An African safari is a bucket list fixture right up there with climbing Everest or swimming with dolphins. But this safari adventure is far from cliché. When you’re not out spotting the ‘Big 5’ of the Savannah, you will become guests in the Maasai community, immersing yourself in their culture, learning about their customs and getting involved in the building of Mara’s first secondary school for girls.
This adventure speaks to the heart of every adventurer – their curiosity. Not just about this foreign terrain, but about the people who call it home.
Where but the Maasai Mara could you pull up next to a pride of lions, watch a family of elephants walk languidly across a deep Kenyan sunset and share stories with an indigenous African tribe? Introduce yourself to the world of the Maasai people, and take a piece of it home with you – an education in a unique culture, captivating wildlife photography, traditional beaded jewellery and friendships that will span continents and last a lifetime. This is an adventure which gives so generously, and asks only for open eyes and a warm spirit in return.
Is this the adventure for you? This adventure is for anyone who has always wanted to experience an African safari, anyone with that anthropological itch; a curiosity about people, about cultures and customs that differ from their own as wildly as the animals roaming their backyard. Two days will be spent at the first secondary school being built for girls in the Mara, which is not just an opportunity to meet the local community but a chance to leave a positive mark on the places you visit. One that is infinitely more meaningful than burying a necklace in the sand or carving your name into a tree.
We have rated this trip Awe Inspired, as it’s not physically challenging but rather a chance to get under the skin of this destination.
Dates: 7 June 2015