Where the genuine attracts us. Connect with the legendary Maasais. Hear the epic stories, encounter the Big Five, learn from generations of knowledge and experience from nature and wildlife. Naboisho means together in Maa - The Maasai language and is an area where Maasai landowners and tourism partnersunite to make Naboisho a better place to live as well as a better place to visit. This safari makes a true difference.
Day 1.As you disembark your plane at Olseki airstrip one of our friendly and knowledgeable Maasai guide – the true experts – is standing ready to take you on your very first game drive in one of our tailor-made 4x4 Safari Land Cruisers. During your drive you will be introduced to the exceptional wildlife of the Masai Mara, including thriving populations of lions, elephants, cheetah and leopards. You will arrive at Wilderness Camp in time for lunch. Take a siesta and prepare for your first game drive – return to camp before sunset for a solar warm shower. Enjoy the contrast of eating first-class cuisine in the middle of the wilderness. After dinner, gather around the fireplace to listen to the meditative rhythm of the Maasai chanting.
Day 2.Wake at dawn for a morning walking safari across the savannah. Enjoy a tasty breakfast. Spend your morning relaxing in your spacious tent or in one of the comfortable common dining area. After lunch accompany your Maasai Guide to Oleseri Village, Basecamp’s Green Village where we have built a health clinic, a primary school and a solar-powered borehole. Top off your afternoon game drive with a Basecamp sundowner under an Acacia Tree and a drive back to Wilderness Camp. Return to camp for a three-course dinner followed by star gazing and story-time around the fireplace.
Day 3.Rise in time to enjoy an early breakfast before embarking on your Full Day Walking Safari. During your walk you will explore some of the finer details of the savannah such as learning how to spot animal footprints and identifying different kinds of dung. Walking with the Maasai is a fantastic experience that will bring you closer to nature, and indeed, to yourself. As the day gets warmer your guide will choose a suitable Acacia Tree where you can relax and refuel on a packed lunch. Your walk will continue when the temperature cools down. The destination of your walk is Dorobo Fly Camp; a mobile camp designed in admiration and respect for the hunter-gatherers of the Maasai people, known as the Dorobo. By removing all unnecessary distractions we aim to bring guests closer to the very essence of the African Savannah. Gather together around the fireplace to enjoy a well-deserved dinner, stories about the wilderness, and Maasai chanting. Pinch yourself to make sure you are not dreaming
Day 4.Enjoy an early morning coffee or tea, do a morning walk - while the temperature still cool- to Eagle View Camp where your full breakfast is waiting. Check in at your next destination Eagle View Camp. Enjoy the morning relaxing in your spacious tent or in the common lounge. In the afternoon do an afternoon game drive and just enjoy the feel of the savannah.
Day 5.Wake up at dawn to join your safari guide on a morning safari in the great Naboisho area. Back at camp, have your breakfast and siesta. Enjoy a freshly prepared lunch while taking in the exceptional views from our airy dining area. After lunch accompany your Maasai Guide on a visit to Koiyaki Guiding School, located next to Eagle View Camp. Several of our Maasai Guides are graduates from KGS and we continue to work closely with the school to empower local youth. In the late afternoon join your Maasai Guide for an afternoon aame drive. After a Basecamp sundowner of drinks and nibbles get ready for the thrill of a lifetime: Basecamp Night Safari. Your Maasai Guide will equip the car with infrared lights to allow you to spot the nocturnal animals of Naboisho. Night Safari is a truly exhilarating experience, only permi Return to Eagle View for a delicious three-course dinner, followed by stargazing and story-sharing around the fireplace
Day 6.Enjoy the view from your tent or from the dining area, have your breakfast, check out and say your goodbyes. As your board your plane, treasure the feeling of coming as a guest, staying as a friend and leaving as a partner – even after a short stay with Basecamp.
Season: June - april
Airport: Nairobi international airport Jomo Kenyatta (NBO)
Duration: 6 nights or as long as you wish.
Included in the price: full board, sharing in double, safaris, transfers, park fees, domestic flights return Nairobi - Masai Mara - Nairobi.
Masai Mara and Mara Naboisho camp
Your journey supports the safari lodge using the best eco technical solutions: all lighting, water, heating and electricity in the camp comes from solar energy. Dry toilets are used to conserve water, the camp is using waste separation and recycling in the best possible way. All organic material such as food waste is composted in place and used to fertilize Obama tree plantation. Irrigation of tree plantations is done with so-called gray water (from bathing, dishwashing and laundry) from the showers. This water is almost pure because the camp only uses biodegradable soaps and detergents.
This safari camp offers experiences that differ significantly from many other safari companies / hotels. Here, for example, you go on regular, classical jeep safari, meet the women behind BMB, a fair trade art project, visit the local community or hike with "Big Cat Scouts." Many of Basecamp's adventures in the beautiful surroundings of the Masai Mara reserve is made by walking. Your hosts, Masai will give you a true experience and a deeper understanding of Mara, its culture and wildlife as locals do.
Your journey will help by creating jobs, 85% of employees at the camp are local residents and which also gives out over 40 educational scholarships each year. The camp invests in social programs such as water, health, education, culture and a craft business that produces and sells Masai jewelry. It protects and preserves natural areas through the largest native tree nursery in the Mara where over 50,000 trees have been planted in the camp, an area of ??20 acres! Your visit sponsors the camp's "Big Five" community projects in health care, environmental protection, climate, culture and capabilities. Examples are water wells, health clinics with HIV / AIDS so-called "outreach programs", training and support to Koiyiaki guide school and a "Big Cat Conservation Program."
As a guest, you can leave a positive footprint by getting involved in these projects. Mara Naboisho Conservancy - a project to preserve the land, has recently been launched and includes a 26,000-acre wilderness area. The reserve is managed by Naboisho Masai community, and consists of 500 land owners. Mara Naboisho conservancy is durable, transparent and equitable model that ensures that tourism really pays for itself by creating long-term benefits to all.
Find out more about Masai Mara: Masai Mara is a large reserve in south-western Kenya, which is the continuation of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The area is named after the Masai (the traditional inhabitants of the area) and their description of the area when viewed from above: "Mara", which is Maa (Maasai language) for "spotted," an apt description for trees, shrubs, savannah and cloud shadows that mark the area.
Travel ethics: In the Masai Mara, water is a scarce resource so use it sparingly. Masai are proud people, always ask before you take a picture. Bring small bills in local currency to buy local crafts in the villages. Shake hands with those you meet - a courtesy code here.
Mobile networks and email: Email and Internet access is provided. The mobile network works well. Camp management kindly ask you to switch off your mobile phone or use it discreetly.
Visa: You can either obtain a visa before departure or buy one when you arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. A visa costs U.S. $50 per person, so a good tip is to bring cash.
Time zone: GMT + 3
Vaccinations: Learn what vaccinations you need.
Packing: On safari in the Masai Mara, you are normally 13-1500m above sea level, nights and evenings can be chilly. Bring thicker sweater, good shoes to walk in. Bring a small backpack to have water, binoculars, camera in. Soft bags are easier to pack in the cars you are traveling with, you fly the maximum weight 15kg pp. Mosquito nets are provided but please bring mosquito spray.
Local Currency: Kenyan Shilling
Weather: Weather in Masai Mara
Water: Clean water available at camp.
Safety: Your safety is our priority. In Nairobi, do not wander around alone and avoid certain places Downtown.
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