We were a group of 14 of family members and friends who had the good fortune to stay at the Maasai Simba Camp as our last stop on a 2 week tour of Rwanda,Tanzania and Kenya. The driving force behind this effort is a Maasai named Kakuta Ole Maimai, who went to Evergreen College in Olympia, WA, on a scholarship, did graduate work in Vermont, met and married an American woman and started a foundation, the Maasai Association, to help build schools and a health center in their area of Kenya, which is not far from Amboseli National Park and Mt.Kilimanjaro (which is in Tanzania). The camp itself consists of sturdy huts, a few with en-suite bathrooms (the others share a very nice common facility), and a central meeting facility where delicious meals are served. We were treated to a Maasai wedding. Our group leader and his wife were the ones being married. It is a bit jarring to see a Maasai warrior talking on his cell phone, but that is an example of the meeting of cultures at the Maasai Simba camp. Stay there if you can arrange it. It is an unforgettable experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Maasai Simba Camp is in the heart of the Maasai country. The camp is 100% owned and managed by the Maasai tribe. The camp is built by hand, authentic with a rustic charm unlike any other average safari camp or lodge in Kenya. The camp has been designed to give guests the feel that it is part of the Maasai homestead. The camp offers 10 cottages and 2 Hemingway style tents - each with its own private veranda. Each tent is beautifully furnished with all the usual amenities; it's simple and elegant at the same time. The camp offers clients the most authentic cultural and safari experience in Kenya. Activities include daily walking safari lead by the Maasai warriors, excursion to Amboseli National Park, meeting with Maasai elders and the women cooperative. Your stay at the camp brings tangible benefits to the Maasai community. The camp operates a local school, health center, and clean water project for the village. This is one of the most remarkable-and unique-journeys you'll ever take to Kenya. ... more less
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