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 bead making talent, play volleyball and soccer on a sandy river bed, hike Chyulu hills, watch the sunset, explore the galaxy at night, jump in the pool, or you can just relax at the camp. Your comfort is our top priority.
Shortly 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.
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! Returning from the hike, we’ll enjoy homemade breakfast together.
Shortly 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.
Intricate 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 Women Cooperative. 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 own beading talent! Also, this is your opportunity to learn about the Maasai women and their world. You will be free to ask questions about arts and culture, family structure, cultural practices, beliefs system, women health, environment, fashion, and any other aspect of human and tribal life. The women cooperative will also ask you about your world. Most of these women have never set a foot in the western world. Your meeting with Maasai women is more about a wholistic cross-cultural experience.
As our guest you'll have the opportunity to visit a local primary school and high school to interact with our students and teachers. This school was made possible by well wishers who stayed at simba camp. The school has children from across the Maasai country. The school is considered one of the best in the region for accademic performance. For families with children this would be a wonderful opportunity for your kids to experience a Kenyan school. 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 expertise. Also, when time allows we will 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.
There is no better way to enjoy African sunset than at Maasai Simba Camp. The Maasai warriors will walk you up to an epic observation hill 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.
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.
At the end of each day guests and our tour guides will sit around the bonfire and reflect on the activities of that day. The informal discussion around the bonfire will allow you to learn a range of topics that include the following:
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.
Your kids will have the opportunity to:
In additiona to spending time wth us in Amboseli National Park we offer pocket-friendly and meaningful trips across Kenya and Tanzania. We can pick you up from buzzling city of Nairobi to the snowy peaks of Mt. Kilimanjaro into endless plains of the Maasai Mara and the Serengeti. You can book a full 12-day safari itinerary with us. Click to see sample itinerary.
We 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.