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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've stayed 2 days (24 and 25th Aug, 2016) in Basecamp at Masai Mara and the experience was unforguettable. Sleeping in a tent with all confort and very well decorated, in the middle of savane; our place was visited by 3 curious lions during the night, but always under control of a Masai warrior. The food was excelent!!! It's an... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Because it is a wonderful place. It's a tented camp but high quality . There are a few number of rooms and the staff made you feel comfortable at any time. Our room was on a river and on the opposite riverside we had the Masai Mara Park.at sunset a few animals came to drink to the river a we... More 

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Thank Ptt1971
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 6 nights at this amazing eco-camp. They have three locations in Maasai Mara – Wilderness Camp, Eagle View and Basecamp. And we stayed at all three, and a combination is recommended. At Wilderness, with only five tents on “ground level”, you get closest to nature in a really secluded, beautiful valley. It has a main tent for great... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Base camp explorer - Eagle View Nothing short of breathtaking and amazing. This is the kind of accommodation one dreams about and to say staff are friendly would be an understatement. We felt so welcomed that we almost believed we were extended family. We took tent no.5 which was a family tent consisting of two seperate tents and 2 bathrooms... More 

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Seif A, General Manager at Basecamp Masai Mara, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your feedback.Your time and energy spent is much appreciated and valued very much.The explorer team at eagle view camp always acknowledges guests comments for a daily continuous improvements.We were very proud to host you as our guests and more so you becoming part of us..Your contribution is of great help to us as a team.Thank you... More 

Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Masai mara it self is amazing, full of animals and excellent sightings. Basecamp has great location and natural setting. Very confortable and safe acomodation, escorts with Masai to go back and forth to tents after dark is magical. Excellent food and lovely staff. Road safari organized by Bongo Safari.

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Thank Cristina S
Seif A, General Manager at Basecamp Masai Mara, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful feedback about us.We are still on our continuous improvement to ensure that guests needs are properly met.We do value and consider your comments.The entire team expresses a sincere thanks for your time taken to rate us in trip advisor.We welcome you back and we assure you getting even better services than you found. A good... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Basecamp Eagle view in the Mara. This consists of 9 luxury tents on a hill with panoramic views of the Naibosha Conservancy. What a place! It looks onto a salt water hole and wild animals roam through the camp at night. Wonderful staff and first class food. Nothing was too much trouble and the guides are brilliant.... More 

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Seif A, General Manager at Basecamp Masai Mara, responded to this review

On behalf of the explorer team,we would like to thank you for choosing Eagle view as your destination to stay.Your feedback is much valued and appreciated for our status.We cant do much at the Naboisho for the crossing period that forces us to organise for those guests interested to see the migration.We are however take it as a chance for... More 

Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A unic place in earth that I keep in my heart for always! A amazing lodge in Kenya, with Masai people, and all the fantastic animals. Thanks all of you for those fantastic moments! I will keep all in my heart!

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Thank Cristina S
Seif A, General Manager at Basecamp Masai Mara, responded to this review

Very much touching to us.Thanks a lot for paying us a visit and we really had an amazing friendly moment with you.We will always remember you and are much eager to welcoming you in the near future. All the best and we care as a team. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just spent two nights at Basecamp in the middle of the Migration. They're upgrading the rooms - were about halfway through now (August 2016) - keeping the same great tent shape and design, the open-air showers, the large riverfront decks. What's been refreshed appears to be the lighting (no longer as dark as it used to be in the rooms... More 

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Seif A, General Manager at Basecamp Masai Mara, responded to this review

Basecamp team does care and value your feedback for the future betterment of all the services.Due to high occupancy ,we have put our renovation into a halt till next year to do a complete refurbishment .We do appreciate your comments and thank you very much for visiting us again.I can assure you that next time will be even a better... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first Safari and we could not have asked for anything better. We stayed a couple of days at Basecamp and the facilities in the middle of Mara are incredible. Our guide was very enthusiastic and was very accommodative. In one day we saw a family of Cheetahs in action, lions with a fresh kill and leopards. the... More 

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Seif A, General Manager at Basecamp Masai Mara, responded to this review

Basecamp team does care and value your feedback for the future betterment of all the services.We do appreciate your comments which enable us to add value in operational areas of service. It will be our great pleasure to host you in the near future.We are really much longing to host you again. Basecamp team cares and always on top of... More 

liverpool
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to all three of the lodges run by Basecamp and this is advertised as the most basic one. In our mind it is a very nice camp, just outside the park, you can still see the plains and animals from the grounds. For drives you walk over a bridge and you are in the Mara The tents are... More 

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Seif A, General Manager at Basecamp Masai Mara, responded to this review

Basecamp team does care and value your feedback for the future betterment of all the services.We do appreciate your comments and the appreciation from the service given. It will be our great pleasure to host you in the near future.You came as guests but you left as friends.We are really much longing to host you again.As pertaining the Mara Eco... More 

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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: $244 - $400 (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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