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.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Basecamp Masai Mara

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Basecamp Masai Mara
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

240 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Basecamp Masai Mara
See the most recent reviews
Showing 187: English reviews
Mombasa
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My safari to Masai Mara was such a wonderful experience. Flying along the way, we had a beautiful view of Mt.Kilimanjaro and the Great Rift Valley. ‘My land is Kenya, so warm and wild and free….’and the beauty it holds. Only when you take a flight then you can be able to tell. It took us about 2 exciting hours... More 

Helpful?
Thank African Memorab... S
BasecampKenya, Manager at Basecamp Masai Mara, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Basecamp Team would like to thank you sincerely for finding time to write such positive remarks about our Camp. It is a pleasure to know that our services met all your expectations. Having such positive reviews motivates us to always make an effort to maintain high standards both in service and experience to make our guests always feel... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
342 reviews
93 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2016

The camp location is beautiful though the tents itself somewhat lack luxury. We had booked the family tent (2 adjacent and connected tents) directly though the camp website but were brought to a triple bed tent upon arrival. The tent and the beds were rather small and needless to say that we were not pleased. Following a complaint with management,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Barnskybeat
BasecampKenya, Manager at Basecamp Masai Mara, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your experience with our property. We appreciate your compliments on our food and service. Indeed, these valuable elements form a core part of our concept to provide an authentic safari experience, with all modern comfort. Rest assured, that we will take your comments for further encouragement within... More 

MA
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2016

Every day, in Every Way this was a perfect experience----the combination of impeccable staff, immaculate beautiful accommodations, delicious meals and the untamed beauty of this spectacular place and the wonders that it holds was the ultimate foray into a world only imagined. I can't say enough about the staff and their knowledge shared with almost a reverence for the land,... More 

Helpful?
Thank bchMa
BasecampKenya, Manager at Basecamp Masai Mara, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for such a positive review. Basecamp Team is delighted to know that we could meet all your expectation. It’s our greatest aim to ensure complete guest satisfaction and memorable moments. Rest assured, that we will take your comments for further encouragement within the team to ensure we maintain the best services to our guests.... More 

Level Contributor
23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

I was with a group of journalists and we had a ball. Good accomodation good food they danced for us they danced with us and even sang for us to sleep. Stayed one nite. During the day the masai took us on a safari and told us about the animals and their habits.

Helpful?
Thank lena g
BasecampKenya, Manager at Basecamp Masai Mara, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive comments and the time you took to share your review with us. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay at Basecamp Masai Mara. Your appreciation about your experience is highly valued as guest satisfaction is our prime objective. We look forward to welcoming you back for another perfect stay. Basecamp... More 

Zürich
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016

I stayed at Basecamp while visiting my grandson in TALEK ( at 3 different camp) for 5 Night. All camp are different from each other...Basecamp is quite big camp but it does not feel like this,all personal are friendly and I felt like a famely. ..Eagle View Camp has a spectacular view of the savannah and a great luxery location.... More 

Helpful?
Thank leonemasai
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 from all our 3 camps! We invest a lot of time and effort to train our team to ensure the highest level of service is administered to our guests. We thank... More 

1 review
Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

You have to go it can't describe with words, you have to live , you have to see , it was unforgettable. In the middle of nature with all beauty of the Masai Mara. Hope to go again. Bizim için unutulmaz bir deneyimdi. Yaptığımız en güzel konaklamalardan birisi oldu. Doğa ve insanlar muhteşemdi. Anlatılmaz aslında yaşanması lazım.

