KENYA


Experience the true Kenya: one of proud and friendly people, breathtaking landscapes and abundant wildlife. Stay in the traditional Maasai village of Merrueshi as the guest of our dear friend, Kakuta Ole Mai Mai Hamisi, a Maasai warrior and junior elder. Spear-weilding Maasai warriors lead you on morning wildlife walks, and local meetings immerse you in a culture few truly experience. Your warrior guides also come with you on safari, sharing their knowledge of place and time, of animals and warriors.

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I miss hearing their voices in their native tongue of Swahili and Maa and in working hard to speak English. I miss their authentic smiles especially when I am working hard to speak Swahili or Maa. I really miss the laughter of an inside joke shared between us. It is in this moment that I truly understand at the core of my being that I’ve left behind a significant piece of my heart and soul in Kenya with the Maasai.

Christine F.

Women Empowering Women


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PRICE

$3,395 based on a minimum of 8 participants

DURATION

10D / 9N

DATES

March 5 – 14, 2020

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Easy – Moderate

ROUTE

Nairobi – Samburu – Umoja – Merrueshi – Amboseli – Nairobi

PROGRAM ELEMENTS

Founder-led,
village experience, women-focused

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Overview

Join our co-founder Christine Mackay and like-minded women travelers on a special journey to connect with some of Africa’s dynamic female change makers, learning how these game-changing women are transforming the future and supporting their efforts for positive change. We will meet with women and women’s groups doing great work around women’s empowerment in Kenya, addressing issues from poverty to oppression.

Highlights
  • Spend time with fantastic organizations working to turn oppression to opportunity for women and girls
  • Special visit to the women-only village of Umoja, created as a sanctuary from domestic violence and forced marriages
  • Learn about the local way of life from the Maasai during a village stay in Merrueshi
  • Discover Africa’s breathtaking natural wonders on safari in Samburu and Amboseli National Reserves
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Maasai Village Stay & Safari Adventure


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PRICE

From $3,095 based on double occupancy

DURATION

8D / 7N

DEPARTURES

Custom departures year-round

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Easy – Moderate

ROUTE

Nairobi – Maasai Mara – Lake Naivasha – Merrueshi – Amboseli – Nairobi

PROGRAM ELEMENTS

Customizable,
village experience

Great for families!

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Overview

Live among the Maasai people and experience the striking wildlife of Kenya. Experience an unforgettable stay in a traditional Maasai village, learning about every aspect of the Maasai way of life, and search for an array of wildlife on two breathtaking safaris.

Highlights
  • Unique opportunity to live and learn with the local Maasai community
  • Share in activities such as storytelling, traditional dance, and nature walks
  • Search for elephants, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, lion and more on safari
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Maasai Warrior Training Experience


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PRICE

From $4,085 based on 4 people

DURATION

8D / 7N

DEPARTURES

Available year-round

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Moderate

ROUTE

Nairobi – Merrueshi – Amboseli – Chyulu – Nairobi

PROGRAM ELEMENTS

Customizable,
village experience

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OVERVIEW

Kenya’s traditional Maasai warriors have embodied the spirit of bravery, strength and compassion for centuries. Can you imagine living and studying with them, and applying what you learn in your own life? Here is your chance — and the family can join in too.

Highlights
  • Develop self-esteem and improve physical health while increasing your appreciation and knowledge of the Maasai culture
  • Advice, counsel, and support from Maasai warriors each day
  • Full board lodging in the Maasai village and the remote warrior camp
  • Unforgettable safari in Amboseli National Park
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WHY TRAVEL WITH US

Crooked Trails is a non-profit organization focused on transforming tourism into a positive force in the world. We create travel programs that reflect our values and are worthy of the trust placed in us by our travelers. By traveling with us, you can be assured that your money will go to support our partner communities, the causes we support, and our on-going work to make tourism better. We do this by:

  • Selecting locally-owned hotels, restaurants and transportation in order to ensure your money benefits local people.

  • Employing experienced local guides who are paid a fair wage.

  • Offsetting the environmental impacts of travel through initiatives such as our Travelers Against Plastic (TAP) campaign, demonstrating ways to protect local resources, and encouraging the purchase of carbon offsets.

  • Educating travelers in cultural sensitivity and the social, economic, and environmental impacts of their travels.

  • Acting on our commitment to the social and cultural protection of people in our host countries.

  • Offering unique experiences and opportunities for authentic engagement.

  • Donating a portion of your trip fees to the community development projects we support.

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