My wife and I stayed here for the first 3 nights of our honeymoon safari and honestly we couldn't have picked a better lodge/camp!
The location of the camp is perfect. It is just a short stroll from your tent over the little suspension bridge and you are stood in the national park!! You can see the herds of gazel, wildebeest, zebra, giraffes while you eat and we woke up to buffalos grazing on the grass near the restaurant one morning and saw elephant tracks in the river bed (all closely watched by the masai guards who also escort you from your tent in the dark).
The staff here are excellent they are so friendly (like almost all kenyan's we met) and couldn't do enough for us. I really like the fact that over 90% of the staff come from the nearby village of Talek.
The food is of a high standard and we found it to be by far the best of all the lodges we stayed at. They were conscious of allergies and likes/dislikes too. We took breakfast to eat in the bush most days which was a box of goodies and a big flask of coffee and some juice.
The tent was huge! Right on the Talek river. Comfy bed, hot shower that we could have stayed in for ages plus the optional outdoor shower! The hot water bottles in bed while we had dinner was a lovely touch as it gets cold in the mara at night.
Oh and if you like birdwatching there are birds everywhere at basecamp! I think they have noted over 200 species they said.
Honestly can't recommend basecamp enough! Thanks to all the staff!
Rob & Michaela
- 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