Masai Mara safari in Kenya, 4 days
Description of Masai Mara safari in Kenya, 4 days
This tailor made Masai Mara safari in Kenya is the perfect way to explore one of Africa’s most spectacular wildlife-watching destinations, where you can expect to enjoy a wealth of sightings at any time of year.
Between July and November Kenya bears witness to the Great Migration, as millions of wildebeest and other herd animals brave an epic round-trip journey between the Mara and the Serengeti, in the face of hordes of predators. Come outside the winter, however, and you can expect to share your sightings with far fewer people, though the wildlife is still in abundance.
As this is a bespoke holiday, the precise itinerary can be arranged to your specifications. You have unlimited potential for safaris in both the daytime and the evening, which give wholly different experience. There is also the option of a sunrise hot air balloon flight to admire the Masai Mara from above as it begins to stir – finish with a champagne breakfast and it’s a morning to treasure.
Beyond myriad opportunities for wildlife sightings (as well as being home to lions, leopard and elephants, the Masai Mara offers a cornucopia of birds, and some 95 species of mammals, amphibians and reptiles) this Kenya safari is also a way to explore traditional Masai ways of life.
Your driver-guides are often drawn from local Masai communities, and will be pleased to show you around. These visits enable you to learn about their culture while sharing your own, on an equal footing.
But responsible safaris are not just about taking the odd village tour and perhaps purchasing a few handicrafts – besides cultural exchange they also create employment, and use accommodations that buy from nearby farms and villages. The memory of a sensational wildlife sighting stays with you for years, but the positive impact of responsible safaris on a Masai community can last for generations.
PlanetClients are briefed before proceeding with their safari on what to expect, dos and don’ts while at the safari. Which include; ensuring they do not litter the parks or their way to and from the parks as they are provided with trash bins, they should also not feed the animals at the parks or make noise while at safari.
All our tour vehicles have trash cans for proper disposal of waste to avoid disposal of non-degradable that may harm the wildlife. We discourage smoking and loud noise that may cause disturbances to the wildlife.
We encourage our travellers to travel in smaller groups during their trips to various destinations. Handling bigger groups is not easy and they cause stress to the environment
All our driver guides are required to keep by the trails so as to avoid distraction and interferences with the wildlife. Our guides are also discouraged from taking bribes to go off the road for good photos and better views, we encourage clients to let the animals come to them without destroying their habitats. Everyone should keep in mind that the wild animals are not like those found in the theme parks, they are not tamed, hence should take extra precautions not to offend them. We ask our clients never buy products made from endangered species.
PeopleThe sole purpose is to bring people from different cultures together, through village visits.The local village visits are included in itineraries so as to promote the communities visited both economically and socially. Most suppliers source their products from the locals around and also help to improve the living standards of the locals by engaging them in agricultural activities such as organic farming, by use manure from the Masai cattle, employing local labour for supply of water and tour guiding clients as they already have knowledge of the environment.
Providing new sources of income through buying of local souvenirs from the cultural communities and also employing locals to be our driver guides since they are the most knowledgeable about the destinations’ culture and other company staff. This ensures easy understanding between the clients and the local communities visited during the tour.
We inform our clients of customs of each country and respect for artefact such as not being tempted to buy ivory, tortoise shells, elephant hair bracelets or any products derived from rhino, elephant or big cat. We ask our clients to always have a free and open mind throughout their tour to avoid judgment and stereotyping cultures