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Lonely Planet Experiences: Private Day Tour with the Maasai Tribe

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icon7 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

This tour allows you a window into the Masai lifestyle, while supporting a local non-profit. Spend a day among the Masai tribes people in the Ngong Hills, learning about their culture through jewelry-making, dance, and song. Transportation from Nairobi, the bracelet you craft, and photos of your experience are included.
  • Full-day experience with the Masai tribes people of the Ngong Hills
  • Proceeds support a local non-profit
  • Learn Masai song, dance, and jewelry-making
  • Includes pickup and drop-off at your Nairobi hotel
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Local English-speaking guide
Drop-off at your hotel
Unlimited bottled water
Tea and coffee
Light snacks
Wristband
Photographs of you and the group (3 to 4 images for each person and group)
Other souvenirs and personal items
Pick Up at Your Hotel
Kenya Comfort Suites , Junction of Jakaya Kikwete and Ralph Bunche Roads Milimani Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

Kenya Comfort Suites, Junction of Jakaya Kikwete and Ralph Bunche Roads, Nairobi.

9:00 AM
Nairobi , Nairobi, Kenya

At your hotel in Nairobi

Meet your guide and group at your Nairobi hotel then travel to the Ngong Hills, the homeland of the Masai tribe. 

Once you arrive, meet your guides, two Masai tribeswomen who learned traditional Masai jewelry-making from their grandmother. Take a seat in the shade under the acacia trees among the hills and let the women guide you in making your own traditional wristband. Learn about the specific color codes used in Masai jewelry and take your bracelet home for a souvenir. You also have a chance to see and participate in traditional Masai dancing and singing. 

Return to Nairobi for a drop-off at your hotel.

This tour is run by One Horizon Africa, a non-profit organization dedicated to alleviating poverty in Kenya and South Africa that holds no religious or political affiliations.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear casual, light clothing.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • This tour is run in partnership with One Horizon Africa, a non-profit organisation dedicated to alleviating poverty in Kenya and South Africa. You can feel good knowing that all net proceeds of this tour go to One Horizon Africa.
  • Participating in this tour is a way to help preserve the Maasai culture. By experiencing traditional dancing, singing, and jewellery making, you are keeping Masai traditions alive that have been passed down for generations.
  • Effective Sept 1, 2021, travellers 18+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Children 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or lateral flow) conducted maximum 72 hours prior, proof of recovery dated up to 9 months or proof of vaccination.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Urban Adventures Kenya
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Lonely Planet Experiences: Private Day Tour with the Maasai Tribe?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Lonely Planet Experiences: Private Day Tour with the Maasai Tribe.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Lonely Planet Experiences: Private Day Tour with the Maasai Tribe?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Lonely Planet Experiences: Private Day Tour with the Maasai Tribe.

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  • "Within a hour of Nairobi on good roads.. a real plus!" See review

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Great Experience
Ellie_W
, Feb 2020
Awesome and really informative experience. So glad I was able to do it. I would highly recommend it to anyone that will visiting Kenya.
star-5
A wonderful life time memory!
SJim2019
, Nov 2019
I can't recommend this tour enough! I had an unforgettable day with Daniel, Whisper and Emmanuel, as well as with the One Horizon Tour Guide, Caroline, who was absolutely amazing. It was a true privilege to be welcomed into their lives to hear about Masai culture and customs but even more fascinating was to learn of their own personal life stories (and to exchange with mine!). I was deeply grateful for their openness and inspired to hear of how they have overcome difficulties and stand as champions in their community. I will always remember this visit - it has had a profound personal impact on me and I will proudly and eagerly share my memories and learning widely!
star-5
A new life time memory!!
AClayfield
, Nov 2019
I don't have words to describe how wonderful and personally impactful this trip was. I know I will never forget this experience and all that I have learned. I had deciced that this Kenya visit time around I wanted to learn more about the people of Kenya and this trip really offered this. I got a really go understanding of the Massai way of life, their customs and their society. Daniel and his family really welcomed me with grace and open arms and I feel extremely priviledged by their openess. It was a day of mutual curiosity and I am profoundly thankful for this experience.
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Day trip with the Masai
Marie R
, Jul 2019
What a wonderful day. Carol from One horizon came to pick us up at our hotel and we drove for an hour and 30 minutes outside Nairobi to spend the day with a Masai family. We learned about their traditions and their lifestyle. The family was very happy to meet us and even sang happy bday to me. After, we sat under an acacia tree and made bracelets. The weather was pleasant. Carol was more than nice. She brought coffee, Kenyan donuts, and bottles of water for us. At some point, we felt connected to one another and we laughed while making our bracelets. Carol is so sweet. She answered so many questions we had for her. Even after she dropped us at our hotel, we had more questions for her and she answered all of them. Great tour ! BOOK!!!!
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A day with the Masai people
Barbara A
, Jul 2019
An awesome experience! The Masai people welcome us with great joy. I definitely will come back again.
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Cultural experience
Jorge_Bernuy
, May 2019
Great opportunity to meet a Massai family ( parents and a 25 years old son) that speak us about their past and present in different aspects of their life. High interaction and open to questions. Warm family and the tour is organized by an NGO that has extensive experience of working with the Massai. So knowledgeable ONG on the Massai. We have a very nice and interesting day.
star-5
The best experience
classycanuck2507
, Nov 2018
Humbling and real compared to the other disappointments and WAY too expensive .It was very interesting but do want to check out the onehorizon website for validation
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Enlightning!
shorerider
, Aug 2018
This was a tour to a Masai Homestead with lots of information on the Masai life style you get to see menyatta's (the stick built homes they traditionally live in ) a bead making demonstration and a chance to make a bracelet yourself . They will explain the traditions of the Masai in depth and answer all questions you have. Within a hour of Nairobi on good roads.. a real plus! The guide and driver were very helpful with information and translating questions.
star-5
Very good tour, Colin was very helpful...
Debora C
, May 2018
Very good tour, Colin was very helpful and allowed us extra time with the Masai women
star-5
A fabulous tour, Solomon and Colin...
littlehelen2010
, Jan 2018
A fabulous tour, Solomon and Colin were excellent guides and provided lots of information, it was a pleasure to do this tour and you really learn a lot, Colin and Solomon gave lots of insight and provided a wonderful day, would definitely recommend this tour

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