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MAASAI OF NGORONGORO AND SERENGETI

Are You Planning A Maasai Cultural Safari To Serengeti & Ngorongoro?

MAASAI OF SERENGETI AND NGORONGORO IN TANZANIA

The Maasai people of Serengeti and Ngorongoro have been herding their cattle for thousands of years. A proud, nomadic warrior race who count their wealth in cattle and children, the Maasai are struggling to integrate themselves in a dwindling world. No longer able to roam as freely as before with their herds, they must restrict their activities based on Tanzania governmental policies or disrupt the fragile ecology and tourism economy of the district as counseled by its policymakers. This is ironic since historically, the Maasai did not kill wild animals nor damaged their environment. They subsisted on the blood, meat and milk of their herds. They disapproved of agriculture on the grounds that it ruined the land for grazing. But today, they are learning to farm and to trade their crafts, their skills and their produce, cooperating with the tourist industries, taking their place as guides, drivers, trackers, cooks, assistants and managers to bring in much-needed revenue for their government and training opportunities for their young people.

They extend a welcome to visitors from the camps in Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area in return for support of their village, schools and health centers. Friendly and generous hosts, they share their native melody, dancing and ritual wisdom with those who seek to enrich themselves by the experience. The dramatic red cloth cloaks and spears of the Morani, or Maasai warriors, contrast with the rich bead collars of their children and gap-toothed wives, as they sing, dance and enact dramas with enthusiastic joy and pride in the richness of their very different culture. Traditionally, the Maasai live in extended families in Tanzania. The men are responsible for security, fencing their circular kraal with acacia thorns to keep marauding lions from attacking their cattle. The boys act as herdsmen while women and girls build houses or Inkajijik, collect wood and water and prepare food. Today, some families often live independently. The girls are as ambitious as the boys, keen to learn trades and develop skills as cooks, housekeepers, artists, teachers and even as AfricanMecca game guides and camp manageress around East Africa.
WILDEBEEST MIGRATION
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WILDEBEEST MIGRATION

The Great Wildebeest Migration is the largest single movement of wild animals in the world, deservedly listed as one of its eight Natural Wonders and an exceptional inspiration for a dream tour.

WHERE TO STAY IN SERENGETI
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WHERE TO STAY IN SERENGETI

Accommodations in Serengeti come in two main types, lodges and camps. Lodges are solidly brick or stone-built complexes while camps are pitched canvas that are either permanent, seasonal or mobile units.

SAFARI & TOUR IN SERENGETI
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SAFARI & TOUR IN SERENGETI

With your AfricanMecca guide in a custom-designed 4x4 vehicle, you will experience the wildebeest migration, the Big Five - from royal lion prides to pachyderm elephant herds on the plains and more.

BEST TIME TO VISIT SERENGETI
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BEST TIME TO VISIT SERENGETI

There are distinct best times for a nature trip to Serengeti. Once you know what you have experienced and what more it has to offer, you will want to return time and again as each month unfolds a new chapter.

BALLOON SAFARI IN SERENGETI
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BALLOON SAFARI IN SERENGETI

A Serengeti balloon safari is a fantastic once in a lifetime experience, particularly suitable for a bird's eye-view game viewing experience on your AfricanMecca wildlife tour in northern Tanzania.

GUIDE ON SERENGETI PARK
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GUIDE ON SERENGETI PARK

Across the vast Serengeti plains, a fantastic cast of wild fauna including impressive numbers of hooved herbivores, predators and avi-fauna. Amongst them, the principal actors are wildebeests.

AFRICANMECCA REVIEWS

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  • AfricanMecca's professionalism and care understands that what distinguishes Africa is its authenticity, the land, people and wildlife who do not share our world of fashion and fanfare that distinguish so many travel companies today.
    Cyril Christo & Marie Wilkinson, Conservation Photographers, Authors & Wildlife Documentary Producers - USA
  • Jambo Raza, We all had a fantastic time on our Tanzania safari. Accommodations were excellent and we loved our guide - Rodgers. We will definitely recommend this safari to others. Thanks for all your help making the arrangements.
    Dr Thomas Davis, Methodist Hospital, Minnesota, United States
  • AfricanMecca Safaris created a remarkable honeymoon tailored to our interests and desires. The quality of service and delivery of experience was unsurpassed. I highly recommend AfricanMecca Safaris to honeymooners, families, or any traveler.
    Noorin & Jason Nelson - Maryland, United States
  • Thanks again to you for arranging a wonderful trip for us. Everything was great from the fantastic wildlife, the scenery, the people, the accommodations and the food. The safari was everything we had hoped for.
    Liz and Gunnar Kristiansen - Ontario, Canada
  • I booked my safari holiday through AfricanMecca. They were the most helpful company I have ever dealt with and I work within the travel industry. I had the most amazing time. The holiday went as clockwork with no hitches anywhere.
    Shelley Roberts - Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
  • We have returned from our African adventure and would like to thank you very much for your part in making this such a wonderful experience. We were lucky enough to time the Great Migration from the Serengeti, which was amazing.
    Denise Paterson - Belmont, Australia
  • We had an absolutely amazing trip in Arusha, Serengeti and Gombe - everything went smooth as silk. Thank you so much Raza for making this trip, the trip of a lifetime. We had an absolutely brilliant time.
    Tiffany Heitz & Lesley Smith - California, United States

EAST AFRICA SAFARI TRIP IDEA FOR SERENGETI IN NORTHERN TANZANIA

When visiting Serengeti National Park, we recommend combining your safari with a visit to Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, & Tarangire. You may optionally extend out to Southern Tanzania, and experience the off-beat wilderness areas of Selous & Ruaha ending with a beach vacation and Swahili cultural tour in the exotic spice island of Zanzibar.

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