Cycling with the Maasai and Masai Mara Safari

Cycling with the Maasai and Masai Mara Safari

Price per person (6 persons)

$1.095

Price per person (2 persons)

$1.525

7 Days of Cycling, Culture and Wildlife safari

You will visit
  • Maji Moto
  • Loita Plains and Hills
  • Masai Mara
Details
Duration:
7 days
Destination:
Kenya
Start / End location:
Nairobi / Nairobi
Safari type:
Safari only
Accommodation:
comfort
Highlights
  • Meet the culture of Maasai
  • Walk along with local Maasa
  • Mountain bike from Maji Moto through Loita Plains & Hills
  • Spend few nights bush-camping
  • Game-drives at Masai Mara
  • Meeting the locals, mountain-biking

Itinerary

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1. day
Nairobi - Maji Moto Village
(B,L,D)

Start your safari. Travel to Maji Moto via Narok town. Afternoon guided Maasai culture and nature walk on Loita Hills.

 

08.00h - Our driver-guide will meet you at the reception of your hotel to take you out on safari. Your adventure starts here! Drive North-West, out of Nairobi via Great Rift Valley-Escarpment into the land of Maasai tribesman. Nestled on a hilltop deep in Maasai lands and overlooking vast savannah plains, Maji Moto Eco Camp is a small, environmentally-sensitive retreat. Operated by Maasai people from the nearby village of Maji Moto, a stay here will immerse you not only in the intense natural beauty of the Loita Hills, but also in the ancient culture and knowledge of the Maasai. Afternoon spent in camp orientation, guided nature walk and cultural briefing with fire making "Maasai style" presentation followed by winding down the day with camp fire stories.

 

After dinner, for those who prefer, Hot spring bath under the stars, can be visited. The name 'Maji Moto' means 'Hot Water', and this refers to the natural hot spring near the camp (1km). Surrounded by trees, a dip in the spring at evening is a refreshing way to soak away the days exertions. OPTIONAL: Night game-drive & Add on extra day.

 

MAJI MOTO

• Guided nature walks in company of Maasai tribesman.

• Night game-drives with good chance spotting: Aardvark, Bat-eared fox, Porcupine, Bush-baby...

• Wildlife trekking at Loita Plains.

• Local School visits and support.

• Natural hot springs to refresh and soak away the days exertions.

 

Encounter the authentic Maasai culture and the beautiful nature of Kenya and experience the rich wildlife on foot. Enjoy the experience of a lifetime, and know that your trip is also helping local children enjoy the benefits of education by visiting Local School. Useful and educational School material is always welcome (wall posters, books, pens & pencils, chock...).

2. day
Maji Moto Village
(B,L,D)

Full day spent on guided wildlife tracking safari on Loita Plains with Local-School visit. Afternoon descent on foot or on mountain-bike to village centre. Evening Maasai warrior training - Fun thing!

 

You will start early departing with packed lunch on foot to Loita Plains for Wildlife tracking Safari. These plains host numerous wildlife like: Giraffe, Wildebeest, Zebra, Eland… as well as many different bird species. Your local Maasai guide will be your field guide full of interesting facts of wildlife and nature that you will meet. While out on these walking-safari you'll visit the Local School too (If during school opening days!. Kids and Teachers are always happy to receive some presents from their visitors (you can bring pens & pencils, colours, books, blackboard-chock or even better - educational wall-posters like world-map, human-body, spelling and similar. The school is on primary level and the kids are from 5 to 12 years old). Afternoon spent enjoying the views and nature surrounding the camp or taking another walk down to village centre to check how life runs in these remote African village (on foot or with mountain-bikes). At evening hours - Maasai Warrior training; measuring skills in Sisal stick fighting, spear throwing and archery will be organized.

3. day
Maji Moto Village - Loita Hills and Plains
(B,L,D)

Start cycling / mountain biking from Maji Moto through Loita Hills & Plains. Overnight at Mobile bush-camp.

 

09.00h - After breakfast, your cycling adventure towards Masai Mara begins. The paths will lead you through wide open savannas. The wildlife population here is occasional but you will definitely be rewarded by presence of gazelles, zebras and wildebeest on your way. You will be passing Masai settlements, being amazed about their lives and their relationship with nature and wildlife. Your bush camp will be set in the forest, next to a natural spring. The position of the camp is perfect in complete privacy with a good chance to watch wild game like buffaloes, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe and elephants passing by.

 

BUSH-CAMPS

Each day your camp will be moved forward to meet you on the way, ready with freshly prepared and hot meals for your arrival. These bush-camps are set ahead of you and moved forward on daily basis by our support team who sets them up in beautiful surroundings of African wilderness. The camps are quite basic, but equipped with everything necessary that you might expect from these rough surroundings. Camping chairs and tables are provided, to be served with hot meals. The tents, you'll sleep in, are 3-man dorm-tents, equipped with camping-mattrace, pillow and bedding. Solar-camping Shower will be organized, except the toilet which will be out in the vast-nature of the Maasai. All you need to bring along is your day back-pack (20lit) to carry your sweat-shirt, jacket and drinking water. All the rest travels with support vehicle and the camping crew.

4. day
Loita Hills and Plains
(B,L,D)

Full day of biking through Loita Hills & Plains towards Masai Mara. Overnight at Mobile bush-camp.

 

Depart deep into Loita hills. The trail will lead you through savannas, bushes and acacia forests. You will cross rivers and track wild game. The amazing scenery here is full of wildlife like antelopes, giraffes, elephants, buffaloes and even the big cats. Your second bush camp will be set under the shed of significant yellow bark acacia trees.

