A safari with Basecamp Explorer has got to be the ultimate safari experience in our time. Seeing hoards of animals, lion cubs playing, cheetahs on the hunt, hyenas on the prowl, baboons picking lice off each other, crocodiles warming up in the sunlight and all kinds of other sights is an incredible experience. The amazing thing about a safari is that you get to see wild animals in their natural habitat, doing exactly what they do without the presence of people – this is something you can never get close to in a zoo or even a natural reserve that feeds or otherwise interferes with the wildlife. With Basecamp you get to go right out in the wilderness, with amazingly knowledgeable Maasai guides/drivers, and not only see but also learn about all the animals and their place in the system. Basecamp’s concept of renting local farmers’ soil for the Naboisho conservancy is also very interesting, and it secures an important income for the locals, as well as protecting the area from further expansion of non-ecological tourism – and, of course, making for exceptional experiences for the tourists. The Naboisho conservancy has the world’s most concentrated lion population, and one can safely say that you’ll notice. Basecamp Explorer may not be cheap, but it offers high quality on all areas, from the staff, cars and tents to the food and service. Every meal is an absolute pleasure, the tents have modern bathrooms and they have managed to find well thought-through eco-friendly solutions for everything. I would recommend this 100%, and I hope that people are not frightened by the news of terrorism in Kenya – though this is terrible, it is far from Maasai Mara, which continues to be a safe place to travel to.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Basecamp Masai Mara Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve