Maasai Trek Rift Valley Tanzania
Maasai trek Tanzania adventures takes 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 Tanzania Travel and Safari Company.
- 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 game drive of your life time.
- 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 trek by our expedition cook. Trek led by qualified Tanzanian Leader who speaks English fluently, Great opportunity to trek with Maasai warrior(s).
Day to day Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive at Kilimanjaro airport and transfer to hotel in Arusha (55 minutes) Hotel & dinner included
Day 2: Transfer to foothills of Mt Longido and trek 10km into Big Rock camp) Camping, breakfast, lunch & dinner included
Day 3: Trek from Longido to Kitumbeine camp (25km) Camping, breakfast, lunch & dinner included
Day 4: Trek from Kitumbeine to Nagarirat camp(10km) Camping, breakfast, lunch & dinner included
Day 5: Trek across Dustpans of Nagarirat to Gelai village (10km) Camping, breakfast, lunch & dinner included
Day 6: Trek Sunken Crater & the Lava Plains. (22km) Camping, breakfast, lunch & dinner included
Day 7: Ngorongoro crater game drive. Hotel, breakfast, lunch & celebration dinner included
Day 8: Transfer back to Arusha and Kilimanjaro airport for night flight Breakfast and lunch only included.
NET RATE PER PAX RATE FROM USD 2,631
MINIMUM REQUIRERED PAX NUMBER IS 5 PAX.
Meals as specified in the itinerary (see above), cook, transfers to and from airport, transfers to and from trek, camping equipment, campsite fees, 2 nights accommodation in 3* hotel in Arusha, English speaking local guide, porters, drinking water on trek.
Tips for guides, lunches in Arusha, services of a local paramedic doctor sightseeing entrance fees, bottled water, soft drinks or alcoholic beverages, international flights, travel insurance, water purifying tablets.
Extra night of accommodation in Arusha USD 180 per person