CULTURAL TOURS

Experience a Maasai Village Encounter

Embark on an extraordinary journey with Safaris Africa United to delve into the rich tapestry of Maasai culture through an immersive village visit in Tanzania. The Maasai people, iconic ethnic guardians of East Africa, beckon you to partake in a profound exploration of their age-old traditions and vibrant way of life.

A Maasai village visit promises a captivating voyage into the heart of Maasai ethos, where you’ll uncover the essence of their customs, rituals, and daily routines amidst a backdrop of colorful attire and spirited dances.

What to Expect:

  1. Heartfelt Hospitality: Prepare to be embraced by the warm embrace of Maasai hospitality as vibrant singing and dancing greet your arrival. The Maasai community eagerly extends a hand of welcome, eager to share their heritage with honored guests.
  2. Traditional Attire and Adornments: Immerse yourself in the kaleidoscope of Maasai culture, adorned in their signature red «shukas» and intricate beadwork symbolizing age, status, and societal roles. Engage in beadwork demonstrations and acquire handmade treasures as cherished mementos.
  3. Exploration of Maasai Homes: Step inside traditional Maasai bomas, circular dwellings crafted from natural materials like wooden poles, mud, and cow dung. Gain insight into their harmonious yet pragmatic lifestyle as you explore these humble abodes.
  4. Pastoral Traditions: Witness the timeless bond between the Maasai and their livestock, central to their pastoralist existence. Observe traditional cattle-herding practices and learn about the integral role of livestock in Maasai culture.
  5. Cultural Revelry: Delight in mesmerizing performances showcasing Maasai dances, chants, and storytelling, weaving tales of heritage, folklore, and daily life. Immerse yourself in the rhythmic pulse of tradition as the Maasai share their captivating narratives.
  6. Exploration of Maasai Markets: Peruse vibrant Maasai markets, brimming with exquisite handicrafts, jewelry, and souvenirs lovingly crafted by local artisans. Your support not only sustains the local economy but also fosters cultural exchange and appreciation.
  7. Approach with Respect and Openness: As you embark on this cultural odyssey, honor the Maasai community with respect and cultural sensitivity. Embrace the privilege of being a guest in their midst, fostering meaningful connections and enriching your experience.

 

A Maasai village visit in Tanzania promises an enlightening and transformative journey, offering a rare glimpse into a resilient culture steeped in tradition amidst the winds of change. It’s an opportunity to celebrate the enduring heritage of the Maasai people and their profound harmony with nature’s majesty.

