Lameck Mkuburo & Ruaha Elephants

Lameck Mkuburo is a young Tanzanian environmental scientist who loves elephants! He has spent several years studying them with the Southern Tanzanian Elephant Project in order to fight for a better future for these magnificent animals. Lameck is currently conducting a study to measure elephant herd sizes and compositions across different levels of poaching. The study will provide a clear understanding of how poaching effects elephant herds in Ruaha National Park, providing important evidence to support the urgent need to combat poaching and providing park management with better strategies for protecting this important elephant population.

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Mkuyu Guiding School Youtube Channel

A hub for footage from and by Mkuyu Guiding School teachers and students!

Tungamalenga Lodge & Camping

Tungamalenga Lodge and Camping epitomizes gracious living in the vicinity  of nature and offers great value for money. Overlooking Ruaha National Park, Tungamalenga Lodge and Camping offers African Banda Cottages each with its own facilities. Our accommodation retains the luxury of the modern world without impacting on the nature one you have come to enjoy.

Friends & Links

Swahili Courses Iringa

Experienced Swahili language & culture trainers who are based in Iringa town invite you to learn Swahili Language with joy & comfort. We teach all levels from Beginner to Advanced. We offer our teaching services to any foreigners who are visiting the Iringa Region. For students who are interested in learning & speaking Swahili, we’re able to travel to wherever is convenient for you by agreement. Students will be able to communicate with basic Swahili after only a couple of weeks’ intensive course, and after 4 weeks’ intensive tuition students will be able to speak and to converse more comfortably.

Mkuyu Guiding School Library Project Fundraiser

A crowd-funding platform managed by Mkuyu Guiding School's friends in Australia to help us update our books and create a resource library for the students.

 Jongomero Lodge

Under the magnificent shade trees, on the banks of a seasonal river in the remote southern sector of the Ruaha National Park, Jongomero is gloriously isolated. Blending in beautifully with its surroundings, the camp is tucked below a dappled riverine canopy on the banks of the Jongomero sand river, a natural pathway for animals in search of water. Accommodation at Jongomero comprises eight large and well-appointed tented suites, built on raised wooden platforms, under enormous thatched roofs that also encompass a spacious private instant veranda which overlooks the riverbed.

Mkuyu Guiding School is both proud and fortunate

to have so many wonderful friends who contribute their guidance, services,  experience,  encouragement and resources

to help promote the school and add tothe smooth running of our

training and programs.

As Mkuyu founder and teacher Leonard so often reminds us all: 

"we are all in the same river, so why not help each other out and see where that river takes us?"

It is in that spirit that we would like to humbly share and recommend our friends to you too!

Enjoying lunch together: workshop with Jongomero staff & Mkuyu Guiding School

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Mkuyu Guiding School Flickr Albums

​Photo galleries of Mkuyu activities and programs!

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Ruaha Cultural Tourism Program

Ruaha Cultural Tourism is located in three villages outside of Ruaha National Park in Iringa Region, Tanzania. The program focuses on village based tourism projects aimed to generate income for local community members and fund community development projects. Started in 2012 with Mahove Cultural Tours the program has expanded to include Ikwavila Maasai Tours, Tungamalenga Village and Natural Tours, and Namelok Maasai Boma Tours.

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