Classic Migration Safari

5-day classic migration safari at Basecamp Masai Mara

Every Day
5 days
Migration Season
Minimum 2 person
All meals included
Basecamp Masai Mara
migration season 2,100 usd
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Classic Migration Safari

The Great Wildebeest Migration rightfully deserves its standing as one of the natural world’s most astonishing spectacles. Comprising more than 1.5 million wildebeest, zebras, and antelopes, the Great Migration constitutes the last surviving multi-species migration on the planet. From the end of June onwards, millions of freshly arrived brown and black dots scatter the great plains of the Mara, making this Natural Wonder of the World even more wondrous.

Day 1

As you arrive to Maasai Mara our Maasai Guides – the true specialists – are ready to take you on your very first Game Drive! This is the best time to see the wildebeest migration. You will set off in one of our open and tailor-made 4×4 Safari Land Cruisers. During your drive, you will be introduced to great migration and you will meet the great wildebeest himself. Once at Basecamp Masai Mara you can settle to your tent and enjoy a lunch while looking into the Maasai Mara Reserve. At around 4pm, you stroll across our private suspension bridge to meet your Maasai Guide for your Afternoon Game Drive. As the temperature cools in the late afternoon, the predators of the Mara start preparing for the evening hunt. For the Big Cats – the lions, the cheetah and the leopards – the Migration Season is a time of abundance. During your Afternoon Game Drive you will witness how the constant battle for survival makes the Migration Season a particularly exhilarating time to visit Basecamp Explorer Kenya. As the sun sets you will return to camp for dinner, followed by stargazing and story-time around the fireplace. When you’re ready, one of our Maasai night guards – known as Askaris – will escort you back to your tent.

all meals included
Basecamp Masai Mara

Day 2-3

Awake to the magnificent ‘wake up call’ symphony of Basecamp Masai Mara’s astonishing birdlife. Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast before embarking on a full day safari in the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Abundant wildlife on the savannah gives fantastic photo opportunities. The incredible backdrop of clear blues and the rolling Savannah will captivate you providing you with memories to last a lifetime. Catch the action at the crossing point and stalk the herds just like the lions and the cheetahs, capturing them with your lens and in your heart. Enjoy an exceptional wilderness migration holiday; there is never a dull moment on the savannah. Return to camp at sundown for dinner followed by relaxation at the campfire as you tell of your experiences on the African wilderness.

all meals included
Basecamp Masai Mara

Day 4

Following a hearty breakfast, our Naturalist Maasai Guide will take you on a Camp Walk to show you some of the operational elements that have made Basecamp one of the leading pioneers in the Responsible Tourism Industry. See how we reuse, recycle and regenerate – every step of the way. After lunch, you will meet your Maasai Guide for your Afternoon Game Drive. During your drive you will learn more about the importance of the wildebeest for the survival of the Maasai Mara Ecosystem. Top off your Afternoon Game Drive with a classic Basecamp Sundowner of carefully selected drinks, enjoyed under an Acacia Tree. Return to Basecamp Masai Mara for dinner, followed by story sharing and stargazing around the fireplace. Listen to your Maasai Guide tell stories about their culture while you listen to the grazing wildebeest herds just across the river.

All meals included
Basecamp Masai Mara

Day 5

Awake at dawn for a final Morning Game Drive. Witness how the Savannah springs to life as the sun rises. Enjoy a picnic breakfast overlooking the Mara plains before returning to Basecamp Masai Mara. After lunch, gather your things and say your goodbyes. Reach Olkiombo Airstrip in time for your scheduled 4.00pm flight, the perfect departure time for international connections or for continuing your African adventure by the coast. As your board your plane, treasure the feeling of arriving as a guest, staying as a friend and leaving as a partner.

All meals included


Price: USD 2,100 per person (July-September 2019)
Departure: Every Day from July-September
Minimum: 2 persons
Age limit: None

What’s included?

Accommodation & Activities according as per the program
All meals
Return domestic flights from Nairobi to Mara – all taxes included
Airport transfers in Nairobi
Airstrip transfers in Mara
Day Game Drives
Bird walks at camp
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
Masai Mara Reserve park fees

What's not included?

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

Recommended equipment

Comfortable Safari clothes – avoid white due to the dust, warm sweater
of fleece for the evenings, wind and water proof 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, head light, mosquito repellent for protection while outdoors, pack
in solid soft bag.


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

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