Combine a day at Lake Manyara National Park with a day being looked after in Loosirwa

Loosirwa is situated around 120 km from Arusha and borders the Lake Manyara National Park. Thatʼs why it is highly recommended to visit the park in the on the 1st day in the morning before going to the village.

Day 1

You arrive at the Loosirwa village, where you are greeted by the Maasai with traditional dances and songs. Itʼs also a great occasion to support the local community and buy some Maasai art and handcrafts.  After getting accustomed to traditional life in the village, there are many local lodges to settle for the night. Camping is also possible.

Day 2

You get up early in the morning and you hike through the forest to the top of Losimangori Mountain, from where there is a great view of the surrounding area, including Lake Manyara and Great Rift Valley. During the hike the Maasai guide will help you spot wildlife and also show you different trees and plants that are used for making food and medicine. The slopes of Losimangori are great for birdwatching. In the afternoon you will go back to Arusha.

(2 days, 1 night)

Experience Level

Activity Intensity: Medium, includes a half day hike

Accommodation: Lodges and camping available

Cultural: Visit a local Maasai village. Opportunity to buy traditional art and craft


Transport - Pick up and return to your accommodation in Arusha

Meals - Dinner and breakfast and opportunities to purchase other meals will be available

Accommodation -  Stay at a lodge or camping with western style toilet. Tank water and tap.         

Included Activities -  Visit a Maasai village and see traditional songs and dance. Hike through forest and learn about Maasai foods and medicines.

What to bring

  • Sleeping bag
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, medications (this is a malaria zone)
  • Water (recommend 5 litres per day), this can be purchased along the way, please inform your guide
  • Appropriate footwear (hiking shoes) and clothes
  • A sense of adventure.

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