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Basecamp Masai Mara
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

I found Basecamp Explorer online and with all of the options available in the Mara I wasn't sure how to make the choice of where to set up camp. There is no doubt that we made the right decision. All the positive reviews are the real story. Basecamp gives travellers a chance to step into a community where we can focus on the beauty of our planet and its people. Agnes...your safari expertise was some of the best we experienced in all of Africa. We witnessed cheetah hunts, saw several prides of lions from a stone's throw away from us! We saw hundreds of zebra, and countless elephants, Cape buffalo, hyenas, giraffes, gazelles, and on and on. We had the privilege of visiting all three camps and participating in the many amazing adventures offered by Basecamp. We visited the local Maasai village, sang with our Maasai friends around the campfire, enjoyed a walking Safari as a family and watched the giant moon rise over the Mara while we gathered together at wilderness camp. This is a special place that offers wonderful and sustainable growth for the people, the land and the wildlife. We should all encourage our global travel community to experience this kind of tourism...the world needs more of it. Thank you again to all the awesome people we met - Aggie (Kalena) - you are a very special person, Patrick, Chef Simile, Andrew, Johnson, and the warriors who watched over us each night. We hope we'll meet again.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Basecamp K, Manager at Basecamp Masai Mara, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

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 appreciate your compliments on our Camps and always helpful staff, indeed all 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 focus on sustainable tourism. Getting the opportunity to watch as the wild animals go about their day in their natural habitat is an amusing and perhaps the most rewarding moment in the Mara and we are glad that you got to experience it. Rest assured, that we will share your appreciation together with the entire staff as a further encouragement within the team to ensure we maintain the best services to our guests. We thank you once again for your positive remarks, it is through such interactions that we have continued to improve our service delivery. We would be delighted to host you again in the great Savannah and make your stay more memorable.Thank you and all the best!

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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

This resort is located inside the Masai Mara reserve. The tents are well furnished. It is chill at night. The tents have to be zipped and locked to prevent entry of baboons, so if you are not able to kneel down, you might want to try somewhere else. The restaurant has limited options, but whatever is available is very tasty. Staff are friendly and helpful.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Basecamp K, Manager at Basecamp Masai Mara, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Dear George,

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our Camp. Your input and feedback are vitally important to us and we always want guest expectations to have been met upon departure. We were very happy to have hosted you as our guest and we hope that your future stay will be as satisfying as this one. Thank you and welcome back.

Basecamp Team.

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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

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

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Basecamp K, Manager at Basecamp Masai Mara, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Dear Rob,

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. It’s our greatest aim to ensure complete guest satisfaction and memorable moments. Rest assured, that we will take your comments for further encouragement within the team to ensure we maintain the best services to our guests. We are looking forward to welcoming you again. Thank you and all the best!

Basecamp Team.

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Many thanks to Mr.Sam Waweru,of Essenia Safari Experts Ltd,Nairobi,Kenya,for drafting out the fantastic customized tour itinery to Kenya,Ugnada & Zambia.My wife,Kripa,drafted out the plan of what things to do in these places & sam did a wonderful job.Thanks also to Chirag Maru,of Travel Point LLC(vacations division),Muscat,Oman,for his efforts in coordinating the tour plan.The tour plan was to see the GREAT MIGRATION,THE BIG 5,FALMINGOS(all in Kenya)
Had an excellent guide in Deedan in Kenya.HE not just greeted us on arrival with a placard but had a huge welcome smile and this really made us feel at home.He did a great job in being perfect host & showed us what we had gone to see.
We stayed at the Base camp,Masai Mara & Flamingo Hill camp,Nakuru.the accommodation was really good & in commune with nature & the hospitality of staff par excellence.A big thank you to all the staff in these lodges for making our stay a wondereful experience.
All in all, a great tour which we will cherish in our lifetime.We would give an overall 5 star rating
THE BEST TIME TO SEE THE BIG5 AND THE GREAT MIGRATION IN KENYA-JULY/AUGUST

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Basecamp K, Manager at Basecamp Masai Mara, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Dear Narayan,

We are happy to know that you enjoyed your safari experience in Africa. We certainly appreciate your feedback about your recent stay with us at Basecamp Masai Mara and are pleased that you enjoyed our accommodations, as well as the service from our team! 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 12 September 2017 via mobile

We loved the Basecamp at Masai Mara and we were so excited of staying at Obama Tent (now I can tell everyone that I’ve already slept on Obama’s bedJ).
This place was magical, so peaceful and natural. The river view from our tent was simply amazing. The tents are secure, clean and comfortable.
At night we were strongly protected by the Masai guards…and they really have hard work…one night I wake up and there were getting leopards away from the resort.
It’s common to see animals on the river, during the night, drinking water and sometimes trying to cross the river, but there’s always a Masai vigilant to guard your tent.
By morning they escort you to the breakfast with a smile and full of stories to tell you about the adventures of previous night and show us the
Special mention to Ben, which served us every meals with a smile.
All meals were so good, diverse and tasty and the everyday soups were delicious , even my kids loved their soups.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Basecamp K, Manager at Basecamp Masai Mara, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Dear Patel,

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 appreciate your compliments on our Camps and our always helpful staff, indeed all 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 focus on sustainable tourism. We thank you once again for your positive remarks, it is through such interactions that we have continued to improve our service delivery. We would be delighted to host you again in the great Savannah and make your stay more memorable.Thank you and all the best!

Basecamp Team.

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Additional Information about Basecamp Masai Mara

Address: Talek, C14, Masai Mara National Reserve 00100, Kenya
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Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 146 Speciality Lodging in Masai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: R3 995 - R6 663 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Basecamp Masai Mara 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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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