Beyond the Savannah

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Beyond the Savannah 

If you are looking for a holiday that offers you an unbeatable blend of excitement and relaxation, then try combining a classic Masai Mara safari with a relaxing beach holiday in Diani. Our bush to beach safari program combines game drives in the Mara with a walking safari in Mara Naboisho before heading on down to Diani to relax on the white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. This safari is highly recommended for those who want to combine adventure with relaxation. It’s the perfect holiday, offering a real sense of balance to your safari experience.

Day 1

With a warm welcome upon your arrival at Olkiombo Airstrip, you will be transferred to the camp by our friendly and knowledgeable Maasai Guides. Photograph away as you spot the Big Five and other wildlife, found in the reserve. Arrive at Basecamp Maasai Mara for lunch, freshly prepared by our team of Maasai chefs. Spend the rest of your afternoon at leisure. Later join your guide for an afternoon safari. Arrive back to camp in time for dinner and overnight stay.

All meals included
Basecamp Masai Mara

Day 2

The rosy dawn is the perfect time to observe as Mara’s cycle of life slowly unfolds. Together with your guide, you will head out on a morning and afternoon game drive to explore the rare sights and wonders of the bush. As the sun sets you will stop over at a scenic spot to enjoy Basecamp sundowner drinks and snacks. Head back to camp for dinner followed by relaxation at the campfire as you let the lull of the savannah soothe you.

All meals included
Basecamp Masai Mara

Day 3

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. Visit Basecamp Masai Brand one of our capacity-building projects that helps women improve their financial independence. Top off your walk with a visit to the tree plantation area. Learn about Basecamp’s reforestation project that is intended to re-wild the Mara. We encourage our guests to contribute to offsetting their carbon footprint by planting a tree at a minimal fee. Later you will be transferred to your next destination Wilderness Camp in Mara Naboisho.

All meals included
Wilderness Camp

Day 4

Rise with the wildlife for your morning game drive. You will be treated to the ultimate safari experience within the conservancy since Mara Naboisho boasts of plenty of game viewing and birding opportunities all year round. You may catch up with the big cats, full after their night hunt. Be alert to capture panoramic shots of the abundance of wildlife from wildebeests, zebras, impalas, and warthogs and see how many of the 300 species of birds you can spot. Return to camp after a night game drive for dinner and overnight stay.

All meals included
Wilderness Camp

Day 5

After breakfast, join your Masai guide for a walking safari across the Savannah. Guided walks are another way to explore the rare sights and wonders of the bush, often missed when in a vehicle. As you walk along, you will also learn about the plants used to make traditional medicine. The birdlife is equally diverse, ranging from the scavenging vulture and bustard to the magnificent eagle and crested crane. Arrive at Eagle View in time for lunch. Enjoy exceptional views of Naboisho Conservancy from the camp

All meals included
Eagle View

Day 6

Enjoy your morning at leisure. Eagle View overlooks a natural waterhole, which is frequented throughout the day by wildlife such as elephants, giraffes, and antelopes providing plenty of wildlife actions in the comfort of the camp’s environs. 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.

All meals included
Eagle View

Day 7

Set out on your final game drive in search of those hard-to-spot leopards. After your morning game drive, head back to camp for a hearty breakfast. Enjoy some downtime before you gather your things and say your goodbyes. Arrive at the airstrip in time to catch your flight to Diani. Upon arrival, you will be met at Ukunda Airstrip and transferred to your Beach Resort. On arrival freshen up and relax perhaps go swimming before dinner. After dinner, settle into your coastal room set facing the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

Breakfast & Dinner included
Water Lovers

Day 8

After breakfast, you will be accompanied by your guide to Wasini Island for a day trip. The island excursion is done aboard an Arabian-style dhow (a traditional style of sailboat). Wasini Island is a gateway to an underwater wonderland. Water activities like reef snorkeling, scuba diving, and possibly swimming with dolphins are just some of the optional activities to engage in while on the island. In the evening head back to the resort for dinner and to unwind in your beautiful suite, a perfect ending to an eventful day.

Breakfast & Dinner included
Water Lovers

Day 9

On the final morning of your 9 -day safari, after a delicious tropical-inspired breakfast, head down to the beach for a swim or stroll along it one last time. Return to the resort for lunch before you gather your bags and be transferred to the Ukunda Airport. Arrive in time to board a scheduled flight bound for Nairobi. Bid farewell to Africa taking with you a lifetime of memories.

Breakfast included
Water Lovers
On Request
9 days
All year round
Minimum 2 persons
Most meals included
Bush & Beach

What’s included?

Accommodation & Activities according to the program
Full board meals at Basecamp Masai Mara, Wilderness Camp and Eagle View. Breakfast and dinner at Waterlovers
Domestic flights and transfers according to program
Unlimited shared Game Drives, night game drives and Walking safaris at Eagle View and Wilderness Camp
Bird walks at Basecamp Masai Mara
Sunset sundowner at a scenic point
Optional picnic breakfast and lunch
Tea and coffee service in own tent if desired
Private dining at the platform, on availability
Optional visit to our community projects
Free Wi-fi at Eagle View and Basecamp Masai Mara
Masai Mara Reserve park fees and Mara Naboisho conservancy fees

Additional Charges

International airfares and visa fees, lunch at Waterlovers Resort, drinks, supreme bush meals, balloon safari, laundry, telephone calls and tips, other incidental charges

Equipment and Clothing

Comfortable Safari clothes – avoid white due to the dust, warm sweater or fleece for the evenings, wind and waterproof jacket, solid hiking boots for the walking safari, comfortable footwear for the game drives, binoculars, sunscreen, sun hat & sunglasses, a good book, camera and extra battery, headlight, pack in solid soft bag.

Important to 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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