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New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Incredible hospitality and experience! I knew I was in great hands from the moment I arrived at Basecamp Masai Mara. Seif their General Manager greeted me warmly and showed me around the camp. They were at full capacity that day but I was told that the second night I would be upgraded to the best tent they have. It was...

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BasecampKenya, Owner at Basecamp Masai Mara, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at our camps, and for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations, as well as the guided docent tour in the Masai Mara and Mara Naboisho Conservancy respectively. Our camps aim to provide a truly unique experience, and we are thrilled...

Kristiansand, Norway
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I loved the atmosphere here - friendly staff, great food and a thought for details in the sleeping and living areas of the camp. And the safari was such a great experience - with great guides and soooo many different animals all around! I especially liked the breakfast by the riverbank, overlooking a huge group of hippoes taking a nap:)...

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BasecampKenya, Manager at Basecamp Masai Mara, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing your travel experience you had with Basecamp Explorer with others here on Trip Advisor. The fact that you mention that our camps were, without a doubt, the best run camps you've ever been on means a lot to us! We love to read that you enjoyed all the adventures and activities 100%...

Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is amazing. The staff is friendly and helpful from the minute you land in the mini plane, until you leave. Everything is super, from the service, food and the fantastic staff. You guys really make us feel at home. I am really looking forward to my next visit.

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BasecampKenya, Manager at Basecamp Masai Mara, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay at Basecamp Masai Mara. It’s our greatest aim to ensure complete guest satisfaction and memorable moments. We also thank you for taking your time to comment about your stay at our camp. We hope to see you once again. Basecamp Team.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone had told me it would be an amazing trip, but i had no idea how amazing i would find it. All the way from the start with the small safari airplanes landing in the middle of no where, meeting the masais and getting to really know them, being so close to all kinds of animals but still feeling safe!...

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BasecampKenya, Manager at Basecamp Masai Mara, responded to this review

Dear Guest, On the behalf of the entire staff, we would like to thank you for having chosen Basecamp Masai Mara as your destination. We also thank you for sharing your feedback about your experience. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and deeply appreciate your recommendation to other guests. Indeed, getting the opportunity to watch as...

Dale, Indiana
Reviewed 1 week ago

basecamp makes you feel like family. the people are so wonderful! the tents are very nice. the food is amazing. and the location is unbelievable. we feel like we came back home on our second visit. and we adore the Maasai employees. we will be back. 5 star for sure

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BasecampKenya, Manager at Basecamp Masai Mara, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Basecamp Team would like to thank you sincerely for choosing to stay with us again at Basecamp Masai Mara. It is a pleasure to know that our product & services have continuously met all your expectations. Having such positive reviews motivates us to always make more effort to maintain high standards both in service and experience in order...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Base Camp is a fantastic place near the Talek river, a very nice location to see the wildlife coming for a drink. The staff are very friendly and food is excellent. At night you can even hear the roaring of lions and crying of the hyenas. The rooms are very clean and i can recommend the camp to all...

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BasecampKenya, Manager at Basecamp Masai Mara, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for staying with us at Basecamp and we value your feedback. On behalf of our entire staff, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate your compliments on our Camps and our always helpful staff. Indeed, getting the opportunity to watch as the wild animals go about their day in their...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Roomy and comfortable accommodations, excellent food and a great project built with the Maasai communities for an ecofriendly camp. Friendly staff and excellent service, wide grounds along a river, perfectly tended, to relax and enjoy the scenery. Our guide Samson was totally outstanding and proactive and made this journey an experience to be remembered forever.

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BasecampKenya, Manager at Basecamp Masai Mara, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing your review. Basecamp Team is delighted to know that we could meet all your expectation. Rest assured, that we will share your appreciation with Samson together with the entire staff as a further encouragement within the team to ensure we maintain the best services to our guests. It was great hosting you...

Kraichtal, Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

perfect location directly at the talek river, friendly staff t, excellent food, in the evening they made a big fire in front of the restaurant. In the night you can hear the animals like the cry of a hyena etc. We had a new family tent which was new and clean. I can recommend basecamp Masai Mara

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BasecampKenya, Manager at Basecamp Masai Mara, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We certainly appreciate your feedback about your recent stay with us and are pleased that you enjoyed our accommodations, as well as the service from our team! It's our highest priority to keep a high level of satisfaction to all our guests. It was great hosting you and we are looking forward to welcoming you in the near...

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lodge is wonderfully located to head off on your safari into the park where the wildlife is incredible. The Masai guides are enthusiastic, friendly and knowledgeable while all the vehicles we used were of a pretty high quality. We were also able to do a hot air ballon safari here which was an unforgettable experience. The food is also...

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BasecampKenya, Manager at Basecamp Masai Mara, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for staying with us at Basecamp Masai Mara and Eagle View Camps, and for your great feedback. We really appreciate your compliments on our Camps and our always helpful staff, indeed all these are valuable elements that form a core part of our concept to provide authentic exceptional safari experiences to our guests. We would...

Skanderborg, Denmark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was such a lovely place! I can hardly say enough positive things about my stay here! The staff was amazing and the location stunning! Just on our drive from the plain we saw more animals than I had dared to hope to see no my whole trip! The masi were very knowledgeable and very cosy! They told us a...

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BasecampKenya, Manager at Basecamp Masai Mara, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at our camps and for the positive reviews. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed everything from the excellent service to our outstanding accommodation units and food. We take pride in taking great care of our camps, our main priority being to offer a very well-maintained, comfortable atmosphere and experience to...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Basecamp Masai Mara provides 12 spacious and luxurious tents, bordering the Masai Mara National reserve, on a lush peninsula in the Talek River, with spectacular views of the savannah. You have your own veranda overlooking the river, bathroom en-suite with a hot solar heated shower open to the sky. Enjoy the amazing wildlife from your tent, the fig-tree platform, or in the open-air bar - a responsible approach to the classic safari ... more   less 

Additional Information about Basecamp Masai Mara

Address: Talek, C14, Maasai Mara National Reserve 00100, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: $117 - $471 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Basecamp Masai Mara 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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Basecamp Masai Mara Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
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“Any room is perfect”
 of 5 bubbles 601lennartp, 4 days ago | Read review
“rooms along the "river" is nice. Obama suite has the best sunset view.”
 of 5 bubbles annettek683, 1 week ago | Read review
“views are amazing every where.”
 of 5 bubbles 591jeannie, 1 week ago | Read review
“The rooms on the side of the river have a better view of the vast game reserver.”
 of 5 bubbles FavourSafaris, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Apparently there are no "bad" rooms. No complaints from anyone in our 20+ party. Views were astonishing!”
 of 5 bubbles Grampyfc, Sep 30, 2016 | Read review
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