8 days

Fellowship of the Masai - Family Adventure

Fellowship of the Masai - Family Adventure

Lake Naivasha's hippos

Masai Mara's mammal migrations

Game drives in the Masai Mara

The flamingos of Lake Nakuru

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  • Please note that these trips are for adults and children travelling together and there must be at least one child under 18 with you. 

    Why we love it

    • Relax by the Nakuru Lake, which is fringed by acias and is famous for the hundreds of pink flamingos that visit daily. The surrounding savannah is home to giraffes and lions.
    • Spend time with the ancient Masai tribe, and immerse yourself in the culture of these friendly, semi-nomadic people.
    • Visit the finest reserve in Kenya, the Masai Mara, and see a myriad of majestic game and meet the fearsome Masai warriors.

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Nairobi

    • The tour will start at the Nairobi hotel. You will receive full details of exactly where to meet your group leader in the joining instructions, which will be sent to you approximately 2-3 weeks before your trip starts.
    • The Kenyan capital sits on an elevated plain at the heart of the country, surrounded by fertile land that produces coffee and maize. There will be a tour briefing in the morning, before a visit to Sheldricks Elephant Orphanage and the giraffe centre. These coservation centres will give you the opportunity to see the animals up close, and also offer you a better understanding of their plight in the modern world.
    Panafric Hotel or similar

    Day 2 - Lake Nakuru

    • You will set up tents next to the sparkling Lake Nakuru today, before embarking on an afternoon game drive. Nakuru Lake is fringed by acias and is famous for the hundreds of pink flamingos that visit daily, transforming it into a pink shimmering haze.
    • The savannah area is home to a wide variety of other animals too, including giraffes and lions, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled.
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 3-4 - Lake Naivasha

    • You will ecounter friendly locals on a village visit before reaching Lake Naivasha today - a birdwatcher's paradise, with floating islands of papyrus reeds.
    • You will spend the night in simply but neatly furnished cottages by the lake and explore this beautiful area in your own time.
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 5 - Loita Hills

    • You will travel to the heart of Maasai country today, traversing the Great Rift Valley floor to Loita Hills.
    • Upon arrival you will set up camp among the friendly semi-nomadic tribes in the area. A local elder will teach you about their ancient culture and you will share a meal around the campfire with the local people. A truly special experience.
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 6-7 - Masai Mara Game Reserve

    • You will travel on to one of the finest reserves in Kenya, the Masai Mara today. More or less a northern extention of the Serengeti in Tanzania to the south, animals migrate here annually in July/ August before departing south again in September. These migration periods mean masses of animals on the move, creating a number of wonderful photographic opportunities.
    • You will arrive at your lodge in the Mara around lunchtime, and depart for a game drive in the afternoon. The surrounding plains are home to elephant, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, and various gazelles, along with their attendant predators - lion, cheetah, jackal and hyena.
    • You will go on another game drive early in the morning of Day 7, before enjoying a leisurely brunch at your campsite. You will have some time to relax before heading out again in the afternoon.
    • You will have the opportunity to meet the local Masai warriors today, who will give you an insight into their culture and life and teach you how to throw a spear. The Masai were originally nomadic heders and are probably the most well known of all of Kenya's tribal people. The men wear an elaborate costume of bright red cloth, with a cape, beads, jewellery and a spear, sword or club. They have a formidable reputation as hunters and warriors, but are reluctantly accepting a more settled lifestyle to accomodate the immense pressure they are under.
    JK Mara Camp or similar
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 8 - Nairobi

    • You will embark on one last early morning game drive today, before setting off across the plains of the Mara again. The journey will take you up the Rift Valley’s eastern wall past Mount Suswa before reaching Nairobi.
    • You may have the opportunity to stop and make some final purchases en route.
    • Your tour will come to an end on arrival in Nairobi.
    Breakfast
  • What to Know

    What's Included

    • An experienced English-speaking local leader and specialist local guides at some sites
    • Authentic accommodation
    • On-tour transportation
    • Most meals (except those specified in your itinerary)
    • Entrance and park fees as indicated in your itinerary

    Not Included

    • Arrival and departure transfers
    • International flights
    • Airport departure taxes
    • Visas
    • Meals unless specified in the itinerary
    • Insurance
    • Laundry - but there will be opportunity to do some hand-washing in the camps where we stay for two or more nights.
    • Optional tours or activities during free time
    • Tips - this is something to consider, and it might be worthwhile speaking to your group about making a group contribution at the end of the trip
    • Sleeping Bags
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Trip Code PTFM
Group size 6 - 14
Start City: Nairobi
End City: Nairobi

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