What happens when you safari Maasai way?
“Photographic safaris are the most and well established tourist activity in Enduimet and where tourists from various parts of the world flock to view wild animals. This small Garden of Eden is also home to the biggest herds of elephants in East Africa,” Tanzania Tourism
The unspoilt Enduimet Wildlife Management Area (WMA) which forms part of the Amboseli Echo System offers visitors extraordinary views of the East Africa landscape. This, in addition to its authentic look into the Maasai culture and unbeatable game viewing. The Enduimet WMA area shares its borders with Kilimanjaro National Park to the southeast, Engarusai Open Area to the west, and the Kenyan border to the north.
While Amboseli is one of the best places to see large herds of elephant up close, nature lovers can also explore five different habitats here. Ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with sulphur springs, and the savannah plus its woodlands. Furthermore breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain and leading tourist destination 2016 can also be seen. If you choose to go on safari here, its almost guaranteed the sweeping views of these snow-capped mountain peaks won’t disappoint you!
A conservation area, Enduimet WMA is well guarded by Kilimanjaro, and is a wildlife corridor at the foothill of Kitendeni and Irikaswa. The Kitendeni Corridor is a migration route for elephants, wildebeest, and zebras. Furthermore the elephants which frequent these African plains can be seen climbing its hidden valleys, gorges and high grasslands into the dense, secret forests of Kilimanjaro!
West Kilimanjaro and wildlife activities:
- Game drives;
- Walking safaris escorted by Maasai Warriors (this includes seeing elephants with gigantic tusks, as well as the popular but shy leopard, miniature dikdik antelope, and the tall lesser Kudu with its twisted horns).
+ 2 Days and 1 night West Kilimanjaro Itinerary
- Day 1
Drive to West Kilimanjaro to your luxury tented camp en suite near Shira. The tented camp is within a private concession of about 600km2, bordering Kenya at Amboseli National Park. The camp offers spectacular views of landscapes such as Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru, Ol Doinyo Longido and Ol Doinyo Orok.
Maasai “bomas” are sparsely scattered in Sinya, with a total population of no more than 2.000 people living in a huge area. These Maasai are still living the traditional way and are not used to the commercial relationship with tourists that is common in the more frequented areas. They are spectacularly dressed and follow all the traditional ceremonies. They are very friendly and Kilimanjaro Tanzanite has developed a privileged relationship with them. This is a Community Conservation Project benefiting the Maasai of Sinya.
- Day 2
- Depart for Shira Plateau Kilimanjaro road and drive back to Arusha or Kilimanjaro Airport while you absorb the scenery.
West Kilimanjaro and its People:
Enduimet WMA people and their lifestyles’ certainly reflect the environment in which they live, from the Maasai tribe, to the Meru and Chagga. According to Tanzania Tourism, Enduimet sets a good example of a community based conservation area. In spite of their reputation as fierce warriors, Maasai culture revolves around their cattle and therefore they tend towards being pastoralists.
Safari Maasai way details: Kilimanjaro Tanzanite Safaris:
Kilimanjaro Tanzanite Safaris is a tour operator in Tanzania which offers Kilimanjaro trekking adventures, Mount Meru climbing, walking safaris in Ngorongoro conservation area, wildlife safaris in Serengeti National park, Tanzania safaris, scenic flights over Kilimanjaro and beach holidays to Zanzibar island, Mafia, Bagamoyo, Pangani, Lake Victoria. For further information or for a cost effective East Africa safari package visit here.
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