Traveler Thoughts

Roma, Pleasant Hill, California

For our once-in-a-lifetime trip to Kenya,  Susan picked activities, services, and lodging that were a great fit for our family. We didn’t have to think of ANYTHING. We enjoyed so many memorable experiences, and came home with a library of photos and experiences we’ll treasure. I highly recommended travelling with Susan’s groups or having her create your own personalized adventure.

Dave, San Raphael, California

I loved this transformational trip. The animal portion of the trip was stellar only to be dwarfed by the Maasai people themselves. I don’t know what my expectations were before the trip but they were far exceeded. I’ve traveled a good bit to developing countries, and I do it because it changes me in ways I cannot otherwise imagine. That is what this trip is. An awakening, a “coming into the light” experience.

Sherry Green, Portland, Oregon

Over the last twenty years, I have been blessed to be in Africa many times, from a visit in the 80’s to our Peace-Corps volunteer daughter in West Africa and ending with a month spent in Kenya in 2013, including time volunteering at Maji Moto where I was embedded with their clinic staff to learn from them and share my passion for maternal health. I can only hope that what they gained from me was one-tenth of the joy, experience and knowledge I gained from them. And just for the record, I am six weeks shy of my 75th birthday…don’t ever let anyone tell you you’re “too old” for adventure!

Ted, Danville, California

Our stay at Maji Moto Maasai Cultural Camp was the most memorable part of our great trip to Kenya. We were exposed to local Massai customs, food and friendship. Chief Salaton Ole Ntutu is an amazing person, and was the catalyst that started our Rotary Grant. As a Member of the Danville Sycamore Rotary Club in California, I was the US leader of an International Matching grant to help the remote Nicheshi School and village with a water well, new school buildings and teacher housing. We met the Rotarians and villagers to celebrate of the water well and school with about 300 people on August 11,2012.

Tamara, San Raphael, California

People told me that “Africa changes you” and I didn’t understand it until I experienced it myself. I thoroughly enjoyed the manyatta hut in Maji Moto Maasai Cultural Camp. Salaton Ole Ntutu, is an excellent host and guide, providing access and a view into the Maasai culture that I will never forget. The trip was well organized and delivered with humor, confidence and sensitivity. I look forward to visiting again. I highly recommend this trip to open your eyes and remind you that there is a big, beautiful world out there to explore and to participate in.

Marie, Berkeley, California

I spent 15 days in Kenya with my 19 year old daughter, with time in Maji Moto Maasai Cultural Camp as volunteers at the local school, and safari led by Masaii warriors who know the animals and land better than anyone, then time on the Indian Ocean to just relax by the warm waves. I really appreciate that lodging and camps selected have a connection to a social mission. You feel not like you are a tourist, but rather part of an extended family eager to take care of each other.

Blair, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

We had the MOST SPECTACULAR experience at Maji Moto Maasai Cultural Camp with our three girls. It was an experience we will never forget and will be a highlight of our big globe crossing trip. The staff was incredible, the experience fascinating and authentic, and the kids dove into it all and wanted to stay for a month!  I can’t tell you how impressed we were with everything, particularly Salaton and Helen.  Thank you for all you did to arrange it all!

Read our blog to see more from our amazing trip.
http://demersgoneglobal.wordpress.com/2013/10/24/maji-moto-cultural-camp-kenya/

Kalle, Portland, Oregon

In Maji Moto, I’ve never felt farther away from home or from my life. I was able to reflect on life in a completely unprecedented and powerful way. It was a moving experience, living with the Maasai, being so cut off, and having time to think, relax, meditate and walk, and experience the environment. Wonderful days were spent walking through the landscape and learning about local plants and animals, and getting a sense of Maasai history. The Maasai Mara safari was also incredible, just spectacular.