On the North
side of the Mount Meru, not far from the irrigated fields of Ngarenanyuki
and the Momela gate of Arusha National Parks, there lies the village
of Mkuru whose habitants are the Maasai families lived in the small
traditional bomas scattered throughout the area.
From a distance the area can easily be recognized
by the remarkable shape of Ol Doinyo Langaree (which means "The
Mountain of Water" in Maasai tongue) a small mountain that
looks like a pyramid.
Since the introduction of camels in Tanzania in the early nineties,
Mkuru has become one of the centres for camel promotion in the country.
A camel safari between Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount
Meru plains and Lake Natron while enjoying the friendly behaviour
of the “sheep of the desert” will take you to:
• A visit to the camel camp at the foot of Mount Meru.
• A thorough explanation on the way the camels are kept in
the semi-arid plains.
• A camel safari varying in the length from a half a day
to one week.
• Bird watching walks in the plains around Mkuru.
• A climb up Ol Doinyo Landaree, the pyramid shaped mountain.
• A view into the culture and daily of the Maasai.
• A drink of a delicious cup of camel's milk.
Touring at Mkuru village can range from a day to number of days.