Maasai Trails: The Lowdown

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A walking safari with Maasai Trails is an experience like no other, wandering through the sacred forest of the Loita Hills accompanied only by your Maasai guides and your caravan of donkeys.

What’re the Maasai Trails Camps like?

If we’re honest, this isn’t a place to come for the distractions and fripperies of the modern world- Maasai Trails so much more special than that. You stay in comfortable bell tents which are transported by donkeys between the hills and forest glades. You sleep on comfy mattresses on the floor with a toasty duvet over the top (you may be in Kenya, but it gets cool up here) and there’s a loo and shower tent shared between every 3 or so tents. Loos are clean freshly-dug short drop loos and showers are bucket showers.  Meals are warming and wholesome- eaten in the open air or around the campfire, sharing stories with your hosts.

What do I do with Maasai Trails?

The experience of Maasai Trails is far, far more interesting than where you stay. This is a remote area that you’re travelling through on foot, as guests of the Maasai community. Your guides are English-speaking local Loita Maasai, usually young, fun warriors, full of energy and stories about their life.

The landscape feels a world away from the wide-open savannah of the Masai Mara or the parched north of Kenya. This is a land of lush forested hillsides, tumbling waterfalls and birds singing in the forest. Terrain is rough and unmanicured- expect some muddy trails and a bit of bushwhacking as you go.

We’ll plan your trail in advance- ranging from 3- 7 nights. Your guides will have a rough route plan for each day, walking around 3 hours in the morning and another 3 in the afternoon. However, if you’re wanting a more a challenging hike, don’t be afraid to ask!

Giving back at Maasai Trails:

This sort of mobile camp has a really low footprint on the environment and gives you one of the most authentic encounters with local culture you can do. By staying here, you’re bringing much needed income to remote communities, and in turn, this helps to protect this fragile area.

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