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Culture, villages & wildlife of the Mara

9 days from £3,970pp

Includes flights
What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

    Places visited:

  • Nairobi
  • Masai Mara
  • Free the Children
  • Explore the wildlife-rich Masai Mara on safari.

  • Spend several days interacting and learning about the rural Maasai communities.

  • Accompany local mamas as they carry out their daily chores such as collecting water from the well.

  • Witness excellent work Free the Children are doing in Kenya.

  • Half of the profits of your time at Bogani goes back into development projects in communities you visit.

Audley Travel specialist Arista

What our specialists say...

This trip combines time on safari with three days interacting with Maasai communities that live close to the Masai Mara. Enjoy a unique opportunity to learn about the rich cultural heritage of the Maasai as well as the challenges they face. You'll visit a number of different villages, all at varying stages of participation with the development charity, and will be shown around by the village elders and mamas. This is the ideal trip for travellers wanting to get to grips with not only the wildlife but the culture and wonderful people of Kenya.

We recommend this trip for:

  • Nairobi
  • Masai Mara
  • Free the Children
  • Masai Mara
  • Nairobi

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Nairobi.

Day 2 Masai Mara

Nairobi , Masai Mara

On arrival in Nairobi you will be met and transferred to the domestic airport, Wilson Aerodrome, for your light aircraft flight to the Masai Mara, an hour away. Here a guide from Karen Blixen Camp will meet you and game drive you back to the camp. Settle in here and spend the rest of the day on safari.

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Day 3 Masai Mara

Masai Mara

Morning and afternoon safari activities from Karen Blixen. Game drives are the best way to see the big wildlife including the famous big cats of the Masai Mara. Night game drives are also available and are great for spotting nocturnal creatures that are only active at night.

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Day 4 Masai Mara

Masai Mara

Another day on safari at Karen Blixen Camp. The wildlife in this area is superb, and the guides are very knowledgeable, ensuring you get the most out of your time here. Spend your time relaxing in camp watching the hippos in the river just in front of your tent. The camp has a lot of eco-initiatives which you may wish to learn about during your stay. The take a tour to learn about how they support of the local community and are involved in forestry initiatives and the onsite cookery and IT school.

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Day 5 Free the Children

Masai Mara , Free the Children

This morning you will be transferred to a meeting point where a driver from Me to We will collect you and take you to the Bogani Cottages, your base for the next three days. Settle in here and meet the rest of your group over lunch. This afternoon you will visit one or two of the communities that work with Me to We, interacting with the local families and perhaps getting your hands dirty planting a tree or helping paint a school.


Day 6 Free the Children

Free the Children

Days spent with Me to We are varied and fascinating, giving you a unique insight into the village communities in this area. You will see villages at different stages of working with the charity, spend time with the Masai mamas to collect water or learn traditional beading as well as visiting schools and health clinics. The programme is varied and if anything special is taking place at the time such as a wedding celebration it is likely you will be invited to get involved.


Day 7 Free the Children

Free the Children

Another day enjoying a variety of visits and excursions with Me to We. Every day is different here and if you have a particular interest or skill you want to share, just let your group leader know so they can try to fit this into your stay.


Day 8 International return flight

Free the Children , Masai Mara , Nairobi , International return flight

You will depart the Me to We project this morning for your light aircraft back to Nairobi and your onward flights.

Day 9 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Audley Travel specialist James
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