You will be picked up at the Hotel/Lodge and drive to Oldonyo Sambu which is located 36 km north-west of Arusha on the Nairobi highway. The center of cultural activities is Oldonyo Sambu Market.
Cultural Programs in Oldonyo Sambu includes:
Short hikes up hills in the open plains to view the scenery of Maasai land and to see the high volcanoes of northern Tanzania which include Mount Kilimanjaro, Meru, Longido and Ketumbeine. Visits to traditional Maasai Bomas, markets and watering dams to experience real Maasai daily life. Courtesy call at the home of a traditional healer or at the worriers’ camp of meet-eating rituals or at the center of woman group specializing in making Maasai ornaments. Study walks to historic towers, tribal holy trees and stranger water springs. Horse, donkey and camel rides across Maasai Country.
Tour options available:
Half day tour
Walking safari starts with a visit to a Masai boma to see the traditional lifestyle of the tribe. Hike up the Oldonyo-Was Hill to view the surrounding plains and villages. Later, head to the center of Maasai women specializing in ornament making and to the historical tower, a reminder of colonialism. Trek to a holy fig tree and thereon to a water spring, then hike up the Mareu Hill to view Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru, Longido, Ketumbeine and Monduli. Rest in Maasai boma before heading to meet a traditional healer.
Full day tours
Hike up the Oldonyo-Was Hill, then rest in a Maasai boma before heading to meet a traditional healer. Visit the watering dams and a traditional meat camp or ‘Orpul’. Proceed to the fields and watch livestock in the lush pastures of the Maasai. Nearby is a zoo with Marabous storks, leopards and colobus monkeys. Time permitting, you will be shown the local method of beekeeping, proceed by hiking up Mareu Hill to view Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru, Longido, Ketumbeine and Monduli. Later, rest in a Maasai boma and visit a traditional healer. Go on to see the holy fig tree, water spring, meat camp and historic tower. End the journey with a meal prepared by the Maasai women. Later in the late afternoon leave and drive back to the Hotel/Lodge.
Prices / included services
|Pricing for the Oldonyo Sambu Cultural Tourism (per person)|
|1 Person||2 Persons||3 Persons||4 Persons||5 Persons||6 Persons|
|$ 280||$ 165||$ 130||$ 110||$ 98||$ 90|
- Transport to and from the Hotel up to starting point.
- Guiding fees
- Local Lunch at the Village
- Bottle of Mineral Water
– Items of a personal nature such as passport, visa, and traveler’s insurance,
– Medical evacuation insurance.
– Tips to guides and driver-guide,