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Good morning Ken

Just wanted to write a brief note to say thank you very much for organising our trip, and also to sing Sam's praises.  He was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable - he made us feel very well looked after and was a pleasure to be with for our time on the Mara.  We didn't manage to hit the Big 5 but nevertheless had a fantastic time, and I'm sure will return when we have the opportunity.
Graham Townsend. UK.

Thanks for everything. Maasai Mara was great, food was great, staff were great, service was great! To be recommended. Antje and Marc, Bern

Very good stay and very good safari. The best! Flemming, Denmark

Thanks for realising all our dreams , in 10 days! Bert and Stien, Belgium.

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WALKING SAFARIS

Take a walk on the wild side… a unique opportunity to combine the incredible wildlife of the Maasai Mara with the traditions and culture of the fascinating Maasai people.
- Enjoy a full day game viewing in the Maasai Mara.
- Visit a traditional Maasai manyatta to learn about the people and their culture.
- Spend time walking in the bush accompanied by Maasai moran.
- Learn about the many uses of plants for daily use and medicine.
- Have the option of bush camping or staying in a traditional hut.

Join one of these safaris and you will experience a little of the real Africa, meeting real Kenyans in everyday life in the untamed beauty of the African bush… an experience never to be forgotten!

These tours depart from Nairobi and vary in duration from three to six days. The cost is around 55.00 Euro per person per day for days walking and 80 Euro for game driving days within the parks, depending on the group size and includes: transport to/from Nairobi, meals whilst on safari, camping equipment, Park entry fees, game drive, guide fees, and local taxes.
The cost does not include: sodas and alcohol, sleeping bags/blankets, personal insurance, items of a personal nature.

Some Sample Itineraries. Please note that prices and itineraries are for guidance only and are subject to change as a result of exchange rate fluctuations, park entry fee changes and fuel costs for example. Once you have chosen a safari, a firm price will be quoted before you book and will be fixed once the booking is accepted.


Maasai Mara - 3 Days/2 Nights
Day 1
Depart Nairobi for the Maasai Mara, descending the Escarpment and driving along the floor of the Great Rift Valley. We take a lunch stop at the Maasai town of Narok and purchase any last-minute supplies. The road into the Mara can be a little rough at times but there is always the possibility of spotting game as we approach the Reserve.
We arrive near the main gate at Sekenani around mid-afternoon and stop at a local manyatta (village) for our overnight stay. The Maasai who live in the manyatta will make you feel very welcome and, for those who wish to stretch the legs after the drive from Nairobi, a short walk (2-3hours) in the surrounding area can be arranged.
During the evening we will have our dinner around the campfire, listening to the sounds of the manyatta and talking to the warriors about their lifestyle.

Day 2
After breakfast we say goodbye to our hosts and enter the Reserve for a day of game driving. The Mara is famous worldwide for the annual immigration of thousands of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti during July to October. Apart from the spectacle of the migration, the Mara is rich in resident game with over 95 species recorded. These include the “Big Five” –elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard-as well as giraffe, hippo, hyena, cheetah, crocodile and numerous antelope. The reserve is also rich in bird life with over 480 species recorded.
Around 12.30pm we stop for a picnic lunch at the Hippo Pools on the Mara River and spend a couple of hours relaxing. In the afternoon we game drive towards our designated campsite for dinner and a shower.

Day 3
This morning you have the opportunity to take another walk in the area surrounding the campsite, giving you the chance to learn a little more about the Maasai and working up an appetite for lunch! In the afternoon we start our return journey to Nairobi, arriving in the city in the early evening.


Maasai Mara - 4 Days/3 Nights
Day 1
Depart Nairobi for the Maasai Mara, descending the Escarpment and driving along the floor of the Great Rift Valley. We take a lunch stop at the Maasai town of Narok and purchase any last-minute supplies. The road into the Mara can be a little rough at times but there is always the possibility of spotting game as we approach the Reserve.
We arrive near the Reserve around mid-afternoon and stop at a designated campsite for our overnight stay. For those who wish to stretch the legs after the drive from Nairobi, a short walk (1-2 hours) in the surrounding area can be arranged. (L,D)

Day 2
After breakfast we depart for a full day game driving in the Maasai Mara. The Mara is famous worldwide for the annual immigration of thousands of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti during July to October. Apart from the spectacle of the migration, the Mara is rich in resident game with over 95 species recorded. These include the “Big Five” –elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard-as well as giraffe, hippo, hyena, cheetah, crocodile and numerous antelope. The reserve is also rich in bird life with over 480 species recorded.
We return to the campsite for dinner and an overnight stay.


