Maasai steps at Monduli juu

The Maasai is one the most fa6mous and interesting tribes in Africa. The Maasai are mostly found in Tanzania and Kenya. Although, can be found in other parts of the southern Sahara as well. Maasai are not from the Bantu speaking group of people, but rather they originate from the Nilotic people of the northern Sahara (Ethiopia).

The Maasai are very rich in culture. They have been practising their style of life for hundreds of generations. The Maasai are traditionally nomadic meaning they are animal keepers and have been moving from one place to the other with their animals in search of green pastures and water. The Maasai have not established a “King leadership” in their society. Instead the Maasai society has been able to encourage and establish a system called “the age set system”. In this system, age is what will determine the position and the responsibility of a Maasai in their society.

Monduli Juu is situated 50km from Arusha town. It is one of the homelands of the Maasai where visitors can observe them in their natural day-to-day lives. This area does not see as much tourism compared to Manyara, Ngorongoro and the Serengeti. If you decide to visit, you will be considered a guest by the Maasai. With that, you can also invite the Maasai to your campsite “the
Norcumat camp site” which in the Great Rift Valley escapement. They will entertain you with local dance performances. From the Norcumat camp, there is a beautiful view of Mt, Meru, Kilimanjaro and the Ol Doinyo Lengai “Mountain of God” in the Maasai language which, by the way, is means an active volcano.

If you have time to walk down the escapement and hike on the floor of the Great Rift Valley, you may see zebras, giraffe, ostriches and antelopes.

Usambara mountains
These are a range of Mountains laying about 300km in the north east of Tanzania near the Ocean and Tanga region.

These mountains reach a height of 2700m. The Shambaa is the tribe found on these mountains and the Shambaa people have been farmers for many generations observing many traditions and values in their culture.

Lushoto town is the Main town on the Usambara Mountains. The town rests at an altitude of 1500m. The walk from
Mombo town, which is right at the base of the mountain, to Lushoto will also give you breathtaking views. The walk is about 25km and along the way you will enjoy views of the interlocking spurs with the waterfalls, as well as the Blue Monkeys.

The weather in the Usambara Mountains is cool and temperate all year around. The climate helped the Germans to make Lushoto their capital during the colonial time. They called Lushoto ‘Wilhemstal’ (after the German Kaiser).

Kilimanjaro Route

* Machame Route
* Marangu Route
* Umbwe Route
* Lemosho Route
* Rongai Route

Safari Game Drive

*Arusha National Park
* Serengti National Park
* Ngorongoro Conservation
* Tarangire National Park
* Manyara National Park
* Mikumi National Park
* Selous national park
* Mkomazi national park

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