In this 10 days super trip in Kenya, we will mix the adventures of a 6 days safari with Maasai, responsible and respectful with their culture, and 4 days of beach in the beautiful island of Lamu. In addition, our experience will contribute to a women’s education and empowerment project, which we will be able to learn about in detail during these days.
The first 6 days, we will head to the Lemek Conservation Area in the Maasai Mara. This area is Maasai territory, and this is where the NGO we collaborate with is located and where most of the money from your experience goes. We will stay with a Maasai community, in a lodge with glamping tents with all the amenities, which belongs to this project. The Maasai will take us on safari to show us their environment (here they can live in total contact with the wildlife) and reveal the secrets of the Maasai Mara. It is a community led by a Maasai leader, who dedicates all the profits from the travelers’ stays to the schooling of Maasai children in the area, as well as to programs to support women, or to the construction of a secondary school and tourism.
It is an area where Maasai communities still live and where there is less tourism than in the National Reserve or other national parks.
From the first day, we will see the advantages of doing this safari in this area, and moreover, with Maasai guides:
We will also see the best sunsets of the savannah, surrounded by hundreds of animals in the wild. In this area, unlike in the national parks, there are no schedules, and we can extend until sunset, and even let it get dark surrounded by animals. We will also go to our Maasai guide’s favorite spot near the Mara River, where we will camp and watch the hippos come out of the river at the end of the day. This type of experience is possible thanks to being accompanied by masai, who have permission to show their land, and to reach certain places where traditional agencies or accommodations cannot reach.
But the unique experience does not end here. We will visit a sanctuary where two white rhinos (threatened by poaching) live and are guarded 365 days a year by rangers, and we will go on a walking safari with our Maasai warriors, who will guide us through the animals. We will eat in the most beautiful place we have ever eaten, under a tree, in the middle of the Masai Mara and without any other tourist. Only us and or with the group that is staying with us.
After several intense days of safaris, wilderness and Maasai culture, we will take a plane to Lamu Island, where we will spend the second part of our 10-day trip in Kenya.
The village of Lamu is located on the island that bears its name and is one of the oldest Swahili villages in East Africa. Lamu is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is built entirely of coral rock and mangrove wood.
There are no roads and very little motorized traffic, most people travel by boat (the dhows), donkey or on foot. We will arrive by plane to the opposite island and a boat will take us to the hotel.
In Lamu, we will take the opportunity to relax on the beach or in the hotel pool, visit the village or take a boat ride and watch the sunset from the sea. It will be 4 wonderful days to digest our safari, and to rest and gather strength while we disconnect.
During the first 5 nights, we will stay inside the Lemek Conservation Area, in safari tents with private bathroom and hot water. It is a sustainable lodging, with solar panels and without the use of plastics. The food will be prepared by Rongo, our Maasai cook, who will delight us every day with his recipes. All natural products, of proximity, without processed or anything like that. We are in an eco-sustainable lodge and food is very important to us.
On Lamu Island, we will be able to choose between two accommodations. A more economical one and a more premium one. Please, take a look to both options:
The price of this 10-day trip to Kenya starts at 2,195 € per person (in a group of two people). The price depends mainly on the hotel you choose in Lamu. This base price is with the economy hotel in Lamu in standard room .
The price includes accommodation, safaris, government taxes, visits to the rhino sanctuary, full board meals during the first 6 days, internal transfers, guides during the safari, and breakfast at the hotel in Lamu (if the premium hotel is chosen, the price will include breakfast, and lunch and dinner a la carte). International and domestic flights are not included.
Contact us so we can give you a final quotation for the dates you want to travel.
A driver will pick us up in Nairobi to take us to the Masai Mara. During the 5 hour drive we will cross the great Rift Valley where we can stop and take some pictures of the spectacular scenery. Depending on the time of arrival at the Masai Mara, we will do our first game drive in the afternoon, until sunset, where we will be able to watch from a comfortable chair one of the best sunsets we have ever seen. And all this surrounded by wildebeest, zebras and many other animals! In the evening we will have dinner with a local recipe made by our Maasai cook and go to sleep to rest from a long journey, before starting the adventure that awaits us.
Today in the morning we will go on safari to a White Rhino Sanctuary, a place where they are protected, as they are in danger of extinction. We will enter an area that is highly protected by several rangers and we will be able to see one of the most spectacular animals in the world up close: the White Rhino.In the afternoon we will take the opportunity to see the NGO's projects in the middle of the Maasai Mara, such as the school and the Maasai women's village.
Today will be one of the highlights of the trip, as we will go on an all-day safari in the Maasai Mara, including lunch in the middle of the savannah, in one of the most beautiful places you will have ever been. We will spend the whole day searching for lions, elephants, cheetahs, buffalo and all kinds of animals. Our Maasai guides will do their utmost to make sure we get to see as many animals as possible up close, and we will see how they love nature and enjoy it immensely, while accompanying us.
Today we will get up early: it's time for a walk in the middle of the Maasai Mara. With our Masai warriors, we will leave the village for a walking safari in the Lemek Conservancy Area. More than 2 hours of walking to come across zebras, wildebeest, the occasional hyena and hopefully no buffalo! When we arrive at the site, our driver will be waiting for us with breakfast ready to take us on safari.If it is Sunday, we will be able to enjoy a unique gathering: the Maasai mass. Many Maasai have converted to the Christian religion, while retaining some rituals, dances and mystical beliefs. This meeting will not leave us indifferent. If our route coincides with a Sunday and it is possible in terms of schedules, the visit to the Maasai mass can be moved to another day of the itinerary. We will return for lunch and take advantage of the afternoon to play with the school children and learn with them.
On our fifth day of our Kenyan safari, we will visit Samburu National Reserve, north of the Masai Mara. During the journey we will see and get to know Kenya from the inside, crossing green areas, mountainous areas and desert areas. We will be fascinated by the contrasts of nature. Special mention when we pass by Mount Kenya, one of the most beautiful mountains in Africa, the highest in the country, which we will be able to observe along the way.
If yesterday was a day's drive to Samburu, today we get up early and go on an early morning safari. At midday we can rest at the lodge and then, after lunch, go on another afternoon game drive. Samburu is a beautiful desert landscape and one of the best places in Kenya to see elephants and a unique and endangered zebra, the Grevy's zebra. It is also not a supervised park, so we will continue with the same philosophy of safari in quiet areas away from the hordes of tourists.
After sleeping at the hotel in Samburu, we head to Lake Nukuru (or Lake Naivasha, your choice) for the evening flamingo safari. Lake Nakuru is one of the most beautiful lakes in the Rift Valley, where large masses of birds predominate, but where you can also see tree-climbing lions, Rothschild's giraffe, leopard, buffalo, rhino and various primates. In short, a place very different from the rest of the Parks visited and where we will say goodbye to our 8-day safari in Kenya.
On our last day of the 8 day Kenya Safari, we will take the opportunity to do an early morning safari if there is time and then head to Nairobi where our 8 day Kenya safari will end. If we would like to extend and enjoy some beach areas, we could extend our trip with a few days on the island of Lamu (Kenya) or Zanzibar (Tanzania).
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