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 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!
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 6 nights in a tent in the African wild. Hear the nocturnal sounds of the African wild.
Every night after dinner we gather around the campfire to hear stories and singing with our Maasai hosts
DAY 1. Arrive at Kilimanjaro airport, Tanzania. We pick you up from the airport and transfer to your lodge in Arusha. Dinner together with our Maasai staff. (D).
DAY 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 join 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 you can immersive yourself in the Maasai warriors life. After breakfast, we head to the Maasai warriors bush camp where you learn about traditional bush medicine and warriors' life in Maasai culture. Lunch is a tasty and famous Maasai barbecue (also a vegetarian option). We spend the afternoon in our Maasai village. In the evening we hear traditional stories around the campfire and enjoy our bush dinner. (B, L, D).
DAY 5. 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 6. After breakfast, we drive to Lushoto from where we start our two days hiking journey. The Usambara mountains rise on average 2000m and with their pleasant cool mountain forests and phenomenal viewpoints. We sleep in a tent. (B, L, D.).
DAY 7. 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 8. After an early breakfast, we drive back to Kilimanjaro International airport where we arrive around 4 pm. You can book an evening flight or you can extend your stay in Arusha. (B, L).