We spent three nights with Base Camp as, well, our base camp for a first afternoon and two full days of game viewing. Our tent was more than comfortable, spotless and poised on the lip of the Talek river bank among fever and giant fig(?) trees. The restaurant boma is rustic and real, and the nightly campfire ringed by Maasai men is not just for atmosphere. The night resounds with the noise of the real African bush: distant hyena and lion, very close leopard and baboon, and one drifts awake to be aware of regular and reassuring torch patrols around the tents through the night. Base Camp's meals are hearty, honest, wholesome and wonderfully plated, and the staff are warm and welcoming at all times. One if our reasons for visiting Kenya was a big birthday (later in the year) for my wife, Liz. The entire restaurant and kitchen staff gave her an early birthday surprise that will remain in our hearts forever.
If we can make it happen, we will return to the Mara because one visit is never enough. When we do go back, Base Camp will be, well, a base camp! Asante sana, guys! Your welcome and work are what make Kenya special!
- 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