Many people take the safaritour from Arusha to Serengeti and on route they stay at the obvious places along the road. Just a 15km in the direction of Lake Natron (a special attraction in itself) you will find Ol Mesera Safaricamp. Ol Mesera is the Masaai word for baobab and it is really special how two colossal baobab trees are integrated in the dining area of the camp.
there are five tents secluded, each with a great view of the Rift and the valley below the camp.
With five tents it is a small camp.
In the early morning you will be wakened by birds in stead of the hooting dalla dallas and buses along the Arusha - Serengetiroad in Mto wa Mbu.
Very relaxing and worth of a stay in itself not only for an overnight on the Northern Safariroute
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- WELCOME TO OL MESERA TENTED CAMP! - Situated in a true African Savannah, And our location is just perfect 15 minutes drive from Mto wa Mbu and yet far away from the busy city life, you will always feel alone in the bush and be awakened by the birds in the morning chirping around, only to discover the beautiful view of the Ngorongoro escarpment and see Maasai graze their livestock in the valley from your private balcony! Our authentic African camp is the perfect base and yet the only place to experience all the Maasai traditions! walk with our friendly Maasai staff to their real homes untouched by commercialism and learn many thing about their lifestyle, you can learn how to throw a spear, an arrow, make fire with sticks,about their tradition medicine, making of tradition honey wine,watch how they can take blood from the bull with a short of an arrow,milk their prized cow, or even go a day grazing with Maasai warriors with packed lunch or have goat BBQ in the bush with Maasai warriors! you can also have a goat BBQ in their boma(Village). Our Tour desk will assist you in renting a car at a reasonable price when visiting all the major national parks in the northern circuit which can be a day trip from the camp, you can visit Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tarangire National Park, Lake Natron, Engaruka Ruins, Ol Donyo Lengai( The active volcano mountain and mountain of god for the Maasai) Or a safari to the famous Serengeti National park and return the next day! we will love to hear your stories! Also activities provided by Mto wa Mbu cultural Tourism can be arranged such as farm tour, biking to Lake Manyara and climbing balaa hill! KARIBU SANA! (Most Welcome!) ... more less