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Mto Wa Mbu Programs

MTO WA MBU PROGRAMMES-2022-2023.

MTO WA MBU IN BRIEF.

Mto wa Mbu is a small village based in agricultural and tourism activities. There are about 120 ethnic tribes who are living in peace and harmony. Your half day tour includes banana plantation ,rice fields, local markets ,and visit local market and learning what make life tricky here.

MTO WA MBU CULTURAL TOUR

After breakfast from your lodge, enjoy walking tour Mto Wa Mbu villag, guided walking tour approximately 2 hours and 30min, Walking village cultural experience with an English speaking guide translate to you, visit local farms ,the local Masai market of Mto wa mbu ,and get a chance to meet locals and learn about their daily lifestyle. The Farming tour you will see the innovative farming practices of Mto wa Mbu, villagers and learn about the irrigation system that sustain local crops including varieties of bananas. Enjoy the Masai welcoming dance followed by introducing you to a leader of the family. Learn their history and tradition such as beads work, how they live in Boma Huts (take a sneak peek), weaving and learn the meaning of the color of beads they use . Also learn the herbal trees that Maasai use as aphrodisiac.

For lovers of trekking and true contact with nature, Great Rift Valley escarpment offers clients a forest trekking through the mysterious and dense ground –water forest.

Tourist may enjoy the sounds of nature, such as forest wind, birds’ calls, babblings streams and scenic waterfalls that surroundings.

Also, learning more about plants, insects, birds and small mammals from the knowledgeable trained local guides.

 Finally the reward of watching the entire green oasis of Mto wa Mbu, and beyond!

Asante na karibu.

Be nice to the world .get a bike riding around the villages while enjoying the old instincts of the villagers-from trained local guides. It’s fun, it’s healthy ,it’s adventure than your expensive car it’s good for the environment. It’s the transport of the 21st century. its bike. With us, we can show the TOURISTS the adventures of riding these amazing local transports around our beauty villages and beyond!

Asante na karibu.

People will eat more ready food in the future but we as Rift Valley Cultural  tourism will definitely keep on bring direct hot meals from a local family house kitchen yet participate in cooking if desires too.

It always sounds great if people visit us and taste our local products as party of cultural tour within the area and learning more things while having the staple meals at local family house-garden area.

The food cooked here in the Village is pure traditional Tanzanian staple food and in hygienic hot buffet serving.

Asante na karibu

When it comes to a true culture way of living, we of course can’t forget maasai in East Africa, especially Lake Manyara area in Tanzania.

As we mentioned earlier, the maasai is the only remaining tribe which holds strictly its culture and tradition ,and we as rift valley cultural can bring close the tourists to these amazing people.

Asante na karibu

After breakfast in your lodge, enjoy walking tour Mto Wa Mbu village,  guided walking tour approximant 2 hours and 30min, Walking Village cultural experience with an English speaking guide translated into your language ,and  visit local farms and the local Masai market of Mto wa mbu and having an opportunity to meet locals and learn about their daily lifestyle.  The Farming tour you will see the innovative farming practices of Mto wa Mbu, villagers and learn about the irrigation system that sustain local crops including varieties of bananas.

Asante na karibu

When it comes to a true culture way of living, we of course can’t forget masai in East Africa, especially  in Tanzania. As we mentioned earlier, the Masai is the only remaining tribe which holds strictly its culture ,and we have more ways to show  you ,their real cultures , and traditional masai. We would like to demonstrate our points that just  one night at masai boma in the village, sharing a real experience with them at masai Hut can give you unforgettable aspect memory of a life time.

We do arrange well this kind of program  and the clients will overnight only one night  by using amazing canvas TENTS- to experience maasai life, and accompany with BUSH TV, NYAMA CHOMA and DRINKS.

NOTE: the clients will start  in Mto wa Mbu Farm and village tour-include local lunch/dinner at Mto wa Mbu Town ,and evening will be transferred to Maasai Boma only for Overnight –accompanying with BUSH TV & NYAMA CHOMA-MAASAI PARTY!

Asante na karibu

The bicycle is an excellent means of transport, because the bicycle is very simple transport, and it gives you the beautiful nature highlights of the village.

The Lake is one of the alkaline lakes of the Great Rift Valley in East Africa. The lake stretches along the rift valley and between the park, the lake has no out let so it deposits its water permanently. PLEASE KEEP YOUR BINOCULARS BY HAND! In the lake, there is much to see from flamingoes to a flock of beautiful water birds, and the resident wild animals like giraffes, buffaloes, zebra, wildebeests, Thomson’s gazelles, hippos, warthogs, monkeys, baboons and host of ground birds.

