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8 Days Exploring the Maasai Culture in Tanzania - Visit Natives

Spend 8 Days Living with the Maasai in Tanzania. Learn of their cultures, traditional medicine and practices of livestock. Visit two villages on this once in a lifetime experience cohosted by Annina the owner of Visit Natives. 


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Expedition Details 

This is a unique opportunity to discover the authentic Maasai culture and beautiful African nature out of the beaten path and far away from the touristic routes. You’ll visit two Maasai villages in the Kilimanjaro district in secluded and remote savanna. You will dine every night under the African stars and sleep in a tent which takes you close to nature. You’ll observe and participate in singing and dancing with the Maasai warriors, learn about traditional bush medicine, Maasai wisdom, and traditions. This is a trip to make once in a lifetime. This trip gives back to the Maasai community as Visit Natives’ mission is to make traveling sustainable and responsible. Our vision is to empower indigenous peoples and help them to maintain their culture through small-scale tourism.

The expedition is escorted by Anniina Sandberg, who is the founder of the Visit Natives. She has an MA in African studies. You’ll visit the Maasai villages where she conducted her anthropological fieldwork. Anniina speaks fluent Swahili and Maa, and she takes care of all services during the trip. It’s like going to her Maasai home which you’ll feel too.


Trip Highlights

    • Discover authentic Maasai Culture
    • Learn about traditional bush medicine, wisdom and traditions of Maasai
    • Sleep under the African stars, close to nature
    • Meet, sing & dance with Maasai women in their traditional villages



June 2 – 9, 2019 (Discount 20% for this departure)

September 1 -8, 2019

November 24 – December 1, 2019


Day 1: Arrive into Arusha Transfer to Hotel 

Arrive in Arusha. Transfer to Karibu Heritage hotel, dinner together

Day 2: Departure to 1st Maasai Village 

Departure from Arusha early in the morning. Five hours drive to the first Maasai village. Welcoming celebrations and dinner in the wild bush.

DAY 3: Full Day with Maasai 

Spend an entire learning and experiencing the Maasai on your first full day at camp.

DAY 4: Warriors Bush Camp 

Going to the Maasai warriors bush camp. Dinner is a special Maasai barbecue. Sleeping in the savanna with the warriors.

DAY 5: Transfer to 2nd Maasai Village 

Transfer to the second Maasai village (by car, boat, and motorbike) Full day with the Maasai

DAY 6: Maasai Medicine Day 

Excursion to the bush to learn more on bush medicine and Maasai traditions

DAY 7: Return to Arusha 

Back to Arusha where we arrive in the afternoon. Transfer to Karibu Heritage hotel

Day 8: Transfer to Airport 

Transfer to Kilimanjaro airport.

Price:   $1699 per person

Min. 6, Max. 12 people

An additional itinerary for an extra cost

Day 8. Transfer to Manyara National Park. Enjoy game drives. Sleeping in a Maasai village in Mto wa Mbu.

Day 9. Full day in Tarangire National Park. Sleeping in a Maasai village in Mto wa Mbu.

Day 10. Full day in Ngorongoro Crater. Transfer back to Arusha in Karibu Heritage hotel.

Day 11. Transfer to Kilimanjaro airport.

Price:  $1299 per person
Min. 6, Max. 12 people


Available Dates
8 Days Exploring Maasai Culture in Tanzania

Jun 02 - Jun 09, 2019
From $1360 USD
Sep 01 - Dec 08, 2019
From $1699 USD
Nov 24 - Dec 01, 2019
From $1699 USD




Why we love Visit Natives

Visit Natives’ mission is to support sustainable tourism that benefits indigenous peoples directly. Visit Natives brings positive change in the world because it matters how we travel. Our cause is to help indigenous peoples like Maasai to maintain their culture and traditional livelihood through sustainable indigenous tourism.

By booking with Visit Natives, travelers become part of an effort to preserve indigenous cultures and to respect the fragile nature. Visit Natives works to advance our understanding of the world’s indigenous peoples and the nature they have a close relationship with.

Visit Natives believes in fair tourism where nature and local people are respected. From every stay booked with Visit Natives, the local Maasai families and community benefit the most.

Maasai FAQ’s

What’s Included on your Maasai Homestay ? 

  • Pick up and return to and from Kilimanjaro airport
  • 2 nights in Karibu Heritage hotel in Arusha
  • 5 nights in a tent
  • All  camping equipment including sleeping bags and mattresses
  • All park and camping fees (if you buy the extra package with a safari)
  • Inclusive food & beverages
  • A private Maasai chef
  • 4*4 jeep
  • Visits to 2 Maasai villages
  • Maasai guides, and an international guide who is an African researcher.
  • Flights and airport taxes. (Option we can organize a flight from your destination to JRO).
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Compulsory tips for guides, porters, and cook.
  • Entry visa for Tanzania (US $50 per passport holder for most nationalities / US $ 100 per visa for USA passport holders).
  • Health requirements (Yellow Fever – only compulsory if you travel to Tanzania via a Yellow Fever infected country, Meningitis & Hepatitis A remains optional but comes recommended).
  • Single supplement, for single tent/room, per trip $250.

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