Explore the awesome nature and wildlife of one of the world's greatest nature reserves and learn about the culture and traditions of the Maasai people first hand. This joining 4-Day Safari trip combines both! We take you to an unforgettable safari where you will get close to Africas big cats and if we are lucky - the mighty Big 5! One day we spend with the Maasai people getting to know their culture and you even have the chance to sleep in a real Maasai house! You are accommodated in a budget-tented camp with spacious safari tents, beds and hot showers with full-board accommodation. The van is a 4x4 7-9 seater with a pop-up roof for great game viewing.
***** With Namayiana Safaris you can be part of the Maasai experience!
- Game drives, park fees and transport as per description
- Accomodation in a tented-camp with Safari tents, own bathroom, hot showers and real beds
- optional stay in a Maasai village on day 2
- full-boarded except breakfast on day 1 and dinner on day 4
- a typical Maasai barbecue on day 3
- all cultural activities you want to experience with the Maasai people on Day 3
Prices vary according to two different options: your accomodation and the tour style you want to travel with. We would advise yout to go on a Private Safari, that gives you the chances to customize your itinerary and game viewing experiences as per your wish.
Day 1 Nairobi to Maasai Mara
After an early pick up in Nairobi we make our way into the Maasai Mara. We stop two times: first at the Rift Valley View Point and second for lunch on the way.
In the afternoon we arrive in our camp in the Mara, fresh up and have a tea. This evening we go for an evening game drive into the National Reserve and start searching for the awesome animals the Mara is famous for. After sunset we leave for our camp, enjoy a yummy dinner and sit around the campfire.
Day 2 Full Day Game Drive
Today we start very early with breakfast and try to be at the gate right at the opening hours. This is the best time to track wild animals and probably find the one or the other while hunting or enjoying breakfast. We make our way up to the Mara River, where - during the month of July and August - the great migration of wildebeests and zebras is taking place. Here we have lunch. Afterwards we continue our drive through the Mara and search for the Big 5.
After returning to camp we relax, take a shower and pack our things for the night. This night we will stay in a Maasai Village and have a traditional Barbecue there.
Day 3 Maasai Culture
This day we are going to discover the culture and traditions of the Maasai people. We start with milking the cows and have a typical Maasai breakfast. After that we discover our surroundings by feet and learn about tracks and signs of animals and different plants and their medical use. If you want we can even climb a nearby mountain and have a picnic lunch while enjoying the view. In the afternoon you can either decide on going on another game drive, make your own jewelry out of beads with the help of our ladies, visit our local school, learn the skills of the warriors, go swimming or just enjoy the completely different lifestyle while relaxing in our village.
This night we sleep and have dinner in our first night's camp.
Day 4 Maasai Mara to Nairobi
After the adventurous last days you may want to sleep in and relax, but if you still can't get enough you can either go for a morning game drive or walking safari. After breakfast we slowly start making our way back to Nairobi and have lunch again on the way.
You will sleep in FISI CAMP, a small eco-friendly tented camp with amazing views and daily visits of our wildlife. Marie and Ken from Ireland are running this mid-range camp with all their heart and passion. FISI CAMP is situated right at the border of Maasai Mara National reserve and supports the Maasai community of the area. You will sleep in spacious safari tents with adjacent bathrooms, hot showers and real beds.
Accomodation upgrades are possible. Just ask for our options.