The Masai Heartlands

05/08/2021 through 12/14/2022
05/08/2021 through 12/17/2022
Intrepid Travel

The Masai Heartlands

Watch the wonders of Kenya and Tanzania unfold before you on this incredible 15-day overland adventure with Lonely Planet and Intrepid Travel. Head deep into the heartland of the Maasai tribespeople and the finest game parks in eastern Africa. Travelling through the acclaimed Masai Mara and the vast Serengeti plains to the stunning lakes of the Great Rift Valley and the dramatic scenery of the Ngorongoro Crater, you’ll spot a wealth of exotic predators and peaceful herbivores. Follow in the footsteps of the Maasai with local knowledge each step of the way, leaving you with memories of Africa to last a lifetime.

Activities

  • Lake Nakuru – Village Walk & Cooking Class
  • Lake Nakuru – Overland Vehicle Game Drive
  • Loita Hills – Cultural talk and village visit
  • Masai Mara – 4×4 Game Drive
  • Masai Mara – 4×4 Game Drive
  • Kisii – Soapstone carving cooperative
  • Serengeti National Park – Overland Vehicle Game Drive
  • Serengeti National Park – Overland Vehicle Game Drive
  • Serengeti National Park – Overland Vehicle Game Drive
  • Ngorongoro Crater – 4×4 Game Drive
  • Mto Wa Mbu – Village walk & local dinner

Highlights

  • Spend the night in a Maasai village to learn about life from community elders, visit a widows’ community and maybe even learn to throw a spear.
  • An early morning game drive through Lake Nakuru National Park might be your best chance of seeing black and white rhinoceroses in the flesh.
  • Take a cooking class in a small village and learn some Kenyan recipes, then share your creations at a camp dinner under the stars.
  • Explore the Serengeti National Park in depth – with two early-morning and two late-afternoon game drives through this spectacular wildlife arena, you’ll have the best chance to spot the Big Five.
  • Swap the safari vehicle for two wheels on a guided biking adventure near Lake Victoria, stopping to shop for local wares and meet townsfolk at the Mwigobero Market.

Itinerary

Day 1 Nairobi
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Day 2 Lake Nakuru National Park
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Day 3 Lake Naivasha
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Day 4 Lake Naivasha
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Day 5 Loita Hills Maasai Village
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Day 6 Masai Mara National Reserve
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Day 7 Masai Mara National Reserve
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Day 8 Nairobi
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Day 9 Kisii
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Day 10 Lake Victoria
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Day 11 Serengeti National Park
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Day 12 Serengeti National Park
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Day 13 Ngorongoro Crater
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Day 14 Ngorongoro Crater – Mto wa Mbu
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Day 15 Arusha / Nairobi
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