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Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

We only spent one night here and I wish it had been longer. The camp is new and the highlight is the tent roof which you can open to view the stars at nighttime. Staff were lovely, it was good to be driven around by the Maasai who are knowledgeable and friendly. The conservancy is much les busy than the main Mara as it’s only a few camps here. I would recommend staying here for a few nights if you can!

Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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BasecampKenya, Manager at Basecamp Masai Mara, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Dear Guest,

We want to take this opportunity to thank you for sharing with us your review of our camp! We have to agree that our tent’s designer is extremely talented, and it was such a pleasure to hear how much you enjoyed making the most of the views from your deck. We are also happy to hear that you received the best service you had ever experienced! We hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back to make more memories soon.

Basecamp Team.

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Reviewed September 12, 2018

I loved my tent.. way beyond my expectations of safety and comfort. The Massia who guarded the tents helped me feel extra safe because I was solo in my tent..and the chef bringing the meals was caring and attentive to make sure we liked our soup and dinner and dessert. The hospitality was top of the line! all smiles

Date of stay: July 2018
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BasecampKenya, Manager at Basecamp Masai Mara, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Dear Winky,

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 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 future.

Basecamp Team.

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Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

We had 3 tents at Basecamp, Eagleview & Wilderness. Basecamp staff was wonderful. From the moment we stepped off the plane and began our journey with Lona to our 6 wonder days of game drives with John, the trip was perfect. We enjoyed 2 game drives a day.

Basecamp is beautiful set along a small stream, where you constantly saw animals grazing. The food was outstanding and the waitstaff great. Showers are a great end to a day of traveling with hot water plentiful.

As special treat on cool nights is the hot water bottle placed in your bed. Amazing how it keeps you warm.

Eagleview is a quiet gem, nestled on a hillside overlooking a watering hole. Tents are spaciously placed apart. Again, hot water is plentiful. Food was delicious as you enjoyed the view. The night time sounds of animals sung us to eagleview is in the Conservation and thus more enjoyable with less vehicles and lots of various animals.

Wilderness is a rustic camp which puts you in the heart of Africa. This is a little rougher with more tent camping than glamping like the other two. Hot water for showering is uopn request, but comes easily and actually lasts longer than one would think. Animals are closer and we enjoyed zebras 10 ft from our tent grazing. Food was delicious as expected.

Our driver, John, was outstanding. His knowledge and humor was enjoyable. He made each day special and never disappointed us with our animal viewing.

I highly recommend Basecamp explorer. They are community oriented and use locals to staff.

Date of stay: August 2018
Trip type: Traveled with family
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BasecampKenya, Manager at Basecamp Masai Mara, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Dear Tracey,

We thank you for staying with us at Basecamp properties and we value your feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed our great tents superb locations, very friendly staff offering exceptional services, great food, and the great game drive experience. We will share your positive feedback and appreciation to John,Lorna and all our staff who made your trip most memorable. We would be delighted to host you again in the Savannah and make your stay even more memorable.

Basecamp Team.

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Reviewed September 2, 2018

We stayed here for 3 nights in August 2018. We had two tents across the small bridge. The tents were spacious, beautifully designed and well equipped with all basic amenities that a modern traveler would expect - all round electricity, hot water, clean and comfortable beds, clean linen, toiletries, laundry service etc. Handing out hot water bags in the evening was a thoughtful gesture. Our tents had massive sit-outs overlooking the river. There were small issues with leakage in wash basin and not enough water pressure in the shower, which were resolved promptly by the staff.

What probably sets them apart is their excellent, warm and friendly staff. Right from our Masai escort to the server in the restaurant to the chef, we felt pampered and welcomed. A special shout out to Benson, the chef, whose culinary skills at vegetarian food amazed us.

We would definitely stay here again.

Date of stay: August 2018
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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BasecampKenya, Manager at Basecamp Masai Mara, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Dear Anu,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share such valued feedback with us following your recent stay at Basecamp Masai Mara. It is wonderful to hear that you loved everything about the camp. It’s always such a pleasure to hear positive feedback and we couldn’t have been happier to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us; it was a delight to welcome you and take care of you. Rest assured, that we will also share your comments for further encouragement within the team to ensure we maintain the best services for all our guests. What we loved most about your review was hearing that you will definitely be back and we’re excited to see you already! See you soon!

Basecamp Team,

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Reviewed August 30, 2018

We spent 3 nights in a tent in this basecamp close to the village Talek. It was amazing. We were very well taken care of. We were a couple of grandparent travelling with a 9 year old boy. The tents were not luxerious. Although they have water closet and outdoor showers with warm and cold water, they are kept in a simple style. The restaurant serves very good food and the staff are fantastic. Eating outside in the night we really appreciated the hot water bottles that we found in our beds. The best experience ever.

Date of stay: August 2018
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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BasecampKenya, Manager at Basecamp Masai Mara, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind words and the time you took to share the review with us. It is great to hear, that you have enjoyed your stay with us at Basecamp Masai Mara and your appreciation for our service and amenities is highly valued as guest satisfaction is our main goal. We would love to welcome you to Basecamp again one day. Hopefully, we won’t have to wait too long.

Basecamp Team

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