Walking Cultural Safaris

The Maasai Footsteps Walking Adventures take place in the wild African bush, home to several Maasai communities. Perhaps the most revered of the great African nomadic tribes, the Maasai originated in the Nile basin and migrated south through Ethiopia to Kenya and Tanzania in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. They were then known as the fiercest of warriors. Now they struggle to retain their modest lifestyle.

Starting in the foothills of 2,590m tall Mt. Longido, a sacred Maasai mountain, you will trek across the floor of the Great Rift Valley right to the foothills of the visually stunning Crater Highlands with the Maasai as your guides. En route, you will also have the chance to visit Mt. Kitumbeine, game-filled plains around Nagarirat, Gelai Village, and the escarpment of the Great African Rift Valley. Once the challenge is complete, you can celebrate with an optional game drive into the fabulous Ngorongoro Crater offered by Tro-Peaks Adventures Company…

Trek  highlights

  • Trekking across the game-filled African plains

  • Interacting with  the  Maasai warriors and experiencing their way of life

  • Opportunity to visit Maasai villages and witness their daily life.

  • Views of the foothills and volcanic Rift Valley

  • Visit the only Ngorongoro crater in the world and enjoy the game drive of your lifetime.

  • Engage in community projects in the areas we trek across.

How we do it:

Sleeping in light mobile 2 man tents, twin room accommodation whilst in Arusha hotel. Trekking with a day pack to a different camp every day, Main luggage is portaged. All meals provided whilst on the trek by our expedition cook. The trek is led by a well-qualified Tanzanian Leader who speaks English fluently, a great opportunity to trek with Maasai warriors. Below are three popular variations of this experience. Other options are also available upon request. 

4 Days Maasai Footsteps Trek

Arrival Day: Kilimanjaro International Airport to Arusha City.

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International airport then transfer you to Arusha city at the low slope of Mt. Meru where your hotel is allocated for bed and breakfast. The drive is 1hour slowly and safe drive.


Day 1: Arusha or Moshi to Big Rock.
Today after breakfast then board a vehicle for 3Hour drive then drop off  from the vehicle and trek for 3hours to Big Rock camp for lunch and rest then in the evening you will have another walk to the plain of Longido where will be easier to spot some wildlife such as Hyaena, Elephants, Klipsinger, Hare, Rock Hyrax, Gerenuk, Giraffe and Grant Gazelle and Zebras. Dinner and overnight at Big Rock camp Full Board.

Day 2: Big Rock to Kitumbeine camp.
Today after breakfast then board a vehicle for 1Hour drive then drop off from the vehicle and trek for 10km to Kitumbeine camp via Kitumbeine maasai village. During this walk you will able spot some wildlife such as Hyaena, Elephants, Klipsinger, Hare, Rock Hyrax, Lion, Gerenuk, Giraffe and Grant Gazelle. You will still experience to see Maasai grazing their livestock and their settlement around the village area. In the evening you will reach to Kitumbeine campsite included with Full Board means Breakfast, Lunch, dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Kitumbeine camp to Nagarirat camp.
After breakfast drive for 10min then drop off for a 10km walk to Kitumbeine viewing point. At this point you will get the spectacular view of Mt. Kilimanjaro and Meru as well as the other volcanic parasites and plans around the area. After this walk then you will again start drive to Nagarirat swamp for hot bush lunch then have 1hour walking around the swamp where animal also be seen such as Giraffe, Grant Gazelle, Gerenuk, Ostrich then walk straight to the Nagarirat camp the camp which is allocated on the elevated place for a great sunset in the evening. Today Camping, breakfast, lunch & dinner are all included so it is Full Board.

Day 4: Nagarirat camp.to Lake Manyara National Park.

After breakfast, you will then have 2hours drive from Nagarirat to Lake Manyara National Park then a game drive to Lake Manyara for a full day where different species of wildlife will be observed.

Leopards, Lions, Elephants, Baboons, Blue Monkeys, Dik-dik, Gazelles, Hippos, Giraffes, Impalas, Bushbucks, Buffalos, Wildebeests, Zebras and more, inhabit Lake Manyara National Park.

