The highlights of a tour to the area include:
- A nature trail to spot birds
- A climb to the impressive Longido mountain through a dense natural forest
- A walking safari through the Maasai plains and over the slopes of Longido mountain
- A visit to a traditional Maasai village
- A tour of historical sites dating back to British colonial times
Half Day Tour
Longido is rich in birdlife. Some of the birds seen in this area starling Major, Red and Yellow Barbet, Masked Weaver, Silver Bill and Secretary Bird. A bird walk through the Maasai plains starting from the town of Longido to the bomas of OI Tepesi allows you to see birds as well as trees and plants used by the locals to make food and medicines. Later, visit a Maasai boma to see the Maasai lifestyle.
Full Day Tour
Add to the bird walk, a walking safari from OI Tepesi to Kimokouwa along a cattle trail. Gradually climb to an altitude of 1,600m to get panoramic views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru. Descend to Kimokouwa’s green “valley of wells” and nearby historic British grave. On Wednesdays, you can extend your stay by visiting the bustling and colourful cattle market.
Longido Mountain Climb
Walk to the campsite of Kimokouwa and go for the full day tour.
Early next morning, follow narrow footpaths through dense natural forests for three hours to reach the beautiful ‘dawa ya supu’ or medicine soup viewpoint. Another two hours’ climb leads you to the top of Longido Mountain to enjoy fantastic views of the other mountains of northern Tanzania. The descent back to the campsite takes about three hours.
Income from tourist visits will be used to improve the primary and secondary school classrooms, teachers’ houses and water projects.
Please Contact Us for more information and to arrange your cultural tour to Longido.