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Mombasa, Kenya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was my first time at the camp had excellent service of a life time. After long dusty road, you are welcomed by ever friendly staff who are available all the time. Stayed for two nights and the food was very good. Environment and nature are conducive for those who prefer responsible tourism.The camp supports local community by offering beads...

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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 finding time to write such positive remarks about our Camp. It is a pleasure to know that our services meet all your expectations. Indeed these are valuable elements that form a core part of our concept to provide authentic exceptional safari experiences to our guests, whilst maintaining a strong...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

6 days with Basecamp Explorer enjoying three of their luxury camps has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our family. Special recommendation of, thanks and greetings to our fenomenal guide Samson, who showed us all there is to see in the wilderness of Masai Mara, sharing his enormous insight and skills in Masai culture and wildlife.

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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 take pride in taking great care of our camps, our main priority being to offer a very well-maintained, comfortable atmosphere and experience to all our guests. Rest...

Reviewed 16 January 2017

Över förväntan. Fina bungalowtält med perfekt service från personalen för att inte tala om maten som var utsökt. Electricitet finns i tälten med konverter så kan man ladde telefon mm. Nära Masai Mara för safarutflykter. Beyond our expectations. Nice bungalowtents with view over Tarek river. Perfect service from all of the staff and not least the food that where delicious....

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words and the time you took to share your review with us. It is a pleasure to know that our services meet 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 welcome in...

Wichita, Kansas
Reviewed 8 January 2017

I have been to Mara 5 times and I will never stay anywhere else but at Basecamp from now on. It is incredible. The guides, Sofia and Amos, were wonderful. They stayed with us the entire time we were there and were so knowledgable. The food was excellent, with great presentation. The wait staff knew you by name after one...

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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. 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 all our guests. We really appreciate your comments and we look forward...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 1 January 2017

This place is a must go place for every blogger, photographer and adventurer out there. 6 hours drive from Nairobi and you will find yourself in the middle of Wildlife. .. Highly recommended to spend vacations. .. #Traveller #Fall2016 #MasaiMara #Kenya #Africa #TravelDiaries #Blogger

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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. We also thank you for taking your time to comment about your stay at our camp. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and deeply appreciate your recommendation to other guests. We hope to see you once again. Basecamp Team

New York City, New York
Reviewed 7 December 2016

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 6 December 2016

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 December 2016

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 29 November 2016

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 29 November 2016

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...

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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, Masai Mara National Reserve 00100, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: $308 - $613 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Basecamp Masai Mara 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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“All room tents are fabulous!”
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“rooms along the "river" is nice. Obama suite has the best sunset view.”
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“views are amazing every where.”
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