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Lonely Planet Experiences: Full Day Tour with the Maasai Tribe provided by Nairobi Urban Adventures

Lonely Planet Experiences: Full Day Tour with the Maasai Tribe

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 20-10-14 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Lonely Planet Experiences: Full Day Tour with the Maasai Tribe
All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
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Updated 20-10-14 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Gain a remarkable view into the daily lives of Kenya’s Masai people on a tour from Nairobi to a Masai village in the Ngong Hills. Meet community members, learn to make Masai jewelry, and join in a traditional song and dance. Convenient hotel pickup and drop-off in Nairobi is included, and group size is limited to 12 people to ensure a more personal experience.
Highlights
  • On a tour with the Masai from Nairobi, experience traditional village culture 
  • Learn to craft your own Masai jewelry 
  • Unique experience goes beyond Kenya's tourist sites
  • Convenient, round-trip transport from your Nairobi hotel
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your Nairobi hotel to travel into the scenic Ngong Hills, where you meet a local guide in a traditional Masai community. Sit in the shade of an acacia tree to learn the basic skills of Masai jewelry making, and create your own Masai wristband using traditional color codes.  Groove to the melodies and rhythms of a Masai song and dance performance, and join in if you like. You have time to ask questions and learn from locals: a great way to go beyond the typical tourist experience. Following your day in the Masai village, this tour concludes with return transfer to your Nairobi hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Kenya Comfort Suites, Junction of Jakaya Kikwete and Ralph Bunche Roads Milimani Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Duration
7h 30m
Return Details
Nairobi, Kenya
Inclusions
  • Guide
  • Transport
  • Wristband
  • Photographs of you and the group (three to four images for each person and group)
  • Drop-off at your hotel
  • Unlimited bottled water
  • Tea and coffee
  • Light snacks
Exclusions
  • Other souvenirs and personal items
  • Lunch
  • Pick Up at Your Hotel
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear casual, light clothing.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Dijah wrote a review Jul. 2020
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Overall I think the experience was very informative. During the visit with the Maasai family we got a chance to spend time with the husband, wife and son separately so we could hear about each of their experiences and ask them any questions we had. The family was very welcoming
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Classys2014 wrote a review May 2020
Jamaica19 contributions4 helpful votes
The tour was well organised and well paced. It was a unique experience to be able to discuss with the Maasai their daily realities and the evolution of their traditions, and to share my own traditions with them. In addition, the tour guide from Urban Adventures was quite
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Date of experience: December 2019
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KingArt2617 wrote a review Mar. 2020
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This tour activity is awesome go check it out learn there culture and how do they survive in the jungle
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Sarah K wrote a review Jan. 2020
Calgary, Canada10 contributions5 helpful votes
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My boyfriend, brother, and I did this tour on our second day in Nairobi after flying in from Canada. With tours like this I sometimes find them to be inauthentic and more of a costume show than an actual experience getting to know a local culture. However, this tour really was
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Nye wrote a review Jan. 2020
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This was an awesome experience. Learn about the traditions of the past and changes that will be a benefit to the future members of the tribe.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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  • Duration: 7h 30m
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