Taste of the Maasai Mara

3 days short holiday to Maasai Mara

Every day
3 days
all year around
minimum 2 persons
all meals included
Basecamp Masai Mara
High season 1,310
low season 1,110 usd
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Taste of the Maasai Mara

Experience the great Maasai Mara area with Basecamp

Your Safari Adventure is closer than you think. For travellers with limited time we have designed a shorter express programme comprising the very best of the Maasai Mara. The Maasai Mara is easily reached both by plane and car. Our closest airstrip, Olkiombo, offers daily AM and PM connections to Nairobi.

Day 1

As you disembark your plane at Olkiombo Airstrip one of our friendly Maasai Guides – the true specialists – will be standing ready to take you on your very first Game Drive, in one of our tailor-made 4×4 Safari Land Cruisers. During your drive you will be introduced to the exceptional wildlife of the Maasai Mara, including thriving populations of lions, elephants, cheetah and leopards. You will arrive at Basecamp Maasai Mara – our very own cradle of mankind – in time for lunch, freshly prepared by our trained team of Maasai chefs. After lunch, wander around the camp and take in the tranquility of Basecamp Masai Mara. Though your stay with us is limited, the serenity of the surroundings is sure to help you reconnect and rebalance. At 4pm, you will meet your Maasai Guide for your Afternoon Game Drive. As you explore the many dimensions of the Maasai Mara Ecosystem, your Maasai Guide will share stories about the wildlife and the Maasai culture. Return to Basecamp Masai Mara in time for a delicious three-course dinner, followed by story sharing and stargazing around the fireplace. When you are ready, retire to your tent to be lulled to sleep by the sounds of the wilderness.

All meals included
Basecamp Masai Mara

Day 2

Awake to the magnificent ‘wake up call’ symphony of Basecamp Masai Mara’s astonishing birdlife. After breakfast meet your Naturalist Maasai Guide for a Camp Walk around the camp compound. During your walk you will be introduced to some of the operational elements that have made Basecamp a leading pioneer in responsible tourism. Your Camp Walk includes a visit to the Basecamp Maasai Brand workshop, our capacity-building program that employs 118 women. Complete your Camp Walk by planting a tree in our Tree Plantation, next to those planted by the Obama Family. After a delicious lunch, stroll across our private suspension bridge to join your Maasai Guide for your Afternoon Game Drive. Be amazed by the variety of the Mara and see how there is never a dull moment on safari. Conclude your Game Drive with a traditional Basecamp Sundowner of drinks and nibbles enjoyed under an Acacia Tree. Return to Basecamp Masai Mara for dinner, followed by story sharing and stargazing around the fireplace. Reflect on all the amazing things you have seen and learned, despite the briefness of your stay.

All meals included
Basecamp Masai Mara

Day 3

Wake 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 4pm 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


1,110 USD per person (April-June 2019)
1,310 USD per person (January-March & July-December 2019)
Departure: Every Day
Minimum: 2 persons
Age limit: None

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
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 dinning at the platform, on availability
Optional visit to our community projects
Free Wi-fi at  Basecamp Masai Mara
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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