Making barbeque with the Maasai

The Maasai Mara, is a large national national game reserve in south western, Kenya. It is contiguous with the Serengeti national Park, Tanzania. It is named in honor of the local Maasai people who were the ancestral inhabitants of the area. They migrated to the area from the Nile Basin. The “Mara” means “spotted” in the local language, due to the many short bushy trees and shrubs which dot the landscape.

Maasai Mara National Reserve is one of the most popular in Kenya. It is an important wildlife conservation and wilderness areas in Africa. Maasai National reserve is renowned in the world for its exceptional populations of African bush elephant, Cheetah, Lion, African Leopard, and African bush buffalo. The Great Migration has secured it as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. It is one of the ten Wonders of the World.


Day 1: We pick you up from you place of stay and depart Nairobi at 7:30am. We then drive to Narok town with a short stopover at the Great Rift Valley View Point. After a short break of stretching the legs, we proceed to the game reserve in time for lunch in the lodge or safari camp. We go for an early evening game drive up to 6:00pm. We return to the Mara Sopa lodge or our permanent campsite for dinner and overnight stay.


Day 2: With lunchboxes, we proceed for a full day game viewing in search for the ‘Big 5’ namely: Buffalo, Lion, Elephant, Leopard and Rhino. The lunchbreak will be at the Hippo pool, on the banks of Mara river. We drive back the lodge or safari camp by 6pm. We will have our dinner and overnight stay there with a lot of wilderness dreams!


Day 3: We start with a pre-breakfast game drive at 6:30am to see the African Sunrise in the savannah plains. It is also a good time to see the cats hunting. We return to the lodge or camp for breakfast. We can visit a Maasai village as we drive back to Nairobi arriving by 6pm.