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Masai Mara Safari

5.0 (2)
8 days 7 nights
Kenya
Difficulty
Challenging
Comfort
Premium
Weight limit
90 kg / 198 lb
This area, the beloved refuge of Ernest Hemingway and Karen Blixen, remains to be vividly similar as it was during their era. The Masai practice the same way of life as they have done in the past, they attend to their livestock with the same cultural strength and pride as their ancestors before them. Wildlife of the wilderness is everywhere, and it still carries that same essence of awe that early explorers felt.

Traveling through the land with horseback riding, creating a cloud of dust and chasing zebra, we are part of Africa that has not lost the timelessness. Living in the same camps as the Masai, we get to be culturally affiliated with the traditions that have been there for ages. However, our destination is off the beaten path, cutting through the wilderness and avoiding popular spots. There, one discovers the comfort of yesterday's world, with its warm and gentle melodies that seem without noise of today.
US$ 9 870
per tourist for 8 days
Departing from
Nairobi County, Jomo Kenyatta Airport
Tour starts
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Number of individuals
up to 12 tourists over 14 years old
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Photo Charlotte O.
Charlotte O. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
Reservations manager and been a part of the team for 15 years - doing reservations, marketing and for many years was the horse manager at the property in Laikipia and where I call home. I know everything there is to know about our riding safaris and how to get you here and so happy to be part of our team.

Tour highlights

Safari Ride
Ride amongst the spectacular wildlife of the Masai Mara
Hippo Rivers
We'll be crossing rivers roaming with curious hippos
Special Dinners
Enjoy three course dinners by our bush chefs

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

You'll be picked up from either Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or a hotel in Nairobi if you arrived the day before. Then, you'll be taken to Wilson Airport for a 10am flight to the Mara. 

When you land, your guides will be there to greet you at the airstrip and drive you to your first camp by the Mara River, right next to a busy hippo pool

After lunch, you'll have some time to relax before meeting your horses and going for a calm evening ride.

Riding: 2 hours

Day 2
Mara River Hippo Camp
Day 3
Escarpment Soit Olololo Camp
Day 4
To Olare Orok
Day 5
Olare Orok
Day 6
To Olare Lamun
Day 7
Olare Lamun
Day 8
Departure
Difficulty
Challenging
Tour provider's comments

Participants should be skilled and confident riders, proficient in all gaits (walking, trotting, cantering and galloping), capable of calmly maneuvering out of challenging situations and adjusting speed as needed. It's important to have good balance, a secure seat and sufficient fitness to handle extended rides and sustain long periods of faster canters. General good health and fitness are recommended.

Tack: English GP saddles (Wintec and leather) only. Riders must be able to ride with a light seat (2-point position) when cantering. Seat savers are also available when needed. Snaffle bridles are mainly used.

Horses: Thoroughbred/Thoroughbred crosses.

horse

Accommodation

Comfort
Premium
Tent
7 nights

Single Supplement: $100 per night (if not willing to share) 

7 nights
Four Different Mobile Tented Camps

In the camping areas with mobile tents, there's a big tent for eating meals and smaller tents for sleeping. These sleeping tents are about 9 feet by 10 feet and come with camp beds, mattresses, sheets and blankets. Each tent also has a toilet, and guests can take hot showers anytime with buckets of hot water. Towels, soap and flashlights are given to guests, and each tent has a solar lamp inside and hurricane lamps outside for light at night.

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Nairobi County, Jomo Kenyatta Airport
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Tour conditions

Included

  • accommodation;
  • all meals and drinks (champagne/premium drinks excluded);
  • riding;
  • game drives;
  • conservation and park fees;
  • internal light aircraft flights;
  • all transfers due to the safari;
  • a day room in Nairobi Day 8 if needed;
  • flying doctor membership.

Extras

  • international flights;
  • travel insurance;
  • extra transfers;
  • hotel nights in Nairobi;
  • premium alcohol/champagne;
  • tips and other personal expenses.

Group size

up to 12 tourists

Duration

8 days
7 nights

It's important to know

Tell me about your horses

Our horses can keep going for a long time because they're well trained. Some of them play polo and do other events, so they're responsive, strong and healthy.

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Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 2 reviews
  • I
    Ingrid
    1 Mar, 2024
    about provider
    It was really nice! The tents were big and clean, with good showers and comfy beds. The food was great, the staff were friendly and professional and there was a good selection of drinks at the bar. Our guide, Muli, took us on some fantastic game drives. We saw lots of animals, including lions successfully hunting a buffalo. We had breakfast by the Mara River and even had lunch while watching a cheetah for hours. It was a wonderful surprise! We had an amazing time that we'll never forget. Thank you!
    1 Mar, 2024
  • A
    AnnieM57
    8 Mar, 2023
    about provider
    I loved it so much that if I could, I'd give it six stars! The whole experience, from beginning to end, was fantastic. Jennifer and her team were really nice, helpful and quick at their jobs. The "tents" were in beautiful spots, giving each guest privacy and amazing views. They were also really nice inside and my bed was big and super comfy. The food was really good too. One great thing about this camps is that you can see all the action right from your own porch. Sometimes, you can spot animals right after leaving camp, thanks to the skilled drivers and spotters who know a lot and are fun to be around. I can't help but gush about how great it was. I definitely plan on coming back. Thanks to everyone for making my stay so special!
    8 Mar, 2023
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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 9 870
    15 – 22 Jun 8 days 7 nights
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    22 – 29 Jun 8 days 7 nights
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    6 – 13 Jul 8 days 7 nights
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    13 – 20 Jul 8 days 7 nights
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    10 – 17 Aug 8 days 7 nights
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