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Hiking in the Footsteps of the Maasai

A Custom Private Trek With Maasai Guides in Kenya's Wild Loita Hills
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Pricing
This is a custom trip departing anytime on demand and is priced according to length of trip, accommodations chosen and time of year. Our Adventure Specialists will be happy to assist you in choosing or creating the perfect itinerary.

2014 Fees
$5,995
Single Supp.: $795
Deposit: 25% of Trip Fee (nonrefundable)

Prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in US Dollars. 2015 fees may change slightly.
Location of Adventure
Kenya, East Africa
Group Size Limit
Maximum 6 travelers
A very important feature of our Loita Hills trek is the limited group size, allowing for a truly personalized and intimate experience of the wild African bush.

Because of the unique nature of these adventures, our guaranteed departures policy does not apply to Natural Habitat Expeditions trips, although every effort will be made to run each departure as planned.
Our Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
 
Our Private Leaders
 
Included
Meet & greet facilitation services on arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport; services of local guides throughout; all accommodations; all meals and non-alcoholic beverages beginning with dinner on Day 1 through breakfast on Day 9 (house alcoholic beverages while at Leleshwa Camp also included); day room accommodation at Macushla House on Day 9; Leleshwa Camp guides and Loita Hills specialist guide leading walking safari; all park, camping and conservation area fees; village visit photographic fees while at Leleshwa Camp; all transfers within Nairobi; road transfers; shared scheduled one-way light aircraft flight from Maasai Mara to Nairobi; exclusive use of private safari vehicles throughout the safari; emergency evacuation coverage from the Flying Doctors Society with which we hold a membership (please note: the latter does not preclude the need for all guests to hold personal travel insurance including evacuation coverage for transport home or to a major medical center).
Not Included
Flights to/from Nairobi; visas; lunch in Nairobi on Day 9; services of an NHA Expedition Leader (this can be booked upon request at an additional cost); any additional transfers if guests do not arrive or depart on the same flights; pre-arrival or post-departure accommodations; extra activities not mentioned above including sightseeing and shopping in Nairobi or hot air ballooning in the Maasai Mara; items of a personal nature; personal travel; medical and cancellation insurance coverage; gratuities; any increase in park, camping or conservancy fees; and should exceptional circumstances arise, we reserve the right to alter the quoted price, particularly relating to currency fluctuations and fuel costs.
Mandatory Insurance
Since the areas we travel to on this trip are remote and wild (that's why we go there!), we require medical evacuation insurance for our guests' safety. If you decline the medical evacuation insurance coverage offered by Natural Habitat, we request that you send us documentation of the independent coverage you have selected. We will add the cost of a medical evacuation policy to your tour invoice until you provide our office with proof of coverage including your insurance company's name, contact number and your individual policy number. Thank you for understanding that our policy exists exclusively in the interest of our guests' safety.
Physical Requirements
This trip is rated Moderate to Difficult

This foot-based safari includes varied terrain and hiking conditions. When arranged on a custom basis, the physical requirements can be adapted to meet the needs of the participants to a degree, but in any case, participants should count on six to seven hours each day of rather rigorous hiking, at times through muddy terrain and thick brush including nettles. Our Maasai hosts transport our gear on the back of donkeys, so guests will only be required to carry a day pack with a rain jacket, binoculars, some personal items and water. We recommend both a Keen-style closed-toe sport sandal as well as hiking boots or trail shoes for this hike’s varied terrain.

In order to get full enjoyment from this adventure, guests need to be in good physical condition. The best exercise for this trek is to go hiking with a day pack. Strengthen your legs, back and cardiovascular system by walking up hills and taking the stairs, if you work or live on an upper floor. Tackle some preparation hikes, and step off the trail to traverse uneven terrain while wearing your day pack. Add some hill climbs. The more fit you are, the more you will enjoy this physically demanding adventure -- you may even be able to laugh at your strong guides!
Important Information About This Trip
While you will encounter wildlife on this journey, it is also meant to be an overall immersion in nature during which you will see evidence of wildlife while on foot in the Loita Hills and while at Leleshwa, within the private Siana Conservancy bordering the Maasai Mara National Reserve. You may do a morning wildlife drive with an afternoon hike, spending time on the ground at a slower pace in intimate contact with nature. While on safari from Leleshwa Camp in the Maasai Mara, our wildlife viewing happens during the wildlife drives. Our 4x4 safari vehicles are specially adapted, reinforced, roof-hatch Land Cruisers that seat four to five travelers each, all in window seats. The custom-installed bucket seats have superior-quality spring cushions and lumbar support for increased comfort. Since each row has its own roof hatch, and sits slightly higher than the row in front of it, all guests enjoy excellent viewing opportunities. With no middle seats, there is plenty of room for gear and extra leg room. Refrigerators/ice boxes keep drinks cool, and an on-board library of books on mammals and birds offers extra insight into the natural history of our safari regions. As is the case with all our vehicles, these safari trucks are enhanced with specialized suspension to ensure the most comfortable ride possible in the wilds of Africa.
Getting There & Getting Home
Many European carriers fly from major European cities to Nairobi. British Airways, Air France, KLM and Swiss are among the more popular. Kenya Airways and Brussels Air, among others, also offer flights. US-based travelers most often use British Airways or KLM, typically departing on an overnight flight to Europe, then continuing to Nairobi to arrive in Kenya late in the evening of the next day. Natural Habitat Expeditions offers flight booking arrangements through our in-house air desk located in the main Natural Habitat Adventures office in the USA. Our experienced staff will gladly help you arrange your air travel as well as pre- and post-trip accommodations, ensuring the most efficient reservations at the best prices. 

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