Mto wa Mbu village lies within the east African Valley, some 120km from Arusha City, Mto wa Mbu inhabits more than 18,000 thousands in which there are 120 tribes. Maasai being the originak inhabitants of the area. Mto wa Mbu flourishes in the presence of three great rivers namely, Kirurumu river, Mahamoud River And Magadini river.
The word Mto wa Mbu literally means "Mosquito River"
Mto wa Mbu village is among the most active Villages in northern Tanzania, and it is the best stop over for tourist touring to the Serengeti National Park, Ngorngoro Crater, Lake Manyara National Park and Tarangire National Park. Mto wa Mbu borders Lake Manyara National Park to east-south side and the Lake itself.
Mto wa Mbu exports mainly banans, there are over thirty species of Banana in the village being introduced from various part of the country mainly KAgera and Mbeya region.