5. day
Loita Hills and Plains - Masai Mara Reserve
(B,L,D)

Morning cycling to reach main road to Masai Mara NR. Meet with your safari vehicle to continue the journey. Drive into the Mara. Afternoon game-drive at Masai Mara NR, with Sundowner.

 

Your last day of cycling will lead you towards Kenya's most well-known wildlife reserve Masai Mara. Before noon after relaxing morning of cycling, you should be reaching the main road and meeting with safari vehicle. At that point you'll have to say good bye to your Maasai guides and continue into the Masai Mara National Reserve with first game-drive already enroute to your camp/lodge. Afternoon game-drive till evening with well deserved Sundowner drinks served, following BIG 5 at this world's prime-Wild reserve.

6. day
Masai Mara Reserve
(B,L,D)

Morning and afternoon game-drive at Masai Mara NR.

 

Morning & Afternoon game-drive at Masai Mara National Reserve. OPTIONAL: Early morning Hot-Air Balloon flight, Maasai Cultural visits & Add on extra day.

 

MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE

• Game drives at the legendary Masai Mara.

• The foremost attraction - The massive Annual Wildebeest Migration.

• Renowned for its black-manned lions.

• Close up sightings of cheetah.

• Optional scenic hot air balloon expeditions across the endless plains.

The Masai Mara hosts the worlds natural greatest spectacle - the Annual Wildebeest migration which occurs from June to October when the Mara becomes host to an almost unimaginable 1.7 million of wildebeest and 260 thousand zebra seeking the grasses raised by the Spring rains of April and May. NOTE: The Maasai Mara is an all year round destination with the big cats, and all the big game still in the Masai Mara Ecosystem.

7. day
Masai Mara Reserve - Nairobi
(B,L)

Early morning game-drive. Travel back to Nairobi. OPTIONAL: FLY direct from MARA to NAIROBI or DIANI. End of service.

 

After an early breakfast depart on your last game-drive at Masai Mara NR enroute till park gate. Drive back towards Nairobi. Return back to Nairobi at afternoon hours with drop off at preferred place within city.

Accommodation types

Comfort

Good value

Comfort Accommodation type

Accommodations suggested within this itinerary are on our comfort class of selected tented camps, hotels and lodges.

  • 3 to 4 star level tented camps, hotels, lodges
  • Small and private accommodations
  • With good safari spirit

Included in price

Superior

An up-grade class 1

Superior Accommodation type

Accommodations suggested within up-grade 1 are mix of comfort and superior class of selected accommodations.

  • 3 to 5 star level of well positioned accommodations
  • Bigger and more touristic establishments
  • International standard
+ $35 / person
Luxury

An up-grade class 2

Luxury Accommodation type

Accommodations suggested within up-grade 2 are mix of superior and luxury class of selected accommodations.

  • 5 star level of selected accommodations
  • Up-grade at some destinations might not be possible due to adventure element
  • You can also find within your itinerary as well comfort and superior level of accommodations.
+ $305 / person
Inclusions
  • Fully inclusive itinerary
  • Private Transport & Transfers
  • Expert Guides with a Deep Knowledge of the Locale & Wildlife
  • All guided Activity as per itinerary
  • Entry & Park fees as per itinerary
  • Clean & Reliable accommodations
  • Meals as specified (B,L,D)
  • Drinking Water in the car
  • 24 Hour Availability of Immediate Support (+254 710 487 598)
  • Flying Doctors - emergency evacuation services
  • Local flights: N/A
Exclusions
  • International flights
  • International medical insurance
  • Tourist entry visa
  • Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic drinks
  • Tips and Gratitudes
  • Items of personal nature

Tour rates

Date
2 persons
4 persons
6 persons
03. Jan. 17 - 31. Mar. 17
$1.525
$1.205
$1.095
01. Apr. 17 - 31. May. 17
$1.525
$1.205
$1.095
01. Jun. 17 - 30. Jun. 17
$1.525
$1.205
$1.095
01. Jul. 17 - 31. Oct. 17
$1.525
$1.205
$1.095
01. Nov. 17 - 15. Dec. 17
$1.525
$1.205
$1.095
16. Dec. 17 - 03. Jan. 18
$1.525
$1.205
$1.095
Date
Prices
03. Jan. 17 - 31. Mar. 17
2 persons
$1.525
4 persons
$1.205
6 persons
$1.095
01. Apr. 17 - 31. May. 17
2 persons
$1.525
4 persons
$1.205
6 persons
$1.095
01. Jun. 17 - 30. Jun. 17
2 persons
$1.525
4 persons
$1.205
6 persons
$1.095
01. Jul. 17 - 31. Oct. 17
2 persons
$1.525
4 persons
$1.205
6 persons
$1.095
01. Nov. 17 - 15. Dec. 17
2 persons
$1.525
4 persons
$1.205
6 persons
$1.095
16. Dec. 17 - 03. Jan. 18
2 persons
$1.525
4 persons
$1.205
6 persons
$1.095
  • All rates are quoted in USD per person sharing room
  • SRS - Single room supplement applicable to all guests NOT sharing
  • Children policy for 3 to 12 years old:
    - 60% of the adult rate if sharing room with two adults
    - 80% of the adult rate if sharing room with another child / own room
    - 100% of the adult rates if sharing room with one adult only
    - Children below 3 years of age - free of charge
    - Children 12 years of age and above full adult rate applies
  • Easter & Xmas supplement may apply
  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Supplement for 4x4 LAND CRUISER
  • Possible up to 7 people in one vehicle, price depends on the number of persons sharing one vehicle
  • Meal plan: B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner, AL-all inclusive, N/A-not applicable 

 

OPTIONAL
Other activity & excursions: Hot-Air Balloon flight, Snorkeling, Fishing…
Flying Doctors - emergency evacuation services $10 p/week

 

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