1 Days from$150 p/p in USD
Guided, Large Group, Small Group
This village cultural visit will give you a very good experience of Masai culture and Wa-Arusha, learning their way of life. You will also visit one of the public primary schools, where you will learn about the education system in the country, as well as local farms to learn about domestic ways of farming. You will see a performance from the Masai Cultural Dancing Group, visit Orpul, where you will witness how Masai slaughter goats and sheep and participate in preparations, as well as eating and drinking soup mixed with traditional medicines. You can also take part in a tree planting project, visit the biggest waterfall in Arusha about 70 m high and enjoy a traditional lunch prepared by the women in the village.
Safari types:Cultural Safari, Educational Safari, Guided Safari
Activities:Village Visit, Cultural Experience
Getting around:Transfer Vehicle
Start/end:Start in Arusha, end in Arusha
Price Per Person – USD
From USD 150 per person
- Transport to and from the village
- Services of a local English guide
- International flights and visa
- Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
- Accommodation in Arusha/Moshi
- Tips to your guide and driver
- Personal expenses
- This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘East Africa Greenman Tours & Safaris‘
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- Display price is usually based on two people sharing
- ‘East Africa Greenman Tours & Safaris‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
- All itineraries are subject to availability
Our driver/guide will pick you up from your hotel in Arusha and transfer you to Ilkidinga Village which lies under the foot of Mount Meru 10 km north of Arusha town. It is 30-45 minutes from your hotel to the village. On arrival after signing the visitor’s book, you will get a briefing about the Waarusha people and the Masai culture in general. From here the tour starts.
The people of Ilkidinga will offer you the following:
- A warm welcome in a local household.
- Visit the primary school (you may bring pens, books, etc)
- Walk to a view into the culture of the Wa-Arusha.
- You will visit a boma, and get an idea of how the Masai live together with cows in the same house.
- Visit the blacksmith (knife makers) and learns how to make Masai knives and their uses.
- Walk through the farms where people produce crops such as coffee, bananas, vegetables, etc.
- You will take a rest at impressive viewpoints overlooking Arusha town.
- Walk along narrow footpaths, cross a canyon, and the Ngarenaro river, and climb small hills.
Estimated driving distance: 45 minutes
Activities: Guided walking tour