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Olpopongi - Maasai Cultural Village & Museum

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Address: Moshi, Tanzania
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Welcome to "Olpopongi" Maasai Cultural Village & Museum - the...

Welcome to "Olpopongi" Maasai Cultural Village & Museum - the first authentic Maasai Boma with Maasai-Museum & overnight facilities in Tanzania. "Olpopongi" provides a unique Maasai & Wildlife experience in the West-Kilimanjaro Maasailand; Just 74 km from Moshi and 85 km from Arusha.

Our aim is YOU to share the authentic Maasai life & culture in a 100% traditional built village (Boma) with a unique museum, rather than taking tourists to private Maasai-Villages and destroy the Maasai native homes, behaviors and environment. Our Eco-Tourism Tours do provide the maximum respect to the Maasai tribe and a maximum education & excitement to our valuable clients.

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Great insight into Maasai culture

We were made most welcome at this simulated Maasai village. There are traditional huts to stay in but we were just on a day visit. Very educational talk and walk in the bush... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Allan J
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were made most welcome at this simulated Maasai village. There are traditional huts to stay in but we were just on a day visit. Very educational talk and walk in the bush looking for plants they use for medicine.

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

Went here on a service learning trip with 25 students and three other adults. Such a great place. It was so informative and the lunch was fantastic!

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Zadar, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

We booked an overnight tour in Olpopongi village and had really special and good time there. They welcomed us with dance and mango juice. After that we saw our places to sleep and after that we went to school to learn about their culture. Their english is very good and they explain everything, you can ask them a lot od... More 

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Moshi, Tanzania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

I learned so much according maasai culture also i got learn about surrounding,vegetation,also a day with maasai was great experience.

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Shelton WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This was a wonderful experience, from the little museum (plus lecture) to the bushwalk. Everyone was friendly and helpful, and if there was a little pressure to purchase souvenirs we were okay with it. The boma (house) is ingeniously designed, and it was much more comfortable than we expected. We were very glad however to have brought flashlights as of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

A day with the Maasai is a great experience. The stories, the village, the 'tea at grandma's house' and the bush walking safari are a great memory.

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Thank Ingrid H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

We learned so much about the Maasai during our visit. We also got to learn about the surrounding vegetation during our "bush walk" and had a wonderful lunch, dinner, and breakfast. We opted to stay overnight, which we really enjoyed, although we didn't have a great night sleep (still jet lagged though). We spent the night by the fire and... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016

Ashante tours handled our cycling safari from Simba farm to Olpopongi. Not knowing what to expect, but everything was perfect. The Boma has several grass thatched huts that every cool at night, the food is great and so is the whole masai experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

In April, as part of our inclusive tour of Tanzania, we were greeted with a lovely song and chant by the people from the Olpopongi Maasai village, and a warm smile and welcome from Freddy, who welcomed questions and our desire to take pictures of anyone or anything we were seeing. The village itself, a life-sized model of a real... More 

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Milton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016

I loved getting to meet Freddy and everyone else, as well as getting to sit and talk with Coco and drink tea. I loved getting to hear about everything they had to teach us, it was a really fun and interesting day. We went on a bush walk, learned how to throw a spear and got to purchase some handmade... More 

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