Masai Trails and Jan’s Camp
Maasai Trails is all about enhancing ones understanding of a different culture, exploration, and escaping into a world of breath-taking beauty. Walking along ancient trails left by the Maasai over hundreds of years, guests get to experience the African bush in a different and more fulfilling way than any other safari. Your guides, local Maasai from the Loita area, are eager to share their customs and culture, whilst teaching you the lore of the bush.
The Loita Maasai who lead you on these trails are reputed to be the most conservative of this tribe, dedicated to their traditions, ceremonies and rites of passage. As a people, the Maasai have struggled over the years to maintain their culture and have shied away from large scale developments and lodges that comprise other parts of Eastern Africa… thus is the beauty of Maasai Trails and Jan’s Camp. This small low impact camp and mobile camp are a sustainable method to bring income to the local people whilst protecting the natural surroundings of the Loita Hills and sacred Forest, as well as their culture!
The Trails can vary in number of days and any number of people can join from one up to 14, but the trails stay the same and all begin from Jan’s Camp where the donkeys who carry the camp are weighed and packed. Whether one wants to walk into the sacred Loita forest to a hidden waterfall, to the edge of the Great Rift Valley, or find a way of combining all the trails … the beauty of Maasai Trails is the flexibility, and they are happy to accommodate any experience in this beautiful wilderness.
View the trails here:
- Great Rift Valley Trial – 5 nights
- Great Maasailand Trail – 7 nights
- Oltyiani Trail – 3 nights
- Ol Lasur Trail – 2 nights
3 Huts 2 Family tents
Open all year
Avail at Jan’s Camp