Best travel period: all year around (closed in April)
Spend your day & night in the authentic Maasai-Village „Olpopongi“ and learn more about the wisdoms and habits of the Maasai tribe. You are going to sleep in a traditional Maasai Clay house on conventional beds, covered by cow hides. Well educated Maasai guides will escort you through the unique Maasai-Museum and across the nearby Maasai-Steppe.
Welcome at pick up from your hotel. Afterwards you will undertake an approximate two and a half hours scenic drive from Moshi – or Arusha – along the slopes of West-Kilimanjaro up to the Maasailand near Tinga-Tinga. After arriving at „Olpopongi“ Maasai-Village a group of pleasant Maasai and the Village-Chief welcomes you with a chilled welcome drink.
During a walk through the village, your personal Maasai guide is explaining the life, past- and today’s life of the Tanzania Maasai. Get more information about the culinary culture of the Maasai while tasting a traditional tea (chai) prepared on the wood fire.
A tasty lunch with a variety of local food highlights will end the activities inside the village.
The afternoon starts with an exciting & very educational walking safari across the nearby bush. Maasai warriors will guide you along their paths and explain you typical medicinal plants, extraordinary trees, tracks and the local wildlife. In addition to that, the usage of local tools, hunting techniques and fire preparation is a part your unforgettable bush excursion. Coming back to the village, the well-deserved break is accompanied by freshly brewed coffee & cake. During the sunset a group of Maasai men and woman gathering around for the traditional singing & dancing performances.
A great BBQ-Buffet right at camp fire and the „get together“ with your already known Maasai friends, will provide you an unforgettable evening under the (mostly) starry sky. The evening will find the end at your private Maasai house on traditional beds with comfortable mats & blankets.
After hearing the rhythm of the bush drums next morning, the breakfast with freshly baked rolls, jam, fruits and an omelet of your choice is waiting for you!
Later, during the still early morning, the tour is over and it’s time to say good bye with many new impressions in your mind. Your private Safari driver will bring you back to your hotel.
Your “Olpopongi” visit does also support local Maasai families with water, food, employment, personal income, medical treatments and education. All Maasai-Jewellery on sale is hand-made in front of your eyes and produced by the local Maasai women of nearby villages. Lunch; BBQ-Dinner; Breakfast