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The Masai Heartlands - Intrepid Travel
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Sue "i would reccomend this to all who have a tight budget and doesnt mind helping with the chores and setting up and taking down the tents. Our drvier guide and cook were fantastic! i would reccomned Intrepid to anyone who has a sense of adventure. I am a travel agent and quite picky with whom I book with, and Intrepid is tops in the adventure world for me!!! Thanks Intrepid for making my bucket list..."
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Starts
Nairobi
Destinations
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Ends
Nairobi
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Highlights

Start and end in Nairobi! With the in-depth cultural tour The Masai Heartlands, you have a 15 day tour package taking you through Nairobi, Kenya and 8 other destinations in Africa. The Masai Heartlands includes accommodation in a hotel and campsites as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.
Age range
15 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Camping, Cottage
Max Group Size
22
Transportation
Jeep & 4WD
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Safari, Wildlife

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  • I
    Written on July 22, 2018
    2.5 - Average

    I can‘t recommend that tour. The bus is way too big for its purpose. We got stuck in the mud three times due to the weight of the bus and missed parts of our safari through that. Also, the breaks of the bus broke in the middle of Masai Mara and we got stuck there until nearly midnight. Some guests had to help the bus driver repair the bus outside, surrounded by lions and with no weapons. Very dangerous! Also the bus is not good for game drives, as it‘s too big to go close to animals. This should be done with a jeep. Additionally, the tour leader was terrible. She did nearly nothing, giving us no information about culture etc. and didn‘t know how to deal with problems. The cook was also not recommendable. One third of our group got terrible food poisoning at the same time. Imagine having to run out of your tent all night in a non-fenced camp in the Serengeti. Scary! Both the cook and the tour leader didn‘t know how to handle the situation. They didn‘t even offer appropriate food to the ones sick. I was very disappointed that Intrepid didn‘t inform the tour leader that my birthday was on that tour. So nothing was prepared. Terrible customer management! What I liked: The tour itinerary was very good. The campgrounds were simple, but nice and in good locations.
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  • CB
    Written on June 21, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    Enjoyable fortnight. Made up as a combination of 2 intrepid trips. First week best for culture, second week best for safari, particularly the serengeti. Saw all of the big 5, though in the masai mara I did not really think the truck used for the game drive was suitable. Guide was good, food was decent, lots of carrots. Only real other negative was having to travel back to nairobi in the middle of the trip, then pretty much the same way back the next day. Seemed like 2 wasted days.
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  • A
    Written on April 22, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Amazing experience! Everything ran smoothly. Our guide and crew were so helpful and made the trip. I would definitely recommend travelling with Intrepid.
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  • The Masai Heartlands reviewer 4
    Written on March 4, 2015
    4.0 - Good

    Guide not conversant with things, second day was a washout, and we had to pay extra money for accommodation, guide unable to assist . I have sent an e mail to explain. I have left items at the hotel as well.ello
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  • The Masai Heartlands reviewer 5
    Written on November 1, 2012
    4.0 - Good

    i would reccomend this to all who have a tight budget and doesnt mind helping with the chores and setting up and taking down the tents. Our drvier guide and cook were fantastic! i would reccomned Intrepid to anyone who has a sense of adventure. I am a travel agent and quite picky with whom I book with, and Intrepid is tops in the adventure world for me!!! Thanks Intrepid for making my bucket list trip a dream come true!
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Nairobi
  2. Day 2: Lake Nakuru
  3. Day 3: Lake Naivasha
  4. Day 4: Lake Naivasha
  5. Day 5: Loita Hills Maasai Village
  6. Day 6: Masai Mara National Reserve
  7. Day 7: Masai Mara National Reserve
  8. Day 8: Nairobi
  9. Day 9: Kisii
  10. Day 10: Lake Victoria
  11. Day 11: Serengeti National Park
  12. Day 12: Serengeti National Park
  13. Day 13: Ngorongoro Crater
  14. Day 14: Meserani
  15. Day 15: Nairobi

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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  • What does a campsite with basic facilities refer to?

    Campsites do have facilities but they usually aren't the same standard you would find in western countries. For example the bathroom facilities can be very basic (the toilets may be a squat-style hole in the ground). There is rarely toilet paper provided and shower facilities can be as simple as a hose pipe spurting out cold water. Wild camps have no facilities at all.

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Vaccinations

These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Typhoid
Recommended for Kenya and Tanzania. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Kenya and Tanzania. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Cholera
Recommended for Kenya and Tanzania. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for Kenya and Tanzania. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Kenya and Tanzania. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Rabies
Recommended for Kenya and Tanzania. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Meningococcal meningitis
Recommended for Kenya and Tanzania. Ideally 3 weeks before travel.
Yellow fever
Recommended for Kenya. Ideally 10 days before travel.

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Location
Start and end in Nairobi.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request Intrepid Travel to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $400 to confirm this Intrepid Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 18 November 2018 the full payment of $2,389 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2389 for The Masai Heartlands, but the deposit of $400 is non-refundable.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 1,301 km.
  • Nairobi (Kenya)
  • 122 km
  • Lake Nakuru (Kenya)
  • 56 km
  • Lake Naivasha (Kenya)
  • 115 km
  • Loita Hills (Kenya)
  • 9 km
  • Masai Mara (Kenya)
  • 172 km
  • Kisii (Kenya)
  • 239 km
  • Lake Victoria (Tanzania)
  • 294 km
  • Serengeti National Park (Tanzania)
  • 55 km
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Tanzania)
  • 239 km
  • Nairobi (Kenya)

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