Adventures on the Savannah

9 Days safari experience through the Basecamp Circuit

Every day
9 Days
All year round
Minimum 2 persons
all meals included
Whole Basecamp Circuit
high season 3,780
low season 2,980 usd
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adventures on the savannah

9 Days safari experience through the Basecamp Circuit

Journey through the Basecamp circuit with this 9-day safari that allows you to have a taste of Masai Mara in all Basecamp properties. Start off at Wilderness Camp in Mara Naboisho Conservancy our nostalgic tribute to the safaris of the early explorers and safari pioneers. In the Masai Mara, stay at Basecamp Masai Mara this is where our story started. Here guests become more than visitors, they become part of the Maasai community. Then at Eagle View in Mara Naboisho Conservancy we invite you to gaze towards the future of Sustainable Tourism from an eagle’s-eye perspective within a highly acclaimed model for nature conservation management. Finally, Leopard Hill concludes your journey through the Basecamp circuit located in the prime game viewing area of Mara Naboisho and is a stunning camp ideal for those who want to experience their safari in style.

Day 1

When you land at Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by our driver guide who will transfer you to Wilson airport for your scheduled flight to Mara Naboisho. On arrival, our Maasai guide will transfer you to Wilderness Camp where you will spend the next 2 nights.  Wilderness camp is tucked away deep inside the incomparable Saddle Valley where there are absolutely no unnecessary distractions- it is just you, the Maasai, the wildlife, and the stars. Meals are served either at the restaurant or under the stars with the sounds of the bush surrounding you and nights are spent in comfortable tents with great bedding and bucket showers.

All meals included
Wilderness Camp

Day 2

Your morning and afternoon game drives take you in search of Africa’s Big Five and other wildlife inhabiting this conservancy. Naboisho Conservancy has become renowned for its bountiful biodiversity and breathtaking beauty. The density of lions within Mara Naboisho Conservancy is one of the highest in Africa, with a population of more than 70 identified lions who use it as their home territory. While here, you become a part of nature. Maasai guides will share their knowledge about every species with you, and make your stay warm and special.

all meals included
Wilderness Camp

Day 3

Now that you have acclimated to the African bush, it’s time for a walkabout! A few hours of walking with your guide gives you an opportunity to not only get to see Africa’s magnificent landscapes and wildlife but you’ll also get to hear, smell, feel, taste and intimately sense what our earliest ancestors and later explorers experienced while traveling on foot. After lunch transfer to your next destination, Basecamp Masai Mara the ‘mother of all camps. Located right on the river’s edge, Basecamp Masai Mara offers magnificent views across the Masai Mara National Park, and the wildlife viewing is incredible!  Enjoy a well-prepared dinner then retire by the roaring campfire as you share your day’s experience.

all meals included
Basecamp Masai Mara

Day 4

On this day, you can choose to go on a hot air balloon safari over the extensive plains with a Champaign breakfast as soon as you land (at an extra cost book during reservation). Or enjoy going on game drives to the Masai Mara Game Reserve to track big game on the open plains from the dominant predators- lion; leopard; hyena and cheetah to plain game-wildebeest, topi, eland, zebra, and Grant’s gazelle. As the sun sets you will return to camp for dinner, followed by stargazing as you listen to your Maasai Guide tell stories about their culture at the fireplace.

all meals included
Basecamp Masai Mara

Day 5

Join your guide for a camp tour and learn about some of the operational elements that have made Basecamp Masai Mara a leading pioneer in responsible tourism; learn to bead from local women at Basecamp Masai Brand one of our capacity-building projects that helps women improve their financial independence.

Later you will be transferred to your next destination Eagle View in Mara Naboisho. The camp is located atop a natural hilltop, allowing for exceptional views of Naboisho Conservancy. It also overlooks a natural waterhole, which is frequented throughout the day by wild animals such as elephants, giraffes, and antelopes providing plenty of wildlife actions in the comfort of the camp’s environs. Relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery in Naboisho. Wind up your evening with a three-course dinner and spend the beautiful night immersed in the heart of the African bush.

all meals included
Eagle View

Day 6

Set out for today’s safari game drive or walking safari in Mara Naboisho where you will see plenty of great wildlife including elephants, giraffes, wildebeests and hundreds of antelope, birds, insects and much more. After your morning activities, plan to visit Koiyaki Guiding a capacity-building institution supported by Basecamp Explorer. The school offers a training course for students aspiring to be professional guides. Wind up your day watching the sunset over the African horizon, with a Basecamp sundowner on an evening game drive. When driving back to camp you will have a night game drive experience. Your guide will equip the car with infrared lights to allow you to spot the nocturnal animals of Naboisho. Arrive at camp for a sumptuous dinner.

all meals included
Eagle View

Day 7

Your next destination today on the Basecamp circuit is Leopard Hill. Located in Mara Naboisho Conservancy, Leopard Hill is truly a secluded destination immersed in the bush. The camp’s tents are elegant and comfortable, but the real magic happens just outside. This unfettered wilderness is home to a wide variety of plains game that will share your space during your time at Leopard Hill. Here, you are not just a visitor. You are a part of nature.  Relax and enjoy some downtime while reading a book or enjoying the exciting sightings straight from the camp, by making use of the binoculars provided. In the evening rest by your private fireplace enjoying the sights and sounds of Africa all to yourselves.

all meals included
Leopard Hill

Day 8

Today in the company of your Maasai guide head out for a game drive or a walking safari in the conservancy to search for large game like big cats, elephant, giraffe, and admire the local flora and fauna. The area around Leopard Hill is restricted from motorized vehicles so you are able to enjoy the scenery without disturbance. You can also choose to get much closer to the wildlife while on a horseback riding safari (at an extra cost book during reservation). Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure. Dinner will be served at your choice of venue and you can end it with a stargazing experience right inside your tent where you have a retractable roof that gently slides back for a perfect nightly scene.

all meals included
Leopard Hill

Day 9

Spend your last day at leisure. You can choose to treat yourself to a relaxing massage session in the comfort of your tent or on your private terrace (at an extra cost book with reception) or join your guide for your last game drive or walking safari. Now that your safari has come to an end, ensure you pack up all your belongings as you get ready to say your goodbyes to the African Bush. After lunch, your guide will transfer you to the airstrip in time for your scheduled flight to Nairobi to catch your onward flight.

Breakfast & Lunch included

Summary

Price:
2,980 USD per person (April-June 2018)
3,780 USD per person (January-March & July-Dec 2018)
Departure: Every Day
Minimum: 2 persons
Age limit: no age limit

What's included

Accommodation & activities according to the program
All meals included
Return domestic flights from Nairobi to Mara – all taxes included
Airport transfers in Nairobi
Airstrip transfers in Mara
Unlimited Game Drives and walking safaris at Wilderness, Eagle View, and Leopard Hill
Bird walks at Basecamp Masai Mara
Sunset sundowner at a scenic point
Optional picnic breakfast and lunch
Sunrise/sunset yoga experience at Leopard Hill
Tea and coffee service in own tent if desired
Private dining at the platform, on availability
Optional visit to our community projects
Afternoon High tea at the fig tree
Private dining
Free Wi-fi at Basecamp Masai Mara, Eagle View, and Leopard Hill
Masai Mara Reserve park fees and Mara Naboisho conservancy fees

What's not included

International airfares and visa fees, drinks, supreme bush meals, balloon safari, horseback ride safari, massage, laundry, telephone calls and tips, other incidental charges

Note

As a small and personal company, we tailor-make all our safari programmes. Each element of this Itinerary can be changed to suit your personal preferences.

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