On December 8, OTA will be hosting a tour to the Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha. This is your opportunity to join a trip where you will see Kenya’s spectacular wildlife highlights and interact with local communities.
This is a seven-day tour, spending one day in Lake Nakuru National Park, two days at Lake Naivasha and two days in the Maasai Mara before returning to Nairobi to enjoy a city tour covering the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Animal Orphanage, the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Centre, and Kazuri Beads.
Housing the highest population density of lions of anywhere in the world, the Maasai Mara is Kenya’s greatest wildlife reserve and Africa’s most famous safari destination. As well as scheduled game drives, there will also be the option to take a hot air balloon flight at dawn to experience the magnificent Mara from above. There is also the opportunity to visit a Maasai village and learn the culture and traditions of this fascinating tribe.
In Nairobi we spend a day visiting the highlights of Kenya’s vibrant capital. Start with the KWS Animal Orphanage, a refuge for sick or injured animals who have been rescued from around the country. Next stop is the elephant orphanage, where baby elephants are being raised and rehabilitated back into the wild after losing their mothers, often as a result of poaching. The Giraffe Centre is a research base for the three types of giraffes found in Kenya and has a group of Rothschild Giraffes on site which you can feed…. and kiss if you like! Finally we visit Kazuri Beads, an income-generation project for single mothers that has now become one of Kenya’s most famous jewellery brands.
Francis Wamai, director of OTA, says:
“Maasai Mara is spectacular all year round, whether the migration is there or not. You cannot imagine what you see. For example, the lions hunt in groups to bring down a buffalo at this time of year, rather than singly or in pairs during the migration when they hunt smaller prey such as wildebeest and zebra.”
This Maasai Mara trip is a wonderful introduction to a longer East African adventure or an exciting week away for Nairobians wanting to escape the city. Balancing wildlife and culture in sevenstunning days, this tour provides a rounded experience of Kenya. Safety, comfort, service and integrity are OTA’s priorities as well as value for money with no hidden extras. Visit the Facebook event page for a full itinerary (www.facebook.com/events/172765309581756/). You can also email Tracey and Francis at email@example.com for more information and to book your seat.