All Things Maasai 2 Days Tour
$530pp 7-16 years
Free 6 years and under
All Things Maasai is a tour in the Magical Kenya Signature Experience Collection – curated, unique, authentic and exceptional once-in-a-lifetime Kenyan travel experiences accredited by the Kenya Tourist Board (KTB)
On this One Horizon 2-day cultural safari you visit a traditional Maasai village to engage with these amazing people who make up the colourful tapestry of tribal life in Kenya. This interactive experience allows you to meet the infamous warriors, village elders and Maasai women, and take part in some of their daily activities to learn about their traditional way of lifethat has not changed for centuries. You will be invited to become an honorary member of the Maasai, and learn how to throw a warrior’s spear, create decorative jewellery, and join in their vibrant singing and dancing. It’s a wonderful opportunity to gain an insight into Kenyan rural life and share and listen to stories and beliefs with individuals from a completely different world and culture.Book Now Enquire Now Download PDF
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Become an Honorary Maasai
Begin the day with a drive into the magnificent Maasai heartland where you will be met by one of the Maasai village elders, Daniel. He will take you on a tour to explain how the Maasai have managed these precious lands for centuries, and you watch the daily cattle drive and learn about some of the local plants used to make medicinal remedies. Then sit down with some young Maasai warriors, or morans, who describe various aspects of their fascinating rites of passage, and who will teach you how to throw a traditional spear or even how to climb an acacia thorntree in the event there is danger from predators in the bush. In the afternoon you will spend some time with the Maasai women of the village who will show you the techniques of weaving the frame of a new manyatta –a traditional Maasai homestead.
Maasai Life in Focus
Begin the day back at the village by learning the traditional Maasai welcome with singing and dancing, which might include the extraordinary jumping dance, or ‘adumu’ which is how Maasai warriors demonstrate their prowess. Your host for the day has 52 siblings and his father has 6 wives; a starkly different kind of community structure to the one we are familiar with. Use the time to get to know your host and ask the questions you might have, and enjoy the humour and warm nature of the villagers as you discover that they are just as interested in your life as you are in theirs. After a traditional Maasai lunch, you enjoy some more dance lessons and sit with the women to learn how to make some traditional beaded jewellery, and then head out to help some of the community members finish the manyatta build.
One Horizon Team DinnerOn the evening of Day 1, we enjoy dinner at a restaurant the locals love in Nairobi – we always have lots of fun and it’s a great opportunity to discuss and ask us all the questions that come to mind about the various communities and projects we visit.
- 1 night accommodation at Palacina – 5 stars
- Dinner with the One Horizon team at a Nairobi restaurant on Day 1.
- Light luncheons daily and unlimited fruit, tea, coffee and water.
- Air conditioned car transfers - each day we'll collect you from your hotel at 9 am and drop you back at about 5 pm. On the first night, we'll pick you up at about 7 pm and return you to your hotel after the evening's activities.
- One Horizon staff with you every step of the way.
A Life Changing Experience Recently my husband and I spent two weeks in Kenya as part of a group tour. Having been obsessed with the Maasai from a young age he knew he wanted to spend some one on one time with a local family and do something to give back to the local community. One Horizon was the perfect opportunity. We selected the Maasai Magic tour and were picked up at our hotel by our guides. We drove for about 45 minutes and arrived at the home of Daniel, his wife Rispa and their son Emmanuel. They could not have been more warm and welcoming. We spent time with them as a family exploring the property and learning about their lives, but we also spent time with each individually chatting and asking questions about a herding life in Kenya. We sat with Rispa and made our own (very basic) beaded bracelets. We enjoyed a light snack and also had the opportunity to purchase some of Rispa's beadwork and crafts. Not only did we support the family but they were WAY more affordable than anywhere else on our trip. STOCK UP WHILE YOU ARE THERE! One Horizon was responsive during our planning, one time for our pick up, a wealth of information during our travel to meet the family and the vehicle was clean and comfortable. We could not have asked for a more amazing experience.Mark, USA
I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for an incredible two days! The trips were beyond incredible and inspiring. Carol was a fantastic guide - very knowledgeable and welcoming. I can't wait to share my experience with everyone back home and also look forward to sharing the photos she took. I hope to accomplish something as profound as you have, in my coming years! You’ve affected change to so many, it's truly incredible.Toni, USA
Another inspirational day - A unique African experience in a traditional Masai village What an incredible day spent with this traditional Maasai family. They shared their stories and I listened with tears in my eyes. We spent the morning with Daniel and his son Emanuel. Daniel has 50 siblings!!! Emanuel explained the cultural journey from boyhood to manhood and his mother, later in the day, shared her experience. The practice of circumcision continues today. It is a day I will remember forever and their stories will remain in my heart. Caroline, our guide also shared her remarkable story. The work done by One Horizon is nothing short of life changing for these people. I would recommend anyone travelling to Nairobi to be a part of one of these experiences. The money paid for these trips go into the program.Jan, Australia
This was hands down one of the highlights of our incredible trip to Kenya. My mother, my 6-year-old daughter and I were picked up at our hotel by Solomon and taken to a Maasai community in the Ngong Hills. We spent a wonderful afternoon with a local family, hearing about their lives, dancing, and learning to make beaded jewelry (or at least attempting). They were very warm and welcoming, and it felt like we made a genuine connection despite the vast cultural differences. We also got to hear about the inspiring work that One Horizon is doing in the Maasai community. I cannot recommend this highly enough!Ilana, USA