This grass-roots enterprise is run by the visionary Chief Salaton Ole Ntutu and his community, who welcome guests with open arms and warm hearts. You’ll stay in traditional manyatta cottages, enjoy delicious local cuisine, and participate in a range of activities that reveal the beauty and wisdom of Maasai life. You’ll also be supporting various projects that benefit the local people, such as education, health and conservation. This is not a luxury resort, but a genuine glimpse into an ancient way of life that will enrich your soul.
Unique or special aspects
- You’ll get to meet and interact with real Maasai tribesmen and women, who will share their stories, skills and customs with you.
- You’ll learn what it takes to become a Maasai warrior, from throwing spears and shooting arrows to making fire and tracking animals.
- You’ll relax and unwind in the mineral-rich volcanic hot spring that gives Maji Moto its name (meaning “hot water” in Swahili).
- You’ll witness traditional ceremonies, such as dances, songs and blessings, that celebrate the Maasai culture and spirituality.
- You’ll visit the onsite women’s village, where you can see how they make their colourful jewellery, clothing and crafts.
Maji Moto Maasai Cultural Camp is located at the foot of the Loita Hills, about an hour’s drive from the Masai Mara National Reserve. The camp is surrounded by stunning natural landscapes, such as savannah plains, acacia forests and rocky outcrops. The area is home to a variety of wildlife, such as zebras, giraffes, antelopes and birds. You’ll also see the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro on clear days.
The camp is designed to reflect the traditional Maasai architecture and aesthetics, using natural materials such as soil, stone and wood. The cottages are circular huts with thatched roofs, stone floors and wooden beds. They are decorated with colourful fabrics, beads and paintings. Each cottage has a private terrace with chairs and a table, where you can enjoy the views and the sounds of nature. The cottages have solar lighting, but no electricity or running water. There are shared bathrooms with flush toilets and bucket showers.
Learn stories behind Maasai beadwork
Sleep in traditional Maasai warrior style camp
Learn about medicinal plants
Profits go back into the community
east of Maasai Mara
Can pitch own tent or stay in a remote bush camp
Walks with Maasai to learn about the landscape
Fall asleep to Maasai songs around the campfire