Philanthrophy & Cultural

“I really appreciate all you did to plan and make sure the trip was phenomenal. Truly an experience I will never forget. I have a new love of Kenya and the people we met there.” ~ Lori, San Mateo, California

“Thanks to Susan for arranging our honeymoon volunteering/trekking/safari trip in Kenya and connecting us with Salaton and the important work he is doing. Salaton is a true leader, who understands the energy and impermanence of life, owns nothing, gives everything back to his community, and has the ability to be stoic and amused at once. His Maji Moto camp was perfect! We were able to experience a beautiful Maasai wedding blessing ceremony, and the two day camping trek out in the vast, open plain was truly amazing. While we were trekking, Salaton pointed out his nature conservancy, which will protect the land, the Maasai way of life, the innocent animals that roam these plains, and holy plants & trees. After meeting Salaton in San Francisco last year, we believed in his mission and donated an acre of land to the conservancy. We now feel even more strongly about the need to conserve this beautiful piece of earth and will continue to help his cause.” ~ Nate and Courtney, Honolulu, Hawaii

“Our experience in the village of Maji Moto was truly incredible. The imprint our Maasai friends and their landscape made on me was amazing. We were really impressed by our guide’s knowledge of the country, history, politics, etc., and we learned a lot. All the activities were great, and of course, Safari was amazing as well. We really lucked out on wildlife throughout, but the warmup in Nairobi, on to Nakuru and the finale of the Maasai Mara were really something. And all this interspersed with Maji Moto. It was a great balance. Just fabulous.” ~ Kathleen, Portland, Oregon

“Susan’s planning for our trip to Kenya was superb. We wanted a real taste of Africa instead of the usual “pass through” that tourists often get. Susan arranged for us to stay at a Maasai village and to shop at native markets. At the village we were invited to observe and participate in Maasai ceremonies. I had never imagined myself dancing with a group of Maasai women! We stayed at a non-profit “camp” (excellent accommodations and food) that trains and employs the eldest children from orphan families, enabling the families to stay together. All through the trip we had our meals with the guides and drivers (not the usual custom), allowing us to get to know those people a little better. We had wonderful animal sightings at Lake Nakuru and in Maasai Mara, but I think we remember most fondly the wonderful, warm people who welcomed us as if we were family. Susan did a fabulous job of tailoring the trip to our specific interests. I highly recommend traveling with her!” ~ Gayle, Concord, California

“We had an awesome time! We especially loved our time in Maji Moto, hiking in the hills with warriors, campfire tribal singing at night, visiting the mamas and children in their village, seeing the school and medical clinic. Great experience.”~ Gail, Portland, Oregon