2 Days Maasai Village Tour – Olpopongi Village
Tanzania has more than 125 peacefully co-existing ethnic groups. The Maasai have a rich cultural tradition and this includes crafts such as beautiful beadwork and intricate hairstyles that articulate the wearer“ s position and stage of life. This immersive, fascinating two-day tour gives you an in-depth experience of authentic Maasai culture and traditions. You’ll spend a day and overnight with the Maasai people in the 100% traditionally built boma (village) of Olpopongi.
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Day 1: Moshi to Olpopongi Masai Village
We will collect you early in the morning for the drive to Olpopongi village, west of Kilimanjaro. Relax on the two-hour drive through the beautiful outback where, depending on the season, you will see an array of wildlife such as zebra and elephant. And, of course, on clear days you’ll take in the awesome views of not just Kilimanjaro but its brother mountain, Mount Meru, too. You’ll reach Olpopongi just before lunchtime, when the friendly Maasai will greet you with a traditional welcome song and dance. Your guide will show you around the village and you’ll check in to your hut where you’ll later spend the night. After settling in, you’ll visit the little museum where your guide will tell you all about the history, social organization and tools of Maasai people. You’ll be shown round the village with its teeny-tiny museum, and you’ll enjoy a herbal walk in the bush, guided by Maasai herbal specialists. Spend the evening in deep cross-cultural conversation around the campfire
Day 2: Olpopongi Village to Moshi
To make the most of your tour, try to wake up early to experience the pink-and-apricot sunrise, clear, cool air and the dawn birdsong; but of course you can snooze a bit longer in bed. Whatever you choose, you’ll have a tasty alfresco breakfast and afterwards some time to chat to villagers, explore some more and take a few final photographs of this unique heritage centre and the people you’ve met. After the farewells, we’ll drive you back to Moshi just in time for lunch.
Price per person $250 covers:
- Park fees
- Mineral bottled drinking water
- Masai Boma accommodation
- Government taxes
- Hotel/airport pickup and drop off during safari.