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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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!... More 

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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... More 

Dale, Indiana
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Base Camp is a fantastic place near the Talek river, a very nice location to see the wildlife coming for a drink. The staff are very friendly and food is excellent. At night you can even hear the roaring of lions and crying of the hyenas. The rooms are very clean and i can recommend the camp to all... More 

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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 appreciate your compliments on our Camps and our always helpful staff. Indeed, getting the opportunity to watch as the wild animals go about their day in their... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Roomy and comfortable accommodations, excellent food and a great project built with the Maasai communities for an ecofriendly camp. Friendly staff and excellent service, wide grounds along a river, perfectly tended, to relax and enjoy the scenery. Our guide Samson was totally outstanding and proactive and made this journey an experience to be remembered forever.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing your review. Basecamp Team is delighted to know that we could meet all your expectation. Rest assured, that we will share your appreciation with Samson together with the entire staff as a further encouragement within the team to ensure we maintain the best services to our guests. It was great hosting you... More 

Kraichtal, Germany
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

perfect location directly at the talek river, friendly staff t, excellent food, in the evening they made a big fire in front of the restaurant. In the night you can hear the animals like the cry of a hyena etc. We had a new family tent which was new and clean. I can recommend basecamp Masai Mara

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

Dear Guest, We certainly appreciate your feedback about your recent stay with us 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... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lodge is wonderfully located to head off on your safari into the park where the wildlife is incredible. The Masai guides are enthusiastic, friendly and knowledgeable while all the vehicles we used were of a pretty high quality. We were also able to do a hot air ballon safari here which was an unforgettable experience. The food is also... More 

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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 Masai Mara and Eagle View Camps, and for your great feedback. We really 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. We would... More 

Skanderborg, Denmark
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was such a lovely place! I can hardly say enough positive things about my stay here! The staff was amazing and the location stunning! Just on our drive from the plain we saw more animals than I had dared to hope to see no my whole trip! The masi were very knowledgeable and very cosy! They told us a... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at our camps and for the positive reviews. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed everything from the excellent service to our outstanding accommodation units and food. 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... More 

Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent two nights in basecamp with gamedrives several times a day. It was truly an amazing experience, we saw so many different animals and lived in a beautiful tent (don't be scared, it's super luxurious) in stunning surroundings. You wake up to a mix of several different mammals, birds and insect sounds and monkeys on your porch. The food... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our Camp. Your input and feedback are vitally important to us as we always want guest expectations to have been met upon departure. We are also pleased to know that you enjoyed our accommodations, as well as the service from our team! Getting the opportunity to watch as... More 

Kristiansand, Norway
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything was perfect. The safari, staff, tents and food. Amazing guides. If you have som spare time, take a minute to enjoy the incredible wildlife just outside the tents. Magic atmosphere. Would love to come back.

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

Dear Guest, We certainly appreciate your feedback about your recent stay with us 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... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

High quality lodging from what you would expect out in the wilderness with water and electricity as well as excellent Food. Knowledgable guides and amazing game drives where we saw everything from Cheetas, to Lions, Zebras and Leopards to name some. Highly recommended

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Dear Guest, We thank you for staying with us at Basecamp Masai Mara. We also appreciate your positive comments about our camp, staff and your experience. We are really happy to know that all aspects of your stay were up to your satisfaction. We look forward to welcoming you again. Thank you and all the best! Basecamp Team More 

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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: RM889 - RM2,103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Basecamp Masai Mara 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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Basecamp Masai Mara Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
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“rooms along the "river" is nice. Obama suite has the best sunset view.”
 of 5 bubbles annettek683, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“views are amazing every where.”
 of 5 bubbles 591jeannie, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The rooms on the side of the river have a better view of the vast game reserver.”
 of 5 bubbles FavourSafaris, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Apparently there are no "bad" rooms. No complaints from anyone in our 20+ party. Views were astonishing!”
 of 5 bubbles Grampyfc, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask the room by the river.”
 of 5 bubbles CarolinT, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
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