NATURE HOMES NO LONGER AVAILABLE
The Nature Homes (former guesthouses) are no longer available. Instead we offer the nearby Hillside Retreat. There you can enjoy all the well-known benefits like freshly prepared meals with a view of the holy mountain Mukuru or Mount Meru – here you live in harmony with nature. A driver/guide is available to get to know the area and to do activities.
Our Nature Homes (formerly Guesthouses) and tents are in the midst of an acacia grove not far from the village Momella overlooking Mount Meru and Mukuru. These accommodation offer every comfort for a pleasant stay: They are all equipped with hot water, bathtub, internet access, large alcove and dining area on the veranda. In the evening you can enjoy the carefully prepared food by the local cooks, while the African wildlife roams the savannah in the sunset. A sense of home in Africa.
Hiking (additional charge)
Foods & Drinks
Special diet menus (on request)
Books, DVDs, music for children
WiFi is available in some rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
Kostenlos! Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
Laundry (additional charge)
Airport transfer (additional charge)
Non smoking throughout
If you decide to arrive with your own car from Kilimanjaro, you will get on the Arusha highway. About 10km drive from the airport, at a place called Kingori turn right onto a rough road. There is also a sign board saying ‘Africa Amini Life’ from the turn off at the main highway.
Take this road and drive towards the village Ngare Nanyuki, where you will see the Arusha Nationalpark on your left side. After the petrol station turn left to go towards Arusha Nationalpark, but do not enter it. Shortly before the park entrance you will be able to see the Africa Amini hospital in the village called Momella. We can arrange a guide to escort you to the property from here (please inform us of your arrival time beforehand).
Photos & Videos
Sunset experience between Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro
Visit local markets
Visit the local church
- Sinya Safari
- Arusha National Park Safari
- Tarangire Safari with overnight stay in a tent
- Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Safari
- Mountaineering on Mount Meru or Mount Kilimanjaro
The river Meru, which borders Arusha National Park, can be walked along most of the way from its source to the Maasai land. Walk downstream from the crystal-clear spring water, a perfect place to take a plunge, through unspoiled landscape until the journey eventually leads you back into civilization. Random encounters with giraffes, dik-diks and various bird species round off the two-hour walk. Children playing, young shepherds who lead their herds and women washing their laundry in the river will also cross your path. After an idyllic picnic at the foot of Mount Meru, the river walk ends at the village of Ngarenanyuki. It’s representative for its lively African village feeling.
Follow the river from the heart of the national park to the bustling village. Nature and culture become one in a very special way.
Cost: USD 35 per person (minimum 2 persons)
Experience the wideness of Africa first-handed at the Maasai and Meru plateau situated in between Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro at 1,500 meters. Our experienced guides lead you through extraordinary flora and fauna on trails only known by the locals. Both the swamp of Meru land and the Maasai savannah are unique and untouched. The vast savannah is home to innumerable medicinal herbs used by the Maasai. Various animals like tortoises, birds or snakes find breeding grounds in the Meru swamp. In many Meru legends, the swamp is considered home to pythons. As a matter of fact, it is not recommended to enter the area during the rainy season. A picnic on an island, covered with meter-high spurges, makes you lose track of time.
Cost: USD 35 per person (minimum 2 people)
Between Momella and Ngabobo, north of Mount Meru lies the village of Mukuru. A small, pyramid-shaped hill at the foothills of Mount Meru is the landmark of the area. This hill, Ol Doinyo Landaree, is still used by the Maasai for religious purposes. It is not a tourist destination; however, we are allowed to pay for a visit from time to time. Birdlife is abundant, giraffes feed on fine acacia leaves and zebras share the pasture with the locals’ cattle. A place of peace and contemplation.
Cost: USD 50 per person
Attending a typical Meru or Maasai wedding, an initiation rite or other ritual ceremonies can be the highlight of your Africa holidays. Our involvement in various projects that helped a great number of people has led to a close and friendly relationship between Africa Amini Alama and the locals. And of course, we also enjoy celebrating together. We cordially invite you to attend these festivals. We will provide you with traditional clothes so that you fit in with the colorful local community. Whether it’s the red shades of your Maasai Shuka or a very colorful Kanga. You will find yourself in another world at least for a couple of hours.
Cost: USD 50 per person
MERU AND MAASAI DANCES
Should you plan on celebrating your birthday or wedding day in Tanzania, you can make it an unforgettable experience. Invite your local neighbors and celebrate a festival of different cultures together. The preparation of a goat, sharing a meal and the joy of living expressed in traditional dances. This will be a day you’ll never forget.
Traditional and customary practices, like special dances and singing, belong to every social event.
Cost: USD 500 to USD 1000 $ (depending on the number of guests and the schedule)
We will accompany and support you with the help of various methods of natural healing from different cultures.
- Scenar-therapy, laser therapy, or vital field therapy
- Acupuncture and neural therapy
- Orthomolecular medicine and therapy proposals for back home
- Herbal based African healing traditions
- Homeopathic complex remedies
FURTHER OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
Trips to the surrounding areas of Momella
Walks focusing on local medicinal plants
Naturopathic treatment in our Healing Center
Special Maasai Day
Visit a Maasai Boma
Driver & Guide
Elly (Cook) and Neema (Housekeeping)
Driver & Guide
|prices per night including halfboard*||01.01.2019 - 10.01.2021|
|*Your own cook is included in this rate who prepares a fresh breakfast and dinner every day.|
|Children up to and including 5 years old can stay for free.|
|Children from 6 years old to 12 years old can stay for 50% of the adult rate per child per night in an extra bed.|
|Children from 6 years old to 12 years old can stay for 75% of the adult rate per child per night in an own bungalow.|