While staying at the JW Marriott in the Masai Mara, be sure to arrange a visit to nearby Maa Trust and its beading workshop, where you can watch local ladies creating colorful beadwork or even give it a try yourself.

The trust welcomes visitors Monday through Saturday between 9 am and 5 pm to its headquarters and beading workshop. There is always staff on hand to discuss other Maa Trusty projects and how you can get involved.

For those who are self-driving, the Maa Trust is located on the escarpment that bisects the Talek-Aitong Road, roughly halfway between the two towns. From Talek, drive around six miles (11 km) north toward Aitong. The trust is at the top of the hill on the left.

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