In the Footsteps of East Africa’s Tribes
Immerse yourself in the tribes of East Africa. Experience the Big 5 and marvel at one of the animal kingdom’s most majestic phenomena, the Great Migration.
- Up-close encounters with giraffes at Giraffe Manor
- Meet the Maasai
- Explore Masai Mara and Serengeti
- Witness the Great Migration and see Big 5
Kenya & Tanzania
Conservation & Sustainable Travel
East Africa is a truly unique experience for travelers. From the flat plains of the Serengiti to the celebrated cultures of the Samburu and Maasai, exploring this region is surely a must. Commence your African adventure at Giraffe Manor – the famous country estate in Nairobi where giraffes join you at breakfast. You will then continue to the bush, experiencing the warrior culture of Samburu, discovering the grassy plains of Masai Mara and witnessing the Great Migration in the Serengeti.
Arrive in Nairobi. Venture to the iconic Girraffe Manor. Be joined by a giraffe during breakfast, which is such a special and unique treat! Enjoy a private tour of the giraffe sanctuary and chauffeur drivers to take you to the popular attractions in the Karen and Langata area.
Samburu National Park
Make your way to Samburu National Reserve where you will partake in a complete safari adventure with wonderful wildlife as well as interact with the proud Samburu tribes. Optional activities include 4×4, guided bush walks, camel walks, fly camping and wonderful trips to the local village/school/market/clinic in the Westgate Conservancy.
Make your way to the Mara to have an ultimate Out of Africa experience. There are many moments during a guest’s stay when they can interact with the Maasai people, both at Angama Mara and in a neighbouring village. In and around the lodge, guests will spend time with Maasai staff, as the majority of the people who work here come from local communities; and guides, naturalists, the baker, and a camp manager are all Maasai. Every evening at sunset, Maasai warriors perform in the lodge’s traditional brush-packed boma and here, guests are able to not only photograph this time-honoured celebration of song and dance, but can also participate should they so wish. In Angama Mara’s craft studio, guests can try their hand at Maasai craft, as skilled ladies bead bespoke items onto pieces of clothing, and we have also had the privilege of hosting Maasai weddings, vow renewals, Olympics, and even a Maasai Mitzvah for one lucky young guest. In the heart of Maasailand, Angama Mara is surrounded by many traditional homestead manyattas that welcome travellers. Here, guests enjoy a rare opportunity of gaining a deeper understanding into the every day lives of the Maasai, their ways, their fascinating culture and what daily challenges they face in maintaining the fine balance between preserving their ancient ways and embracing the new. Guests may freely photograph the family and their homesteads and buy beautiful traditional jewelry directly from the ladies who craft it. While in the Mara, also partake in cooking classes, safari, hot air ballooning.
Venture to the Northern Serengeti. The vast, rolling savannah of the Northern Serengeti, is known as the hub of the great migration. The landscape is characterised by vast stretches of savannah interspersed with acacia trees and riverine woodlands. Wildlife can be seen along the banks of the Mara River and visitors can view the annual spectacle of the half a million migrating wildebeest. Commonly spotted wildlife include: a multitude of plains game such as buffalo, zebra, gazelles, impala, giraffe as well as lion and leopard. Visitors can look forward to bird watching, hot air ballooning, game safaris and guided bush walks
Continue discovering the Serengiti as you venture South. The Serengeti together with Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Park form Africa’s most famous wildlife park. The image of acacia trees on an endless grass plain epitomises Africa for many, and then add a Masai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further. The annual wildebeest migration through the Serengeti and the Masai Mara is the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet – with more than a million animals following the rains. But that is not where the game viewing ends; large prides of lions, elephants and giraffes in grasslands, gazelles and eland to mention but a few.
Samburu National Park
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