Basata, an ecovillage run by Sherif El-Ghamrawy and his wife Maria.
Basata is always booked on Egyptian holidays, so call ahead. But you can come anytime if you have your own tent.
“Basata” means simplicity in Arabic, and this place lives up to its name. The camp/ecovillage is right on the beach with two mountains on either side, so there are no other distractions. You can stay in mud brick bungalows, huts, or in your own tent. There is a main hut complex with kitchen facilities and a lounge area.
Virtually every person who visits Kenya goes to Masai Mara, and with good reason . This is the Kenyan section of the wildly evocative Serengeti plains, and the wildlife is abundant. These are also traditionally the lands of the Masai, but these people have been displaced in favor of the animals.The mara ( as its often abbreviated to) is a 320-sq-km slab of basically open rolling grassland dotted with the distinctive flat topped acacia trees tucked away in the south west corner of the reserve.