Arusha Village Experience
Arusha Village Experience
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Eric P
Shrewsbury, MA14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
We toured through Arusha National Park in February 2019 and it was a great experience. This was our first exposure to wild animals in Africa as we only arrived the night before. We saw a large number of wild animals and it was very local to our hotel lodge at the Rivertrees Lodges. The giraffes were great and they were so close to our vehicle.
Written 27 February 2019
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Keith
Brentwood, CA6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
We were taken to a typical village and experienced how people live on very little and our able to survive day by day on their ingenuity.
Written 7 August 2018
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kc j
Mumbai, India5,231 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
As we drove towards Lake Manyara, our next destination, we passed a number of Masai villages. They pretty small ones with all the huts in a circle. Every where we could see the Masais colourfully dressed and moving about. Some children were dressed peculiarly with their faces painted. They sat on the highway playing around.
The driver took us to one such village. We paid 50 USD. The headman of the village who spoke good English, welcomed us and explained their village life.
The others sang songs and danced to welcome us.
We were taken inside the village , where we could enter one hut to see inside.
They had displayed a lot of Masai items for sale. You can bargain as otherwise the prices are high. Many items we found being sold in the Craft shops all along the way.
It has now become touristy thing , but even then it is a must visit as it gives you a good idea of their daily life.
Paying that 50 USD is a good way of helping them. After all it is their way of making a living
Written 5 July 2018
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gregoryniger
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
this little town is so beautiful an full of culture. it has the cutest little cafes that offer the most perfect food. the native food they serve here is very fresh and affordable.
Written 23 April 2018
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clivesoccer
Jasper, IN3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Business
this was real good and open your eyes to the life and resources available and used by the local families.
Written 15 November 2017
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Edmundo_de_ABQ
Albuquerque, NM1,278 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
You experience a Maasai dance by singing men and women of the village. We got a tour of a Maasai home/hut and shopped at their outdoor market. You will gain an understanding of the Maasai warrior way. It is an excellent tour to go on
Written 23 October 2017
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JamieHtravels
Wisconsin411 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
We were seeing Maasai villages all throughout our trip, which we asked about, so our guide suggested we pay a visit to one to have a cultural experience and see the people/village up close. For $50 you can enter their village, they wrapped us up in their traditional blanket, did a song and dance, and then entered into a jumping contest, all of which we were able to photograph due to paying the $50. After the entertainment we were able to enter one of their huts and ask questions about their lifestyle which then led them to take us to an area where they had jewelry and other trinkets for sale. I asked one man about a spear that he was holding and he told me he would sell it for $110, I thought that was too much, and as we were leaving the price suddenly fell to $50, typical of any tourist area I have visited in other countries before. I didn't feel the experience was totally genuine, it was clear that they lived in the village and utilized their huts and animals but also quite obvious that they now make a living off of guides bringing tourists in and that made me question whether tourists were changing their lives for better or worse? If you do visit a village be careful about what you buy, our guide told us a previous customer happily showed him a 'lion tooth' necklace that he paid $150 for which ended up being plastic and not an actual lion tooth. I passed on buying the spear and later found one at a market down the street for $35.
Written 9 September 2017
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Satanya
Spokane, WA187 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Friends
We took two cultural tours in Arusha. One was a hike in a local village. It's an excellent way to experience the local culture. The children were excited to see tourists and loved to accept gifts. We also went to a Massai village. We were greeted with a traditional song and dance and we're encouraged to take pictures. We also were taken to a school and inside of a Massai hut. These were excellent and informative tours. I left feeling I'd experienced something very authentic.
Written 11 January 2017
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Harrison S. Mollel
Mwanza, Tanzania51 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Friends
This is place where you can get to know more about maasai culture, and see there house and maasai cow and other maasai stuff
Written 3 November 2016
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LISE P
Pompano Beach, FL5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Couples
We visited the local market in Arusha. OMG, I could not even begin to describe the feeling in this bartering system....
Written 25 September 2016
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