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Experience the Maasai Culture in an Authentic Maasai Village

This exciting Online Experience will take you into the heart of Maasai life in Ewang'ani, an authentic Maasai village with located just 40 kms from Moshi and 55 kms from Arusha in the West-Kilimanjaro Maasai land. This your will enable you to virtually interact with members of the Maasai life and witness their culture and tradition, from their well known song and dances to the manner in which they build their traditional homes of Boma and how they share life within these enclaves. Rest assured that this tour will take place providing you the maximum education and excitement while alos maintaining respect and harmony vis a vis the Maasai tribe.

4 Reviews
From Moshi
Online Experience
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Africa
Upto 5 people
English
Highlights
  • Real-time experience streamed live from a Maasai village in Moshi, Kilimanjaro 
  • Understand the daily life and traditional practices of the Maasai people
  • Witness a cultural music and dance performance by the tribe


Description

Welcome to Ewang'ani Maasai Cultural Village - the authentic Maasai village with Maasai overnight facilities in Tanzania. Ewang'ani, located just 40 kms from Moshi and 55 kms from Arusha, provides a unique Maasai & wildlife experience in the West-Kilimanjaro Maasai land. This Online Experience aims to share with you the authentic Maasai life and culture in a traditionally built village (Boma). 

You must have seen pictures of them, adorned with the brilliant red, blue and purple patterns of the shukas they wear: the men with their spears, tall and proud; the women bejewelled with bright beaded earrings and scarves. The Maasai people are some of the oldest inhabitants of East Africa and live in small mud-thatched villages, surrounded by their cattle and smaller livestock. For hundreds of years, they have roamed the lands of Kenya and Tanzania, living a free, nomadic lifestyle. This unique tour will allow you to virtually meet and interact with the tribe and experience their culture and lifestyle. 

The first thing you will notice as you enter the village is the vivid colours of the Maasai’s garments. The bright shukas or sheets they wear contrast strongly with the greens and browns of the landscape. Adding to this display of colour is the brightly beaded jewellery – necklaces, bracelets and amulets that the women and men wear. During the tour, you will learn about the cultural significance of these handcrafted pieces, which are also used by the women who create them to express their identity and social status.

Virtually join in on the villagers as they engage in their well-known rhythmic call-and-response singing. Perhaps their most widely known dance is the "Adumu" or “jumping dance”, where the warriors form a circle with one person at the centre. This dancer will jump higher and higher to the rhythms of the singers. As he jumps higher, the singers will raise the pitch of their voices. You will get a chance to witness all this, and then some.

Standing in muted contrast to the colourful villagers, you will see the brown and grey tones of the Maasai’s houses, called "Bomas". These are essentially small structures with thatched roofs, and it is the job of the Maasai women to build these sturdy dwellings. The entire family cooks, eats, sleeps and socialises in this modest structure – even sharing space with small livestock. You will get a sneak peek inside their houses to experience a different kind of lifestyle. 

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • This tour involves travelling to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions
  • You can book this tour for 30 USD or book as a private tour for 150 USD and invite up to 10 friends and family to join this activity with you from all over the world
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Linus James

I am a passionate traveller, cultural enthusiast and tour guide from Moshi, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.

I have been living with the Maasai society for more than 15 years. As a friend and a guide, my knowledge, expertise, and experience from living with the Maasai society will be very handy on virtual tours across the territory. Join me on an exciting cultural tour of Africa's most famous nomadic tribe and authentic warriors. 

Tour Reviews
  • Andi Diamond

    Linus was the most generous guide and the community so welcoming. A truly worthwhile experience
    TourHQs organisation was perfect, including receiving a call ahead of the tour
    Thank you

  • Kelvin Wong

    We enjoyed a lot! It's an informative and fun virtual and interactive tour. Linus was very kind and invite the villagers to sing a birthday song to us. Seeing them dancing and singing was great fun to feel the energy and culture. The internet connection might drop from time to time due to the area though Linus was very patient and able to pick up where it dropped. So it didn't matter too much when you have such a guide able to keep the momentum and spirit up.

  • Devra Krassner

    This tour exceeded our expectations. The tour guide was fantastic. The people in the village were welcoming and friendly. The jumping dance and the tour inside one of the huts were highlights for us. Also learning about the medicinal herbs as I am an herbalist in the USA.
    One downside was lack of internet at times, which is understandable given that it is amazing that they have internet at all! Also, at times there was a language barrier, also understandable! I am recommending this tour to others, especially knowing how the income benefits the village. Linus James was amazing. I would like to get in touch with him. Also, we would like to know how to buy handicrafts and send money to the village.
    Thank you SO much for a meaningful experience!!!!

  • kevin phun

    Very pleased with Linus, clearly he has provided us a rather educational tour. My participants told me they enjoyed themselves. Wifi wasn't always very good but that is because it is in a village. A little more explanation on the various aspects of the Maasai culture would be even better. Overall, we liked the tour and i will be back with a different group soon!

From USD 30 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.