Longido, Oldoinyo Lengai and Natron. You sleep in tents, made by the Maasai for you. The Maasai cook for you.
 
The 1-3 day programs are held in the West Kilimanjaro region. The 5-day program runs through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Oldonyo Lengai, the legendary volcano Lengai of the God of the Maasai. The 7-day program goes further to Lake Natron, colored by millions of pink flamingos.
 
The initiative was launched by an international development program as an alternative source of income through community tourism and is now operated solely by the Maasai of Mkuru.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Camel Safari

 
A Tanzanian Somali descendent brought about 20 camels from Somalia to Tanzania in the early 90s, to offer camel rides to tourists there. However, he reported the activity as a business and when the Tanzanian authorities subsequently demanded taxes from him, he fled and left the camels on the spot.
 
The tax authority integrated the camels into a poverty reduction program, which has been conducted in Tanzania for several years. In each case, a goat or a cow was given to a needy family, which had to pass this animal to another family, after the first offspring. The camels were used in this program and thereby, along with the local breeds like asses, are now used as transport animals. They tolerate the climate in Tanzania very well, grow healthy and multiply. Approximately 400 camels live in Tanzania, all descended from the 1990 years - from the 20 camels brought from Somalia.
 
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.
 
During the multi-day camel safaris, you sleep in tents, which are brought and constructed by Maasai. All meals are cooked for the participants.
 
A visit to the Maasai-Bomas is a part of every camel safari.
 
The following camel safaris are available:
 
One-Day Camel Safari Ride
 
From Mkuru, you ride a camel through the savannah, to a cave that is visited every night by over 300 baboons. The cave is also a place of worship for the Maasai, where they hold regular "Orpuls", a tradition in which a lot of meat is eaten in order to become stronger. On the way there, we see a dam from the German colonial era.
 
2-Days-1-Night Camel Safari Ride
 
In the same area as in the one day tour, we will ride a longer way whilst spending a night on the savannah.
 
3-Days-2-Nights Camel Safari Ride/strong>
 
Here are two alternative routes: Either one rides on the north side of Mt Meru after Ngare Nairobi, a Maasai village with spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, or follow the Longido Mountain to Longido Village. Here, you can sleep in both cases, in mobile tents which the Maasai make for you. On the way, you can see wild African animals such as antelopes, zebras, giraffes, ostriches and many birds.
 
5-Days-4-Nights Camel Safari Ride
 
From Kitumbaine, you ride a camel through the vast plains of the Maasai lands between Gelai and Ketumbainei mountains to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The area is full of African wildlife. You sleep in a mobile tent and hear in the middle of the savannah at night, the laughter of hyenas; during the day, you will encounter curious gazelles, zebras and antelopes. In the evening, you sit around the campfire and hear the sounds of the savannah under the endless starry sky. On the 5th day, we reach Oldonyo Lengai, the legendary volcano Lengai of Maasai Gods, near the Lake Natron.
 
7-Days-6-Nights Camel Safari Ride
 
Lose your sense of time and experience a world of beauty! For the 7-day camel safari, you ride through the plains below the mountains and Ketumbainei Lengai, always towards Lake Natron, colored by millions of pink flamingos. In the last three days, the Oldoinyo Lengai volcano guides us, the holy mountain of the Maasai, that rises imposingly over the steppe.
 
The minimum number of participants for all multi-day camel safaris is 2, maximum 6 people.
 
Camel Riding in Tanzania

Camel Safari in Tanzania with Maasai

 
Duration: 1 Day to 1 Week
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"
 
 
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