Travel active through Kenya - visit in Nairoib - Loita Hills with Maasai and Masai Mara
|Minimum number of participants||2 Pax|
Today you arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Here you can complete your immigration formalities and collect your luggage. Your personal driver will be waiting for you at the exit. He will take you to your accommodation in Nairobi.
Today is an exciting day around Nairobi. You will be picked up in the morning and first drive to the elephant orphanage. The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is now the most successful orphan elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world and one of the pioneering organizations for the protection of wildlife and habitats in East Africa. Then we go on to the "Giraffe Center". Here you can feed the giraffes, visit the information center and take a hike on the quiet 1.5 km long nature trail and discover other animals. Then we return back to the accommodation.
From the capital into the wilderness: After breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel and drive to Lake Naivasha National Park - the only freshwater lake within the great East African Rift Valley. When you arrive here, you will first take a guided bike tour through the park and then walk through the gorge.
After breakfast enjoy a boat tour on Lake Naivasha and then continue to Loita Hills Basecamp, which is on the way to the Masai Mara. The area is inaccessible to vehicles and the wilderness is relatively untouched. Visitors can look forward to a wide variety of animals including buffalo, elephants, monkeys, bush bucks, hyenas, and leopards. Here you arrive on time for lunch. After refreshment, go on a bush walk with a visit to the hot springs. After you have stretched your legs, you will return to the camp for Maasai warrior training.
Masai Mara National Reserve
In the morning you visit a nearby Maasai village before you continue to the world famous Masai Mara! In the afternoon you will explore the area on your first game drive. There is always a lot to discover in the Masai Mara. It extends over more than 1500 square kilometers in the southwest of the country. The park protects a phenomenal range of game, including charismatic species such as elephants, lions, leopards, and buffalo, as well as crocodiles and hippos in the Mara River. The bird life is no less impressive, with over 450 native bird species. The real highlight here, however, is the great migration of around 1.7 million wildebeest, which is recognized as one of the seven new wonders of the world.
Masai Mara National Reserve
On this day you have ample opportunity to explore the flora and fauna of the Masai Mara. Enjoy the full day game drive. With a bit of luck you might come across a pride of lions while hunting, or a herd of wildebeest in search of water, followed by zebras and hyenas. Every day there are new surprises when observing animals. Let the day pass in review and end in the evening in the accommodation.
Return to Loita Hills
Today the safari experience comes to an end. One final morning game drive and then return to Loita Hills Basecamp. Enjoy the last day in the bush.
End of the journey
Today your vacation comes to an end. You leave the Masai Mara today and return to Nairobi. Your guide will take you straight to the airport. The travel time is approx. 5-6 hours. We say goodbye and wish you a good flight: Kwa heri na karibu tena! Goodbye and see you soon!
The Ibis Styles Nairobi Westlands Hotel is located 5km from Nairobi’s central business district, 21km from the International Airport Jomo Kenyatta and provides easy access to the local industrial park. The hotel has 11 floors with double-, twin-, triple- and family rooms with Hypnos beds. So there is a room for everyone: single travellers, couples, families or groups!
Carnelley’s is a quiet campsite, located on beautiful property with lots of bushes. The monkeys are romping around the trees and hippos are browsing on the shore of Lake Naivasha (Be careful! Do not approach the hippos!). Camp Carnelley’s became a popular spot through the years. There are also fixed accommodations, the Lazybones Bar, a restaurant and many options for activities right at the campsite.
The Loita Hills Basecamp is located far from the well-trodden paths on the foot of the Loita Hills in the village of Maji Moto. It’s a great place to stop coming from or traveling to Masai Mara. The basecamp is managed by Sankale ole Ntutu, the Maasai Community Chief. The camp is surrounded by nature and authentic, native Maasai villages away from the extensive tourism. There are plenty activities: Hikes in the natures, watching animals, visiting the hot springs, Maasai warrior training and many more.
Right in the middle of the African wilderness nature lovers experience the true fascination of a campsite in the bush.
The team in the Matira Bush Camp consists of experienced, native Maasai, who have detailed knowledge about the environment and its flora and fauna. This enormous knowledge about plants and animals will not only make your stay comfortable, but also safe. Experience the magic of an African night with the vespertine campfires, which radiate warmth, surrounded by the murmurs of the wilderness.
The camp offers full board with breakfast, lunch and dinner, an international cuisine with a regional touch. The meals are freshly prepared and served in the food tent, underneath shady trees or open air. The six tents are furnished with comfortable double or twin beds.
Masai Mara is the conservation area with the most animal species in Kenya and is located at the border to Tanzania, as part of the Serengeti. Covering an area of 1510 km², this is the place to observe the great migration of gnus and zebras from September until November.
The Lake Naivasha National Park is the highest located lake in the East African Rift and one of the few freshwater lakes. Here you can find about 300 bird species such as ibis, pelicans and cormorants, as well as giraffes, antelopes, hippos, gnus and zebras.
Safari: meals & accommodations as described
All entry and concession fees
4x4 safari car - without other guests in the car
English speaking guide
Unlimited kilometers during the safari
1 liter of water per day per person
Flying Doctors Insurance *
* In the event of an accident or sudden illness, you will be picked up by the Flying Doctors at the nearest landing site and flown to a hospital in Nairobi. From then on, your international health insurance should cover payment for the treatment.
Kenya Visa (50USD per person)
Things of personal use
Tips: Recommendation per guide on safari: 15-20USD per day per group
Other drinks (during the safari)
International travel health insurance
Travel cancellation insurance
Domestic flight and international flight