Eight things to do in Masai Mara

Exploring Masai Mara with Basecamp allows guests to experience a variety of different safari activities to make their trips even more memorable. Our broad selection of safari activities have been carefully developed in close partnership with our Maasai friends. With us, it is your choice whether you prefer experiencing the splendor of the Savannah by car or by foot, during the day or after dark whether you want to stay out all day or be back in time to relax in your tent, the choice is yours. Below we look into the various activities that our guests can take part in when they visit the Masai Mara

Experience Masai Mara on Game Drives

You have two options when it comes to game drives: a night drive or a day game drive. Embark on twice daily interpretive game drives with expert Maasai guides who will help you uncover the wonders of the Mara. The night game drives only take place in the conservancy such as Mara Naboisho Conservancy. You have the chance of seeing lions, elephants, cape buffalo, and rhinoceros, as well as giraffes, hippos, hyenas, Nile crocodiles, wildebeest, zebra, gazelles, antelopes, and more.

Join in Giuided Walking Safaris

Reconnect with your spirit of adventure and follow in the footsteps of ancient explorers and local Maasai guides keepers of this pristine wilderness area on a once-in-a-lifetime guided walking safari. Along the way, learn about game tracking and look out for those unusual bugs and wildlife rarely spotted from a car. Walking safaris are not permitted in the reserve but can be arranged in Naboisho Conservancy.

Photo by Knut Bry / Tinagent

Embark on a Cultural Tour with the Maasais

Incorporate a cultural tour for you to experience and participate in different cultural activities, and learn about the Maasai’s beliefs and the challenges affecting the survival of their way of life. During the safari, you have a chance to visit our Capacity Building Centres Koiyaki Guiding School, the health center, education and water programmes in Talek Town and the Basecamp Masai Brand (BMB) a handicraft workshop where women make traditional jewellery and leatherwork for sale in our curio shop.

Witness the Great Wildebeest Migration

You watch with baited breath as the first of the millions of migrating wildebeest tentatively steps towards the edge of the Mara River. You can almost feel the hope as it braves into the croc-infested waters into Kenya. Camera at the ready, heart pounding in your chest, you watch as the first wildebeest steps in, followed by herds of other wildebeests and zebras and the action begins The Great Wildebeest Migration is a truly delightful experience.

Experience the thrill of Mobile Camping

For those who consider camping as one of their favorite activities, setting up a camp at the Naboisho Conservancy can be a thrilling experience. You can spend one or more nights at different campsites and feel the thrill of sleeping in the middle of a bush surrounded by the sounds of wild animals. You will have Maasai guides and guards to make your stay as safe as possible.

Photo by Knut Bry / tinagent

Experience an African Sundowner

After a day filled with exciting safari activities and wildlife viewing, the perfect way to round it off is with a Basecamp sundowner in the bush. Watch as the sun dip below the horizon with the sights and sounds of Africa all to yourselves while sipping on a refreshing drink enjoyed under an Acacia tree.

Glide over the Mara plains on a Balloon Safari

Start your morning with a magnificent aerial view of the Masai Mara plains from a hot air balloon. Glide over the sprawling Mara plains, observing the flora and fauna from an enchanting balloon ride. The ride, lasting an hour or so gives you an opportunity to be enthralled by the abundant wildlife experience. At flight’s end, you’ll savour a champagne breakfast followed by a leisurely drive back to camp.

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