 Asante na karibu.

The Lake Manyara is fed by rivers and underground water springs from the rift Valley escarpment wall.

The lake is teeming with tilapia fish and cat fish which are unique to the area and villagers are free and safe to swim in the lake and fish in the outside park boundary.

On the plain beyond the lake, you can open view to the resident wild animals like giraffes, buffaloes, zebra, wildebeests, Thomson’s gazelles, hippos, warthogs, monkeys, baboons and host of ground birds.

The lake is well worth and is the perfect destination for a chance to see different parts in your trip, in order to take a break to stretch out, after a busy schedule in your safaris itinerary.

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We are always trying more ways to make sure our essential tourists experience more local attractions of our beauty village Mto wa Mbu, and beyond than any other!

It is nestled at the base of the Great Rift Valley wall, offering stunning views of surrounding lakes, wetlands, maasai steppe, and the rift valley.

The unique eco- course offers 4 thrilling zips with 6 unique platforms built around majestic baobab trees. Guests enjoy the safety orientation, scenic transfer through Maasai land, a wetlands stroll, and a fun zip adventure!

We wish you to celebrate the moments of your life with your friends and family, keeping in mind your dreams, visions, and helping you in designing your perfect  your cultural  itinerary.

Your satisfaction is very important to us, and we work hard to achieve it with our quality service, resourcefulness, product variety, and regular updates to you of the latest developments in the local areas of our operations-Mto wa Mbu.

Asante na Karibu.

LAKE MANYARA TREETOP WALKWAY

This 370m airwalk starts with a short board-walk that gradually rises from ground level up through the canopy of the forest. You walk over a series of suspension bridges with thick netting on the sides, and reach a height of 18m off the ground. Each of the bridges end on a viewing deck situated around tree trunks. These treetop platforms are perfect places to stop and enjoy life in the canopy amongst butterflies, monkeys and birds.

BIRDS-EYE VIEW OF THE FOREST

During this walk guides will point out interesting facts about the Lake Manyara flora and fauna, while you can enjoy a unique birds-eye view of the world around you. This is Tanzania’s first Treetop Walkway and one of the longest in Africa. A great outdoor activity for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Families, couples, individuals and groups are all welcome.

Get ready for an experience you will never forget!

Asante na karibu.

Visiting the Mdori women weave group from Manyara Region (Mdori village). Mingle with the locals on a walk around Mdori village. They are famous among frequent travelers on the Arusha-Babati road because of their well-designed and weaved baskets, mats and other related handicrafts. While you are in the village you can interact with the locals and learn more about how they earn a living, what forms of entertainment they prefer, and their cultural traditions and lifestyles. Interact with the Mbugwe Women group from Mdori using the papyrus / Wild palm dates from the lakes , swamps ,and rivers for weaving beautiful mats and baskets. By visiting these local people from Manyara Region who will show you how they grind different grains to obtain flour using traditional millstone. Amazing joining the local people of Mdori and learning how they construct mud huts, typical housing for most tribes around the area. You will also be shown how to mix mud, rice husks and cow dung to obtain the right mud stuff for strong walls, and how the local people roof their huts using dry wildlife grasses, and rice grasses. Learn about traditional local beers made of maize, and local millets, one of the oldest in Africa. The local people will show you how to make different baskets like home decorations, table mats, and flower s holders . A visit to the area is essential for anyone interested in evolution and the origins of Mankind and an explanation of the Great Rift Valley escarpments of Lake Manyara ,and Africa’s big picture of Lake Manyara views . BASKETS WEAVING WORK WITH MBUGWE WOMEN GROUP. Learning from the local women how local carpets and local ink colored are applied into these amazing carpets from many colors Interact with the Mbugwe tribesman from the village using the papyrus / Wild palm dates from the area, lakes ,and rivers for weaving beautiful mats and baskets. BEAD WORK WITH MAASAI WOMEN GROUP. Historically, Maasai beads were fashioned from seeds, skins, metal, bone, gourds, and other available materials. The bead work was given in special ceremonies, such as at engagements, rites of passage and after successful hunts. The Maasai are known for their bead work, and continue to produce it today. One of the most recognizable Maasai creations is the traditional wedding necklace that young brides wear. THE BEAD COLORS SYMBOLIZE Red: Bravery and unity (color of the cow’s blood that they drink)Blue: Sky (water for the cows)Green: land (food for the cows)Yellow: sun White: purity and health (milk from the cows) NOTE: This program is when clients are coming from /to Tarangire National park ,and heading to Lake Manyara /Tarangire National park via Mayoka Gate ,so clients can do some amazing stops at Mdori village.

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