Experience Masai culture

4 Days Masai Mara Wildlife & Cultural Safari

$440-520 USD

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Safari summary

- Group joining safari starting and ending in Nairobi - The big five animals in Masai Mara (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo) - Interact with the Masai tribesmen and experience Masai culture - Accommodation in budget camps with all meals included (self-contained tents with private shower, toilet and running water) - Transport in shared safari minibus with pop up roof

About this tour

Set-date, set-itinerary, group
Easy activity
Main focus:

Game drives

Best months: 
All months

Fine details

Safari highlights
  • Night game drives
Countries visited
country.name Kenya
Parks visited
Masai Mara

Itinerary

Day 1

Masai Mara | Nairobi

Day 1: Drive from Nairobi to Masai Mara The tour representative meets you at your preferred Nairobi Hotel between 0800hrs and 0830hrs and after the safari briefing you are transferred to meet up with the other group members for a morning departure to Masai Mara. You will drive through the scenic Great Rift Valley where you can stop for scenery viewing and photography at the escarpment view point. Afterwards, proceed to Narok Town where you will have lunch before proceeding to Masai Mara. On arrival you will enter the park for a rewarding evening game drive. Masai Mara is a recommended all year destination for wildlife viewing. After the game drive, you are transferred to your camp for check in and rest. Overnight: Lenchada Camp or a similar camp Meals: Lunch, dinner 

Day 2

Masai Mara

Day 2: Explore Masai Mara After breakfast, spend the day with uninterrupted game drives exploring the marvelous and extensive Mara Reserve looking for animals and taking photographs. The driver will drive you at a leisurely pace as you stop often to enable you watch animals, take pictures and enjoy bird watching. You will carry packed picnic lunch boxes so as to maximize your time in the park enjoying game drives. You will also see the large Nile crocodile at Mara River and also large pods of hippo at the hippo pool during your picnic lunch. If lucky, you may also witness a hunt close to the river or in the extensive plains. After the game drives, you will transfer back to accommodation for dinner and rest. Overnight: Lenchada camp or a similar camp Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner 

Day 3

Masai Mara

Day 3: Cultural Experience at Tepesua Cultural Village After early breakfast, you will check out of the camp for a final morning game drive in Masai Mara to see the park when most active. After the game drives, you will exit from Masai Mara and proceed to Tepesua Masai village where you will have lunch on arrival. After lunch, you will meet the team of Masai warriors who will take you on a guided walk of the village and around in the quiet deep bushes as they explain about their cultural practices. Afterwards you will engage in traditional activities such as learning how to dance like a real Masai Moran, Moran jumping, Traditional sticks fire making in the wild, The Dos and Don’ts of Moranhood and many more at Tepesua cultural eco camp.  You will then visit the local women workshop where widows make traditional ornaments to feed their families and provide education for their children. The Masai warriors are available to answer any questions that you may have about their culture. Dinner is served at the camp around a bonfire under the starry African sky.  Overnight: Tepesua Eco Camp  Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4

Masai Mara | Nairobi

Day 4: Transfer from Tepesua Camp / Drop off in Nairobi  Breakfast at leisure then have a visit to the nearby local school which was set up by the founder to provide shelter to rescued little girls from early marriages. The school was founded in 2009 due to rampant Early Girl Child marriages in and around Loita Plains area. After the school visit guests depart from the camp at leisure and board the vehicle for a transfer back to Nairobi.  A lunch break is arranged at Narok Town before proceeding to Nairobi. Upon arrival in Nairobi you are transferred to your most preferred hotel in the city or onward to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to connect with your flight. Overnight: N/A Meals: Breakfast, lunch What is included? - Transport in a shared safari minibus with pop up roof - Full board accommodation throughout your safari in camps - Park fees for entry into Masai Mara - Clean drinking water during the safari - Cultural visit to a Masai village inclusive of all activities mentioned in itinerary  - Services of experienced English speaking tour driver / guide - Government taxes What is NOT included? - Tips to driver - Extra activities / optional activities not included in program e.g. balloon safari ($450), e.t.c. - Visa - Laundry, phone calls, email, e.t.c - International or local air fares

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