The park is also home to more than 400 bird species and is known for the flamingos that inhabit the lake. During the wet-season, they populate the edges of the lake in flocks of thousands, however, they are not so present during the dry season.

After game drive in this small park then dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge if luxury lodges accommodation or Farm House if Luxury Tented camp accommodation or Heaven Nature camp if budget camping accommodation. Includes is Full Board.

Departure Day: Hotel to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Today transfer back to Kilimanjaro International Airport via Arusha City for night flight Breakfast and lunch only included.

5 Days Masai Footsteps Trek

Arrival Day: Kilimanjaro International Airport to Arusha City.

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International airport then transfer you to Arusha city at the low slope of Mt. Meru where your hotel is allocated for bed and breakfast. The drive is 1hour slowly and safe drive.


Day 1: Arusha or Moshi to Big Rock.
Today after breakfast then board a vehicle for 3Hour drive then drop off  from the vehicle and trek for 3hours to Big Rock camp for lunch and rest then in the evening you will have another walk to the plain of Longido where will be easier to spot some wildlife such as Hyaena, Elephants, Klipsinger, Hare, Rock Hyrax, Gerenuk, Giraffe and Grant Gazelle and Zebras. Dinner and overnight at Big Rock camp Full Board.

Day 2: Big Rock to Kitumbeine camp.
Today after breakfast then board a vehicle for 1Hour drive then drop off from the vehicle and trek for 10km to Kitumbeine camp via Kitumbeine maasai village. During this walk you will able spot some wildlife such as Hyaena, Elephants, Klipsinger, Hare, Rock Hyrax, Lion, Gerenuk, Giraffe and Grant Gazelle. You will still experience to see Maasai grazing their livestock and their settlement around the village area. In the evening you will reach to Kitumbeine campsite included with Full Board means Breakfast, Lunch, dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Kitumbeine camp to Nagarirat camp.
After breakfast drive for 10min then drop off for a 10km walk to Kitumbeine viewing point. At this point you will get the spectacular view of Mt. Kilimanjaro and Meru as well as the other volcanic parasites and plans around the area. After this walk then you will again start drive to Nagarirat swamp for hot bush lunch then have 1hour walking around the swamp where animal also be seen such as Giraffe, Grant Gazelle, Gerenuk, Ostrich then walk straight to the Nagarirat camp the camp which is allocated on the elevated place for a great sunset in the evening. Today Camping, breakfast, lunch & dinner are all included so it is Full Board.

Day 4: Nagarirat camp.to Lake Manyara National Park.

After breakfast, you will then have 2hours drive from Nagarirat to Lake Manyara National Park then a game drive to Lake Manyara for a full day where different species of wildlife will be observed.

Leopards, Lions, Elephants, Baboons, Blue Monkeys, Dik-dik, Gazelles, Hippos, Giraffes, Impalas, Bushbucks, Buffalos, Wildebeests, Zebras and more, inhabit Lake Manyara National Park.

The park is also home to more than 400 bird species and is known for the flamingos that inhabit the lake. During the wet-season, they populate the edges of the lake in flocks of thousands, however, they are not so present during the dry season.

After game drive in this small park then dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge if luxury lodges accommodation or Farm House if Luxury Tented camp accommodation or Heaven Nature camp if budget camping accommodation. Includes is Full Board.

Departure Day: Hotel to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Today transfer back to Kilimanjaro International Airport via Arusha City for night flight Breakfast and lunch only included.

8 Days Maasai Footsteps Trek

Arrival Day: Kilimanjaro International Airport to Arusha City.

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International airport then transfer you to Arusha city at the low slope of Mt. Meru where your hotel is allocated for bed and breakfast. The drive is a1 hour slow and safe drive.

Day 2: Arusha to Longido.

After your breakfast then transfer to the junction point of Longido meet with our staff and Maasai people at this point for a welcome song from Maasai people then walk for 8km to the camp for lunch. After your lunch, you will have a little walk around the area then back to the camp for dinner and overnight. Today includes Full Board.

