Explorers Family Safari

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EXPLORERS FAMILY SAFARI

This 4-night safari allows families to discover and experience the wonders that Masai Mara has to offer. The diverse and wildlife-rich plains of the Masai Mara Reserve and Mara Naboisho Conservancy offer the perfect backdrop for unforgettable safari days, while at night you’re invited to cozy up in the comfort of your tent nestled in the wilds of Africa’s stunning landscape. There is always a watchful eye of an experienced Basecamp Explorer guide available, to ensure the children are kept busy and safe, while the parents can relax and enjoy their stay.

Day 1

On arriving in Kenya, a driver-guide will meet and transfer you from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Wilson Airport for a short flight to Masai Mara. At the Masai Mara airstrip, one of our friendly Maasai guides will be waiting to take you on your very first game drive en-route to camp. Enjoy the exceptional wildlife in Masai Mara. Arrive at Basecamp Masai Mara in time for lunch. Whilst the parents are settling in the children can get acquainted with our Young Explorers Club where they will be informed about the fun activities on offer. For a start, the children will be engaged in animal puzzles and board games. Later head out for an afternoon game drive. As the sun sets, return to camp for dinner followed by story sharing around the fireplace.

all meals included
Basecamp Masai Mara

Day 2

Explore the park on a morning game drive to see Mara’s magnificent wildlife up-close. Head back to camp for breakfast. After breakfast, the children join their guide on a camp walk designed to introduce the young explorers to the camp’s surroundings. Became a young conservationist by helping out in planting tree seedlings at the plantation area. Alternatively (at a minimal fee) plant your own tree and help us re-wild the Mara. Continue with your camp walk into Talek town often enjoying visiting local communities, especially the schools. This is an opportunity for children to learn about other cultures. Head back to camp for lunch. The afternoon is spent at leisure. The board games, puzzles and playing cards all with a safari theme will keep the children entertained. End your day watching the sunset over Mara plains, with a Basecamp sundowner. Enjoy dinner, followed by story sharing and stargazing around the fireplace.

all meals included
Basecamp Masai Mara

Day 3

Start your day with an early morning game drive. Head back to camp for breakfast. After breakfast the young explorers meet up with the Maasai ladies at Basecamp Masai Brand to bead traditional jewelry, learning its cultural significance and they can take their crafted items home as souvenirs. After Lunch, you will be transferred later to Eagle View in Mara Naboisho with a game drive en-route. Before heading off on the game drive, the kids are issued with a wildlife workbook, in which they can tick off the animals they have seen. Arrive at Eagle View for dinner followed by a live tribal dance and song performance from the Maasai warriors and the children can join in.

all meals included
Eagle View

Day 4

Parents with children under 12 years head out for an early morning walking safari while the children stay at camp. At camp, the children join their Maasai guide and share knowledge while answering simple wildife quiz. They also help in reviewing animals they have ticked off during their stay. Free time is spent drawing, colouring, and building puzzles all with a safari theme to keep the children entertained. In the afternoon visit Koiyaki Guiding School (KGS). Several of our Maasai Guides are graduates from KGS and we continue to work closely with the school to empower the local youth. Wind up your afternoon game drive with a Basecamp sundowner of drinks as you watch the sun sinking slowly over the Mara plains. As darkness sets in, this is your opportunity to experience a night game drive en-route to camp.

all meals included
Eagle View

Day 5

Make the most of your last morning game drive safari complete with a picnic breakfast before heading back to camp. At camp, you will have some time to gather your belongings. After lunch, bid your hosts a fond farewell and depart for the airstrip. Enjoy your last game drive en-route arriving at Naboisho Airstrip in time for your scheduled afternoon flight the perfect departure time for international connections.

Breakfast & Lunch included
Every day
5 days
all year around
minimum 2 persons
all meals included
Basecamp Masai Mara & Eagle View

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 shared day game drives at Basecamp Masai Mara
Unlimited shared day/night game drives at Eagle View
Unlimited Walking safaris at Eagle View
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 & Eagle View
Masai Mara Reserve park fees and Mara Naboisho conservancy fees

Additional Charges

International airfares and visa fees, drinks, supreme bush meals, balloon safari, laundry, telephone calls and tips, other incidental charges, others extras not highlighted in the inclusive list

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, mosquito repellent for protection while outdoors, pack in solid soft bag.

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.

WHERE TO STAY DURING YOUR FAMILY SAFARI IN MASAI MARA

Join us on a memorable family holiday set against the backdrops of Masai Mara for a magical experience. Witness iconic wildlife of the Mara as your children learn about the wonders of the bush in the comfort of your tent.

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