Longido Cultural Tour Programme.
Welcome to the extensive plains around longido mountain, where you can experience all facets of traditional Maasai culture and spot rare birds and animal
Experience real maasai culture through:
Walks to the refuge of birds, like weavers , sunbirds, barbets and turacos.
A climb to the impressive longido mountain, throung a dense natural forest.
Walking saafaris through the Maasai plains and over the slopes of Longido mountain.
Slip tea in a maasai boma and again insight into the culture and daily life of the maasai.
visit the historic sites from british colonial times.
The profit will be used to improve primary education facilities in Longido.
Half Day Tour
You make a “birdwalk” on the Maasai plains from the town of Longido to the bomas of Ol Tepesi. The maasai guides will help you to spot many colourful birds and also show you trees and plants that they use for making food and medicines. At Ol Tepesi , which is the maasai word for acacia tree, the guides will invite you to the maasai boma and show their traditional way of life. Since it is known that the cultural tourism sponsored the cattle dip and is now investing in the primary school, you always get a warm welcome . Back in Longido the guides will explain to you all the things you always wanted to know about Maasai culture.
Full Day Tour:
The one day tour adds a walking safari from Ol Tepesi to Kimokouwa , a long narrow maasai cattle trails, that winds over the slopes of Longido mountain. In two hours time you gradually climb from the plains at an altitude of 1200 metres to a view point at 1600 metres. On clear days you have a beautiful view of mount kilimanjaro and Meru , and once you have arrived at the north side of the mountain you can oversee the Maasai plains deep into Kenya. The last hour you descend to Kimokouwa’s green valley of wells’. Nearby you can visit a historic British grave. In one and a half hours walk you can reach a jeep road where a car drive you back to Longido centre.
On Wednesday you can extend you stay with a visit to the bustling colourful cattle market.
Tourist with strong legs longing for adventure can climb the 2637 metres mountains.
The first day you walk to the campsite of Kimokouwa.
Guided by Maasai warriors you leave the campsite early in the morning and follow narrow footpaths through a dense natural forest. After three hours you arrive at the marvelous ‘Dawa ya supu’ (medicine soup) view point. From here you will follow trails created by buffaloes to reach the top in other two hours climb. With loud cries the Maasai warm the buffaloes that peoples are coming to avoid dangerous encounters.
The view from the top are simply unbelievable. On Clear day you can see for more than 200kms and view all mountains of Northern Tanzania. The descent of the steep mountain is another challenge. in three hours time you arrive in the campsite, have a rest and in another hour and half you reach a jeep road where a car is waiting for you. In the evening you can enjoy a meal with the Faraja Women’s group.