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Day 1: Arrival
Our driver will pick you up at Kilimanjaro airport; 2.5 hours journey through untouched wild Maasai area to your accommodation.
The Maasai welcome you in their very special, impressive way. Let us introduce you to the life of the Maasai at this ancient, mystical cultural site. Nothing is as you are used to it. You will live in clay houses with some additional amenities such as an English toilet, a shower and a sink. The large pool and the sauna also a portrayal of what you would expect from a luxury lodge. Already our Mirror Cave takes you into the African dream world. While trying to shoot a target with your own spear, your senses will be taken into old adventures and fantasies of killing a lion.

At the campfire you learn everything about the Maasai culture and are invited to ask many questions. In the evening a dinner will be served that normally only Maasai eat. Overnight stay: Maasai Lodge (full board)

DAY 2: EXPERIENCE WITH IMPACT
After breakfast you will discover the medicinal plants of Maasai medicine with a naturopathic guide.  On this walk you will have the opportunity to learn everything about the Maasai culture from your guide, gaining a deep insight into the everyday life of the people. Now at the latest you will understand what an original boma looks like and you will be happy to return to your own boma.

After lunch, you will have the opportunity to try on the traditional Maasai clothes yourself and to attach the traditional buckets to your donkey in order to get water. For the Maasai this is a very funny sight. You will enjoy your next glass of water with great gratitude.

Your journey with the Maasai begins in the afternoon. We supply you with a used tyre, cassava, corn, sweet potato, milk powder, tea, enough water for three days, a sleeping bag and a mat as well as sun protection. This time the Maasai will pack your donkey and you will be released into the wilderness. On the way you will meet your own herd and a Maasai child will help you to get them to their destination with whistling sounds. Learn to make a fire without matches and cook your own food. You will sleep outside under the stars while a Maasai warrior watches over you. Overnight stay: Maasai area (full board)

DAY 3: EXPERIENCE THE REALLY LIFE
After breakfast you can experience the adventures of self-sufficiency again and then drive your herd further. At the next stop you will make shoes from old tyres, collect roots and herbs and make the traditional Maasai soup.
To have a roof over your head, food in your stomach and a good sleep, you will have to endure a lot. You can learn how to slaughter your own goat and invite people from the surrounding area to a feast. Also potatoes and roots will be served.
Now you have truly earned a roof over your head in a typical Maasai boma.
Overnight stay: Boma in the Maasai area (full board)

DAY 4: BACK TO MAASAI LODGE
After returning from the wilderness, the day is completely reserved for you and your personal well-being. Enjoy a day at the Maasai Lodge. Now you can finally enjoy the swimming pool, sauna, massage (extra charge) and the wonderful view of mountain Kilimanjaro Overnight stay: Maasai Lodge (full board)

DAY 5-6: MAASAI VILLAGE
In the morning we will pick you up from masai lodge Afterwards you will undertake an approximate one hour 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 your 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 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 camp fire 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 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 good bye with many new impressions in your mind. Your driver will bring you back to your hotel in moshi at coffee lodge full board included.

DAY 7: EXPERIENCE CHAGGA LIFE
In the morning, we will collect you from your hotel in Moshi and take you to Marangu, which lies in the fertile hills of Kilimanjaro where a village guide will be waiting for you and bring you first of all to the Chagga Live Museum, where you will get a deep insight in the traditional lifestyle of this agricultural society and also the family history.
He will then lead you through the coffee and banana plantations to a spectacular waterfall. On the way, he will tell you and point out the fauna and flora of the region. At the waterfall, you will have lunch and if you fancy you may take a plunge in the refreshing waters of the waterfall. In the afternoon, you will be driven to the village of Mamba. This small village is famous for its caves, which were once used to hide the women and children for weeks during the Chagga – Masai wars. At Mamba, you will also visit a local blacksmith who still forges spearheads in the traditional manner. Late in the afternoon, we will take you back to your hotel

DAY 8: WALKING WITH HADZA TRIBE
Pick up from your hotel and drive through moshi town and Arusha  via lake manyara and reach to Lake Eyasi where you will have another good time to meet with unique tribe called  hadzabe The Hadzabe  are a culturally, linguistically, and genetically distinct population of approximately 1000-1500 individuals, living around Lake Eyasi, in northern Tanzania. … Being mobile is an essential part of Hadzabe culture: both as a way to find food and as a way to peaceably regulate social interactions.

The Hadza live in a woodland habitat dominated by Acacia, Commiphora, and Adansonia digitata (Baobab) trees. The woodlands of Hadza country are typically hilly and rocky.  Natural springs and seasonal rivers intersperse their range. On the edges of Lake Eyasi and the Yaeda Valley, rocky hills give way to sandy alluvial plains. The area can be quite hot, dry, and windy during the dry season (June-Oct) but is lush and green during the rainy periods.

Hadza typically live in camps with 20-40 residents. On any given day, camp members decide where and how to forage by closely observing their country, discussing their observations with other camp members, and by drawing upon their expert knowledge of the land. Though the Hadza recognize five general regions within their country (Mangola, Han!abi, Tli’ika, Sipunga, and Dunduiya), there are no land-holding territorial divisions after Explore  life style you will overnight at LAKE IYASI SAFARI LODGE FULL BOARD INCLUDED

DAY 9: DEPARTURE OR ADD EXCURSION TO ZANZIBAR TO RELAX
After breakfast you will have time for farewell to the village tribesmen, return back to Arusha drive to airport. End of your 9days authentic culture in Tanzania

PRICE PER PERSON SHARING: 2155 USD

Includes

  •  All Wildlife Reserve entry fees
  • Meals and accommodation as per itinerary
  • All Airport transfers in Safari Vehicle
  • All accommodation as notes in tour program
  • Services of a professional, English speaking safari guide
  • Transport and wildlife drives in 4 Wheel Drive Land Cruiser/ Land Rover with photographic roof hatch

Excludes

  • International airfare & flights
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance, Visa and Passport fees
  • Gratuities for safari guide and camp staff
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and beverages in lodges
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