Maasailand Cultural Village Day Trip from Arusha

Maasailand is a multicultural village set amongst the pristine bushveld and rocky hills less than an hour’s drive north of Arusha Town. Live the experience of the vibrant and colorful traditions of the Maasai, Hadzabe, Chagga and Sandawe peoples on a four hour afternoon tour.

See traditional Maasai, Engaruka, Mkuru, Ol Donyo Lengai and Chagga villages. See the Maasai tribal dancers and enjoy a pan African feast with delicacies from north, east and southern Africa.

Situated at Maasailand are five traditional homesteads: the Maasai with their fighting sticks and cozy beehive huts; the Chagga with their perfectly thatched rondawels and distinctive white blankets; the rhythmic drums and whistles of the Pedi tribe; the conical straw hats and thick, colored blankets of the Sandawe; and the colorful homes of the Nyamwezi.

Families live their traditional peaceful lives and inhabit each homestead at Maasailand. Maasailand is a Bantu word that means, “Warrior”. It was made famous by the great leader and founder of the Southern Maasai Villages, Morani. During the terrible Majimaji Rebellion by Kinjeketile Ngwale, refugees from many nations joined him and were saved by him.

Maasai Cultural Village awaits those willing to participate in an adventure that reveals the mystical cultures and traditions of the people of Africa, steeped in tribal folklore and ancestral traditions. Their culture is the light of the Tanzanian nation: “Whoever walks here amongst our cultures at Maasailand can also see the light”.

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees.
  • Hotel pickup and drop off.

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks, unless specified.
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Coaches are not wheelchair accessible.
  • A minimum of 2 people is required for this tour to operate.

Recent Reviews of this Tour

  • An absolute must see. I was concerned this activity would be “Disney-esque” but it provided us with a real sense of the history of the black African people in this country, which we found to be a useful reference as we met new people throughout our trip. As a bonus, the food was wonderful (don’t be afraid to try the crocodile or the octopus) and the scenery on the drive from Arusha was beautiful.