Different tours are on offer:
Climbing Balaa Hill (3 - 6 hours)
Climb to the top of the Rift Valley wall for breath-taking views
of Lake Manyara, the village of Mto wa Mbu, and the Maasai Steppe
beyond. Also, see a diverse array of local bird species and magnificent
2,000 year old baobab trees.
Maasai Boma tour (3 - 4 hours)
Visit a Maasai boma and see the lifestyle of this legendary tribe
upclose. Along with a guided tour of the boma and an introduction
to the local Maasai population, tribesmen will offer to paint traditional
Maasai tattoos for visitors and even let them milk their prized
Maasai Market tour (2-4 hours)
Hundreds of Maasai gather each Thursday afternoon at the busting
Maasai market, where visitors have the chance to see their crafts
and taste their food, including the famous Maasai BBQ. A larger,
village-wide market occurs on the 22nd of each month.
Village walks (2-4 hours)
Get an inside look at the homes and exquisite craft of Mto wa Mbu’s
many tribes. Visitors will get a chance to meet locals and learn
about banana beer, Makonde woodcarvings, and the tribal painting
techniques; the village provides a great introduction to everyday
life in Africa.
Farm tour (1-4 hours)
See the innovative farming practices of Mto wa Mbu villagers and
learn about the irrigation system that sustains local crops, including
the 32 varieties of bananas.