Engaresero is one of the
few villages of wonder in Northern Tanzania full of all the beauty
worth much to visit for holiday vacation. The village is located
220 kilometers North-west of Arusha on the southern side of the
famous Lake Natron at an altitude of 670 m above sea level. Upon
arriving you will experience the panoramic views of different landscape,
the plains, the mountains, the great east Africa rift valley, some
of the common wildlife and birdlife that are found in there and
much more. Actually it takes between 5 to 6 hours of driving from
Why visiting Engaresero village?
Engaresero village is popular in lots of attraction that
worth to visit as follows.
The people: The people who lives
in Engaresero are the Maasai community who are nomadic pastoralist
and warrior but very welcoming people. You will enjoy visiting the
Maasai bomas (traditional house), Maasai dance and learn their culture.
Maasai community is noted as the least African tribe which is still
practicing primitive ways of live and yet enjoying. You will never
regret visiting the Maasai people of Engaresero as they will share
with you lots of things that you had never dream of.
Mount Ol Doinyo Lengai: Engaresero village still
stand as the best place to start climbing Mount Ol Doinyo Lengai
12 Kilometers from the main road to the base of the mountain. The
mountain is famous as the “Mountain of God” to the Maasai
community. This active volcanic mountain is the only mountain that
produces cool lava in the world and the temperature of 510c.
Lake Natron: The Lake is famous for its flock of
pink flamingo and pelican along with other resident and migratory
birds making the Lake shore been the best place for bird watchers
in East Africa. The level of water doesn’t exceed 3 meters
above the sea level.
Foot print: A kilometer from Lake Natron is the human foot prints
explore one the oldest footprints of homo sapiens, dating back about
Hot sprint tour: Some 32 kilometers from Engaresero
village are the hot springs. While driving you will enjoy the view
of the Lake Natron, baboons and acacia trees full of bird nestled.
Waterfalls tour: Engaresero village has two unique
waterfalls along the Engaresero River. This is among the breathtaking
places in Engaresero or/and maybe in the World due to the fact that
its landscape is fantastic. The River is the source of water catchment
at Engaresero village both for domestic and cattles.
Rift Valley Escarpment tour: Hike up the rift valley
escarpment. Explore the Embalulu crater, the panoramic view of Lake
Natron, Ol Doinyo Lengai and the Gelai Mountains. Get to the Leparakashi
plains where livestock and wildlife graze together during the wet
Ethno botanic tour: Tour though the wilderness
where various herbs will be identified and learn how traditional
medicines are prepared. Its medicinal content is explained by the
Maasai warriors. Get to know herbs that treat various diseases such
as fever, malaria, pneumonia, chest complications and sterility.
Herding tour: Visit the Maasai community in Engaresero
and get an insight of its age old pastoral ways of keeping livestock,
moving their herds in harmony with nature’s patterns.
Bike tour: On your mountain bike take a ride to
the baboon sleeping quarters/caves. Biking from Masusu down the
beautiful valleys and gorges of the rift valley to Engaresero village.