1 Day Mto Wa Mbu Town / Village Tour (Day Trip) : You will have the opportunity to interact with and learn about the Mto wa Mbu locals on this day tour. Observing how Tanzania’s lands are farmed and its goods are processed is part of the journey.
DAY-TRIP MTO WA MBU TOUR: HIGHLIGHTS
- A guided trip to Mto wa Mbu by bicycle
- Meet local people and get to know several craftsmen.
- Learn about Mto wa Mbu’s fertile lands and its plantations.
- Experience it by participating, seeing, tasting, and feeling.
- It Can be combined with wildlife safari visit to Tarangire, Lake Manyara National Park and Ngorongoro crater
MTO WA MBU TOUR: WHAT TO EXPECT,
You’ll discover the various uses for various bananas and have the chance to sample Tanzania’s very own banana brews at a nearby brewery run by the Chagga tribe.
We also learn about some other special professions and crafts that are only done by a few tribes in Tanzania, such as the Makonde tribe’s proficiency with wood carving. In order to gain a feel for daily life in Tanzania, you’ll also get the opportunity to visit a nearby church and school.
Because there is so much to see and do, there are numerous variations of this itinerary. Because there are several possibilities, the actual trip may differ slightly from the one described above. We can go to certain areas that interest you if you let us know in advance.
The activity can be completed as a full-day tour or a half-day tour. The full-day tour explores more of Mto wa Mbu and includes a lunch prepared by the town’s mamma, as well as a waterfall and many family crafts.
MTO WA MBU TOUR: ITINERARY
You will have the chance to speak with local farmers, as well as artisans, craftsmen, and painters, during a full-day tour of the town with our local guide.
After you have breakfast at your hotel, we will travel the two hours to Mto Wa Mbu, where you may take a leisurely bike ride or a native Tuk-tuks to the shores of Lake Manyara, one of Africa’s most magnificent lakes. This is a fantastic chance to view birds, and if you’re lucky, you might also see some local species like zebras, giraffes, hippos, and buffalo in the migration corridor between the national parks.
Following that, you’ll discover about the Mto Wa Mbu locals’ unique farming practices, such as the irrigation system that nourishes local crops, such as the 32 varieties of bananas. Take a stroll through the craft market and learn about the famed Makonde tribesmen, who are accomplished in the art of wood carving and sell their wares. You will pass by a local youth project that assists young people in their artistic endeavors, and they will be pleased to demonstrate their painting skills to you.
We’ll go to the local market before lunch to get fresh fruits and veggies. While you sample some of the fruits, our educated local guides will describe daily life in Mto Wa Mbu and show you how to pronounce the town’s name!
After you’ve had your fill of Mto Wa Mbu’s colorful life, it’s time for a meal of locally brewed banana beer and excellent foods prepared by villagers over a wood-fired stove.
After lunch, your driver will take you up Balaa Hill to the top of the Rift Valley wall for panoramic views of Lake Manyara, Mto wa Mbu, and the Maasai Steppe. This is an easy half-hour walk on difficult terrain to a beautiful viewpoint; don’t forget to bring your camera! The trek allows you to witness a wide variety of local bird species as well as the spectacular 2,000-year-old baobab trees.
Your Mto wa Mbu Village trip concludes here, and we can either bring you back to Arusha or you can remain locally and continue your journey. We recommend bringing cash, a camera, sunscreen, and a hat.
1 Day Mto Wa Mbu Town : Prices
- 1 person: $200
- 2 people: $150
- 3 people: $80
- 4 people: $70
1 Day Mto Wa Mbu Town : What is Included?
- The village tour
- Pick up and drop off
- All fees and taxes
- Private transportation with a driver
- A local professional English-speaking guide
- Bottled water
Kindly note that the price above is subject to change, so please get in touch with us to know the exact price for this tour at the time of booking. Either a private expedition or joining a group are options for this Mto wa Mbu village day trip. If you want to be a part of a group, send us your inquiry, and we’ll help you join a group. The same goes for those interested in a private tour!