Engaruka

Guided by Maasai warriors, walk through the mysterious ruined city of Engaruka and the surrounding scrubland.  Located at the foot of the rift valley escarpment,                 Engaruka remains one of Tanzania's most important historic sites.  Over 500 years ago, a community of farmers developed a unique irrigation and cultivation system channeling water from the rift escarpment into
stone canals and terraces.  Although abandoned in the 1700s Engaruka illustrates a once highly specialised and
integrated agricultural community which has been
investigated by archeologists world-wide. 

  • Day walks for bird-watching at the foot and slopes of the rift valley
  • Historic visits to sites from the German colonial period
  • a climb of Oldoinyo Lengai, a semi-active volcanic mountain
  • a view into the Maasai culture who continue a life of simplicity and peace in this rapidly changing world


Profits from your visit are used to protect the ruined city of Engaruka.

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