1 – 2 Days Arusha to Maasai Village “Olpopongi”
“Olpopongi” Maasai Cultural Village & Museum is an authentic Maasai Boma with Maasai-Museum & overnight facilities in Tanzania. “Olpopongi” provides a unique Maasai & Wildlife experience in the West-Kilimanjaro Maasailand it is 85 km from Arusha and 74 km from Moshi.
In the morning we will pick you up from your hotel in Arusha. Then you will undertake an approximate two and a half hours scenic drive 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 to 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 of 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 campfire 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 the next morning, the breakfast with freshly baked rolls, jam, fruits and an omelette of your choice is waiting for you! Later, during the still early morning, the tour is over and it’s time to say goodbye with many new impressions in your mind. Your driver will bring you back to your hotel in Arusha.
Lunch; BBQ-Dinner; Breakfast
- Optional activities
- Alcoholic and soft drinks
- Visa fees
- Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
- Travel insurance
- International and domestic flights costs
- All items of a personal nature
- Tipping and gratuities
- Travel insurance and Visa fees
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
- Activities mentioned as to be done in Mafia: – These need to be arranged directly with the lodge