Walking in the heart of the Maasai area

Hiking in hilly terrain in Northern Tanzania, cycling through Maasai area and swimming in hot springs. Rugged plains of otherworldly beauty and incredible vistas. You will not soon forget this active and impressive journey. The Great Rift Valley area has a lot to offer.

On this trip you will visit the city of Moshi and hike in the hilly area around the mountains Ol’Doinyo Lengai, Longido and Kitumbeine. Waterfalls in green mountains and hot springs in an arid and flat area, it is these extremes that you will love!

  • Travel schedule Click to view
  • Moshi Day 1 - 3
  • Momella Day 4
  • Longido Day 5
  • Kitumbeine Day 6
  • Nagarirat Day 7
  • Arusha Day 8
  • Amsterdam Day 9

Travel schedule

Would you like to hike in the hilly area in Northern Tanzania, visit cool waterfalls and also hot springs? Would you like to cycle there again through moon-like Maasai area? Without other tourists in the Great Rift Valley? Then this active and impressive journey suits you very well. You will visit the city of Moshi and its surroundings, as well as Arusha, Momella and Mount Ol’Doinyo Lengai. A journey from surprising extremes!

Moshi

The journey starts in Moshi, a pleasant city in the north of Tanzania with an attractive mix of African and Asian influences. You will be met at the airport and enjoy the first evening in a comfortable lodge, in the outskirts of the city.

The next day you will visit the impressive Chagga caves and beautiful waterfalls in the quiet village of Marangu, at the foot of Kilimanjaro. The 70m high Kuringe waterfall of crystal clear glacier water is very impressive. The afternoon continues with a visit to a coffee plantation to learn everything about growing and producing coffee.

You can fill in day 3 as you wish.

Momella

In the morning you will hop on your mountain bike to the hot springs of Rungai, 35 km from Moshi, just outside the town of Boma, in the heart of the Sanya Plains. You cycle here in 3 hours. These sources emerge in the middle of a dried out and dusty landscape. They are locally called Chemka (cooking), but are of a pleasant temperature!

Unfortunately, the water is full of fluorine, so it cannot be used as drinking water. The crystal clear, turquoise water is surrounded by palm trees and winding roots and provides a picturesque spot for a picnic and a swim. And the view of Kilimanjaro on a clear day is fantastic too.

After this you will get in the car and be taken to your accommodation in Momella, on the edge of the Arusha National Park.

Longido

After breakfast, you will drive to Mount Longido in about 3 hours. From here you walk to your first safari camp. After about 3 hours of walking, a delicious lunch is waiting for you. In the afternoon you can relax.

In the evening you will take a short walk to the Longido plains where there is a chance that you can see animals such as hyenas, elephants, gazelles, zebras etc.

Kitumbeine

In the morning you will drive for about an hour, before starting the next beautiful walk of about 10 kilometers. You walk through the Kitumbeine Maasai village to your next safari camp. During this walk there is a chance that you will see different animals, such as giraffes, zebras and deer species. You walk through the Maasai area, so you get to know the friendly local life up close; Maasai children with their livestock and the villages.

At the end of the afternoon you will arrive at the camp in a small village on the flanks of the Kitumbeine volcano, where you will enjoy delicious meals, drinks and stories by the campfire.

Nagarirat

In the morning you drive a short distance for a walk of 10 kilometers to Kitumbeine viewpoint. Here you have a great view of the mountains Kilimanjaro and Meru and the many other mountains in this area.

After this walk you will drive to the Nagarirat swamp, at the foot of the Ol Doinyo Lengai. Here you will enjoy lunch and then a walk of about an hour around the swamp. Giraffes, gazelles and ostriches live in this area. You walk on to the safari camp, located a little higher on the mountain, for a beautiful sunset before another beautiful evening under the African starry sky.

Arusha

From Nagarirat today you drive back to Arusha and you will be dropped off at the lodge.

You can use this afternoon and evening to explore Arusha.

Amsterdam

You will be picked up from your accommodation today and taken to Kilimanjaro Airport for a return flight to Amsterdam.

Do you want to see and experience even more? Then it is of course possible to extend this trip, for example to Zanzibar Island or with a walking and / or jeep safari in the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Ruaha or Selous / Nyerere or one of the other beautiful national parks in Tanzania.

Details of the trip

This safari with Explore Tanzania is completely private.
You travel with your party at your own pace and are accompanied by a professional safari guide from Explore Tanzania.

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Highlights

  • Chagga Caves at Moshi
  • Coffee tour at Moshi
  • Bike tour to Kikuletwa Hot Springs
  • 3-day trekking in hilly Maasai area
  • Maasai culture
  • View of ‘Ol Doinyo Lengai

Price indications

Comfort accommodations:
€ 1550 p.p. for 2 people
€ 1130 p.p. for 4 people
€ 980 p.p. for 6 people

This price can be lower in the low season, favorable exchange rate, the number of travelers and / or children. And higher at unfavorable exchange rates.

Including

  • All transfers
  • All accommodations and meals
  • Safari activities, walks
  • English speaking guide for bike ride and walks
  • Use mountain bike
  • Transport luggage
  • Domestic flights
  • Entrance fees National Parks
  • Flying Doctors insurance
  • Mineral water, coffee, tea and biscuits during safari

Excluding

  • International flight
  • Visa Tanzania
  • Travel and cancellation insurance
  • Tips
  • Contribution Calamity Fund € 2.50
  • Optional Activities

Gallery

Discover and experience the rugged north of Tanzania in a very unique and active way. Hike in hilly terrain, cycle through vast plains, experience the Maasai friendliness, and swim in cool waterfalls and hot springs!

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Moshi safari
Moshi safari
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Walking in the heart of the Maasai area
Walking in the heart of the Maasai area
Walking in the heart of the Maasai area
Walking in the heart of the Maasai area
Walking in the heart of the Maasai area
Walking in the heart of the Maasai area
Walking in the heart of the Maasai area
Walking in the heart of the Maasai area
Walking in the heart of the Maasai area
Walking in the heart of the Maasai area
Walking in the heart of the Maasai area
Walking in the heart of the Maasai area
Walking in the heart of the Maasai area
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Walking in the heart of the Maasai area
Walking in the heart of the Maasai area
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Walking in the heart of the Maasai area
Walking in the heart of the Maasai area

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