Migration and Masai Cultural Package – 11 Days
This Migration and Masai Mara Cultural Package allows you to experience the spectacle of the great migration and learn about the culture of the Masai people. You will get to discover the thrill of exploring Africa both on foot and by bike in the Hells Gate National Park. See the beauty of the flamingo ringed Lake Nakuru and enjoy a boating excursion to Crescent Island in Lake Naivasha. Immerse yourself in the lives of the Masai tribe at an eco-friendly camp where you will learn to track animals and hunt with a bow and arrow. The women will teach you how they forage for food in this arid environment. Listen to their stories and be entertained with their traditional dancing around the campfire.
Accommodation: You will stay in good middle class accommodation, with all shower and or bath and toilet.
Day 1: Nairobi
Upon your arrival in Nairobi you will be welcomed by one of our representatives and transferred to your hotel, where you will have the rest of the day to spend at leisure. You could head out and visit the Karen Blixen Museum or Giraffe Manor (not included).
Day 2: Nakuru National Park
After breakfast you will depart for the Lake Nakuru National Park where you will arrive at your lodge in time for a tasty lunch. There will be time to relax before you depart on an afternoon game drive. The Nakuru National Park is most famous for the flocks of pink hued greater flamingos which gather in their thousands on the shallow lake. The bird-watching is excellent and this is also a good reserve to look for white rhino in. Full Board
Day 3: Lake Naivasha
This morning after breakfast, you will travel to Lake Naivasha which is lined by papyrus reeds and is home to many waterfowl. After lunch and some time for a rest you will embark on an afternoon boat ride to Crescent Island where you will enjoy an afternoon walk among the wildlife. There are no predators but you will see many antelope including giraffe, zebra and wildebeest. Full Board
Day 4: Hells Gate National Park
Today, you can travel to Hell’s Gate National Park, one of the few parks in Kenya where you can walk and enjoy cycling safaris among the wildlife. You will also be able to take a hike down among the gorge and explore the parks interesting rock formations. In fact it was the inspiration for Disney’s the Lion King. You could also visit the Joy Adamson Centre. The park is also known for its great raptor viewing. A picnic lunch can be arranged on request by the lodge. Full Board
Day 5: Narok
Travel towards Narok and the Loita Hills today, the traditional home ground of the famous Masai Tribe. You will stay in an eco-camp which supports the local community and gain real insights into the day to day lives of these people. Full Board
Day 6: Narok
Today you might learn to shoot a traditional bow and arrow, the basics of tracking animals and bush survival. You may go out with the women and learn what plants they can gather in the arid landscape for food. Visit the local compound and see how they live or when school is in session, you can visit a local school. There are bicycles available and you can go on short excursions in the surrounding area.
Day 7: Masai Mara National Reserve
In the morning you will depart for the famous Masai Mara National Reserve where you will arrive in time for lunch. After some time to settle in, you will head out on an afternoon game drive in search of the zebra and wildebeest of the Great Migration, or a pride of lions resting in the shade of a tree. Dine in style out under the stars surrounded by the gentle sounds of the African bush at night. Full Board
Day 8: Masai Mara National Reserve
Today you will have the whole day to explore the wildlife wonders of the Masai Mara National Reserve. Set out on guided morning and afternoon game drives. You will see many Thompson’s Gazelles, Topi and Eland as well as the ever present predators such as lions, cheetahs and leopards. Full Board
Day 9: Masai Mara National Reserve
Spend the whole day on game drives watching the daily scenes of drama which are played out on the African plains under the beating rays of the sun. Full Board
Day 10: Nairobi
There will be time for one last game drive before you head back to Nairobi. You will spend the evening at leisure. Bed and Breakfast
Day 11: Departure
After breakfast you will be transferred to Nairobi International Airport for your flight home.
Meet and greet at the airport
4 wheel drive vehicle with driver/guide
8 night’s accommodation on Full Board
2 nights bed and breakfast
Crescent Island excursion
Hells Gate National Park excursion
Entrance fees and conservation fees
24 hour emergency contact number
International and internal flights
Meals not mentioned above
Priced from USD $ 2,500 per person sharing.