Amazing African Safari with Appreciation to Nature

Day Tour to Oldonyo Sambu Maasai Village

You will be picked up at the Hotel/Lodge and drive to Oldonyo Sambu which is located 36 km northwest of Arusha on the Nairobi highway. The center of cultural activities is Oldonyo Sambu Market.

Cultural Programs in Oldoinyo 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 the worriers’ camp of meat-eating rituals or at the center of woman group specializing in making Maasai ornaments. The study walks to historic towers, tribal holy trees, and stranger water springs. Horse, donkey, and camel ride across Maasai Country.

Tour options available:

Half-day tour

The walking safari starts with a visit to a Masai boma to see the traditional lifestyle of the tribe. Hike up the Oldoinyo-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 Oldoinyo-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 Marabou’s 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 Oldoinyo Sambu Cultural Tourism (per person)
1 Person 2 Persons 3 Persons 4 Persons 5 Persons 6 Persons
$ 280 $ 165 $ 130 $ 110 $ 98 $ 90

Price includes:

  • Transport to and from the Hotel up to starting point.
  • Guiding fees
  • Local Lunch at the Village
  • Bottle of Mineral Water

Price excludes:

– Items of a personal nature such as passport, visa, and traveler’s insurance,

– Medical evacuation insurance.

– Tips to guides and driver-guide,