Tap into the life of the Maasai on a cultural tour to Kenya, Africa! Continuing Education, Inc. provides the perfect way to combine high-quality education and a once in a lifetime family vacation. Our cultural tours provide a unique service learning adventure with the ancient Maasai culture!

During your trip, you will reside in Amboseli at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro to discover the Maasai way of life. This unique experience in Maasailand is the only opportunity to work with and provide service to the Maasai communities.

You will be able to participate in a wildlife safari and enjoy Maasai cultural educational workshops, each day we will have various activities led by Maasai cultural leaders. You will have the opportunity to work hand in hand with the Maasai to build a Maasai Cultural Heritage & Learning Center. Please note all ages can participate providing a memorable experience for you and your family.

You won’t want to miss this rare opportunity to enjoy a wildlife safari while empowering Maasai communities!
Together we will nurture the future of the Maasai people and protect the ancient heritage of Africa!

Trip Highlights: 

  • Participate in Maasai Preservation Project

  • Safari in Amboseli National Park

  • Visit Maasai Heritage Sites

  • Breathtaking Sights of Mount Kilimanjaro

  • See African Wildlife in its Natural Environment

  • Hands-on Educational Cultural Workshop

Daily Itinerary:

Day 1:

Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta Airport in Nairobi, Kenya. We will provide airport transfers to the Eka hotel in Nairobi. Meals will be provided. All guests will attend a welcome reception in the evening to discuss program activities and meet the team members.

  • Welcome Reception

  • Team Introductions – Meet New Friends

  • Learn Maasai Cultural Customs

  • Learn Basic Maasai Phrases To Speak In Maasailand

Day 2:

After breakfast, we will depart Nairobi to Amboseli at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro to visit the warrior’s manyatta (homestead) and home of the Maasai chief.  Experience a traditional Maasai greeting. Participate or observe authentic Maasai tribal dancers to learn traditional songs and dances passed down through many generations. In this ceremony, everyone can join in the celebration.

In the evening we will check into Kilima Safari Camp, a 5-star lodge situated in Amboseli National Park where we will be staying for 5 nights. Kilima offers spacious accommodations with views of the animal water pools and Mount Kilimanjaro. Guests can unwind with a selection of massage treatments available upon request or enjoy a refreshing swim and relax on the poolside lounger. Buffet and à la carte dishes are served at the camp’s restaurant.  Mada’s restaurant offers various cuisines to suit every guest’s taste (including vegetarian options). Enjoy breakfast and dinner buffets during designated hours. We will have packed lunches in the field and optional traditional Maasai barbecues.

  • Visit Maasai Warriors Homestead

  • Experience Maasai Traditional Greeting

  • Experience Maasai Traditional dances & songs

  • Meet the Maasai Community

Day 3 -6:

Enjoy 4 days of fun for your family while participating in an accredited professional continuing education. After CME we provide engaging service-learning opportunities at cultural and historic site for the Maasai people in the elephant migration corridor of Amboseli. We will participate in hands-on activities to improve the lives of the Maasai community, especially mothers and children. All ages can participate to work side-by-side with the Maasai community members. Specific project details and activities will be provided.  The Maasai leaders provide cultural talks and workshops to teach about the life of the Maasai with the aim of developing an awareness and appreciation for the Maasai cultural heritage. Enjoy the breathtaking landscape of Mount Kilimanjaro. Maasai Yoga instructors will also provide optional classes for our guests. This will be a life-changing week for you and the Maasai people. Participants will gain a sense of fulfillment in their service and a deeper understanding of our global community.

  • Continuing Education Seminars

  • Participate in MCV Humanitarian Programs

  • Participate in Cultural Lectures & Workshops

  • Enjoy Yoga Classes at the Foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro

  • Work Side-By-Side With Maasai Community Members To Improve Lives

Day 7:

Enjoy a safari in Amboseli National Park with a game drive where you will see the breathtaking wildlife of the park. The name “Amboseli” comes from a Maasai word meaning “salty dust”, and it is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close. The park is crowned by Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, and is one of Kenya’s most popular parks.  Nature lovers can explore five different habitats here ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with sulfur springs, the savannah, and woodlands.  Amboseli is known for the following wildlife: leopard, cheetah, wild dogs, buffalo, elephant, giraffe, zebra, lion, crocodile, mongoose, hyrax, dik-dik, lesser kudu, and nocturnal porcupine and over 600 species of birdlife.

  • Enjoy Safari In Amboseli National Park

  • View Large Herds of Elephants Up Close

  • Learn How the Maasai and Wildlife Co-Exist

  • Breathtaking Sights of Mount Kilimanjaro

  • See African Wildlife in its Natural Environment

Day 8:

After breakfast depart Amboseli to Nairobi for departure. All flights should be scheduled in the evening at Jomo Kenyatta Airport. On the way to Nairobi we will visit Maasai artists for optional purchases of local handicrafts before departure.

  • Visit Area for Maasai Cultural Heritage Center

  • Depart Kenya

Optional Cave Excursion

Visit a Maasai cave and learn the history of various caves for the Maasai communities. The Maasai have 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 and learn the history of the cave

  • See the wild fruits and herbs around the cave used for healing

  • Learn about the efforts of environmental conservation to protect these important caves

  • Learn about the Maasai traditional knowledge of plant medicine

Meals Included:
All breakfasts, lunches, dinners are included

All Transportation including arrival transfer, transportation between all destinations and to/from all activities and workshops as listed in the itinerary.

Lodging Accommodations:

You will enjoy a comfortable luxury tented camp located at the border of Amboseli National Park. Guests will have excellent accommodation and services where you can watch elephants with the snow-capped Kilimanjaro as the background.

Luxury Tented Camps Include:

  • Rooms with private bath and hot shower
  • view of Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • Free WiFi at selected times and areas  
  • 24 hour security
  • Restaurant and Bar
  • Swimming Pool

Room Sharing:
If traveling as a family, accommodations will be made to ensure family members are together in the lodge.  If coming as an individual or in a group, we will make every attempt to organize participants as desired.  Please make your requests in your application.  If no requested are made, participants are placed according to gender.