CULTURAL TOURISM

CHAGA

The Chagga people life at the foot of the Kilimanjaro and during the Chagga Experience, you will learn more about their culture and daily life. You will experience up close how the Chaggas live and you will learn more about their fascinating and eventful history.  Details
The Chagga people live in the magnificent foothills of the Kilimanjaro; a tribe rich in history, ingenuity and legends. On this day trip, you will not only learn about their folklore and history but also get to see the wondrous facets of their daily lives.

In the morning, we will collect you from your hotel and take you to Marangu, which lies in the fertile hills of Kilimanjaro where an accredited village guide will be waiting for you. Firstly, the guide will show you the Chagga Live Museum where you will get a good insight into the traditional lifestyle of this agricultural society as well as the family history. After the visit to the museum, the guide will lead you through the coffee and banana plantations to a spectacular waterfall. On the way, he will 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.

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MAASAI CULTURE TOUR

culture tour include over night
Spend your day & night in an authentic Maasai Village and learn more about the culture and habits of the Maasai tribe. 

Advised to Travel: all year around (closed in April)
Spend your day & night in the authentic Maasai-Village „Olpopongi“ and learn more about the wisdoms and habits of the Maasai tribe. You are going to sleep in a traditional Maasai Clay house on conventional beds, covered by cow hides. Well educated Maasai guides will escort you through the unique Maasai-Museum and across the nearby Maasai-Steppe.

Welcome at pick up from your hotel. Afterwards you will undertake an approximate two and a half hours scenic drive from Moshi – or Arusha – 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 omelet 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 private Safari driver will bring you back to your hotel.
Your “Olpopongi” visit does also support local Maasai families with water, food, employment, personal income, medical treatments and education. All Maasai-Jewellery on sale is hand-made in front of your eyes and produced by the local Maasai women of nearby villages. Lunch; BBQ-Dinner; Breakfast


Price from Moshi/Arusha:

1 person on request

2-3 persons                            240      USD

4 or more persons                  180      USD

Additional per vehicle if tour starting from Marangu                                 50      USD    

 

Items included:

  • Transport in safari vehicle
  • Experienced, English speaking Maasai-guides
  • Museum tour and Bush walk
  • Welcome drink, traditional hot lunch, BBQ buffet, breakfast
  • Sleeping mat, sleeping bag and blankets
  • Separate European style toilets and washrooms with hot water
  • Overnight stay in traditional Maasai Clay house
  • All entrance fees.

 

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