As well as game drives in the Maasai Mara we can organise various other activities for you during your stay including:
Hot Air Ballooning
Following a pre-dawn pick up from camp around 5am, take a breathtaking sunrise balloon flight over the Mara plains before landing for a champagne-style picnic breakfast in the reserve. Enjoy a game drive on your way back to camp where you can expect to arrive around 11am.
Cost US$ 450 per person.
Located around a 5 minute drive or 30 minute walk from our camp is the very unique Maasai Mara Botanical Garden. First set up several years ago it is now a paradise of fruit trees, vegetable and flowers and home to Suraj who will host you and show you around as you sample some of his produce.
Cost KES 1000 per adult/ KES 100 per child 12 years and under.
The Maasai village visit activity takes around 1 hour and you will typically be given a demonstration of Maasai dance, taken around a traditional ‘boma’ and shown how the Maasai make fire with sticks before going to their gift shop. It is a good opportunity to take photos and also ask the Maasai questions about their culture but you will need to be prepared to practice your negotiation skills in their shop.
You will normally be asked for a donation of KES 1000 per adult/ KES 500 per child 12 years and under to visit the village which is payable directly to the village when you visit.
Take a visit to Ole Keene Primary School during term time, around a 10 minutes walk from camp. Interact with the pupils and teachers, see the difficulties faced by rural schools in this area and learn how they are overcoming them.
There is no charge to visit the school but donations via the camp towards our Porridge Project and school development project fund are always appreciated.
Embark on a guided nature walk with local Maasai guides in the area around our camp. Your guide will tell you about the flora and fauna and their uses in traditional medicines and you will also see what traces of wildlife and birdlife you can come across. Walks can be varied in length to suit you and can take anywhere from around 1 hour to 4 hours.
Cost KES 1000 per adult/ KES 500 per child 12 years and under.
If you would like to get a more authentic experience of Maasai life and culture, we can organise overnight stays at the homestead of local Maasai, James Lesaloi and his family. Here you will partake in activities such as herding, fetching water, learning to throw a spear and shoot a bow and arrow.
Cost US$ 70 per person per night inclusive of transport to the homestay, accommodation, meals and village activities. Children 12 years and under 50% rate.
If you love camping and adventure and are not put off by minimal facilities then we can organise to set up our mobile bush camp inside the Maasai Mara and you can combine camping in the wild open of the Mara Triangle’s Iseiya or Eluai public campsite with your game drives. Our team will set up camping dome tents with mattresses and sleeping bags and our chef will prepare dinner for you under the stars by the campfire and a sunrise breakfast. Here we are often visited by wildlife but we have armed rangers with us for safety.