During these 5 days of safari and Maasai immersion in Kenya, we will be staying inside the Lemek conservancy in the Maasai Mara. It is one of the few areas in the world where the Maasai still live alongside wild animals. Even though it is part of the Maasai Mara, it does not belong to the National Reserve, and this makes Lemek one of the best areas to see wildlife: there are far fewer tourists, the animals live more peacefully, and there are practically no lodges compared to other areas of the Kenyan savannah.
This area is inhabited and managed by Maasai, to do a safari here you must be staying in the area, and to do so, it is necessary to do it through a Maasai community, or be in a lodge that makes use of the lands of this tribe contributing for it. If you are looking for exclusivity, flee from crowded places, want to do a safari hand in hand with those who live here and contribute to the territory where you go, and have time to get to know the area, these 5 days of safari in Lemek are your best option.
5 days of safari in Kenya that will not leave you indifferent. You will disconnect from the first minute, and after two days here you will feel like you have lived a week, due to the great amount of impacts, learning, and unforgettable experiences you will have, and the warmth of the people who live here. In addition to living a unique experience, at the same time you will be helping hundreds of Maasai children to go to school, and women in the area to have training and access to economic aid for their empowerment, to be independent and to be able to contribute to their community with their work. You will return having had the experience of a lifetime, and knowing that you have left a positive impact while enjoying and learning.
Choose for a real immersive experience, with the local community, and organized by the local community. They are at the center with Trip to Help, they are not mere guides. They are the organizers and hosts of your experience in Kenya, and with your trip, you will be contributing to the community development of their territory.
In short, 5 days of safari in Kenya, where you will combine unique experiences with responsible tourism and solidarity with the NGO behind this project. And with a little luck you will meet our Maasai leader, an inspiring person who will take you to his favorite corners of the African savannah.
PRICES FROM: 1,490 € / person in groups of two in low season (includes accommodation, per diem, safaris and government taxes, visit to a rhino sanctuary (endangered) and activities described above, and transfers to and from Nairobi). – Consult availability and prices for groups or single travelers. Prices are reduced for groups of 6 people or more.
The groups are private but once in the camp, if the guide considers it, some of the activities can be done with other travelers, depending on the occupancy and the activity.
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The camp consists of several glamping tents with bathroom and shower (with hot water) and surrounded by nature. The meals served are one of the highlights of the trip, as they are healthy, sustainable recipes made with local produce. Thanks to Rongo, the lodge ‘s Maasai chef, you will enjoy seasonal food, cooked just for you. The camp is in the middle of the conservation area, so the proximity to the animals is high. This doesn’t mean you have the lions 100 meters away, don’t worry. But you will be able to see them up close in 20-30 minutes by car.
Our driver will pick us up at Nairobi Airport or at the hotel where we are staying and we will drive to the Maasai Mara crossing the Rift Valley, one of the most beautiful areas of Kenya. We will take the opportunity to stop and take some photos at a spectacular viewpoint in the middle of the road.
Once we arrive at the camp, lunch will be waiting for us. We will leave our things and in the afternoon we will do our first safari. At sunset, we will return to the camp for dinner and go to bed to rest for the intense day that awaits us.
On our second day we will get up early to watch the flag raising at the school. The raising of the flag in Kenya is very important, they give it a lot of importance, so we will have to be quiet and very respectful. We will then watch the children sing and go to their classes.
Then we will have breakfast and go to see a group of women who live together without men in a Manyatta, a village. Women who have been disowned by their families for various reasons. The NGO we are travelling with is responsible for providing them with a place to live, training and funding so that they can develop their projects. During the visit they will explain to us how they live, and we will be able to go deeper into what has led them to live there. We will take the opportunity to see the handicrafts, if we buy them we will be helping them in their economy. The money from the purchase goes entirely to them and that is why it is recommended not to buy everything from the same woman, but to distribute the purchases among several. Obviously, it is not compulsory to buy.
We will return to the camp for lunch, we will have time to rest a little before going out to visit the two rhinos that are guarded 24/7 very close to our accommodation. On the way we will be able to see animals in the wild and if there is time, William, the Maasai leader, will show us the route he used to cycle along when he came across an elephant one day.
Today we have to get up very early to do our "early walk to savannah" or what is the same, to go for a walk in the savannah as the real Maasai do. We will come across zebras, wildebeest and the odd hyena that will be watching us from a distance. But don't worry, we won't go alone, we will be accompanied by our Maasai warriors :) <br><br>After so much walking, we will be hungry, so they will be waiting for us under a tree with our breakfast. What better reward than having breakfast in the middle of the savannah and surrounded by animals. We will return in our 4x4 car. On the way back to the camp, we can do a little more safari or go and visit the children who are doing lessons or in the playground. We will have lunch and then we will have the afternoon to spend with the children or to do another sunset safari. Have you ever seen a sunset in the savannah? Well, today we will see it together with our Masai companions.
Today we will go on safari, all day long. We will be able to see all the animals we have yet to see, such as elephants, lions, cheetahs, hippos and many more. We will have lunch in the middle of the Masai Mara, where our cooks will be waiting for us to serve the food. A real luxury and under a tree that will allow us to rest and observe the fantastic natural environment in which we are. In the evening we will return to the camp to have dinner, make a bonfire and watch the Masai dance performed by our Masai friends.
Today in the morning we will go to a Maasai Mass. As long as it is on a Sunday, otherwise the visit will be adapted to another day of our tour. We will see what the Maasai masses are like and how they dance, sing and pray. An unforgettable experience. Depending on the day, we may also visit a local market.
To get back to Nairobi, we can return by car or by plane. The light aircraft option is more expensive, but it allows you to see the whole landscape from above and to make the most of your time, as the journey takes about 40 minutes. It is highly recommended to go by car and return by plane. Ask us for prices for more information.
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This price is based on a trip of 2 people in low season. This price is subject to variations. Contact us to have a definitive quotation on the days you plan to travel.