Optional Morning Excursions:
Wildlife Safari in Maasai Conservation Area:
Enjoy another Safari game drive in the Maasai conservation area to observe the majestic wildlife. Nature lovers can explore five different habitats ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with sulfur springs, the savannah, and woodlands where various wildlife flourish.
Visit Maasai Ancient Cave:
Visit a Maasai cave and learn the history of various caves for the Maasai communities. The warriors faced numerous challenges and when they felt discouraged, they conducted rituals to re-energize themselves. The caves are covered with natural herbs that are used in treating various diseases and wounds. Caves were also used as treatment areas for injured warriors as they undergo treatment. The Maasai have used caves as homes, churches, holy shrines for prayers, and to hide their families and cattle during colonial rule and tribal wars.
Visit Sacred Maasai Hill:
Nature walk on Lemomo Hill, a natural land that oversees the Amboseli National Park. This hill is a sacred place for the Maasai. The tour is conducted by a Maasai naturalist to locate and identify various wild animals, birds and indigenous natural plants. Guests learn that the Maasai have lived for centuries with the wildlife using plant medicines and have much to share regarding their indigenous knowledge.
Hot Air Balloon Safari:
Optional Hot Air Balloon Safari, is one of the beautiful ways to view the Amboseli Ecosystem and all the wildlife. You will take off just prior to sunrise, rising majestically above the Amboseli Ecosystem to watch the sun gently kiss the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro with unparalleled views of the Amboseli National Park, you will watch the wildlife migrate below you. (Additional Cost $475 / Person)
Optional Cultural Workshops:
MCV will provide another full afternoon of opportunities to immerse yourself in Maasai culture and nature. The Maasai will provide cultural talks and activities to learn about their lifestyle; you can ask questions from cultural leaders. You can join a class to learn about wildlife conservation; learn about the traditional herbal medicine and about the Maasai cures for various ailments with the opportunity to touch, smell and taste some of the herbs; enjoy a Yoga class with Maasai Yogi; bead with Maasai women and learn about their handicrafts and more. You can also enjoy swimming and relaxing at the poolside with the views of Mount Kilimanjaro.