The Masai Heartlands safari

Highlights of Kenya and Tanzania on a 15-day overland adventure, including a 4x4 safari in the Serengeti, meeting Maasai warriors, exploring the Ngorongoro Crater and camping under the stars.
Nairobi Lake Nakuru National Park Lake Naivasha Loita Hills Maasai village Masai Mara Great Rift Valley Kisii Lake Victoria Serengeti National Park Ngorongoro Conservation area Mto Wa Mbu Meserani
Price
£2410To£2650excluding flights
Duration
15 Days
Countries
Kenya, Tanzania
Type
Small group
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Single supplement £270.
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Late availability on these dates: 08 Jan, 22 Jan
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Description of The Masai Heartlands safari

The wonders of Kenya and Tanzania unfold on this incredible overland adventure, which goes deep into the heartland of the Maasai tribespeople and into the finest game parks in eastern Africa. Travel through the world-renowned Masai Mara, the vast Serengeti plains and on to the stunning lakes of the Great Rift Valley and the dramatic scenery of the Ngorongoro Crater. You’ll spot a wealth of wildlife along the way, and head off the beaten track to walk in the footsteps of the Maasai. Learn about the Great Rift Valley and the migration of the animals within it and embark on a mind-blowing safari across the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater in an open roof 4x4 for a chance to see a black rhino.

In between wildlife spotting, experience Kenya’s tribal life with Maasai warriors at an overnight village visit in the Loita Hills and shop for local wares at Musoma market on the edge of Lake Victoria. In the iconic Serengeti National Park enjoy two early morning and two late afternoon game drives in our overland vehicle. Most accommodation is camping (with two nights in a hotel and one in a cottage). As this is a participatory camping trip, you will be expected to set up and take down you own tent as well as assist with food preparation and cleaning. In the Serengeti, you’ll be camping here without fences between you and the animals, so your leader will brief you on safety measures. We use our purpose-built overland vehicles for the duration of this trip, and each truck has large sliding windows, great for game viewing. This is a small group adventure, fully supported by three local crew members: a group leader, driver and cook.

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Price information

£2410To£2650excluding flights
Single supplement £270.
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2 Reviews of The Masai Heartlands safari

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Reviewed on 28 Sep 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Seeing the animals roaming freely in their natural habitat

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Be prepared for long journeys. However the landscape views makes it worthwhile

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


To a degree yes. Plastic bottles, bags everywhere especially in the last community visited in Tanzania.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Fantastic!!!

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2017 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Cycling day at Lake Victoria. The group was amazing.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Ngorongoro is very cold.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes it benefited local people.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Awesome definitely I will advise my friends to do it.

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

We believe strongly in low impact tourism and so during this trip we use existing locally owned facilities and camp ground such as the one used in Kisi. By using locally owned and run facilities we are helping the local communities that we visit.

People

There is a local guide based permanently in the Loita which is his home base. He knows the area, its culture and way of life, the flora and fauna exceptionally well and you will have a great opportunity to interact with him and the local Masai. You will have an opportunity purchase their artefacts, bead necklaces, belts, shukas and even see how they are made.

You will have an opportunity to shop for local sculptures and textiles at a bustling Musoma market during this trip, there is an optional boat ride on Lake Victoria and a trip to the small island where sardine farming is the main industry. The time we spend here will again benefit the local community.

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