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    Steppes Travel is made by the people who work here. Incredible holidays are made possible because of their vast travel experience and the great enthusiasm they bring to their work.

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    We carefully select our experts based on their knowledge, companionship and influence, ensuring that you can travel with the most knowledgeable leaders in the field.

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    The people who lead the way when it comes to those things which matter to us: exploration, the environment, women’s empowerment and education.

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Mara Elephant Project

My Expertise

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Mara Elephant Project (MEP) was initially set up to combat the threat of poaching but has now evolved to address other issues, such as habitat loss and human-wildlife conflict. Encountering elephants on a safari is likely to be the highlight of any visit to the Masai Mara; however, co-existing alongside such an uncompromising and potentially dangerous animal is not such a thrill. 

 

With rangers out in the field, MEP not only deters would-be poachers but also works closely with local communities to mitigate any conflict that may exist between elephants and people.

Talk to us about meeting the MEP team to witness first-hand their essential work.

Tsavo East National Park, Kenya, Africa
Tsavo East National Park, Kenya, Africa

Highlights of Kenya including Masai Mara and Coast

This trip combines three of Kenya’s most popular destinations: the Laikipia Plateau, the Masai Mara and Diani beach. Making use of private concessions, domestic flights and secluded locations, it avoids the crowds and kerfuffle of many tourist hotspots. Abundant wildlife, spectacular surroundings, outstanding service and a commitment to making a positive impact come together to showcase the best of Kenya’s richly diverse landscapes and fauna.

11 days

from £6,325 pp

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Our knowledge and expertise set us apart. So too our curiosity. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

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