You can compose your trek according to your preferences. Here are some suggestions of treks
The Kona Saba Escarpment climb (Half day)
The tour starts at Mfereji village, a 45 minutees drive from Naramatu starting point, from where you visit Maasai boma. From there you walk through typical tree savanna to the foot of the escarpment. Climbing the Kona Saba (Seven corners) escarpment is not difficult if you wear good walking shoes. From the escarpment you can oversee the wonderful panorama from rift valley, over Kitumbeine, Longido up to Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru and Mount Lengai. Arrival at the Norkuman campsite, from where you will be picked up by car ( a 20 minutes drive from Naramatu starting point.)
The Evergreen Rain Forest Tour (Half day)
Starting point is the ex-Eye hospital in Enguiki at the edge of the forest from where you walk to Kilele, the eastern peak in the Monduli Mountains. On the way you will get acquinted to specific tree (e.g. Fig tree…), bird and animal species (e.g. Bushbuck, weavers, elephants, black monkey…). You proceed to a water source in the middle of the forest and continue up to Enuiki Primary School and dispensary from where you can be picked up at Bismarck’s place ( a 15 minutes drive from Naramatu starting point.)
The Medicinal Herbs tour (Full day)
The tour starts the Emairete dam from where you walk passing the Maasai church, the Primary School, Kindergarten project up to Naramatu, where you can get herbal tea. Going further up the mountain to the ex-Eye Hospital from where you can admire the wonderful Monduli Juu Panorama. After lunch in a Maasai boma the tour leads near the forest to Enguiki Primary School from where can be picked up at Bismarck’s place ( a 15 minutes drive from Naramatu starting point). Along the road the guide will explain about the different medicinal herbs used by the Maasai and you will visit a traditional medicinal herbs doctor.
The Olkarya Tour (2 days)
Esserian Maasai Camp at Ilmorijo is a fairly well equipped campsite with panorama on the Rift Valley, Mount Keremasi, Oldonyo Lengai and Lake Natron. From here th first day you will descend to the wonderful Sominem dam site. You will visit a Maasai boma and Orpul, a traditional Maasai meat camp. Overnight in esserian Maasai camp. The second day is a day walk to Olkaray, the red clay the Maasai use to color the face and hair, from where you have to be picked up by car.
Three day’s – Ilmorijo – Enguiki Tour (3 days)
The first day is similar to the above, visit the Sominem dam site and overnight at Esserian Maasai camp site. The second day the walk via O’Liyamei Valley, /Sokoine dam and dipping tank, is challenging and beautiful. Overnight at Naramatu amp. The third day the trip goes to Enguiki over the ex-Eye Hospital and Monduli forest. Arrival at Bismarck’s place ( a 15 minutes drive from Naramatu starting point).
Comprehesive Tour from Enguiki Norkuman (4 days)
Basic camp for the 3 nights is Norkuman ‘Hill of the Clubs’ in Enguiki village. The first day you visit the famous water hole and you check the extensive panorama from the escarpment Kona Saba where you can see Mount Longido, Kilimanjaro, Meru and Kitumbeine. In the evening a Maasai elder will tell a wonderful story for those who want. The second day you go down to Mfereji ad visit a Maasai Boma (See ‘A’ tour) ans come back to Norkuman. The third day you visit Enguiki village with its Primary school, Dispensary and Monduli forest. Overnight at Jackson Camp. The last day you pay a visit to Emairete village with its ex-Eye Hospital, Primary School, Dispensary and the kindergarten project. After lunch in Naramatu your driver can pick you up.
Compose you own tour
I am happy to arrange a customized adapted tour to satisfy your preferences if you wish to focus on certain aspects. For those interested in climbing it is possible to climb Komoloniki or Tarosero mountain. On Saturdays you can improve your stay by enjoying the colorful Maasai market at Emairete.
Good walking shoes, sun cap, sun cream and drinking water. Optional binoculars if interested in bird life. If you want to sleep over you’ll need camping equipment, anti malaria pills and torch.