The African Oyster

Mid season 2,765 usd
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The African Oyster

This safari combines two very different destinations in one seamless safari. Spend a few days experiencing exceptional game viewing in the heart of Africa’s most iconic game reserves, Masai Mara, and then round off the adventure with a beach holiday on Kenya’s best beach, Diani Beach to soak up some sunshine along tropical beaches. Kick back in the soft white sand shaded by coconut fronds as you engage in a range of water sports like sailing, windsurfing, snorkeling and swimming with dolphins. This is the ultimate bush and beach safari experience!

Day 1

Upon landing at Olkiombo Airstrip, you will be met by our skilled Maasai guide ready to take you on your first game drive en-route to our camp. Masai Mara is one of Africa’s greatest wildlife reserves. Enjoy the scenery, abundant wildlife and an array of birdlife. Arrive for lunch at Basecamp Masai Mara. Relax for some time before meeting up with your guide for an afternoon game drive to experience some of the best wildlife sightings. Return to camp for the dinner followed by story sharing and stargazing around the fireplace.

Lunch and Dinner included
Basecamp Masai Mara

Day 2

Rise early for a morning game drive in Masai Mara Reserve. Enjoy driving across the vast Mara Plains and keep your eyes open, for anything is possible! Watch out for the herd of elephant and listen to the distinctive lion’s roar. Head back to camp for breakfast. Later, you will visit one of the community projects supported by Basecamp, the Basecamp Masai Brand a Fairtrade-certified handicraft business that enables Maasai women to apply their beading skills to produce and sell their handcrafted products, providing them with a reliable source of their own income.

All meals included
Basecamp Masai Mara

Day 3

Wake up to a late breakfast, spend your time relaxing in camp watching the wildlife just in front of your tent. The camp has a lot of eco-initiatives which you may wish to learn about during your stay. 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. After lunch, head off to your next destination, Wilderness Camp in Mara Naboisho Conservancy. Enjoy dinner, followed by story sharing and stargazing around the fireplace.  Retire to your tent and be lulled to sleep by the sounds of the savannah.

All meals included
Wilderness Camp

Day 4

With only eight tents at Wilderness camp, you will have the privilege of ultimate seclusion. Enjoy the tranquil surroundings and the passing wildlife. Join your guide on a bushwalking safari in Naboisho Conservancy. No feeling can match walking across the open savannah together with the Maasai the true specialists. As darkness sets in, set out for a thrilling night game drive which allows you to see predators on the prowl as well as other nocturnal wildlife. Return to camp for dinner, and story-telling around the fireplace.

All meals included
Wilderness Camp

Day 5

Make the most of your last game drive safari returning to camp for a sumptuous breakfast. Afterward, say your goodbyes. Arrive at the airstrip in time for your direct flight to Diani Beach, located along Kenya’s coast. The flight to Diani is approximately 2 hours. Upon arrival, you will be met by the driver at Ukunda Airstrip and transferred to a Beach Resort. On arrival, check in, freshen up and have a sunset walk along the beach to familiarize yourself with the area. Return to the resort for dinner and entertainment.

Breakfast and Dinner included
Diani Beach Resort

Day 6

Have an early tropical breakfast and then proceed with your guide on a Dolphin Safari to Wasini Island. (Please check with the hotel reception as this is at an additional cost). The island excursion is done aboard an Arabian-style dhow – a traditional style of sailboat. Wasini Island is a gateway to an underwater wonderland. It is also a great place for water sports. Enjoy a traditional lunch, served Swahili-style on the beach. After a short siesta, board the Arab dhow to sail back to Diani.

Breakfast & Dinner included
Diani Beach Resort

Day 7

Enjoy a well prepared late tropical breakfast later head to the beach to relax as you enjoy the sound of gentle waves and the slight breeze of the swaying palm trees one last time. Return to the resort, gather your things ready for your departure. You will check out in time for your flight back to Nairobi where you will connect to your international flight back home. Treasure the feeling of having the best bush and beach adventure that Kenya has to offer.

Breakfast included
Every Day
7 days
All year around
minimum 2 persons
Selected meals included
Bush and Beach

Seasons and Prices

USD 2,765 Mid Season (Jan-March & Oct- 19th Dec 2021)
USD 2,565 Green Season (1st April-30th June 2021)
USD 2,965 High Season (1st July- 30th Sept 2021)

What’s included?

Accommodation & Activities according to the program
Full board meals at Basecamp Masai Mara and, Wilderness Camp. Breakfast and dinner at Daini
Domestic flights and transfers according to program
Unlimited shared game drives at Basecamp Masai Mara
Unlimited shared day/night game drives at Wilderness Camp
Unlimited walking safaris at 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 Basecamp Masai Mara
Masai Mara Reserve park fees and Mara Naboisho conservancy fees

Additional Charges

International airfares and visa fees, drinks, supreme bush meals, balloon safari, laundry, single room supplement for solo travellers, 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.

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Important 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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