A safari with the Maasai

About the 8 days Maasai safari 

There is nothing that compares to watching the majestic wildlife in their natural wildlife. And it's even better when you have the best Maasai guides to show you their land and the wild game. More than a hundred years ago the Maasai ruled over much of East Africa. Their feared warriors were renowned for their bravery. In the past, every Maasai warrior was supposed to kill a lion as it was symbolically a rite of passage. Until these days, the Maasai have a special relationship with their land, the wild animals, and cattle. From the child, the Maasai have herd their cattle in the savanna among the wild animals, and they respect nature in a way that we all can learn something. They are the only people who can walk inside the Ngorongoro Crater. So you can be sure that you travel in the best company. 

Besides making your dream safari, spotting the big five and enjoying game drives and bush walks, you can find where the Maasai warriors hang out in the bush and learn how Maasai use the traditional plants for medicine and much more. You travel with the Maasai and go bushwalking in the wild which takes you closer to wild animals than any other safari can do. You are completely safe with the Maasai who walk with their spears. In addition, you enjoy game drives with a private safari vehicle. You spend days observing wild animals and amazing African wild nature. After viewing the game, you spend evenings in Maasai villages where you can feel the generous hospitality of your Maasai hosts. You sleep in a tent inside a Maasai village and in the wild bush with the Maasai warriors.

 

Relax and dine every night in candlelight under the sky full of stars. Here you can literally feel and hear the spirit of Africa. Be aware, many have left their heart there. This safari experience is perfect for you if you love nature and want to experience authentic Africa. A perfect safari creates memories that last for a lifetime - and with us, you can do good and give back to the Maasai directly as we support Maasai families and the broader Maasai community to ensure their traditional lifestyle and indigenous culture. 

Highlights

  • Observe the greatest wildlife on Earth and rest assured you won't leave disappointed.

  • Go bushwalking with the Maasai in the most scenic and impressive trek. See the animals up close and personal, but safely with the Maasai

  • Sleep in the wild bush and in a Maasai village and get close to the African nature

  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites

  • Support the local Maasai directly and do good while having the greatest time of your life

  • Travel the world differently with the Maasai

The safari itinerary

DAY 1. Arrive at Kilimanjaro airport. Maasai pick you up and transfer to your hotel in Arusha. Dinner together. 


DAY 2. After breakfast head to the Tarangire National Park. The park is especially known for its large elephant herds, arguably the highest density in the whole of Africa. Enjoy a game drive with the Maasai. A picnic lunch in the park. In the afternoon you arrive at your first Maasai boma (village). Welcoming celebrations before your first bush dinner. Sleep inside the Maasai boma in a tent. 

DAY 3. After breakfast, you transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Arrive in your Maasai village. Go for a bush walk with the Maasai warriors. You can encounter many wild animals like zebras, wildebeest, and gnu. The Maasai tell you about local flora and fauna.  Have a picnic on the savanna. Afternoon head to the Maasai warriors bush camp in a secret location. Dinner is a famous Maasai bush barbecue. Sleep in the wild with the warriors who guard the camp. 


DAY 4.  Have breakfast and watch the sunrise. Then spend a whole day in the Ngorongoro Crater which is the world’s largest intact caldera from a long extinct volcano. Ngorongoro is home to about 26 000 wild creatures who live within the safety of the caldera walls. The Maasai are the indigenous peoples whose traditional lands are Ngorongoro including the Crater where they still herd their cattle. You can observe elephants, black rhinoceroses, leopards, buffalo, zebras, warthogs, gnu (wildebeests), Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles, and the densest population of lions in the world. Picnic lunch near the Hippo Pool.  In the afternoon you head back the bush camp where warriors are waiting for you. Dance and sing until you drop! Enjoy your bush dinner and sleep in the wild. 


DAY 5. After breakfast, you head to Serengeti. The Serengeti ecosystem is a world-renowned natural landscape. The Great Migration of the wildebeest, zebras and Thomson's gazelles is the largest ungulate migration on earth. Lunch on a way.  A bush dinner and sleep in the wild in a campsite. 


DAY 6. Spend the whole day in Serengeti. After game drives relax in the camp where the Maasai tell you stories about their culture and traditions in a campfire. You stay in the campsite in the most beautiful natural settings in the world. 

 

DAY 7. Today you start your way back to Arusha where you arrive in the late afternoon. This drive is the longest (about 6 hours), but you have amazing views and stops on the way. Head to your hotel and have a shower. 

DAY 8. Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport. 

Travel details

Time

26.12.2019 - 2.1.2020 (filling up fast)

24.2. - 2.3.2020

6.- 13.6.2020

Safari is 8 days and 7 nights. You can book this as a private safari too. We make also other tailor-made safaris. Contact us for further details. 


 

Location

Nearest airport: Kilimanjaro airport, Tanzania

We pick you up at the airport. This tour explores famous Northern Tanzania, called "Northern Circuit". 

Accommodation

You sleep in a tent except while staying in Arusha where you stay in a 4-star hotel. Your tent (single share) is lighted up with lanterns as there is no electricity. We provide all camping supplies (except a sleeping bag).  As you stay and sleep in the wild bush, we have a portable trekking toilet. There is no running water, but you have water every day for washing. 
 

Food

Your food is prepaid by a Maasai chef who cooks delicious food made from local and fresh ingredients. We serve tasty African food. Let us know in advance if you have a special diet.

Price

Price: €3790 / $ 4230 / per person ( 8 Days, 7 nights).  A minimum of two travelers, a maximum of six.

The price includes pick-up and return to Kilimanjaro Airport / Arusha, a private Safari 4*4 vehicle, all the gate and camping fees in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area & Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire and Serengeti National Parks, private staff (a chef, a guide, a driver), accommodation in a tent, camping supplies, all-inclusive food and local beverages (breakfast, lunch and dinner), bottled water, bush walks in Ngorongoro, and, game drives  in Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.

We donate part of the payment to the Maasai community project which is education. We build a school in Ngorongoro.

Wi-Fi

Here you can go offline. We are happy to announce this an off-grid experience. In the case of emergencies, there is a satellite phone. Here you can focus on being in the moment! 

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Booking inquiry

Our offices

Europe

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01720  Vantaa

Finland

+ 358 443 773 303

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