Oldonyo Murwak

Date of Submission: 27/05/1997
Criteria: (ii)(iii)(iv)(vi)
Category: Cultural
Submitted by:
Dr. Waane , S.A.C.
Coordinates: Lat. 3°22' South Long. 37°03' East
Ref.: 848
Cultural landscapes
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This property is a hill connected to a corridor within the Sanya Plains to the Plains to the North ogf Kilimanjaro International Airport, in Hai District, on the Moshi-Arusha Road. The property is a religions - ritual site for the Maasai speaking people of Kenya and Tanzania. It is on his hill that once that once every twelve to fourteen years all Maasai age sets receive their name and through the ritual change into elders within the society.