Safaris

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8 Day Masai Land & Loita Hills Cycling

Destinations: Masai Mara National Reserve
Highlights: Off the beaten track, beautiful scenery, Masai culture, possability to see 'big five' and other animals and birds

Day 1: Nairobi - N'goswani Bush Camp
Depart Nairobi and head across the floor of the Great Rift Valley into Maasai Land north of the Masai Mara - the 7th Natural Wonder of the World. Arrive at camp in time for lunch. Spend the afternoon relaxing at camp, where you will be welcomed by your host Maasai family. You can then immerse yourself in traditional Maasai life and culture and explore the village and surrounding plains. Check all of your equipment and get your bike ready for the days ahead. Enjoy dinner at the camp and a night camping under the African stars.
*optional ride down the escarpment to the floor of the Great Rift Valley, arriving in N'goswani late afternoon.

Meals: lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Pitched tent with mattress, N'goswani Bush Camp


Day 2: N'goswani Bush Camp - Maasai Bush Camp
Depart N'goswani on mountain bike and start riding across the open plains,
then along the roadside towards the Loita Hills. Today's ride is quite tough
although it only covers a distance of around 45km. Stop for lunch on route
and arrive in the afternoon at the Maasai Bush Camp for dinner and
overnight.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Maasai Bush Camp (pitched tents)


Day 3: Maasai Bush Camp - Olorte
After breakfast, continue riding towards Olorte in the Loita Hills. This is
a remote area of untouched wilderness and very traditional Maasai people.
Today's cycling is another tough 45km. On route you will have spectacular
views across Maasai land, riding through small villages, and passing Maasai
people going about their day herding their livestock, and collecting
firewood and water. Arrive at camp for lunch, then in the afternoon enjoy a
soothing plunge in the thermal river near the camp. Dinner and overnight at
camp.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Olorte Maasai Camp (pitched tents), Loita Hills
** There is a tented camp here which guests can upgrade to sleep in a
permanent tent with bed.


Day 4: Olorte
Spend the day relaxing around camp, visiting the local beadwork project,
local school, community clinic or just relax at camp and swim in the thermal
river and let the rapids massage your body. Meals and overnight at camp.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Olorte Maasai Camp (pitched tents), Loita Hills
** There is a tented camp here which guests can upgrade to sleep in a
permanent tent with bed.


Day 5: Olorte - Magadi Viewpoint - Olorte
Today you will cycle through the undulating landscape of the Loita Hills.
You will pass through small villages with mud huts as children run out to
wave you on. You will reach the view point which will take your breathe
away. On a clear day, you can have views across Lake Magadi, Lake Natron,
and all the way to Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru. Enjoy lunch as you feel like
you are on top of the world. Return to camp for dinner and overnight.
Tonight you will be treated to a traditional Maasai BBQ and your last night
camping under the stars under the watch of the local Maasai warriors.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Olorte Maasai Camp (pitched tents), Loita Hills
** There is a tented camp here which guests can upgrade to sleep in a
permanent tent with bed.


Day 6: Olorte - Masai Mara Reserve
After breakfast, farewell the cycling crew as you will now head for game
driving in the Masai Mara. Arrive at your camp just outside the Masai Mara
Reserve in time for lunch, then after check in, proceed on an afternoon game
drive. This will be your first opportunity to spot some of the 'big five'.
Return to camp for dinner and overnight.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Budget Tented Camp


Day 7: Masai Mara Reserve
After breakfast, depart on a full day game drive with picnic lunch near the
Mara River over-looking hippo pools and the Serengeti. Return to camp for
dinner and overnight.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Budget Tented Camp


Day 8: Masai Mara Reserve - Nairobi
After breakfast, you undertake a morning game drive. Mid morning, you depart
the Masai Mara and return via Narok back to Nairobi, with lunch on route.

Meals: breakfast, lunch

Options1 PAX2 PAX3 PAX4+ PAX
 Camping5550 3190 2390 1990 
Fees    
 Park Fees160 160 160 160 


* Prices are Per Person in (USD). Add the price and the fees.

  • Countries: Kenya
  • Days: 8
  • Nights: 7
  • Transport: Drive, Cycle
  • Code: KS803
  • Included: transport to/from Nairobi, conservation fees, community/village fees, campsite fees, camping equipment, mountain bike, cycling safety equipment, meals while on safari, park entry fees, transport in safari vehicle.
  • Not Included: personal insurance, visas, sleeping bag, items of a personal nature, drinks, tips. Flying doctors insurance is mandatory for this safari, and can be arranged locally.
  • Don't Forget: sleeping bag, sunhat, sunscreen, insect repellent, warm fleece for cool evenings, camera and binoculars. Guests are welcome to bring any of their own cycling gear that they prefer including mountain bike.
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