Olpopongi Maasai Cultural Village & Museum
Welcome to”Olpopongi” Maasai Cultural Village &Museum – the first authentic Maasai Boma with Maasai-Museum & overnight facilities in Tanzania. “Olpopongi” provides a unique Maasai & Wildlife experience in the West-Kilimanjaro Maasailand; Just 74 km from Moshi and 85 km from Arusha. Spend your day & night in the authentic Maasai-Village “Olpopongi” and share 24 hours with native Maasai. You will able to do a Museum & Village Tour, have a Traditional Lunch, take a Walking Safari in the Maasai territory, learn about Maasai hunting techniques and about incredible natural medicine, plus an evening program with Maasai ceremonies, a Campfire & BBQ and breakfast the following day.
Day 1: Arusha – Olimpopongi Maasai Village
In the morning we will pick you up from your hotel in Arusha. You will undertake an approximate two and a half hours scenic drive along the slopes of West Kilimanjaro. Up to the Maasailand near Tinga-Tinga. After arriving at „Olpopongi“ Maasai Village a group of pleasant Maasai and the Village Chief welcomes you with a chilled welcome drink.
During a walk through the village, your personal Maasai guide is explaining life. Past, and today’s life of the Tanzania Maasai. Get more information about the culinary culture of the Maasai while tasting a traditional tea (chai) prepared on the wood fire. A tasty lunch with a variety of local food highlights will end the activities inside the village.
The afternoon starts with an exciting & very educational walking safari across the nearby bush. Maasai warriors will guide you along their paths and explain to you typical medicinal plants, extraordinary trees, tracks, and local wildlife. In addition to that, the usage of local tools, hunting techniques, and fire preparation is a part of your unforgettable bush excursion.
Coming back to the village, the well-deserved break is accompanied by freshly brewed coffee & cake. During the sunset a group of Maasai men and women gathering around for the traditional singing & dancing performances. A great BBQ-Buffet right at the campfire and the „get together“ with your already known Maasai friends, will provide you an unforgettable evening under the (mostly) starry sky.
The evening will find the end at your private Maasai house on traditional beds with comfortable mats & blankets
- Olimpopongi Maasai House
- Budget House in Olimpopongi village
- Meals & Drinks :
- All meals included
- ( Drinking water)
Day 2: Olimpopongi Village – Arusha
After hearing the rhythm of the bush drums the next morning, the breakfast with freshly baked rolls, jam, fruits, and an omelette of your choice is waiting for you! Later, during the still early morning, the tour is over and it’s time to say goodbye with many new impressions in your mind. Your driver will bring you back to your hotel in Arusha.
- MealsLunch, BBQ-Dinner & Breakfast.
- Additional Services