Twiga Lodge and Campsite offers comfortable accommodation and pleasant surroundings,located at Mto wa Mbu the land with more than 120 tribes and multicultural people, just near national parks Twiga lodge is surrounded by many attractions that makes Twiga lodge and campsite the best at the area, While at Twiga you can d other activities organised by us or by the operator. Activities on the area include.
|BIKE TOUR||NATURE WALK||VILLAGE WALK|
|HUNTING WITH HADZABE||MAASAI BOMA VISITS||TRADITIONAL FOODS & DRINKS|
|RIFT VALLEY HIKING||MARKET TOUR||ENGARUKA RUINS AND LAKE NATRON|
Mto wa Mbu is a great destination for cycling either on road or off road. Twiga being at the foot of the escarpment of the rift valley, with both tarmac and ragged landscape and located in an area with all tribe villages is certainly the best destination for any cycling experience.Cycling is the greatest way to cover a huge ground through villages, up the escarpment whilst having fun and sociable time with other riders.
This constitutes walking down to lake Manyara which offers a wide range of wilderness experience ranging from soda lakes to dense woodlands to steep mountainsides. The walk however is guaranteed to have many beautiful interruption!
Mto wa Mbu is inhabited by Tanzanians of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds and offers a very rich experience in the Tanzanian people and culture. Village walks are an opportunity for guests to observe the local people in their daily routines and natural environment and experience the real Tanzanian.
Hunting with the Hadzabe:
The Hadzabe are probably the only full-time hunter and gatherer tribe in Africa that is still living off the land in the truest sense.For one time and space do not play a part in their culture and day to day living. If you are seeking and experience that will give you a deep culturally enriching experience off the norm, this is it!
Maasai Boma visits:
It is definitely life changing seeing this tribe of nomadic pastoralists co-habitating quite successfully with domestic animals. If you are lucky you may get to witness a Maasai marriage procession (which happens every other day!)This is just an experience you can’t miss out on!
Traditional Foods & Drinks:
Explore most of the mouth watering dishes that make up the unique and widely varied Tanzanian cuisine which ranges from spicy foods , coconut milk to commonly used vegetables and the very popular nyamachoma(barbecue)
Rift Valley Hiking:
As you may be well aware, Mto wa Mbu is at the base of the escarpments .Our network of nature walks and trails can take you through gentle forests and meadows or, if you choose, through rugged terrain. Either way, you can glimpse of the wildlife and more of the breathtaking views for which the escarpment is famous.
Original food and cultural tour of Mto wa Mbu market! Become a market insider on this behind-the-scenes adventure to experience the sights, sounds, and flavors of this multi-tribal place. Meet the market’s lively characters and hear their memorable stories and get to partake in the delicious nyama choma (barbecue)
Engaruka ruins, Lake Natron and Odonyo Lengai:
Explore one of the oldest cities in Tanzania found at the foot of rift valley whose people built the most famous Tanzanian ruins that displayed advanced knowledge of irrigation technology.
Thereafter a drive to Lake Natron a home of huge flocks of lesser flamingos .This gathering is one of nature’s most fantastic spectacles!
Lake Natron is a salt and soda lake in the Arusha Region of northern Tanzania. The lake is close to the Kenyan border and is in the Gregory Rift, which is the eastern branch of the East African Rift. The lake is within the Lake Natron Basin, a Ramsar Site wetland of international significance
Oldonyo Lengai: "Mountain of God" in the Maasai language, is an active volcano located in the Gregory Rift, south of Lake Natron within the Arusha Region of Tanzania. Part of the volcanic system of the East African Rift, it uniquely produces natrocarbonatite lava. The summit of this strato-volcano is 2962 metres above sea level, and affords direct views into the caldera of Tanzania’s only officially-certified active volcano, and the world’s only carbonatite volcano; records of eruptions have been maintained since 1883, the largest of which deposited ash 100 kilometres away in Loliondo on the Kenyan border to the north west.