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.
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.
The World Through Soccer
$2,995 per person based on dbl. occupancy
8D / 7N
February 16 – 23, 2019
Nairobi – Merrueshi – Amboseli – Tsavo West – Nairobi
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Join soccer coaches and players on the trip of a lifetime to build a soccer pitch in a remote Maasai village in Kenya. The program is organized by Crooked Trails in partnership with the Maasai Association and the village of Merrueshi. We’re also proud to be partnering with GPS Foundation, a foundation that was born out of Global Premier Soccer’s commitment to enriching kids’ lives regardless of socio-economic and other barriers, on this program.
- Become immersed in the social, spiritual, cultural and economic life of a native community
- Complete a meaningful volunteer service project with community support
- Gain valuable soccer skills and game ethics with a pro soccer player
- Return to home with a measurable appreciation and greater understanding of the Maasai
Maasai Village, Maasai Mara & Amboseli Safari
8D / 7N
Custom departures year-round
Easy – Moderate
Nairobi – Maasai Mara – Merrueshi – Amboseli – Nairobi
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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.
- 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
Maasai Warrior Training Experience
8D / 7N
Nairobi – Merrueshi – Amboseli – Chyulu – Nairobi
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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.
- 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
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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