Kenya safari holiday, tailor made
Description of Kenya safari holiday, tailor made
This Kenya safari holiday is a six day tailor made trip, on which you will have unforgettable wildlife experiences every day. This is tailor made, so we can always tweak the itinerary to suit your timeframe or interests. Working very closely with the Maasai community, you will not only get to experience walking safaris and game drives with expert Maasai guides, but do so in both the Mara’s great savannah and inside the private Naboisho Conservancy.
Every day is different on this Kenya safari holiday, with a choice of bird watching, walking in the wilderness or enjoying the views from a spectacular wilderness lodge or eco camp. Far from being just a wildlife holiday, you will learn about the Maasai lifestyles, their inimitable wisdom, traditions and artistic skills, as we are proud to say that 95% of our staff is from the Maasai community, working in all departments too.
The Naboisho Conservancy is unique in the Masai Mara, set up as a community owned nature conservancy to stop the Maasai having to sell land to outsiders and, therefore, maintain stewardship of their great lands in a way that also means tourists can enjoy them, benefit and learn from them.
PlanetAll plastic is collected and transported for off-site recycling. Bio-degradable waste is converted to compost for our vegetable garden. We are 1 of only 3 gold eco rated camps in the whole of Kenya as such we conform to a very high eco standard We run on solar power with a backup generator for those times of no sunlight,& a booster system for water heating fuelled by eco briquettes made from waste, we use energy saving bulbs, recycle our waste, organic on site in a series of composting pits, plastic & tins are sent back to Nairobi for recycling, we have eco composting toilets whereby the liquid waste & all waste water is collected then used in our tree plantation Our travellers are in the vehicles under the guidance of our driver guides who keep them a safe distance from the wildlife, when walking they are thoroughly briefed on all aspects of the activity, behaviour to adopt & safety We have Maasai staff in all our departments & of the total number of staff 95% of them are sourced from the Maasai community. We grow some of our own vegetables & herbs and source some at the local market but items like meat come from Nairobi due to the health standards required. Guests are able to choose to sponsor students & our foundation supports the guiding school through bursaries. Leave a positive footprint and reduce your carbon footprint by planting a tree in our tree plantation. Support one of our Foundation’s wildlife conservation projects.
PeopleOver 95% of camp staff are from the local Maasai community, therefore, your holiday empowers and enriches the community within which we operate our camps.
Fair-trade: we promote women groups from the local community in developing and retailing exquisite beaded and leather merchandise. Purchase a product from our gift shops and receive a personalized message on the woman who designed the merchandise.
We promote empowerment and awareness through scholarships in local schools and the Koiyaki Guiding School (the only guiding school in Mara). The local community receives income from tourism activities in the Mara Talek and Mara Naboisho Conservancies. Our long history of close co-operation with the Maasai community distinguishes us from other tourism operators in Masai Mara. Our mutual bond climaxed in 2010 when we successfully established the community-owned nature conservancy, Naboisho Conservancy, named after the Maa expression of ‘coming together’, chosen by the Maasai to epitomize how the Maasai community came together to face the alarming issue of decreasing land. By establishing a community-owned nature conservancy, we provided the Maasai with an alternative to selling their land to outsiders and helped protect vital wildlife territory. The local community receives income from tourism activities in the Mara Talek and Mara Naboisho Conservancies.
We have established the Enjolaata Centre in the midst of Basecamp Explorer’s birthplace – Basecamp Masai Mara in Talek. The Enjoolata Center is an education and entertainment centre which aims to inspire the Maasai community to come together to make a difference through awareness creation.
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