Local Living Kenya—Masai Village

From$699USD
5 days,Nairobi to Nairobi
DKML

Learn survival skills from Masai warriors, participate in day-to-day life in a remote Masai village, listen to warrior stories around the campfire, witness a traditional Masai ceremony.

For ages, the Masai people of East Africa have preserved an authentic way of life that includes training warriors, communicating with wild animals across the plains and developing native medicines. Now it’s your turn to get a taste of this unique lifestyle. This short, five-day trip takes a dive right into the daily life of the Masai, where you’ll learn how to make traditional beaded jewelry, milk cows, throw a spear and identify different animal tracks. You’ll get a firsthand look at bush survival skills as you live with the Masai people in their village, learn the beliefs of the Masai and enjoy a ceremony on your final night to cap off your experience.

What's Included

  • Three days in a Masai village, learning about day-to-day life and survival skills
  • Overnight bush camping excursion with Masai warriors
  • Transport between destinations and included activities
  • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners. (Allow USD30-50 for meals and drinks not included.)
  • Van, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local Masai guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 7, avg 5.
  • Hotel (1 nt), camping or manyatta (mud hut) (2 nts, depends on option chosen at time of booking), bush camping (1 nt).

Itinerary

Day 1Nairobi

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Nairobi/Maji Moto(1B, 1L, 1D)

Transfer to a Masai camp at the foot of Loita Hills. Get to know your Masai hosts and spend the afternoon with the women, learning about their traditional beadwork, cooking, and day-to-day responsibilities. Visit a local school after hours to learn about the education system and how education is being integrated into traditional cultural practices.

Day 3Maji Moto(1B, 1L, 1D)

Set off for an overnight bush survival trip with the Masai warriors. Learn about plants and animals in the bush, practice throwing a spear, and learn to light a fire without matches. Overnight in the bush under the stars with local Masai warriors watching over the camp for any unwelcome guests as you hear the distant sounds of wildlife during the night.

Day 4Maji Moto(1B, 1L, 1D)

Return to the village by foot, learning more about survival in the African bush along the way. Enjoy a traditional ceremony at night and be sure to sample the local brew – honey beer.

Day 5Maji Moto/Nairobi(1B, 1L)

Spend the morning at the camp, then transfer back to Nairobi where the trip finishes upon arrival in the early evening.

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