Location: Ngorongoro highlands
Duration: 3 hours
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    Flavio Toich
    Flavio Toich
    February 01 to 8th ,2024. We planned our Tanzania Safari 5 months in advance. Cornelius and his team was able to answer all of our questions . Within a reasonable time despite the time difference of 8 hours. He was always available to inform us 24 7 on choices of itinerary suggestions of the best places to visit . The logistics were very well organized with respect to flight arrangements (Nairobi, Tanzania), the choice of camps , accommodations (Safari), and Hotels (Zanzibar). We spent half a day visiting the Olduvai Gorge Museum. We spent 4 days on Safari . in Serengeti, Ndutu, ,Ngorongoro ,Tarangire and 4 days in Zanzibar. The Guides were very knowledgeable and respectful of our needs. The Safari surpassed our expectations. Lorian and Elias were professional guides . We recommend Africa Safari United for you're next Safari. We had a fantastic trip. Flavio and Amalfy
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    Karolina Killerska
    To były najwspanialsze wakacje w moim życiu.Zwiedziłam 65 krajów i Tanzania pozostaje w czołówce moich ukochanych krajów Dzięki firmie Africa Safari United,a w szczególności dzięki Laurian z którym spędziliśmy dwa tygodnie,który był dla nas przewodnikiem,przyjacielem i rodziną zobaczyliśmy piękno Tanzanii od każdej strony.Laurian to wspaniały,lojalny,szczery,oddany facet, jest doskonałym kierowcą,świetnym przyjacielem dla wszystkich kogo spotkaliśmy na swojej drodze. Safari przygotowane przez Cornelius było więcej niż doskonałe,hotele w których mieszkaliśmy Tortlis Camp oraz Pamoja przeszły nasze naśmielsze oczekiwania. To były moje najpiękniejsze wakacje.Asante sana♥️
    Cam Whalen
    Cam Whalen
    Would recommend anyone looking to go on Safari to go with Safaris Africa United! Cornelius was amazing throughout the planning and scheduling phase, always replying within minutes. He was very thorough when providing information on the parks and local information, and went out of his way to ensure our itinerary met all of our expectations. We were then blessed to have a fantastic guide named Mike, who made our safari enjoyable, clearly detailing incredible facts about every species we came across, as well as explaining local cultural customs. There are many safari operators out there, but after comparing notes with other travelers we met, I have no doubt that Safaris Africa United offer the best experience on the market!
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    Josie Lauzon
    Our Tanazia-Zanzibar adventure was memorable thanks to Safaris Africa United who coordinated our stay, travel and meals with much details, passionate about their work, very professional and friendly. Elias and Laurian were excellent drivers and have amazing knowledge of the wildlife and their beautiful country. It was an amazing amd memorable journey, still dreaming about it..and hope to return.💞
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    Joe Martorello
    Une équipe professionnelle a tout point de vue. Cornelius qui a organiser nôtre safari ainsi que notre séjour a Zanzibar était disponible en tout temps pour répondre a nos questions.Nos guides pour le safari, Laurian et Elias ont été formidable. Ils ont trouvé les bons endroits pour voir les different animaux et nous ont informés sur les habitudes de vies des différents animaux. Merci pour un séjour mémorable.
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    Samuel Ouellet-Carrier
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    Andrea F
    I did a 4-day safari with Cornel -- just the two of us! -- back in 2019 before he left a larger safari company to start Safaris Africa United. We made it to Lake Manyara, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Crater in our limited time. I cannot say enough good things about Cornel as a safari guide and a travel companion. I had a wonderful wildlife-viewing experience -- including a special morning with just us a lion pride at Lake Manyara! -- and Cornel was wonderful company. It was like having an awesome road trip with a new friend, and the whole experience was a dream come true. He is professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and always on the lookout for how to make the experience excellent.
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    Laia Camps
    La comunicación fluida con Cornelius y Mónica nos dio la confianza de contratar Safaris Africa United para un tour a través de varios parques naturales en la zona norte de Tanzania (Tour Faru). Un tour que con el coche privado y la atención especial de nuestro guía, Tesha, permitió que toda la familia disfrutara de esta experiencia. Mencionar que mi madre, llegó a Tanzania en silla de ruedas y muletas a causa de un accidente antes del viaje, y tanto Cornelius como Tesha, hicieron todo lo posible para que disfrutase al 100% del viaje. Tanzania es un país maravilloso, su gente, flora, fauna... te deja sin palabras. Una experiencia inolvidable para toda la familia.
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    Elena Delgado Oliva
    Acabamos de aterrizar en España de nuestra primera experiencia en un safari. No queremos esperar más a poder dejar nuestra opinión por aquí, ya que queremos compartir lo vivido. La elección con la agencia ha sido un 10, tanto la gestión con Monica, Cornelius y nuestro guía y chofer Tesha, así como con las personas que hemos coincidido en los diferentes alojamientos. Cabe destacar la amabilidad tan grande y la entrega de todos ellos, nos hicieron sentirnos protagonistas de esta experiencia. Nuestro guía Tesha, y gran conductor, hizo que esta experiencia nunca se nos olvide. Nos volvemos sintiendo mucha gratitud, y con tranquilidad de saber que no podríamos a ver elegido algo mejor.
    lisa sundin
    lisa sundin
    How do you sum up what makes a trip of a lifetime? With the dream team consisting of Elias Mungure and Laurian Basso from Safaris Africa United, thats how! My husband and I were so excited to be traveling together with the rest of my family of 9 to Tanzania for a highly anticipated three week trip. My parents had been lucky to have traveled to the area before and were most fortunate to have Elias as a guide back then. They became friends and kept in touch over the years. Together with Cornelius Lyamuya at Safaris Africa United they planned a most spectacular trip for our family. For our first safari day we went to Tarangire National Park. After spending the night in Karatu, we then continued through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area up to the western part of central Serengeti. For the next three nights we stayed at Pamoja Luxury Camp from where we did game drives all day. After Serengeti, we spent another night in Karatu to visit the Ngorongoro Crater for a day. On the way back to Arusha, we stayed one night at Ngare Lodge in Mto wa Mbu to do a village tour and also visit a Masaai village outside Mto wa Mbu. I feel like a trip like this could go in many different directions, and perhaps the most important thing that you can’t always control is how knowledgeable and attentive your guides are, and on this trip we very much had the dream team. Both Elias and Laurian are extremely knowledgeable, not only about every single possible animal (that their trained eyes can seemingly spot miles away) but also about all the flora and landscape, the culture and history of the region and how everything is connected. They’re both excellent drivers, speak perfect English and are so well adept, multifaceted and knowledgeable that we joked they would also even pilot our plane home. Apart from all their deep knowledge they are also extremely kind, courteous, friendly, funny and super attentive. To be able to be that to 9 people, in a family consisting of three generations and have every single person walk away being deeply satisfied about their experience surely is no small feat. This was not just a vacation, it was truly a life changing experience and it was that because of the endless efforts that our trusted guides put in. Elias and Laurian we cannot thank you enough for giving us this most precious gift. We saw it all, the Big Five (Black Rhino included), a close up hunt from three beautiful lionesses just before the sun was setting which was pure magic, overall no less that 50 lions, cheetah, leopard, serval, so many elephants (we even had elephants walk straight by our tent one night in our camp), giraffes, zebras, water buffalo, hippos, crocodiles, antelopes, mongoose, ostriches, monkeys, baboons, flamingos, cranes, eagles, a wildebeest migration, impala, hyenas, warthog, secretary bird…..the list goes on and on. We also saw vast endless landscapes with so many beautiful trees, views that took your breath away, both in scale and beauty. We had excellent local Tanzanian food, danced and laughed together with the Masaai. Overall, we had so many amazing moments on this trip that it’s hard to summarize. I will forever cherish our safari and never forget what a privilege it was to get to experience it all. Not only seeing and learning about the many different animals, but also experiencing the wonderful spirit and kindness of the Tanzanian people. Its humbling to be reminded that we are all very much connected to each other and to our planet despite our many cultural differences. It was wonderful to see that “circle of life” in it's true form up close and personal, and experience that connection between the people, the land, the animals and the flora and fauna. Honestly, all I can really say is 'don’t hesitate, just go'! And, really look no further than Safaris Africa United. They are the absolute best at what they do and I really can’t recommend them highly enough. Asante Sana, Elias & Laurian, you truly are the dream team, and we can’t wait to see you again! All our very best, Lisa Sundin & Simon Dunsdon

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