Mt Longido is situated 100 kilometres north of Arusha on the way to Namanga and Nairobi. The town of Longido lies on the main road, just at the foot of Longido mountain. The mountain rises up steeply from the plains and forms an important point of orientation for people in the wide surrounding.
Day 1: Longido Bird Watching & Maasai Boma Visitation.
Drive to Longido Village meet the Maasai guide, after registration start with bird watching safari on the Maasai plains from the boma of Oi Tepesi. The Maasai guides will help you to spot many colourful birds and also show you trees and plants that are used for making food/liquor and medicines. At Oi Tepesi, which is the Maasai word for Acacia tree, the guides will invite you into a Maasai boma and show and explain vividly their traditional way of life. Late afternoon return to the campsite or Longido guest house (it is possible to camp inside the Maasai Bomas on request). On Wednesday you can extend your stay with a visit to the bustling colourful cattle market.
Day 2: Hiking Longido Mountain & Photographic Walking.
Guided by Maasai warriors, leave the campsite early in the morning and follow narrow footpaths through a dense natural forest. After three hours you will be at the marvelous DAWA YA SUPU (medicine soup) view point. From here you will follow trails created by buffaloes to reach the top in another two hours climb. With loud cries the Maasai warns the buffaloes that people are coming to avoid dangerous encounters.
The views from the top are simply unbelievable. On clear days you can see for more than 200km and view all the mountain of Northern Tanzania (Mount Meru, Lengai and Kilimanjaro). Descend to campsite, have a rest and then walk for another hour and half to reach the jeep road where a car is waiting for you for the trip to Nairobi.
KSH $78 FOR EAST AFRICANS
$150 USD FOR NON-RESIDENTS.
50% deposit must be received on or before 20 July
THE COST INCLUDES:
-Transport from Nairobi to Longindo and back to Nairobi.
-Food on the Mountain
-Park Warden for a safety escort.
WHAT TO CARRY:
1-A valid Passport/Temporary pass
2-A warm sleeping bag
3-A good water proof hiking boot
4-A warm fleece/cardigan
5-2 pairs Thermal under pants
6-4 pairs light weight trouser/track bottom ideal
9-Warm and water proof gloves
12-Warm hat/Balaclava/Woolen scarf
12-Water proof jacket and trouser
13-A water bottle/2 liters
14-4 pairs of warm socks
15-Enough T shirts
16-Ahead light Torch
-Other personal essential items
Deposit to our kcb Bank account (Ask for details)
Lipa Na Mpesa-Till No.809744 (buy goods and services)
Forward the confirmation text to +254728839300
For more details, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Round trip Transport from Nairobi to Longindo
*Proffesional moutain guide
*Park fee & camping fee for clients, guide & cheif
*Accommodation on Tents
*All meals per day breakfast, lunch,dinner 1st evening tea,
Get Temporary Passports by applying online Click https://immigration.ecitizen.go.ke/index.php?id=1 @ ksh.350 and take it to Nyayo house for stamping.
Yellow fever vaccination & certificate is done in Goverment hospitals in Kenya/
Border charges (1000) Vaccine last for 10 years & is always needed when travelling to Tanzania.
We have preparation hikes in readiness of the climb.
Our pre hikes ranges from (2200-2500ksh)
If a member cancels a reservation as detailed below, the following
sums will be claimed.
• If cancelled within 3 days prior – 50% of the total sum payable is due
• If cancelled on the trip date or fails to show up – Full payment is due
In all instances, notification of cancellation must be made in writing
and will be effective on the date received
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Africa Outdoors Safaris