Helpful?
Thank Dilek G
BasecampKenya, Manager at Basecamp Masai Mara, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for having chosen Basecamp Masai Mara as your destination. We were very happy to host you and more so appreciate your positive comments about our camp, staff, and your experience. It’s our greatest aim to ensure complete guest satisfaction and memorable moments. We would be delighted to host you again in the great Savanna and make... More 

Level Contributor
2 reviews
Reviewed September 30, 2016

My husband and I visited Masai mara in August for our honeymoon and had the most wonderful vacation, especially in Basecamp Masai Mara. The tent we stayed in was spacious, clean and overlooked a river/water stream.The service was beyond our expectations. We wanted to eat some local food while in Kenya, and our safari guide talked to the chef-in-charge of... More 

Helpful?
Thank sukanya b
BasecampKenya, Manager at Basecamp Masai Mara, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for staying with us at Basecamp Masai Mara and the time you took to share the review with us. It is great to hear, that you did enjoy your stay with us. It is our priority is to always keep a high level of satisfaction to all our guests and we are happy to know... More 

Fort Collins, Colorado
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2016

We stayed here two nights and then two nights at Basecamp Eagle View. Both places were amazing! At Basecamp Mara we stayed in the "Family" tent cabin with two adjoining rooms right on the Talek River. Evening jungle noises, baboons on the river in early morning, spacious rooms, huge shower with lots of hot water. Comforters on the beds, flush... More 

Helpful?
Thank Patrick Mc M
BasecampKenya, Manager at Basecamp Masai Mara, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you sincerely for finding time to write such positive remarks about our Camps. It is a pleasure to know that our services exceeded your expectations. Indeed, we are committed to providing the best facilities and service, as we constantly try our best to promote sustainable tourism. Having such positive reviews motivates us to always make an effort... More 

Prague, Czech Republic
Level Contributor
15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2016

This stay I will never forget! Being in wild nature, feeling as a part of it and staying in very comfortable tents! Exceptional place with exceptional care! Very comfy accommodation, very clean and pretty. The staff was so nice to all guests. During the night you feel as being alone in a whole world. The nature talks to you but... More 

Helpful?
Thank CarolinT
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. We are really happy to know that all aspects of your stay were up to your satisfaction. At Basecamp you come as a guest and you leave as a friend, a practice we always aim to achieve as a team. It will be a... More 

Level Contributor
53 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights at BCMM and 1 night at Eagle View. BCMM is absolutely stunning with permanent tent bungalows that allows for privacy, have quite a bit of charm and character and that understated luxury where you have your own comfortable bed and shower with quality care products. What makes BCMM outstanding though are the people and the service!... More 

Helpful?
Thank Olli M
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... More 

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

271 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (251)
Viewed
Dining (15)
Viewed
View from Room (15)
Viewed
Room/Suite (38)
Viewed
Business Center/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (25)
Viewed
Bathroom (13)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
0:48
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (139)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (20)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (16)
Viewed
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Maasai Mara National Reserve hotels
10.0 mi away
Keekorok Lodge-Sun Africa Hotels
Keekorok Lodge-Sun Africa Hotels
#4 of 9 in Maasai Mara National Reserve
892 reviews
7.5 mi away
Mara Leisure Camp
Mara Leisure Camp
#7 of 9 in Maasai Mara National Reserve
205 reviews
6.3 mi away
Eagle View, Mara Naboisho
Eagle View, Mara Naboisho
#8 of 138 in Maasai Mara National Reserve
179 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.0 mi away
Sarova Mara Game Camp
Sarova Mara Game Camp
#2 of 9 in Maasai Mara National Reserve
944 reviews
29.9 mi away
Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Mara Serena Safari Lodge
#19 of 138 in Maasai Mara National Reserve
845 reviews
29.3 mi away
Fairmont Mara Safari Club
Fairmont Mara Safari Club
#1 of 9 in Maasai Mara National Reserve
465 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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: $199 - $471 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Basecamp Masai Mara 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Jovago.com, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Priceline and Odigeo so you can book your Basecamp Masai Mara reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Basecamp Masai Mara Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
Basecamp Masai Mara Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travelers have asked, with answers from Basecamp Masai Mara staff and other travelers.
15 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (15)

Questions? Get answers from Basecamp Masai Mara staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“rooms along the "river" is nice. Obama suite has the best sunset view.”
 of 5 bubbles annettek683, 5 days ago | Read review
“views are amazing every where.”
 of 5 bubbles 591jeannie, 6 days ago | Read review
“The rooms on the side of the river have a better view of the vast game reserver.”
 of 5 bubbles FavourSafaris, 1 week 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
“Ask the room by the river.”
 of 5 bubbles CarolinT, Sep 30, 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay