Maasai Walking Trail

A rare opportunity to spend time with Maasai guides experiencing the world through their eyes, learning about the bush and Maasai culture

Oltyiani Camp aerial view

Maasai Walking Trail

A rare opportunity to spend time with Maasai guides experiencing the world through their eyes, learning about the bush and Maasai culture

4 days from £2300pp plus international flights.

Walk the ancient trails of the sacred Loita Forest in Kenya with your Maasai guides learning about nature and culture.

  • ​Explore the ancient trails with Maasai guides
  • Immerse yourself in the African bush
  • Experience the customs and culture of the Maasai
  • Low impact travel in beautiful wilderness
  • Learn about natural plants and remedies

Escape into the African bush, exploring ancient Maasai trails on foot with Maasai guides. This is exciting!

This four day walking trail will give you a unique insight into the ways of the Maasai, combined with exploration of a stunning part of Kenya - the Loita Hills near the Maasai Mara. The walks, which average about six hours a day (three hours before lunch, then three hours in the afternoon) can take you through different eco-systems in a matter of hours. The scenery will often take your breath away.

Each day will begin with a hearty breakfast before the donkeys are loaded and they head on with their handlers to set up the next camp. You set off with your guides who are local Maasai from the Loita area. Along the way they will share with you their customs, culture and beliefs as you navigate these ancient trails through the landscape. The Maasai guides will teach you bush lore and pass on some of their wealth of knowledge.

Each evening, a cool drink awaits you as you get to camp in time for a sundowner. The donkeys are fed, watered and a kraal is made to keep them safe for the night, before everyone sits down for dinner. Dinner is usually followed by convivial chat around the fire before retiring for a good night's sleep.

The walks are not strenuous but we do recommend that you are moderately fit. You only need carry your day pack with water and snacks, any luggage will be transported by the donkeys and be waiting for you in camp. It's a rewarding trip and a very different experience from a conventional safari. We can also arrange longer trips if you wish.

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Where you could be staying

Below is our recommended place to stay on this trip. Being a tailor-made safari, we can sometimes change to different properties you might prefer, but please note that this will affect the trip price.

Ask us about this holiday, or get in touch with us about planning a tailor-made trip which is just right for you.

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