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Location Nestled on a hilltop deep in Masai lands and overlooking vast savannah plains, Maji Moto Eco Camp is a small, environmentally-sensitive retreat. Operated by Masai people from the nearby village of Maji Moto, a stay here will immerse you not only in the intense natural beauty of the Loita Hills, but also in the ancient culture and knowledge of the Masai. Maji Moto, in the Loita Hills of southwest Kenya, is a 3-hour drive from Nairobi and on the way to the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve (1- hour drive to Sekenani gate).
Accommodation Maji Moto Eco Camp has been designed to be part of the environment, constructed in a simple, natural and ecologically-friendly way. Igloo-type tents are furnished with mattresses, pillows and beddings. All tents are secluded with private relaxing spot and a view. Eco toilets and bathrooms are shared. Fresh supplies are brought each day from the nearest town local market. All meals are prepared by the camp’s cook in a simple but delicious way, blending traditional Kenyan and international cuisine.

Activities

Stay is on full board basis and also inclusive of all day guided activities:

– Walk with Masai warriors through the hills, observing plants and animals

-Tracking game on the savannah

– Visit to a local village school, when school is in session

– Visit into a natural hot spring near the camp

Optional activities include Mountain biking, Night game drives and Sundowners.

What will I do at Maji Moto?
Either you arrive within your longer safari round Kenya, or you come on self-drive basis… the following activities will/can be organized for you…

SAMPLE ITINERARY

  • Stay ONE overnight only

(CAMP ORIENTATION & BUSH CRAFT SKILLS) Arrive for lunch. Afternoon spent in camp orientation, guided Nature Walk and Maasai Cultural briefing with fire making presentation “Maasai style” followed by winding down the day with camp fire stories. Next day after breakfast and before departure, Maasai Warrior training; measuring skills in Sasol stick fighting, spear throwing and archery will be organized.

  • Stay TWO overnights

(LOITA HILLS TREKKING & VILLAGE VISIT) Full day activities will be organized for you that day. Starting with morning Loita Hills trek for splendid views over the area, followed by afternoon camp relaxation preparing for late afternoon descent into Maji Moto village centre (on foot or with mountain bike) to check out how life runs in these small remote African village.

  • Stay THREE overnights (WILDLIFE TREKKING AT LOITA PLAINS)

You will start early departing with packed lunch on foot to Loita Plains for Wildlife tracking Safari. These plains host numerous wildlife like: Giraffe, Wildebeest, Zebra, Eland… as well as many different bird species. Your local Maasai guide will be your field guide full of interesting facts of wildlife and nature that you will meet while on walk. Afternoon spent at camp enjoying the views and nature surrounding the camp.

  • Stay FOUR overnights (MAASAI LIFE & WARRIOR TRAINING)

Day spent with Maasai people. You will be able to learn in depth about Maasai and their culture. You will be able to milk cows or goats, see how Maasai drink animal blood as well learn how to make traditional Masai beading. Afternoon Maasai Warrior training; measuring skills in Sasol stick fighting, spear throwing and archery.

  • Stay FIVomore overnights

Maji Moto Eco Camp is a wonderful place to simply be… To relax and just take in the amazing natural beauty. But, there are many interesting ways to increase your appreciation of these Loita Hills and their surrounding savannah. OthercampACTIVITIES organized FREE OF CHARGE

  • HOT SPRING BATH

The name Maji Moto means Hot Water, and this refers to the natural hot spring near the village. Surrounded by trees, a dip in the spring at evening is a refreshing way to soak away the days exertions.

  • LOCAL SCHOOL VISIT

When School is in session a visit by travelers (you, our guests) is usually cause for great excitement. Maji Moto Eco Camp has established a relationship with several local schools, and often our visitors decide they wish to help the school and children, sometimes by sponsoring a student, sometimes by providing the school with needed supplies… a box of pencils… a ream of paper. Small things that mean a lot. OthercampACTIVITIES organized for EXTRA CHARGE

  • NIGHT GAME DRIVE

A game drive at night (which is not available in the Masai Mara NP) often shows many of the smaller animals rarely seen on daytime game drives: Bat-eared Fox, Bush baby, Honey Badger, Jackal, Mongoose, Spring-hare or Striped Hyena. And if you’re lucky – Aardvark or even Leopard. (Please see our activity-pricelist for charges!)

  • SUNDOWNERS

One of the simplest activities is enjoying a Sundowner, gazing west over the savannah towards the Masai Mara and the setting sun. The camp staff will organize nice sundowner set up (table with chairs and some snacks) on a view point… all you will need to add for are drinks. (Please see our drinkspricelist for charges!)

  • FULL DAY MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDES

The camp is equipped with many Mountain Bikes (helmets too) for short trips away from camp. Our staff include several expert cyclists who will lead you on these journeys, and who can take care of any mechanical issues that may arise. (Please see our activity-pricelist for charges!)

  • DAY TRIP TO MASAI MARA

Masai Mara is on driving distance from Maji Moto (1 hrs to park gate). Depart early with packed lunch to Masai Mara national reserve for game drive following BIG FIVE at this world’s prime wildlife reserve. Return back to the camp before dark for dinner.

  • TREKKING SAFARI TO MASAI MARA

Three days of walking with Masai guides to reach Masai Mara National Reserve. Pure adventure covering on foot approximately 37 miles / 60 km in total.

You will experience breathtaking sceneries of endless savannas, bushes and forests full of wildlife.

Camp – Team wishes you a pleasant stay!

Maji Moto Eco Camp                                                               Rates in USD   
Price per Adult sharing DOUBLE tent per day: 82.00
Price per Adult in SINGLE tent per day: 104.00
Price per Child <12 years per day: 51.00

 

Included: Full board accommodation Full day activities (Guided nature walks, Cultural experience, Walking safaris, School and Hot spring visit) There is NO conservancy fee applicable!
Excluded: Alcoholic & Non alcoholic drinks, Tips Optional Extras: Picnic lunch: Ksh 1.000 per person Night game drive; your vehichle with our guide & spot light: Ksh 1.000 per person Renting of a quality, 24 speed mountain bike with front suspension (full day with guide): Ksh 1.000 per person Half price for children bellow 12 years for all optional extras.

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