Welcome to Ewang'ani Maasai Cultural Village - the authentic Maasai village with Maasai overnight facilities in Tanzania. Ewang'ani, located just 40 km from Moshi and 55 km 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.