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Maasai Mara Wilderculture Experience

A unique 2 week holistic land management and rewilding experience in the heart of the Maasai Mara.

This experience provides a unique opportunity to experience real life in Africa while working on innovative ways to improve livelihoods and conserve wildlife. We focus on rewilding, on large scale conservation of fragile environments. To do this we work on creating a balance between conservation of the ecosystem and appropriate enterprise for the resident communities.

Various dates throughout the year are available. We are currently re-structuring the itinerary and activities, please email us at info@wilderculture.co.uk to enquire.

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A 2 week experience in the heart of the Maasai Mara.

This experience provides a unique opportunity to experience real life in Africa while working on innovative ways to improve livelihoods and conserve wildlife.

This experience focuses on rewilding, on large scale conservation of fragile environments. To do this we work on creating a balance between conservation of the ecosystem and appropriate enterprise for the resident communities. Elements of the trip can be tailored to what you enjoy the most, a list of activities can be viewed below and you will have free time each day. All guests will leave not only with memories of the wonders of Kenya but also with a deeper understanding of East African farming, conservation, education, bush life, wildlife, society and sustainable development.

Our experiences make a real difference – every guest contributes to conservation and community projects. This makes for an even greater sense of achievement.

Various dates throughout the year are available. We are currently re-structuring the itinerary and activities, please email us at info@wilderculture.co.uk to enquire.

Dates

January, March, May

Overview

Explore

Come and see the Masai Mara for yourself! We are based next to this world famous game reserve and there will be opportunities to go on safari with Masai guides to find the ‘Big 5’ and to help our teams in the vital work of wildlife monitoring.

Live

Your accommodation will be at the newly built Mara Training Centre with comfortable twin rooms with ensuite bathrooms. There will also be the opportunity to sleep wild in the bush for those on longer adventure packages.

Learn

Throughout all the activities available on a Wild Impact adventure there are learning opportunities. You’ll learn about your surroundings, the country of Kenya, the Masai people, the Mara game reserve, conservation, health care, education systems, bush craft, simple mechanics, building and much much more!

Conserve

Learn about the efforts of community led conservation initiatives and how livestock, if managed, can work well alongside wildlife in regenerative grazing programs.

Educate

Spend time in our local school and learn about some of the barriers faced by children—particularly girls—in accessing quality education. Longer stays will involve spending time helping in a range of teaching activities with the children.

Community

Witness firsthand how communities are coming together to help break the cycle of poverty. Learn how huge challenges are overcome with an entrepreneurial spirit and take home lessons of motivation, inspiration and hope. Above all, enjoy being a part of the Wild Impact community and make friends for life.

Improve Yourself

Above all we want you to try new things and find new passions. We have a commitment to the wellbeing of all our guests and have a dedicated wellbeing officer available for one to one mentoring sessions if requested during your stay.

Example Day Itinerary

8:00AM – 9:30AM
• OPTIONAL MORNING WALK
• BREAKFAST

9:30AM – 12:30PM
• REVIEW SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY
• DAILY CULTURAL ACTIVITY: BEADING WITH MAASAI MAMAS

12:30PM – 1:30PM
• LUNCH AT THE COW SHED

1:30PM – 2:30PM
• ENERGIZER / TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITY
• DEPART FOR COMMUNITY AND PROJECT BUILDING

2:30PM – 5:30PM
• BUILD SITE ORIENTATION AND INSTRUCTION OF AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES
• VOLUNTEER PROJECT BUILDING

5:30PM – 7:30PM
• SUNDOWNERS ON THE PLAINS
• DINNER AT THE COW SHED

7:30PM – 10:00PM
• ACTION PLANNING ROUND THE CAMPFIRE
• REVIEW SCHEDULE FOR THE NEXT DAY
• CHOICE TIME TO RELAX, PLAY CARDS, READ OR JUST ENJOY BEING IN THE MAASAI MARA

Activities

Visit the Emarti Clinic, where health care is offered to Maasai, Kipsigis and Kisii communities.

Mara Beef Model Farm Visit, a Mara Beef initiative that provides healthy, locally grown food.

Make traditional Maasai weapons, alongside the warriors themselves.

Indigenous Tree seedling collection for the MTC Seedling nursery and tree planting.

Volunteer Project Building: depending on the community, day and time, your volunteering could range from school building, to classroom restoration — all projects that will help remove the barriers to education in the community.

Learn about Holistic Management and how local communities are working together in livestock / wildlife conservation programs

Simple mechanics: understanding how to keep your vehicle moving in the bush.

Wildlife monitoring: help with important conservation work related to doing transects, setting camera traps monitoring wildlife within the Enonkishu Conservany.

Cattle ranching: take part in moving and building bomas, vaccinating and spraying cattle and other husbandry operations on the Mara Beef farm.

Leadership program: build your leadership skills

Bush craft and an overnight camp in the bush

A visit to the Rhino Sanctuary

Maasai Singing, beading, and Swahili lessons

Chebunyo Market Visit with the chance to buy a cow for the community breeding herd

Accomodation

Accommodation is dependant on your budget.  We have various options available to suit your needs.  There are en-suite cottages with verandas overlooking the Mara River, there is the farm homestead, or the Eco camp all within 5 minutes walk of each other.  There is a large dining room with a bar where guests can catch up on the days activities or read a book by the fire.

Food is mostly homegrown or locally sourced, always wholesome and nutritious. We are in a malaria-free zone.

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