Maasai Eco Tour 7 hours

  • Covid-19 Safe
  • Shared tour
  • Small group
  • Solo friendly
  • Family friendly
  • Eco Responsible

Maasai Eco Tour is a tour in the Magical Kenya Signature Experience Collection - curated, unique, authentic and exceptional once-in-a-lifetime Kenyan travel experiences accredited by the Kenya Tourist Board (KTB)

This 1-day tour enables you to connect with nature and engage with a local Maasai community as they teach you about matters of conservation and the preservation of their precious lands where they have lived a semi-nomadic life for centuries. You will see how the Maasai are managing the grazing of their herds of cattle, embracing biogas systems for fuel to enable them to preserve precious forests, and learn how they use local plants and herbs for medicinal remedies. It is one of our most authentic and in-depth experiences of an indigenous community who have generations of environmental lessons to impart.

Conserving the Maasai’s natural environment

On this interesting day we drive into the rural Maasai heartland in the Great Rift Valley where you learn about Maasai tribal values and how the Maasai manage their environment from the herdsmen and young warriors, and the women and elders of the village. A Maasai's herd of cattle is one of their most sacred and treasured possessions, and they are the only tribe in Kenya who are permitted to graze their herds on public land and specifically in Nairobi. They have for centuries had to protect their land so that they do not deplete the coverage of natural pastures for their animals. But as with most indigenous communities, they have been subject to many modern pressures and for the Maasai community this has meant that their traditional nomadic way of life is progressively challenged.

You will help herd the cattle, see how herbs and plants can be used to make natural medicines, and learn about the importance the Maasai place on their natural resources like land and water. Perhaps one of the most absorbing adaptations that the Maasai are making is in the use of biogas systems; a clean, non-polluting energy source generated from cow dung which means the Maasai do not need to forage each day for firewood, and which in turn protects forests and wildlife habitats. And in the more sedentary lifestyle being forced on the Maasai, biogas provides high quality organic fertilisers that enable them to embrace crop farming. This is a unique and richly rewarding day that combines the opportunity to meet and interact with people who are part of the fabric of Kenyan tribal life, with a fascinating insight into how the Maasai are surviving on the lands that are so important to them.

What's included

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  • Pick up and return from customer’s hotel
  • Air-conditioned vehicles for transfers
  • Light Lunch
  • Bottled Water, Tea/Coffee


  • Tips and Gratuities


Available in

English, Suahili

Available for

Infants, Children, Students, Adults, Seniors

Departure & Return

Start city: Nairobi , Kenya

Pick up times available: 09:30

Pick up location: Customers hotel in Nairobi

Ends at: Customers hotel in Nairobi

Nearest airport: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)

Covid-19 measures

  • Contactless payments for add-ons
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

We are Eco Responsible:

  • Contributing to nature conservation or indigenous project(s)
    Contributing to nature conservation or indigenous project(s)
    A percentage of product income is contributing to local nature conservation or indigenous project(s)
  • Eco-friendly meals
    Eco-friendly meals
    Meal(s) in restaurant or snack(s) that is produced using locally sourced products, saving energy, recycling, biodegradable cleaning products, saving water resources etc.
  • Education & exploration
    Education & exploration
    The product is educational rather than entertainment focused - it respects and gives insight into local traditions and/or environment
  • Interaction with locals or nature
    Interaction with locals or nature
    The major part of the tour is spent on interacting with local communities, their representative(s) (other than guides) or observing the nature or animals without disturbing their natural habitat and environment
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Local or indigenous tour guide(s)

Cancellation policy

0% cancellation fee - 61 days or more before the travel date
10% cancellation fee - between 11-60 days before the travel date
50% cancellation fee - between 3-10 days before the travel date
100% cancellation fee - between 0-2 days before the travel date

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from $265 per person