Program Overview

The 3 day walking program to  the  plains  around  Longido  mountains, 80 km north  of Arusha, features  an  insight  into  the traditions of  Masai  culture. The lush area is home to rare birds and animals.

The Itinerary includes:

  • A nature trail to spot birds
  • A climb to the impressive Longido mountain through a dense natural forest
  • Walking safari through the Maasai plains and over the slopes of Longido mountain
  • A visit to a traditional Maasai village
  • A tour of historical sites dating back to British colonial times

Our Guides:

  • The Local Guides are of the Masai tribe and will guide you well in English and where necessary sign language will be used. They have good experience in guiding tourists in the area and deep cultural insight.
  • Various excursions and tours can be booked through Tanzania Tourist Board-Tourist Information Office in Arusha or throughyour tour operator/travel agent/lodge and Hotel Operator or direct from our website

Program Details by Day
Day 1:  Bird  Walk Tour and  Masai  boma Visit

Longido is rich in birdlife.  Some  of  the  birds  seen  in  this  area starling  major,  red and yellow Barbet,  Masked Weaver,  Silver Bill  and  Secretary  Bird.

A  bird walk  through  the Masai  plains  starting  from  the town  of  Longido  to  the bomas  of  OI Tepesi  allows  you  to see  birds  as  well  as trees  and  plants  used  by  the  locals  to  make  food  and  medicines. Later, we will visit  a  Masai  boma  to see the  Masai  lifestyle and possible some traditional events.

Day 2:  Kimokouwa  Walk Tour and  Colorful Cattle Market Visit

A walking  safari  from  OI  Tepesi  to  Kimokouwa  along  a  cattle  trail . Gradually  climb  to  an  altitude  of  1,600m  to  get  panoramic  views  of  Mt. Kilimanjaro  and Mt. Meru.  Descend  to  Kimokouwa’s  green  “valley  of  wells” and  nearby  historic  British  grave. On Wednesdays, you can extend your stay by visiting the bustling and colorful cattle market.

Day 3: Longido Mountain Climbing

Early  next  morning , follow  narrow  footpaths  through  dense  natural  forests  for  three  hours to  reach  the  beautiful  ‘dawa  ya  supu’ or  medicine  soup  viewpoint. Another two  hours’  climb   leads  you  to  the  top  of  Longido  mountain  to  enjoy  fantastic  views  of  the other mountains  of   northern  Tanzania.  The descent back to the campsite takes about three hours. Finish with a meal with the FARAJA women’s group.

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