Our Seasonal Camp in Maasailand2017-08-24T18:31:58-07:00
Longido Seasonal Camp
Experience a real safari adventure, staying in our intimate bush camp near Mount Longido, walking with the Maasai in their traditional homeland as they’ve done for hundreds of years, far from tourists’ haunts. Lose yourself in a time ruled by pastoral rhythms of the ageless and graceful Maasai, and journey back to a time before machines, reconnecting to nature and satisfying your nomadic spirit.
Our seasonal bush camp is set in the wilderness, with up to seven spacious sleeping tents. Dining is in a traditional Maasai mud and wattle structure with grass roof-thatch. The whole camp is lit by solar light – no noisy generators here!
The sleeping tents at this camp offer the following amenities:
4m x 3m insect-proof nylon classic-style safari tent with fly sheet and 4m x 1.5m verandah. Solar powered LED lights illuminate the inside the sleeping tent, with an additional solar safari lantern on the front verandah. The toilet and shower tents are separate (one tent has an en suite toilet and shower attached at the back). And are also solar lit for ease of use at night. The shower consists of a 15 liter bag with valve-handle and shower rose. On the floor is a wooden stand. Each person sleeps on a metal frame bed with a 4” foam mattress. We provide clean bed sheets, blankets and pillows. On the tent floor is a large woven grass mat. Outside on the front verandah of each tent are two safari chairs and a small table covered with a kikoi cloth. We provide a fresh bath towel and face towel once every two nights of camping. Also we provide each person with a wash stand, outside the tent.
Our expert chefs prepare and cook all the meals, and our guests will attest that our cooks exceed expectations despite the limited resources of a bush kitchen. We use special eco-friendly charcoal plus gas burners for cooking food at the camp, plus eco-friendly water-heaters to heat water for hot showers. Friendly camp crew are there to serve meals, prepare hot showers, and make the nightly campfire, of course!
All photos except the Maasai woman are credited to Roger Jourdain, author-photographer
We had a fantastic safari with Japhet (we did three safaris with him). He is a perfect guide with an excellent eye to spot animals and who takes all the time to wait for something special. In 12 days in Serengeti and Ngorongoro we saw one female cheetah with her cub trying to chase two times a gazelle; one female leopard playing with her cub, one lionness catching a zebra; more leopards in the trees with their kill…..We recommend strongly this agency for the safaris.
Une fois de plus je viens de collaborer ce début Août 2018 avec mes amis de Nature Discovery à Arusha pour organiser un séjour de 15 jours en Tanzanie. Trek de Ngorongoro au Lac Natron puis ascension du Mont Meru à 4566 m. Et au passage visite des parcs nationaux de Manyara, Ngorongoro et Tarengire. Comme d’habitude l’organisation et les services de Nature Discovery ont été absolument parfaits. Super drivers sympas et très compétents, guides locaux, porteurs, cuisiniers extraordinaires. Et un choix de lodges dans les parcs tout à fait remarquable ! Cette agence, que je recommande vivement à tous ceux qui voudraient organiser un safari ou un trek en Tanzanie, est vraiment au “Top” dans cette région.
Nature Discovery is the best agent to secure your Kilimanjaro climbing. Guides like Sam and Philip run the strongest team, always disciplined and caring! Equipment is of highest quality, camp management is in order, incredible eating, perfect information and briefing. A top team spirit; smile on their faces, and, if needed, serious, alert, dedicated. They know the mountain and its challenges! Imagine, two lady-climbers feeling totally safe and perfectly guided by this professional team! We fully recommend Nature Discovery! It was amazing and we will never forget this wonderful journey!