WALKING SAFARIS – NATURE WALKS
Setting out on a walking safari in the Masai Mara ecosystem not only offers you the chance to stretch your legs, but also the opportunity to focus on some of the smaller ecosystems that are often overlooked from the height of a vehicle. The intricate construction of termite mounds, the role and importance of dung beetles, and the variety of bird life in the area are just some of the subjects you may encounter on your excursion. The walking safari guides are all highly trained and carry a wealth of information that they are only too happy to share, be it about a peculiar track in the sand or the call of an unseen bird. Walking safaris are not permitted in the Masai Mara National Reserve itself. Here the local Maasai tribesmen guide you through their homeland on foot offering an intimate discovery of forest, waterfalls and birdlife, hundreds and hundreds of monkeys roam the trees. You may discover elephants, baboons, and hyenas, too. The Maasai guides will explain to you the traditional medicinal use of different shrubs and trees as well as the tracks and spoors of different animals along Sand river. In the morning nature walk, you will hike along two rivers (the Sand river that is joined by Oloolomutie river that borders the lodge and the Masai Mara game reserve) Usually the walk is for 3 hours and you may have time to fish as well. You will have an OPTION to visit a local Maasai village at an extra cost payable directly to the Maasai chief to see their ancient, nomadic lifestyle.