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Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We stayed here two nights and then two nights at Basecamp Eagle View. Both places were amazing! At Basecamp Mara we stayed in the "Family" tent cabin with two adjoining rooms right on the Talek River. Evening jungle noises, baboons on the river in early morning, spacious rooms, huge shower with lots of hot water. Comforters on the beds, flush...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you sincerely for finding time to write such positive remarks about our Camps. It is a pleasure to know that our services exceeded your expectations. Indeed, we are committed to providing the best facilities and service, as we constantly try our best to promote sustainable tourism. Having such positive reviews motivates us to always make an effort...

Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 30 September 2016

This stay I will never forget! Being in wild nature, feeling as a part of it and staying in very comfortable tents! Exceptional place with exceptional care! Very comfy accommodation, very clean and pretty. The staff was so nice to all guests. During the night you feel as being alone in a whole world. The nature talks to you but...

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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. We are really happy to know that all aspects of your stay were up to your satisfaction. At Basecamp you come as a guest and you leave as a friend, a practice we always aim to achieve as a team. It will be a...

Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights at BCMM and 1 night at Eagle View. BCMM is absolutely stunning with permanent tent bungalows that allows for privacy, have quite a bit of charm and character and that understated luxury where you have your own comfortable bed and shower with quality care products. What makes BCMM outstanding though are the people and the service!...

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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...

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Basecamp is like the other basecampexplorer lodges a charming place to relax, having good food, very friendly and helpful staff, excellent guides. It is a fantastic place to watch the wildlife in the Mara. We 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...

kenya
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Very nice place, i got close to nature as much as possible. The experience is worthwhile. The hanging bridge freaked me out and got me high. The Obama room was amazing i showed outside watching the birds and singing to their tune. I greatly enjoyed the game viewing drive where we saw lionesses feeding, malaika the cheetah, the rhinos etc....

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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! Indeed, getting the opportunity to view wild animals as they go about their day in their natural habitat is an amusing and perhaps the most rewarding moment in the Mara. We...

Feltham UK
Reviewed 16 September 2016

I returned to Basecamp for a third visit in August 2016 accompanied by my grandson Ryan, a treat for his 18th birthday. The 3 Basecamp properties in Kenya include Basecamp Maasai Mara on the Talek River, also Wilderness and Eagle View Camps which are hidden gems in the quiet but abundant Naboisho Conservancy where wildlife is undisturbed by large numbers...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words and the time you took to share your review with us. It is great to hear, that you have enjoyed your stay with us in all our three camps third time in a row. Its our greatest aim to ensure complete guest satisfaction and memorable moments. Rest assured, that we will take...

Reviewed 7 September 2016

I've travelled extensively and never have I found such incredible accommodation, surrounded by such spectacular natural beauty. The staff is lovely: very helpful, kind and very hospitable. Our guides Agnes and Patrick were absolutely wonderful - hardworking and very knowledgable with great eyesight! We were sad to say 'goodbye' to them. The grounds are magical, the tents are perfect, and...

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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 finding time to write such positive remarks about our Camp. It is a pleasure to know that our services meet all your expectations. Having such positive reviews motivates us to always make an effort to maintain high standards both in service and experience to make our guests always feel...

Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

For a Solo traveller like me i never never felt lonely at the Basecamp Mara. Everyone here took utmost care and gave the best of the best service to me. Let it be from food my tent my guide all all was amazingly just for me for my comfort. Really some things can't be described in words it's just a...

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

Dear Guest, Thanks a lot for having chosen Basecamp Masai Mara as your destination. We were very happy to host you as our guest and more so appreciate your positive comments about our camp, staff and your experience. You came as a guest and you left as a friend, a practice we always aim to achieve as a team. We...

Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We've stayed 2 days (24 and 25th Aug, 2016) in Basecamp at Masai Mara and the experience was unforguettable. Sleeping in a tent with all confort and very well decorated, in the middle of savane; our place was visited by 3 curious lions during the night, but always under control of a Masai warrior. The food was excelent!!! It's an...

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Dear Guest, We appreciate having taken your time to review our camp and for your positive comments regarding your stay at Camp. We are always open to our guest feedback and views. Our greatest aim is to ensure complete guest satisfaction and memorable moments and we are happy to have matched your expectation. Rest assured, that we will share your...

Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Because it is a wonderful place. It's a tented camp but high quality . There are a few number of rooms and the staff made you feel comfortable at any time. Our room was on a river and on the opposite riverside we had the Masai Mara Park.at sunset a few animals came to drink to the river a we...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for such a positive review. Basecamp Team is delighted to know that we could meet all your expectation. 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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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: $156 - $627 (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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“Any room is perfect”
 of 5 bubbles 601lennartp, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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