The mountain is 2,637m. It is gentle but very spectacular. For the visitors, with very strong desire for adventure this is the place.
Day 1: Transfer from either Namanga Border, Moshi or Arusha to Longido Centre, then proceed to Kimokouwa campsite situated along a Maasai cattle trail that winds over the slopes of Longido Mountain visiting Maasai village enroute for dinner and overnight.
Descent on Longido
Day 2: Guided by Maasai warriors, leave the campsite early in the morning and follow narrow footpaths through a dense natural forest. After 3hrs, you arrive at the marvelous "Dawa ya Soup" (Medicine Soup) view point. From here, you will follow trails created by Buffaloes to reach the top in another 2 hrs climb. With loud cries, the Maasai guide warns the Buffalos that people are coming to avoid dangerous encounters. The views from the top are simply unbelievable. On clear days, you can see for more that 200kms and also view all Mountains of Northern Tanzania. The descend of the steep Mountain is another challenge. In 3 hrs time you arrive back in the campsite, have a rest and in another 1 ½ hrs, you reach the Jeep road where a car will pick you. Picnic lunch in action. In the late afternoon, time allows, you can join the Faraja Women Group for entertainment or proceed direct to your next destination.
NB: All the Maasai guides are young people who grew up in the area and can speak some English and if they can't speak further, they will use hand sign to show you the beauty of the area. They know all attractions and dangers and have received tourism training. On the walking safaris, the Maasai warriors are usually armed with knives and spears to protect the visitor and themselves. All guides must attend a Tour guide training seminar organized by the cultural tourism program and must ware an identity card as authorized