Ilkurot is situated about 20 km
west of Arusha town.
The following is on offer under this programme:
- A visit to a Maasai boma to see the traditional houses and lifestyle
of the Maasai
- A visit to a Maasai holy tree where the Maasai offer sacrifices
as part of rituals
- A traditional Maasai meal prepared by Maasai ladies. Delicacies
include ‘nyama choma’ or barbequed meat, green vegetables,
herbal tea, coffee, fresh milk, cassava, sweet potato, bread, eggs
- A five-day safari, during which you can hire a camel or donkey
to view animalsgiraffe, zebra, rabbit, hyena, Thomson’s gazelle
and dik dik - and birds and watch the Maasai graze their cattle
in scenic pastures.
- Watching Maasai dances, groups of artisans and their handicrafts,
traditional healers and bee-keepers
- A visit to the Kilimamoto crater, Ngorora hill, waterfalls, valleys
and Mt. Meru.
- Getting familiar with Swahili and Maasai terminology
- Talks with local society members
- A visit to a Maasai women’s handicraft group that makes
ornaments from beads and natural products.
Tours at Ilkurot can be divided into three excursion categories:
1. Half day walking tour
2. Full day walking tour
3. Three or five day walking safari the visitor can choose any of
the above options. (Note: Those wishing to stay overnight need to
bring or hire camping equipment.)
Getting there: From Arusha, there are several
public buses to Ngaramtoni. From there, take another bus to Oldonyo
Sambu; on the way, get off at ‘Sitau’ and look out
for the ‘Ilkurot’ signboard. (Income from tourist
visits will be used to support the Ilkurot community and the preservation
of the Maasai culture).
For further information contact:
Tel: + 255 784 459296 / 713 332005