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Walk with Giraffe, wildebeest and Masai warriors on this unique five day walking safari across the Loita Plains to Masai Mara staying in community run bush camps.
The Loita Plains lie at the foot of the Loita Hills to the East of the world famous Masai Mara Game Reserve. A vast landscape of savanna grasslands and scattered Acacia trees, it sits slap bang in the middle of the Serengeti Masai migration corridor through which the annual wildebeest migration occurs. Alongside the game, the area is mainly inhabited by Nomadic Masai pastoralists and the plains are dotted with mud-house Masai villages. Whilst most travellers drive straight through on their way to the Masai Mara for game drives they miss a fascinating insight into Masai life and of course the opportunity to see the wildlife in its natural habitat on foot.
The landscape you'll be walking through is pure Africa, with the archetypal savannah grasslands rolling as far as the eye can see under huge African skies. You'll be guided by Masai Warriors, spear in hand, who are there to explain the stories and features of the land and of course keep any dangerous wildlife at bay! Overnights are spent in comfortable charming Masai community run bush camps and you'll have plenty of opportunity to get a sense of life in the Masai villages and enjoy stories around the camp fire at night. Whislt the wildlife won't be as dense as you can expect in the national parks and reserves, there is plenty around and there is nothing like seeing it on foot keeping a close eye on the game tracks in the dust. The route takes you to the entrance to the Masai Mara Game Reserve where you'll spend a day on a game drive in the reserve, with loads of opportunity to spot lion, crocodile, hippo, hyena and all the other wildlife you can expect to see in this world famous park.
This is a really wonderful trek that will leave you with memories for years, you'll meet some fascinating people and get an insight into the Masai landscape and culture that you would never get otherwise. The drawback though is obvious - walking in the hot sun with little shade on offer. If you are looking for a Masai Mara safari with a difference and come with a decent level of fitness and the right frame of mind, then you'll love it.