Monduli Mountains (Hiking with the Maasai) – Tanzania Safari – Interact with native Maasai, a unique cultural experience, 3 days and 2 nights.
Duration: 3 Days and 2 Nights
Price: Please Contact us about the price of this Itinerary
Day 1: (usually on the way out, or way in to Arusha; can be done before or after safari) Drive to our base camp. Our camp overlooks the Rift Valley with spectacular views of the Kilimanjaro, Meru, Longido, Gelai, Kitumbaine and Ol Donyo Lengai (which is known as the “mountain of God” in the (Maasai language).
It is from here that you can explore the area, going down to the Rift Valley Floor for game trekking on foot or walk high into the Monduli range. Experiences the rich culture of the Maasai with our very own Maasai trekking guides (whose home it is). They will ensure that you not only get a warm welcome, but you get the true taste of adventure and a genuine cultural experience! See their traditional way of life; be invited into a Maasai home, even trade goods if you feel so inclined!
After an afternoon of trekking and cross-cultural exploration, spend the night at our
base camp under the stars.
Day 2: In the morning, enjoy more trekking in Monduli enjoy a picnic lunch at camp and
in the afternoon you visit to Emairete village with its ex-Eye Hospital, Primary School, Dispensary and the kindergarten project. In the evening you will be entertained by Maasai worriors by singing and dancing. Your dinner will be BBQ goat prepared in Maasai traditional style. For vegetarians there will be special meals prepared by our cook. Stay overnight at our camp.
Day 3: After breakfast you’ll descend to the wonderful Sominem dam site. You will visit a Maasai boma and ‘Orpul’, a traditional Maasai meat camp. Also walk to Olkaray, the red clay the Maasai use to color the face and hair, from where you have to be picked up by car and drive back to Arusha town, arrive before nightfall.
Details: Home of our base camp and Tanzania’s most famous Tribe, the Maasai. Drive to the Monduli Mountains, home to the Maasai Tribe. Stay at our base camp Over looking the Rift Valley with fantastic views of Gelai, Ol Donyo Lengai, Kilimanjaro and Meru. Take an afternoon walk or relax and enjoy the view. High Peaks Expeditions is the only company that has its own base camp in this area – in these Maasai lands – home to a Maasai Tribe.
The Monduli Mountains are known for their natural beauty and breath taking cultural
appeal, situated approximately 2 hours drive from Arusha. The peaks of these Mountains are forested with cedar trees and other lush vegetation, and on the lower slopes are the dry thorn bushes which spread down to the Rift Valley floor.