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.


We light a fire using a hardwood stick and softwood (cedar)! We set the cedar on a metal blade, then grind it with the hardwood stick. The shavings catch fire and are transferred to a bundle of dried grass to make a larger fire. Be part of this thrilling activity and learn the basics of survival in the wilderness while you are sit around the blazing bonfire listening to traditional stories or enjoy dancing around it.This experience connects you to the local people in order to share and understand the African way of life.


This is a must for guests interested in experiencing the ancient Maasai culture and activities. Most of the Maasai dances are pretty simple, and consist of a lot of bending, but with the feet staying still on the ground. During the jumping dance, each young man will jump as high as he can while the others stand in a circle and sing. The voices of the men get higher as the jumping increases. This jumping dance is as familiar to the Western world as the red-clad and beaded Maasai warriors themselves. In the Maasai language, this dancing competition is called the “adumu”. The Maasai have dances for celebration when a lion is killed by the warriors, a dance for the blessing of cattle, and dances performed at wedding ceremonies.

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