TRAVEL DIFFERENTLY ? LIVE A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE !IMMERSION IN THE HEART OF A MASSAI FAMILY
SPECIAL TRAVEL, RESPONSIBLE ECO TOURISM
SHARE LIFE OF A MAASAI FAMILY IN THE HEART OF THE SAVANNA
Native Maasai from Lake Natron area, in Northern Tanzania welcome you to their land to share their daily lives for a few days.
You can follow them in their transhumance to the highlands of the rift valley or find them at their local market in Engaresero village which is usually every Thursday to accompany them with their donkeys to their remote territories East part of Lake Natron.
With them you will wash in the river, milk the cattle, graze their animals to pastures, observe the birds at the lake, approach zebras and giraffes, be accompanied by curious children and admire the sunsets.
You will spend with them your evenings around wood fire, warriors will dance and sing with you, your guide will translate the stories and legends they sing.
You will learn to let yourself live as if you had always been part of the clan.
They will explain you about their ritual sites, age classes, the meaning different ceremonies they hold and many other secrets of their culture.
You will camp next to their huts or even indoors if you wish.
The soups will be prepared with medicinal plants and under the gaze of God "Lengai" hidden in the volcanic peak and very famous their area.
To accompany a Maasai family in these beautiful landscape is to return to the essentials and to the common values of all human beings. It is also to open one's heart to an authentic meeting in respect for each other regardless cultural difference
THREE REASONS TO CHOOSE THIS MODE OF TOURISM
SUPPORT THE MAASAIS
by fair tourism
The foundation of our approach in this region is to concretely and positively involve Maasai families. A respectful and fair goal so that the Maasais directly benefit from the profits generated by local tourism. The stays offered by Native Maasai are all managed in collaboration with the native families of the region. The families are chosen in turn so that each clan can participate This participative approach contributes, by the profits collected, to support their traditional way of life. The reduction of their land, the semi-sedentary lifestyle, reduces the number of cattle they can own, threatening their main source of income.
PRESERVE MAASAI CULTURE
The interest that tourists bring to Maasai encourages them to conserve their cultural heritage, traditions and customs. Very committed to preserving their traditions, they have so far resisted globalization, This resistance has helped to create among Westerners, a romantic vision of the Maasai model of life, considered as an example of harmony with nature. Their ancestral values and the perpetuation of their traditions are part of the heritage of humanity and today constitute their greatest wealth. Respectful tourism can help them concretely to face the many threats to their way of life such as sedentarisation, expropriation, global warming.
PROTECT THE SAVANE
The Maasais live in perfect harmony with nature, they preserve it and respect the fauna and flora. They do not hunt, do not fish, they eat only their own cattle (cow, goat and sheep). Their animals share their meager pastures with large herbivores such as zebra, wildebeest etc ... Wildlife has always been exceptionally preserved by their presence. It is also the case of the wild animals of the large animal parks of Tanzania and Kenya where the Maasais previously lived (Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Massai mara etc ...) The Maasais relationship with the nature is also spiritual. Their God "Lengai in maa" resides in the sacred mountain: the Ol Donyoi Lengai Volcano which stands majestically in the plain, at the edge of Lake Natron. Accompanying a Massai family in these landscapes filled with stories and beliefs, is also opening your heart to an authentic meeting in the respect of the otherness of each.
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EXTEND YOUR ADVENTURE IN OUR ECO LODGE
RESPECTFUL LODGE OF CULTURE
DISCOVER PROTECTED AREAS WITH A LOCAL GUIDE
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On the road of the great parks of northern Tanzania ... Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Manyara and Tarangire,
Lake Natron is a must where the flamingos by the thousands take flight in an enchanting ballet.
Along the majestic Rift Valley, Welcome to the Land of the Maasai people!
At the heart of a world where landscapes defy the imagination. Wildebeests, zebras and giraffes share the immense plains in perfect harmony with herds of cattle.
As if emerged from nowhere, near the shores of Lake Natron and at the foot of the majestic Ol Donyoi Lengai volcano,
Maasai giraffe Eco lodge opens its doors;
A haven of peace and greenery where Maasai warriors are a joy to welcome you, where tirelessly Local guides are waiting to escort you to discover the many outstanding activities the region offers.
Traditional rooms facing the volcano with terrace and private bathroom, a green camping air, a lake view restaurant, and a natural pool directly supplied by the river of Engaresero.
Live in our Lodge a unique, eco-friendly experience closer to the majestic nature and local families. Far from traditional circuits, a preserved, authentic and wild environment breathtaking!
an ideal stopover in your adventure quest!