Day 3
We leave the camp accompanied by Maasai warriors and spend the day walking through grassland and acacia bush outside the Reserve. Along the way there is the possibility of spotting game (mainly antelope) and to learn something about the vegetation used by the Maasai. A stop is made for a picnic lunch before heading to a manyatta (village) for an overnight stay. During the evening we will have our dinner around the campfire, listening to the sounds of the manyatta and talking to the warriors about their lifestyle.
A night spent under a star-studded sky is a memorable moment in Africa, and to be enjoyed around an open campfire.

Day 4
In the morning we return to the campsite for a late breakfast and a welcome shower! The return journey to Nairobi takes us back through Narok and we arrive in the city in the early evening.


Loita Hills – Lake Magadi(Nguruman) to Maji Moto. 6 Days/5 Nights

BE AWARE THAT THIS IS NOT A TOURIST STROLL. IT IS A TRUE EXPERIENCE OF THE AFRICAN BUSH. CONDITIONS ARE BASIC, BUT IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO BE PART OF NATURE AND AFRICAN BUSH LIFE, THIS IS AN EXPERIENCE NOT TO BE MISSED.

Day 1
Depart Nairobi in the morning and travel through the Great Rift Valley to Lake Magadi,South West of Nairobi. Lunch is taken near the soda ash factory, the second largest in the world, then proceed to the village of Nguruman, which is the starting point of the walk. The first walk is approximately 10km, 4 hours walk, to the campsite at the top of the escarpment. From here, you can see Mt Oldoinyo Lengai an active volcano and Lake Natron, which are both in Tanzania.

Spend the night in Morijo.

Day 2
After breakfast, trek for -6-7 hours , 16 km through loita hills rain forest which is very dense. On this trek you can encounter zebras, gazelle, wildebeest, elephants, buffalos and various other animals, plus more than 250 species of birds..In the evening we have a camp fire with the Maasais performing their traditional dances. Dinner and overnight in Enkutoto.

Day 3
An early start for the days trek which takes 7-8hours ,16 km past farms which belong to the smallest tribe, closely related to the Maasai called Dorobo. Originally they were hunters and gatherers .Lunch is taken at the village of Narosora before proceeding by the southern trail in plains to the camp for dinner and overnight .

Day 4
After leaving the camp, the trail continues through the “Lost Child” forest and down to the plains, which are teaming with game, to umbrella camp . It takes 6-7 hours for 14 km.In the evening, spend time in the Maasai village .Dinner and overnight.

Day 5
De-camp and depart at 7.30 am hike for 6-7 hours ,14 km past Maasai villages ,dry river beds and big herds of Maasai cows. On arrival in Maji Moto late in the evening, we set up camp for dinner and overnight .

Day 6

. After breakfast, take a walk to the hot spring for showers. After that, visit the only government school in this area .Hike to the Loita Hills view point, where you will enjoy spectacular views of the plains and the Maasai villages Below. Have lunch at the camp ,De- camp, then get picked up and drive back either to Nairobi or head to Maasai Mara if you wish to continue on a game driving safari.

NB: Water is purified en-route. It is not bottled water.

You will be accompanied by Maasai Guide and support team. This itinerary is the general programme, but may have to be modified from time to time because of weather and conditions, or because of different levels of fitness.

THIS TRIP CAN ALSO BE DONE IN REVERSE.

Hot Air Ballooning can be done during any of our Maasai Mara safaris and attracts a US$20 discount off the normal rates if booked at the same time as the safari, through us.

BELOW IS A LIST OF THE MORE POPULAR GROUP SAFARIS. Click on the name to see the full itinerary.


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