Longido and Engaruka Tourism Programmes 93

Engaruka Cultural Tourism Program

Guided by Maasai warriors, walk through the mysterious ruined city of Engaruka and the surrounding scrubland. Located at the foot of the rift valley escarpment, Engaruka remains one of Tanzania's most important historic sites. Over 500 years ago, a community of farmers developed a unique irrigation and cultivation system channeling water from the rift escarpment into stone canals and terraces.
Although abandoned in the 1700s Engaruka illustrates a once highly specialized and integrated agricultural community which has been
investigated by archeologists? world-wide.

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The remnants of an old home at Engaruka

Tour activities include:
- Day walks for bird-watching at the foot and slopes of the rift valley
- Historic visits to sites from the German colonial period
- A climb of Oldoinyo Lengai, a semi-active volcanic mountain
- Take a look into the Maasai culture who continue a life of simplicity and peace in this rapidly changing world

Longido Cultural Tourism Program
Experience one of Africa's most fascinating cultures, the Maasai with a visit to Longido. A cultural tour of Longido will give you the opportunity to experience traditional Maasai culture and interact with Maasai warriors. Spend a day walking around the extensive plains of Longido Mountain and get some insight into traditional African culture.

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Tour to Maasai Village

Tours activities can include:
- Walking safaris with Maasai warriors over the slopes of Longido Mountain
- Bird-watching walks over the plains
- A climb up the impressive Longido Mountain, through dense natural forest
- A view into the culture and daily life of the Maasai
- Sipping tea with Maasai people in a real Maasai Boma
- Explanation of various plants in the surrounding area by a local guide