The ultimate African safari long weekend
You could spend your weekend at home, doing some DIY, or going out with friends to the same old restaurants and pubs, you could go for a hike somewhere nearby or you could go on safari in one of the greatest wildlife reserves in the world.
Going to Kenya just for a few days may sound eccentric but when you think of it, it's just a really great weekend get-away. With very little time difference and overnight flights when coming from Europe we maximise our time in the Masai Mara by flying directly into the reserve. Here we spend three nights in a luxury permanent tented camp and spend two full days and two half days in the reserve searching for the prolific wildlife that call this savannah home. Featured in countless wildlife documentaries, the Masai Mara is, without a doubt, one of the best places to see classic African game. Large herds of antelopes, zebras and wildebeests attract predators such as lions, cheetahs and leopards. Elephants, rhinos, hippos and giraffes can be seen alongside baboons, crocodiles and countless birds and smaller mammals. August to October is the Great Migration, one of the most spectacular wildlife experiences to be had but the park can be visited year round.
The only question left is: What are you doing this weekend?
What makes this trip responsible?
The properties we use employ local staff and cook using local produce. We use local guides. Exodus has supported a number of projects in the area over the years. Currently Exodus supports a project which aims to build predator proof bomas (enclosures). The aim of this project is threefold: first to reduce the number of predator attacks on livestock, second to reduce the number of retaliatery attacks and poisoning of predators from community members who have lost livestock, and thirdly to reduce deforestation caused by alternative means of boma construction.
For more information on our Masai Mara project, click here.
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Wildebeests at sunset, Masai Mara, Kenya