Tours with the Maasai!
At Simba Camp the challenge is not what to do - it's figuring out how to do it all. Walk with giraffes, go on Safari, learn to throw a spear, shoot some arrows, try your archery skills, discover your beading talent, play volleyball and soccer on a sandy river bed, hike Chyulu hills, watch the sunset, explore the galaxy at night, or you can just relax at the camp. Your comfort is our top priority.
Safari / Nature Walk with Maasai warriors
Mornings typically begin with a bush walking safari lead by the
Maasai warriors. This
is your opportunity to get up close and personal with wildlife such as giraffes, zebras, wildebeest,
gazelles and over 400 species
of birds that roam freely in this unspoiled land of the Maasai. The Maasai know the African savanna in a way no one else does and the warriors will interpret everything
from footprints, animal droppings, animal noises, and more. Leave
your fears at home and experience Africa the Maasai way. Absolute
security is guaranteed with our professional and knowledgeable guides!
from the hike, we’ll enjoy homemade breakfast together.
after breakfast immerse yourselves into the Maasai culture.
This is your chance to visit a traditional Maasai tribal village. Meet and interact with village women and
elders. See what a traditional Maasai village looks and feels like, and learn
how the family social structure works. Some
time you maybe invited to milk a cow or sip a cup of Maasai chai
with the villagers. The village experience is absolutely authentic and pleasant; a much different experience from the usual 2-hour hokey village experience set up for hundreds of tourists near the wildlife park. No commercial angle whatsoever. We offer you the real deal.
Make beads with local women
beadwork has been an art form of Maasai women for centuries. You'll
have the opportunity to participate in the bead making sessions
facilitated by the Maasai
Meet and interact with Maasai women and learn techniques and the
meaning of bead making in the Maasai tribe. You might be surprised
to discover your beading talent!
Visit the local school children
of the days we will visit a local primary school and high school
to interact with students and teachers. Visitors are welcome to
play soccer or volleyball match with local sport teams. You are
also welcome to volunteer and tutor or teach English or any other subject of your interest. We will also visit the village health center and
meet the nurses. Meeting with
village leaders, herbalists, teachers, nurses will allow you to
learn just about every aspect of the Maasai community and its way of life.
day Safari to Amboseli National Park
after an early breakfast we will drive to Amboseli National
Park, which covers 150 square miles in southern Kenya, not far
from the Tanzanian border. Amboseli is at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro,
the tallest mountain in Africa standing 19,340 feet above sea
level. In addition to over 1000 elephants there are zebras, wildebeests,
giraffes, impala, leopards, lions, hippos, antelope, warthogs,
hyenas, cheetah, and buffalos all gather in the haven of the park.
There is no better way to enjoy African sunset than at Maasai Simba Camp. The Maasai warriors will walk you to an epic observation point where you can get a panoramic view of the African savannah with Mt. Kilimanjaro in the south and the big orange sunset as it slips away from the wide African sky.
Are you an Astronomy enthusiast?
If the answer is yes, then Maasai Simba Camp is the place for you. Explore the galaxy with millions of stars glowing across the night African sky. Bring your own telescope or borrow one from us. We will provide all the other comfort that you might need.
Amboseli eco-system is home to over 400 species of birds many of which live in and around the park. During your stay at Maasai Simba Camp you’ll meet a wide range of colorful birds that surrounds the Kiboko River. Common birds in the camp includes Sunbirds, Flycatchers, White-bellied Go-away-bird, weavers, Kingfishers, superb starlings, hoopoe bird, Lilac-breasted Roller, Ibis, Awl, and lots of birds of prey.
There will be a Maasai warriors dance the day before departure.
This is your chance to participate in a jumping competition and
discover your warrior jumping talent!
At the end of each day participants and the tour guides
will sit around the bonfire and reflect on the activities of that day.
Talks by the locals
community offers talks on various topics including:
- Habitat and wildlife conservation
- Human and wildlife conflict in the African Savanna
- Workshop on traditional medicine and plants
- Maasai community leadership
- Meaning and importance of a rite of passage
- Women in a changing Maasai world
- Pastoralism and Animal husbandry
- Climate change
kids will have the opportunity to:
Interact with Maasai children
• Play soccer, Mancala, or other local popular games
• Herd sheep and goats (optional)
• Build toys using local materials, and more…
SAFARI TO OTHER DESTINATIONS WITHIN KENYA
visitors to Maasai Simba Camp also traveled with us to the Masai
National Park, Tsavo
West National Park and other wildlife parks in Kenya.
You can book a full 12-day safari program with us.
to see sample itinerary.
use 4X4 Land Cruisers or vans. Our vehicles are retrofitted to
meet rough road driving. Each client will be guaranteed window
seating and have access to open sunroof for the best photo shoot.
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Best Tours of a Lifetime'' By National Geographic.
You will be guided by Maasai warriors with a great deal of Knowledge about the African savanna.
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about animal tracking techniques and animal behavior through the eyes of the Maasai warriors.
Just nearby is Amboseli National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site, set against the backdrop of Africa’s tallest mountain, the legendary Mount Kilimanjaro.
the Women Co-operative and learn about the world of the Maasai women.
with local children and learn about growing up in the African savanna.
Maasai warriors - these are your guides at Maasai Simba Camp
bricks and build a highly needed schoolroom for Maasai children.