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3 Days Flying Safari to Masai Mara, Kenya

Basecamp Masai Mara, Talek, C14, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Maasai Mara, Kenya

Unbeatable Kenya Safari

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Experience the spectacular Maasai Mara on this Maasai Mara flying package. This limited Maasai Mara holiday package runs during the season when the rains bring back all the trees and flowers to life, creating a lush serene setting. Delight in an exceptional wildlife adventure which explores the most dramatic highlights of Kenya’s beautiful landscape on air. This authentic holiday allows you to enjoy a spectacular safari in Maasai Mara and staying at Basecamp Masai Mara.

Key information

  • Maximum group size: 6 persons
  • Languages: English, other languages spoken upon request is French, Spanish, and German at an additional cost depending on the language
  • Park fees are not included (70 USD per person per night)

Meet the guides

Gideon
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Highlights

  • 4 game drives
  • 2 walks around the camp
  • Round trip air fare from Nairobi to Maasai Mara
  • See wildebeests, zebra, and other wildlife in Maasai Mara National Reserve
  • Transport in a 4x4 open sided safari Land Cruiser
  • Meals on a full-board basis
  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


3 activity days
The maximum participants in the group is 9
Airport transfer included: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
12:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Baby sitting
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance
  • Outdoor shower

At Basecamp Maasai Mara, 12 spacious and luxurious double riverside tents are offered, including one family riverside tent, perfect for families traveling with children. The tents are built along the banks of the Talek River, the natural border to the Maasai Mara National Reserve. The dense riverbed foliage allows for maximum privacy and comfort, without compromising the view of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. With more than 286 identified bird species, you are certain to wake to a symphony of birdsong while staying at Basecamp Maasai Mara.

Level of accommodation: Mid range

Program

Day 1: Nairobi - Maasai Mara

You will be picked from your hotel / Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) by Seremara Safaris’ driver guide and you will be transferred to Wilson Airport (WIL) for a 45-minute flight over the Rift Valley to Olkiombo Airstrip. You will be met by Basecamp’s guide who will transfer you to the camp. Hop on one of the tailor-made 4×4 safari Land Cruisers for a safari game drive en-route to Basecamp Masai Mara. Maasai Mara Game Reserve is one of the most well-known parks in Africa.

Almost all the iconic wildlife animals can be viewed here. This is also where the famous wildebeest and zebra migration from Serengeti to Maasai Mara takes place between July and October. Along the way, you will have your first encounter with the wildlife Masai Mara has to offer. Look out for the Big Five which includes a lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhino.

You will arrive at Basecamp for lunch. Set on the bank of the Talek River, Basecamp Maasai Mara location is spectacular, with the great Mara plains surrounding the camp and the river in front of each tent. After lunch, you will settle into your tents. Later in the afternoon, you will join your Maasai guide for a camp walk along the Talek River path. Your guide will show you some of the operational elements that have made Basecamp one of the leading pioneers in the responsible tourism industry.

At around 16:00, stroll across the private suspension bridge to meet your Maasai guide for your afternoon safari game drive. While you venture out you have a chance to see many animals and beautiful landscape of Maasai Mara. As the sun sets, you will enjoy a classic Basecamp sundowner under an acacia tree before returning to the lodge for dinner. As you rest around the fireplace, listen to your Maasai guide tell stories about their culture as you reflect on the experiences of the day.

Day 2: Maasai Mara

Wake up early for a cup of coffee, followed by a morning safari game drive. Enjoy the fresh breeze at the break of dawn and marvel as the bush comes to life in the early morning hours. Throughout the year, Maasai Mara is a place of natural drama, color, and life. Enjoy watching Maasai Mara wildlife as well as a variety of birds in their natural habitat.

See the wildebeest in their thousands, the beautiful zebras, and the graceful giraffes. You will have a brief stopover for a picnic breakfast overlooking the Mara Plains before proceeding on with your game drive. Head back to the camp. Visit the Basecamp Masai brand workshop to see how the Maasai women make different beaded items. You have a chance to buy souvenirs as a support initiative for the women.

Afterwards, head off to the camp’s tree plantation area which has become home to over 285 species of birds. Culminate your camp walk with an optional tree planting session. After lunch, take a stroll to Talek Center together with your Maasai guide to see some of the community projects that Basecamp proudly partner with the Maasai community to help in community development.

Meet the local Maasai people and discover more about their way of life. Return to the camp late in the afternoon to join your Maasai guide for an evening game drive. In the evening, the Mara provides an opportunity to see lions, leopards, and other wild cats, sated for their night hunts. Return to the camp in time for dinner. Unwind and be mesmerized by the dazzling stars.

Day 3: Maasai Mara - Nairobi

Enjoy an early morning game drive before returning to the camp for breakfast. After breakfast, pack your personal belongings, bid your Maasai host goodbye and check out to transfer to the airstrip with a game drive en-route. Arrive in Nairobi in the early afternoon for your international flight connection or back to your hotel marking the end of your Kenyan holiday with Seremara Safaris.

Included excursions

  • Visit to the Basecamp Masai brand workshop
  • A stroll to Talek Center
  • Visit to Masai Village

Guides

Gideon Gitungo

Location

Maasai Mara is one of the greatest wildlife reserves in Kenya. The savanna is backed by plenty of wildlife, from the babies taking their first steps to the dramatic life-and-death scenes of predator and prey giving you an opportunity to enjoy unique and unforgettable safari experiences for photographers, wildlife and bird enthusiasts, as well as those who are looking for new adventure in the Mara.

Features

General

  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace

Services

  • Baby sitting
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance

Food

Your meals will be on a full-board basis. Tea and coffee service are in your own tent if desired.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

You can enjoy a Maasai village visit at an additional cost of usd 30 per person

What's included

  • Day game drives and bird walks at Basecamp Masai Mara
  • Activities according to the program
  • Optional visit to Seremara safaris' community projects
  • Return domestic flights from Nairobi to Maasai Mara (all taxes included)
  • Airport transfers at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)
  • Airstrip transfers in Maasai Mara
  • Tea and coffee service in your own tent if desired
  • Meals on a full-board basis
  • 2 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • Masai Mara Game Reserve park fees of Usd 70 per person per day
  • Maasai Village visit of usd 30 per person
  • Anything else not mentioned in the itinerary
  • International flight / visa fees
  • Drinks, supreme bush meals, laundry, telephone calls, tips, and any other Incidental charges

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Seremara Safaris will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Airport transfer included: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 45 days before arrival.

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