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Maasai Mara National Reserve 00100 Kenya
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 07/21/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/21/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#54 of 165 Specialty lodging in Maasai Mara National Reserve
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Basecamp Masai Mara provides 15 spacious and luxurious river view tents and 2 family tents. A Gold Eco-Rated camp located along the Talek River bordering the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve, each tent has an en-suite bathroom with hot water shower, a private terrace and a hot shower open to the sky. Enjoy the amazing wildlife from the comfort of your tent, the fig-tree platform, or while lazing over a drink in the open-air bar.
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Free parking
Public wifi
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Airport transportation
Open-air bath
Gift shop
Secured parking
Free wifi in the business center
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Outdoor fireplace
Picnic area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
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Private balcony
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Bottled water
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Maasai Mara National Reserve 00100 Kenya
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Mara Lodges Airport15 miSee all flights
Olkiombo Airstrip8 miSee all flights
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Shirley B wrote a review May 2020
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It was the most incredible experience of my life. We were treated like royalty thanks to Cylenka for our dining experience. Richard (Guide) That gave me a trip I’ll never forget. The meals were A+ with chef Enoch! I also would like to thank the rest of the guys who always took care of us back to our tent in the evenings. Everyone always made sure we were safe and felt safe. Thank you so much! I’ll be back for sure! 😁
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded May 8, 2020
Dear Shirley, Thank you for reviewing Basecamp Masai Mara. We are delighted to hear you had a fantastic stay and on behalf of the entire staff, we would like to thank you for having chosen this camp. We will be sure to let the staff know that they helped make your stay more pleasant as this is in line with our efforts to create memorable safari experiences for our guests. We would be happy to hosting you again soon and we look forward to your next visit. Welcome back! Basecamp Team
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Jasmine D wrote a review Oct 2019
California249 contributions67 helpful votes
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My fiance and I stayed at Basecamp Maasai Mara for 2 nights and their sister property, Eagle View in Naibosho Coservancy, for 1 night. Right from being picked up at the airstrip in the Mara to drop off, we had an excellent stay. We had the "Obama tent" at Basecamp that overlooks the river and has a lovely deck with a swing and sitting area. Our meals were great and they paid attention to the presentation of the food. We are vegetarians and there was always a veggie option on the day's menu. Manfred was our Maasai guide and driver for all our game drives and he took great care of us. I picked this property to stay at because they are eco-friendly and are truly investing in conservation as well as in the local community. Definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from Basecamp K, Manager at Basecamp Masai Mara
Responded Oct 11, 2019
Dear Guest, Thanks a lot for having chosen Basecamp Masai Mara as your destination. We were very happy to host you as our guest and more so appreciate your positive comments about our camp, staff and your experience. You came as a guest and you left as a friend, a practice we always aim to achieve as a team. We will certainly recognize Manfred for his great effort to make your safari more memorable. We hope that your future stay will be as satisfying as this one. Thank you and welcome back. Basecamp Team.
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Karl Eirik Schjøtt-Pedersen wrote a review Mar 2020
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Thank you for an excellent stay at Basecamp Explorer in Masai Mara last July. Our family of seven spent 2 nights at Basecamp Masai Mara, 2 at Leopard Hill and 2 at Eagel View. It was a lifetime experience to see the animals so close. Our guide, Derek, has to be the very best of all possible guides. He has a deep professional knowledge, he knew where to go to see different animals, and he took care of us in a kind, service minded and flexible way. He was fantastic and so was the total experience. Each and everyone from Tyson who met us at the airport, all those who gave us so excellence food and service at the camps, Derek who guided us, as well as Diana at the office, gave a warm, kind and professional service. The experience is also much more authentic when it all over is based on the Maasai culture and brought to the guest by the Maasai people. Everyone who have the pleasure to visit Basecamp Explorer in Masai Mara will remember it for the rest of their lives. Best regards, Karl Eirik Schjøtt-Pedersen, Norway
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from Basecamp K, Manager at Basecamp Masai Mara
Responded Apr 28, 2020
Dear Karl, It gives us such joy to read your review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that out team, both in Nairobi and in the Mara, made your safari pleasant and memorable. They will be happy to hear that they contributed to your exceptional safari experience.Staying at more than our of our camps creates a unique safari experience and we are delighted you enjoyed that. We hope you and your family can come back to create even more pleasant memories, we would be truly delighted to host you once again. Welcome back! Basecamp Team
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AfromL wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom113 contributions32 helpful votes
We spent 5 night with Basecamp Explorer, 3 in Masai Mara Basecamp and 2 at Wilderness. Great experience all around. Guide Manfred first class. Food very nice. This company really seems to care about the local community, which is a big plus. In terms of value for money, their Naboisho camps are much better, as we found the tent in the Basecamp a bit basic.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Responded Apr 28, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review. We are always happy to hear from our guests as it is such feedback that enables us better our service as we aspire to create a unique and exemplary safari for all our guests. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and that you also enjoyed the cuisine created by our Maasai chefs. We look forward to hosting you again in the future and to creating a more memorable safari for you. Basecamp Team
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_shivona_tavares wrote a review Mar 2020
Nairobi, Kenya54 contributions8 helpful votes
I travelled with a Canadian friend who had never been to Africa, to Kenya or on a safari. She was totally overwhelmed by this first experience. I am a Kenyan and have been in many camps in the Mara and in the conservancies but specially enjoyed my first visit to Basecamp through her eyes. This ecolodge is in an ideal location by the Talek River and the tent we had faced the river. The food (by Chef Enock), the staff (including Cylenka), the guide (Richard) and the whole experience of being in a warm family who showered us with loving attention was amazing.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Responded Apr 28, 2020
Dear Shivona, Thank you very much for taking the time to review Basecamp Masai Mara. We are delighted to hear you and your friend enjoyed your stay with us and our staff made your stay even more pleasant. We put a lot of effort in our sustainability efforts as we endeavour to create a better future for us all and it gives us such joy to hear that it helps create memorable safaris for our guests. We are encouraged now, more than ever, to keep carrying out our sustainability efforts in the Mara. We would be happy to host you once again. Welcome back! Basecamp Team
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PRICE RANGE
$255 - $529 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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basecamp masai mara hotel maasai mara national reserve
LOCATION
KenyaRift Valley ProvinceMaasai Mara National Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Frequently Asked Questions about Basecamp Masai Mara
What are some of the property amenities at Basecamp Masai Mara?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Basecamp Masai Mara?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Basecamp Masai Mara?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Does Basecamp Masai Mara have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Basecamp Masai Mara offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Basecamp Masai Mara have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.