Masai Eco Tour 1 Day Tour

Masai Eco Tour <span>1 Day Tour</span>
  • Hotel

  • Meals

  • Transfer

  • Staff Guide

  • $265pp Adults

  • $132.50pp 7-16 years

  • Free 6 years and under

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Overview

Maasai Eco Tour is a tour in the Magical Kenya Signature Experience Collection – curated, unique, authentic and exceptional once-in-a-lifetime Kenyan travel experiences accredited by the Kenya Tourist Board (KTB)

This One Horizon 1-day tour enables you to connect with nature and engage with a local Maasai community as they teach you about matters of conservation and the preservation of their precious lands where they have lived a semi-nomadic life for centuries. You will see how the Maasai are managing the grazing of their herds of cattle, embracing biogas systems for fuelto enable them to preserve precious forests, and learn how they use local plants and herbs for medicinal remedies. It is one of One Horizon’s most authentic and in-depth experiences of an indigenous community who have generations of environmental lessons to impart.

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communities and the environment.

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Conserving the Maasai’s natural environment

On this interesting day we drive into the rural Maasai heartland in the Great Rift Valley where you learn about Maasai tribal values and how the Maasai manage their environment from the herdsmen and young warriors, and the women and elders of the village. A Maasai's herd of cattle is one of their most sacred and treasured possessions, and they are the only tribe in Kenya who are permitted to graze their herds on public land and specifically in Nairobi. They have for centuries had to protect their land so that they do not deplete the coverage of natural pastures for their animals. But as with most indigenous communities, they have been subject to many modern pressures and for the Maasaicommunity this has meant that their traditional nomadic way of life is progressively challenged.

You will help herd the cattle, see how herbs and plants can be used to make natural medicines, and learn about the importance the Maasai place on their natural resources like land and water. Perhaps one of the most absorbing adaptations that the Maasai are making is in the use of biogas systems; a clean, non-polluting energy source generated from cow dung which means the Maasai do not need to forage each day for firewood, and which in turn protects forests and wildlife habitats. And in the more sedentary lifestyle being forced on the Maasai, biogas provides high quality organic fertilisers that enable them to embrace crop farming. This is a unique and richly rewarding day that combines the opportunity to meet and interact with people who are part of the fabric of Kenyan tribal life, with a fascinating insight into how the Maasai are surviving on the lands that are so important to them.

Inclusions

  • Air conditioned hotel transfers - we'll collect you at 9am from your Nairobi hotel and drop you back at about 5pm. Along the way we'll show you some amazing sights and magnificent countryside.
  • A light lunch.
  • Unlimited fruit, tea, coffee and water.
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Your Stay In Nairobi

Your Stay In Nairobi

We are happy to recommend alternative accommodation options that meet your
requirements during your time with us in Nairobi. Two of our preferred hotels
are Palacina and Hemingways - if you'd like to find out more please connect with
us here.

Testimonials

Louisa

Louisa, Canada

This was truly a special outing. Such a privilege to meet... incredibly strong, beautiful women. The afternoon of jewellery making was lovely - a nice way to interact. The area that we visited was so beautiful - very peaceful. Solomon and all of the supporting staff were truly wonderful - they took great care of me. They are tremendously dedicated and passionate individuals. I learned a lot from them during our conversations. All in all, a unique tourist experience that also gives back. Well worth the time and money.

Kristi

Kristi, USA

A life affirming tour that definitely should not be missed. My heart is full. Sitting with a Masai woman and learning the art of beadwork with her capable hands (in Maasai enkirina enkaina), while hearing her story... and how she overcame it ALL is so amazing. She is my shujaa (Maasai for hero). I am overwhelmed. Her Story Matters. I also picked up amazing pieces at unbelievable prices to add to the Kenya collection. I am recommending this to everyone I possibly can. I left feeling like family.

Michelle

Michelle, Mexico

Amazing day with inspiring Masai... Spending a day with them dancing, making jewellery and sharing experiences from our different cultures was wonderful. Thanks OneHorizon.net! Our guides were excellent; very welcoming and punctual. Their warm personality allowed for great conversation, particularly on the importance of empowering women. I strongly recommend booking this tour, which will contribute to the One Horizon Programs that have strong positive impacts in supporting women and young children.

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