The area is dominated by acacia plants some wildlife animals can also be seen such as Hyaena, Elephants, Klipspringer, Hare, Rock Hyrax, Lion, etc. You will experience observing Maasai grazing their livestock around the area.

Day 3: Longodo to Kitumbeine Camp.

Today after breakfast, we trek to Longido Big Rock 1800m a climb which takes 4 hours then back to the camp for bush hot lunch. We then board the vehicle for two hours drive then drop off from the vehicle and trek for 10km to Kitumbeine Camp via Kitumbeine Maasai village. During the climb to Longodo big rock, driving and last 10km walk you will able spot some wildlife such as hyena, elephants, klipspringer, hare, rock hyrax, lion, gerenuk, giraffe and Grant’s gazelle. You will have the opportunity to observe the Maasai grazing their livestock and their settlement around the village area. In the evening you will arrive at Kitumbeine Campsite with full board.

Day 4: Kitumbeine Camp to Nagarirat Camp.

After breakfast drive for 10min then drop off for 10km walk to Kitumbeine viewing point. At this point you will get the spectacular view of Mt. Kilimanjaro and Meru as well as the other volcanic parasites and plans around the area. After this walk then you will again start drive to Nagarirat swamp for hot bush lunch then have 1hour walking around the swamp where animal also be seen such as Giraffe, Grant Gazelle, Gerenuk, Ostrich then walk straight to the Nagarirat camp the camp which is allocated on the elevated place for a great sunset in the evening. Today Camping, breakfast, lunch & dinner are all included so it is Full Board.

Day 5: Nagarirat camp to Gelai Bomba camp.

After breakfast then you will have 25min walk to a really Maasai boma where you will stop for 2hours then learn how Maasai live in their boma and the way they use their area. Today you will have a trek in strong sun and dust for (10km) from Nagarirat camp to Gelai Bomba camp. Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast will be provided at this camp and it is included. This camp is allocated close to Gelai bomba village where different tribe of Tanzanian are settled but populated more with Maasai. A trek today will allow you to see Giraffe, Grant Gazelle, Gerenuk and maasai grazing their livestock. The area is dominated with acacia plants. Oldoinyo Lengai mountain will also be viewed from the distance.

Day 6: Gelai Bomba camp to Sunken Crater camp.

Trek in strong sun and dust for 18km through the Lava Plains with scattered acacia trees to Sunken Crater camp from Gelai Bomba camp. This is a great day because the plan influences to spot same animals such as Wildebeest, Zebra, Grant Gazelle, Ostrich, Goshawk, Kori Bustard as well as maasai grazing lam. Camping, breakfast, lunch & dinner included and they will be all available at the camp after arriving. The view of Oldoinyo Lengai Mountain will be seen very close today. Few maasai leave at this area.

Day 7: Sunken Crater camp to Engaruka camp.

After breakfast then trek in strong sun and dust for 15km through the Lengai Plains with scattered acacia trees then stop for bush lunch then drive for 20km to Engaruka camp for dinner and overnight. This is another great day because the plan influences to spot same animals such as Wildebeest, Zebra, Grant Gazelle, Ostrich, Goshawk, Kori Bustard as well as maasai grazing lam and few maasai boma.

Day 8: Engaruka camp to Lake Manyara National Park.

After breakfast, you will then have 2hours drive from Engaruka to Lake Manyara National Park then a game drive to Lake Manyara for a full day where different species of wildlife will be observed.

Leopards, Lions, Elephants, Baboons, Blue Monkeys, Dik-dik, Gazelles, Hippos, Giraffes, Impalas, Bushbucks, Buffalos, Wildebeests, Zebras and more, inhabit Lake Manyara National Park.

The park is also home to more than 400 bird species and is known for the flamingos that inhabit the lake. During the wet season they populate the edges of the lake in flocks of thousands, however they are not so present during the dry season.

After game drive in this small park then dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge if luxury lodges accommodation or Farm House if Luxury Tented camp accommodation or Heaven Nature camp if budget camping accommodation. Includes is Full Board.

 

Day 00: Hotel to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Today transfer back to Kilimanjaro International Airport via Arusha city for night flight Breakfast and lunch only included.

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