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A Real Maasai village experience and hiking in the Usambara Mountains

About the Maasai experience

Explore the fascinating and Authentic Maasai culture and go hiking in the Usambara mountains.  Visit the Lesser-known rural Tanzania and meet the friendliest and most welcoming Maasai hosts who welcome you to stay in their homes. Less known means also fewer visitors. You stay  in a real Maasai village (boma) that gives you the opportunity to Immersive yourself into the rich Maasai culture and pastoralists lifestyle.

 

During the stay, you visit another Maasai boma that is very remote, and hard to  reach.  We  travel by car, by rowboat, and on foot. This is an Ultimate remote expedition where you can observe and participate in Maasai culture and explore the beauty of the remote African savanna and nature. You learn how the Maasai Warriors use bush medication and where the Maasai Warriors Hang out in the savanna. You join the Maasai women in their daily life and every night you enjoy your bush dinner outside under the African sky full of stars. Fall asleep by listening to nocturnal sounds of Africa like hyena's Laughing.  This is a once-in-a-lifetime trip to make! 

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Highlights

  • An Authentic and real-life experience. Live close to the Maasai  families and observe and participate in  traditional Maasai culture

  •   Spend two days  hiking in the Usambara mountains

  • Have candlelight dinners under African stars every night in the bush

  • Sleep in the African wild. Hear the nocturnal sounds of the African wild. 

  • Gather around the campfire to hear stories and singing with our Maasai hosts 

The itinerary

DAY  1. Arrive  at Kilimanjaro airport, Tanzania. We pick you up from the airport and transfer to yours  lodge in Arusha. Dinner together with our Maasai staff. (D). 

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  2.  After an early breakfast, we  head to the first Maasai  village which takes about 5 hours. We arrive at the Maasai village in the late afternoon. Welcoming Celebrations by your Maasai hosts and setting up the camp in the savanna. Dinner is served al fresco under the African stars.  (B, L, D).  

 

DAY  3. After  breakfast, get ready for your first bushwalk!  Today you can try your skills in herding cattle with the Maasai boys and Warriors. join the Maasai boys and Warriors to herd cattle, and observe how Maasai women milk cows and goats. We  walk with the Maasai herders in the remote savanna and explore the  African savanna.  We return back to our Maasai village for lunch. In the afternoon, we joined  the Maasai in  village life. In the evening, we gather around the campfire and enjoy our bush dinner in a Maasai village. (B, L, D).  

DAY  4. Today we visit another remote Maasai village. We have to travel by car, by rowboat, and on foot  to reach this Maasai village. Now we  go  even Deeper into the beautiful  African bush. Enjoy the welcoming Celebrations with much dancing and singing with the Maasai. (B, L, D). 


DAY 5.  After breakfast, we  drive to Lushoto from where we start our two days hiking journey. The Usambara mountains rise on an average of 2000m and with their pleasant cool mountain forests and phenomenal viewpoints.  We sleep in a tent. (B, L, D).  

DAY  6.  We spend all day hiking in this incredibly beautiful and lush area that has been called the “Galapagos” of the plant world due to  an exceptional assortment of Birds, plants, and animals.  Its mountain range is unspoiled and covered with Tropical Forests. We hike with our Maasai hosts.     (B,  L, D ).  

 

DAY  7. After  breakfast, we drive back  to Arusha where we arrive in the afternoon. We sleep  in a lodge and have dinner together with our Maasai staff.  (B, L). 

DAY 8. After
  breakfast, we drive you  to Kilimanjaro International airport when your flight depatures.  (B). 

Travel details

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Time

You can book this  tour as a private trip Anytime or you can join our small grouped Expeditions. Secure your spot fast, as we have only limited capacity as this is not mass tourism. 

Join our small group expedition with like-minded travelers.

7 - 14
  June  2021
6 - 13
   December 2021

 

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Location

Nearest airport: Kilimanjaro International airport (KIA), Tanzania

We come to pick you up from Kilimanjaro airport.  All our locations are  far away from the touristic route there are no roads and no electricity. It's a remote and beautiful African Wilderness.