We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Basecamp Masai Mara

Certificate of Excellence
Hotel website
Talek, C14, Maasai Mara National Reserve 00100, Kenya
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Basecamp Masai Mara
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Basecamp Masai Mara
Write a Review

119 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    107
    10
    1
    1
    0
See reviews for
38
31
6
2
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (18)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (119)
  • Mar-May only
    (14)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (26)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (30)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (49)
All months
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed 2 nights at Basecamp and the one night at Wilderness camp. This was my first safari experience and I was blown away! Our lovely Masai guide Steve was as knowledgeable as as he was enthusiastic about the wildlife and the environment. Although it was low season we had a great safari and saw lots of wildlife, many of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
23 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We cannot say enough wonderful things about Basecamp. From the 5am coffee delivery to our room before our game drives, to the superb food and amazing staff. We had a wonderful stay and would absolutely recommend Basecamp Explorerer.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Basecamp located at the edge of the masaimara game reserve is so beautiful it hard to describe in words.First of all the nature in terms of wilderness and the wildlife is the best one can get to see. From my tent I could see the antelopes in the savannah and seeing the variety of birds just lazing in the varadah... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kristiansand, Norway
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It was an amazing experience, and I wish I could describe the feeling of being in maasai mara and at the basecamp! The rooms was beautiful and and the whole area was fantastic. We had the best safaris with the best guides! We got to see all the big five and many, many more! The staff was allways polite and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kristiansand, Norway
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I have never experienced anything like this before, and after traveling to quite a few places, this is one of the most amazing places I have ever been to! The atmosphere at the camp is just unique; the friendly masais taking care of you, monkeys running around, and also being able to enjoy the delicious food outside with animal sounds... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kristiansand, Norway
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

If there was any way I could describe the feeling of being in, and the athmosphere of Masai Mara I would. We got some amazing safaris with the best guides we could ever have wished for. Were incredible lucky and saw all the big five and got to enjoy the unique wildlife otherwise. The service was excellent and we felt... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kristiansand, Norway
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Basecamp Masai Mara is something I'm going to remember for the rest of my life. Everything was perfect, me and fellow students saw all the animals we could wish for to see in Africa. The guides are so nice, and they have an answer to all questions! Basecamp is something I'm going to recommend to all my friends and family,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This camp, and its atmosphere, is one of a kind. It is hard to start explaining how amazing the stay at this camp was - you need to go experience it for your self. Not only do you feel really safe and taken care of by the masais, hosts and the staff you are also served delicious food, taken on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oslo, Norway
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We booked 4 nights/5 days with Basecamp Explorer, staying at 3 different camps, starting at Basecamp Masai Mara where we spent 1 night. We were picked up at the Olkiombo airstrip by our guide, who after a paying our park fees drove us to the camp. En route we say quite an array of animals, including a small elephant herd,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bergen, Norway
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I travelled to basecamp with fellow students, and we all had an amazing time. The service and atmosphere is great, and the Masai's are so friendly and take really good care of you. They also have so much knowledge about the wildlife in Kenya, and we learned so much. I will definitely come back as soon as possible with friends... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

99 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (88)
Viewed
Room/suite (10)
Viewed
View from room (5)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (7)
Viewed
Dining (8)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (55)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (11)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (5)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Other (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question