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Eco/Culture Tours -Longido Maasai Village Hiking

The Longido is about 90 kilometers north of Arusha Town. It is one of the places to visit and see Maasai and other tribes like Wa-Arusha. Visitors have a chance to see cattle being auctioned in the market and how local people (Maasai and Wa-Arusha) conduct that business traditionally. the Maasai are benefiting from 'green' tourism by organizing tours of the mountains and plains near their community.

Maasai

The tour guides fill visitors with fascinating information about history, culture, and the natural world. And visitors get to enjoy a traditional meal prepared by Masai women. A portion of the tour fees go into a village fund that finances local development projects. Longido offers a guided tour hiking to Kimokouwa, along with Maasai cattle trail, that winds over the slopes to the summit of Longido mountain. there is a chance of viewing wildlife such as the elephant and buffalo. It is also famous for camel-back safari, which can be arranged as an optional in your safari package. the tour can take half a day to a week, depending on your wishes.

The safari takes you through the plains that are home to different species of birds; mountains around the area (Longido and Ol Doinyo Lendaree) with beautiful terrain that allows hiking to take place. Depending on a person's physiology, hiking can be done just for one day to the top. Once at the top you have a good view of mount Meru and Kilimanjaro Mountain as well as Maasai plain in Kenyan Side on a clear day.

Get a Chance to see and learn a little more about the pride of Masai Pastoralists in Tanzania.

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View Usambara Mountain
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View Saadani
View Bagamoyo
View Longido Maasai Village Hiking
View 4 Days Walking with Hadzabe combined with safaris
View Longido Mountain Trekking
View 9 Days Safari & Culture Tour


More Tours:

Pare - Mountains

Mghimbi caves and malameni rock – In the 19 th century the caves where used by indigenous as a hiding place. This was the colonial era whereby people where taken to Europe and America as slaves. With our guides we will hike the Malameni rock and he will tell us a tale about the rocks. The main story is of about a thousands children were sacrificed to the gods to appease the evil spirits.

Marangu – Mamba village

Marangu village is one of the famous villages for those who have climbed the highest mountain in Africa Mountain Kilimanjaro. The headquarters of the mountain are located to this village rich in different waterfalls acquire its water source from the mountain. Come and visit the home and memorial of the late Yohana Lauwo, a Marangu native who accompanied Dr. Hans Meyer on the first recorded climb of Kilimanjaro in 1889. Read the original books of Mr. Lauwo, who lived for an astonished 124 years. While in Marangu one can learn more about the chagga culture by visiting a traditional chagga house made of straw roofing. Also the traditional food made by bananas and local brew known as Mbege can be tasted.

Mamba

The place is an ideal for keen bird watchers and nature lovers. It's greenish with more than seven waterfalls such as ndoro waterfall among others. The land is rich in it Flora due to the volcanic soil from Kilimanjaro with different kind of fruits and vegetables grown by villagers. Visit passes ancient sights which remind of clan wars and historic legends. During the 19 th century Maasai tribe travel all the way to Chagga land to ride cattle. They believed that they are entitled to own all cows. This led to the war as the Chagga had to resist women and children where taken to large hiding caves. The caves are still there up to date. The captive where used to teach the Chaggas how to make the traditional spears which is still on use by the blacksmith of the village.

Londigo - Arusha

The Londigo village is located in north of Arusha along the Arusha – Namanga main road. The residents are the Maasai tribe with the same living nature as the others but the environment has a lot to offer. The vegetation of longido covers plain grassland to the acacia trees with animals such as buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, gazelles, and gerenuk to the mountains. Maasai guides will escort you to the mountain for a half day tour. Also after a trek tourist can visit the Maasai bomas and get chance to learn their culture.

Mkuru

The village is located north side of Mountain Meru near the Momela gate. The inhabitants of the area are the warriors Maasai tribe. With their scattered house around the area are the populations of camel over a hundred. The village is popular for its camel safaris. Also one can hike to the Ol doinyo Landaree the little mountain that looks like a pyramid. The game can be view also with wild animals like zebras and giraffes escorted by Maasai warriors' guides. Mkuru has numerous birdlife including the red and yellow barbet, fischers and rufous crowned roller among others.

Babati and Hanang

South of Lake Manyara National Park located the Babati district which is famous for its fertile land and many food crops are grown to the region. Babati has numerous sites to visit. They include the Mbuyu wa Mjerumani (The Germans Baobab Tree) where the local people and Germans fort during the colonial era. The district is within the African Rift Valley escarpment. The Magara waterfalls are fascinating falls with huge rocks and sandy around. Plans are undertaken to introduce a parachute from the hill down the falls. Mountain Hanang makes the fourth highest mountain in the country standing at 3148 meters and can be climbed for a day with an assistance of porters and guides. Around are the Barbaig people whose traditional culture is still uncharged and unspoiled. They have chosen to continue with primitive mode of production. Barbaig are social and one can interact with them. Also a climb to Bambaay hill will give you a room to view clearly the beautiful Rift Valley landscape with Lake Manyara and Lake Babati.

 

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