Amazing African Safari with Appreciation to Nature

Day Tour to Mkuru Camel Safari

Mkuru Camel Safari is a community-based cultural tourism initiative, directly managed by local people, under the umbrella  of  the  Tanzania  Tourist  Board  and  supported  by  Oikos  East  Africa  a  local  NGO  which  manages development  projects which  focus on environmental  conservation,  improvement  of  water supply, education  and awareness on environmental issues and other initiatives of poverty alleviation.

Mkuru  Camel  Safari includes  camel  and  walking  safaris, as  well  as  a  wide  variety  of  cultural  events,  with  the objective of spreading the knowledge of natural and cultural resources of Mkuru/Mount Meru area, and distributing the benefits  of tourism  to rural  communities.

The income of Mkuru Camel Safari remains 100% locally, to pay salaries, guide fees, village contribution, running cost of the camp, trainings and transportation costs. The Mkuru community receives benefits from two different incomes: from the development  fee that the community manages by itself, to pay for school improvements, scholarships for secondary education and other costs to improve the life conditions of Mkuru community.

The second way MCS is distributing benefits is through the Boma visit fee, each tourist entering in a Boma, is paying a fee that goes direct to the family of that Boma.

Below is the Program:

Pick clients at 0730 in the morning at the Hotel/Lodge and drive to Ol’doinyo Sambu (High way to Nairobi) driving time is 1.5 hours’ drive one way. Get briefed about the Camel ride, and then star the guide Camel tour by visit a baboon cave, which every night is hosting almost 300 baboons. In  this  place, where it is still possible  to see  a good example of a  dam made in the colonial period, you  will  listen and  observe the  story  of a traditional ritual in the life of Maasai men,  after which they become stronger. Late in day ride back to the camp, then drive back to Arusha for drop off at your Lodge/Hotel.

Prices / included services

Pricing for the Mkuru Camel Safari (per person)
1 Person 2 Persons 3 Persons 4 Persons 5 Persons 6 Persons
$ 272 $ 160 $ 122 $ 104 $ 92 $ 85

 Price includes:

-Transport to and from Arusha/Moshi

-Parked Lunch & Bottle of Mineral Water

-Riding Camels safari, Guiding, development fee and visit Maasai Boma

Price excludes:

– Items of a personal nature such as passport, visa, and traveler’s insurance,

– Medical evacuation insurance.

– Tips to guides and driver-guide,