Olpopongi Maasai Cultural Village & Museum is the first authentic Maasai Boma and Museum with overnight facilities in Tanzania. Olpopongi provides a unique Maasai & wildlife experience in the West-Kilimanjaro Maasailand, Just 74 km from Moshi While at the village you will share the authentic Maasai life & culture. The income obtained from your tour supports local Maasai families with water, food, employment, personal income, medical treatments, and education. All Maasai – jewelry on sale is hand-made and produced by the local Maasai women of other nearby villages. All Museum tours & walking safaris are performed by experienced English-speaking Maasai guides.
In the morning we will pick you up from your hotel in Arusha. Afterward, you will undertake an approximate two and a half hours of 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 Maasai guide is explaining the 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 the 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 womengathers 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.
After hearing the rhythm of the bus the h drums the next morning, the breakfast with freshly baked rolls, jam, fruits, and an omelet 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.