Monday, 18 January 2010

Mt Chamuriyo, Mara region's highest peak

On 25th March 2009, under the cultural tourism initiative of Mara Region, I joined students from Queens University in Kingston, Canada, who visit Butiama every year for their teacher's training practical assignments, in climbing Mt. Chamuriyo - the mountain with the highest peak in Mara Region.

Before the climb, we visited the premises of the local medicine man and the visitors were kind to pose in front of my camera.

We later climbed to the peak, where the ruins of a German Fortress from the German Colonial period (pre-1918) still stand.


  1. I love the mountain veiw, the site might have been breathtaking. How was the experience in climbing the mountain and especially Kilimanjaro mountain?

    As far as you taking us back, the water system in our country need to be looked at; what do you think?

  2. The view from the top is breathtaking, particularly on the left of the photo where the Serengeti stretches out to the horizon. But, for something more spectacular Kilimanjaro has no equal (at least for Tanzania).

    Water is the perennial problem in the country. I agree with you.