Meet the Maasai and visit two National parks out of the Northern safari circuit in Tanzania
About the expedition
Welcome to explore the fascinating and authentic Maasai culture and visit the lesser-known National Parks out of the Northern safari circuit in out of the beaten path in Tanzania. These lesser-known National Parks offer spectacular wildlife-spotting opportunities as the parks are home to almost all species. Less known means also fewer visitors. You stay four full days in a 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 to reach the place you 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 nocturnal sounds of Africa like hyena's laughing. The Maasai camp is guarded 24/7 by Maasai warriors. This is a once-in-a-lifetime trip to make!
This is an authentic and real-life experience. Live close to the Maasai families and observe and participate in their traditional life in the savanna
Spend two days viewing wild animals in Arusha and Mkomazi National parks on a safari game drives
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 start our trip going to Arusha National Park where you can enjoy your first safari game drive. This park is less known, but a real gem because of varied ecosystems and spectacular views of Mt. Meru which is the fifth highest mountain in Africa. We enjoy a picnic lunch in the park. After the safari, we continue to 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, picnic 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. We walk with the Maasai herders in the remote savanna and explore the African savanna. We return back to our bush camp for lunch. In the afternoon, we join in the Maasai 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 in the beautiful African bush. Enjoy the welcoming celebrations with much dancing and singing with the Maasai. We return back to our Maasai village for dinner and overnight. (B, L, D.).
DAY 6. Today you have a full day to explore the fascinating Maasai culture with the Maasai women. Before breakfast, you can go to milk cows and see how the women cook tea made of fresh milk on a Maasai stove in a hut. After our breakfast, we join the Maasai women and go to fetch water with donkeys. This is a beautiful bushwalk in the savanna. We return to our Maasai village for lunch. We spend the afternoon with the Maasai in their village. In the evening Maasai warriors sing and dance. Enjoy your last bush dinner under the African stars. (B, L, D.).
DAY 7. We wake up early and say goodbye to our Maasai village. Then we head to Mkomazi National Park for a safari game drive. Here you might see wild animals like giraffe, oryx, gerenuk, hartebeest, lesser kudu, eland, impala, and Grant's gazelle, elephant, buffalo, and numerous predators, including lion, leopard, and cheetah. We have a picnic lunch in the park. We arrive to Arusha in the late afternoon. Overnight in a safari lodge. Have a shower and relax. We eat dinner together. (B, picnic L, D.).
DAY 8. After breakfast, we transfer you to Kilimanjaro airport or you can extend your stay in Arusha. (B).