You can take a two day trip around the Olpopongi Village. This village is the place to get the best Masai cultural experience. The Village is located in the western side of the Kilimanjaro Mountain.
This place houses about 125 ethnic groups. It’s hard to imagine how they all coexist in the small space. You will find out how they live harmoniously when you visit this Olpopongi village.
The Masai is known for their cultural wear that includes a lot of beads and the unique hairstyles that are usually an expression of the stage of life.
The time you spend here will submerge you into the cultural experiences of the Masai.
You will spend the entire time with the locals and spend a night in the traditional Masai houses and eat the same food.
You will also be taken through the process of making these meals. The masai are majorly cattle keepers and their lives rotate around this.
Masai are very spiritual people and they believe in spiritual intervention in everything. They are known for their herbal medicine, arts, and dance.
Their nice cuisines also worth mentioning. Since they are cattle keepers, milk, beef and blood is part of the delicacies.
The masai spend most of their evenings on a campfire where they teach the young ones about culture and also buy sometime before they retire to their huts for the night.
Olpopongi Maasai Village Cultural Tour
This Olpopongi cultural village is the only authentic cultural village and more like a Masai museum which can give you a very good overnight cultural experience.
The Village is about 75 kilometers from the town of Moshi. The village will give you some wildlife experience from the Kilimanjaro which is in the vicinity with the Olpopongi Cultural village.
When you visit this viallge, you are supporting the community in providing, employment, food, clean water, medical treatment and Education.
The trips also help in conservation efforts in the area. There will be crafts and other handmade equipment that the women in the villages make, you can support by buying to add your contribution to the community.
The masai are trying to adjust from being just cattle keepers which almost brings in no money to other economic activities that have linked them to the rest of the world.
The guides in the community speak fluent English and you will have no worries about communication while here.
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