NDUARA LOLIONDO

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Like the Maasai, Nduara Loliondo is nomadic. Every 6 months, the camp, which consists of six large yurts spread out with a main mess and dining yurt in the midst, is packed up and moved. In Ololosokwan, where you'll find the camp between June and November, the tents sit high on a ridge with commanding views over a broad acacia-lined valley. In Piyaya, to the South, where the camp moves between December and May, the scenery changes dramatically and the yurts sit beneath vast skies on the edge of wide and endless plains. With walks lead by local Maasai morani, picnics, game drives and night drives, all planned with your guide to allow you to take things at your own pace.

Nduara Loliondo is part of Nomad Tanzania, one of East Africa's original safari companies. They have been operating for the past 20 years and have invested in local people and conservation in a number of ways. For many years, they have been providing their Tanzanian guides with micro-finance loans to buy their own safari vehicles. They then hire the guides and their cars, allowing them to earn a decent income. Nomad Tanzania is also offering their guides the most continuous and rigorous guide training program in Tanzania to make them amongst the best in the African Safari industry. Being actively involved in conservation and committed to sustainable management of Tanzania’s wildlife and habitats, Nomad Tanzania also supports worthwhile projects around the country. Nomad Tanzania is one of a very small number of companies to have formed a partnership with the Maasai in Loliondo and to be given permission to set up their camp there. A walk with one of the Maasai guides will allow you to get a glimpse of their nomadic life in this wild part of Africa.