2 Days Cultural Tour and Longido Mountain climbing

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2 Days Cultural Tour and Longido Mountain climbing

The mountain is 2,637m. It is gentle but very spectacular. For the visitors, with very strong desire for adventure this is the place.

Day 1: Transfer from either Namanga Border, Moshi or Arusha to Longido Centre, then proceed to Kimokouwa campsite situated along a Maasai cattle trail that winds over the slopes of Longido Mountain visiting Maasai village enroute for dinner and overnight.
Descent on Longido

Day 2: Guided by Maasai warriors, leave the campsite early in the morning and follow narrow footpaths through a dense natural forest. After 3hrs, you arrive at the marvelous "Dawa ya Soup" (Medicine Soup) view point. From here, you will follow trails created by Buffaloes to reach the top in another 2 hrs climb. With loud cries, the Maasai guide warns the Buffalos that people are coming to avoid dangerous encounters. The views from the top are simply unbelievable. On clear days, you can see for more that 200kms and also view all Mountains of Northern Tanzania. The descend of the steep Mountain is another challenge. In 3 hrs time you arrive back in the campsite, have a rest and in another 1 ½ hrs, you reach the Jeep road where a car will pick you. Picnic lunch in action. In the late afternoon, time allows, you can join the Faraja Women Group for entertainment or proceed direct to your next destination.

NB: All the Maasai guides are young people who grew up in the area and can speak some English and if they can't speak further, they will use hand sign to show you the beauty of the area. They know all attractions and dangers and have received tourism training. On the walking safaris, the Maasai warriors are usually armed with knives and spears to protect the visitor and themselves. All guides must attend a Tour guide training seminar organized by the cultural tourism program and must ware an identity card as authorized

What's included

  • Accommodation as detailed in the itinerary
  • Airport pick up and drop off.
  • All meals noted in the itinerary. Each day generally includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner buffets consisting of both western and local dishes.
  • Transportation in standard game viewing safari vehicle complete with pop-up roof for easy viewing and photography.
  • Your driver/guide speaks English and has in-depth knowledge of the flora, fauna, landscape, and Kenyan culture.
  • A minivan outfitted with two-way, long range high frequency radio communications equipment.
  • Each minivan carries safari accessories including wildlife books, beanbags to support cameras on car doors and window sills, binoculars, a first-aid kit, an ice-chest, and a fire extinguisher.
  • Bottled mineral water during game drives.
  • Park entrance fees and game drives as noted in the itinerary.
  • All government taxes, levies, and fees
  • Pick up and drop off transfers

What's not included

  • Domestic and international airfares and departures taxes.
  • Personal communications charges for telephone calls, faxes, email, etc.
  • Tips and gratuities for your driver/guide.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. (Bottled mineral water is provided in the minivan while on game drives.)
  • Laundry services
  • Between meal snacks, parks, attractions, and events not included in your itinerary