The Basecamp accommodation facility is the perfect home-away destination for tourists traveling to Kenya. Tourists at the Basecamp are more than guests as they become more engaged with the surrounding community of the Masai people. Found along the Talek River among the Riverine forests and the bushes, guests get to co-exist with the wildlife, especially the different bird species and monkeys. The Basecamp is located near the Enjoolata Awareness Centre where guests get to meet the local Maasai people face to face and understand more about their culture and their way of life.
Basecamp Masai Mara is a basic accommodation facility that offers comfortable and affordable rooms to travelers looking for an authentic place to live throughout their stay in Kenya. The camp has received numerous awards including the World Travel Awards Winner and has been in the Hall of fame of TripAdvisor for a Certificate of Excellence since 2011.
Activities carried out at the Basecamp
Enjoy the wildebeest migration
If you are a guest at the Base Camp from June to September, you get to enjoy the wildebeest migration from Serengeti to Masai Mara and it has over a million wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles crossing the Grumeti and Mara Rivers following the rains.
Walking safaris at Masai Mara
Guided walking safaris are only allowed in the private conservation areas in Masai Mara to keep the guests safe and this is carried out with armed rangers and experienced tour guides. Walking safaris are the best way to get close to nature.
Game drives in Masai Mara
Two game drives are carried per day for all the days that you stay at the Basecamp. The drives will take you around Masai Mara where several wildlife including the big cats can be seen. These are best carried out during the dry season-June to September when the animals can easily be seen. See some of our best safari tours from Nairobi, that you can take while staying at teh Base Camp Masai mara.
Birding in Masai Mara
The Talek River and the Riverine forests are home to about 280 recorded bird species that can be spotted from the comfort of your room, as you enjoy game drives and guided nature walks around the camp and the national reserve.
School visits at Masai Mara
School visits are arranged by the camp and these are to help guests understand more about the economy and culture of the local Maasai people living around the Masai Mara. The school visits can be joined with community cultural visits that give you an insight into how the community works, compare the experience of spending an hour or two with them, and connect with the locals as you participate in their day-to-day life activities.
The mornings at Basecamp are filled with bird songs from several bird species and the evenings around a campfire sharing safari stories. Staying at the Basecamp is the ultimate African safari setting with the Riverine forests around it. It is the best place for tourists who would wish to disconnect from society and enjoy a quiet stay on their safari to Masai Mara. In conclusion, as you plan a safari to Masai Mara, the Basecamp is the place to be if you are looking for comfort and an affordable place to stay.
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Note that the camp is open all year round but if you plan on visiting during the peak season, plan to spend more, and it is better if you book early so that you get a room due to the influx of tourists during this period. The cost however reduces during the green season to attract more tourists during the low season. Booking in advance helps in proper preparation and if you have any dietary issues, we suggest that you communicate early on to be accommodated. Contact us to help you book a memorable trip to Masai Mara and comfortable accommodation at the Basecamp Masai Mara.
Other activities that you may take while at Base Camp masai Mara includes the Hot air balloon safari in the Masai Mara.
Accommodation at Base Camp Masai mara
The Base camp provides comfortable accommodations to tourists including family tents and double tents. The Basecamp has 17 spacious en-suite luxurious tents that are fitted with mosquito screens and found on raised wooden platforms. The raised platforms face the River Talek and the facilities that were fitted in these rooms include solar-heated showers, double or twin beds in the double rooms, a private deck, king-size beds, bio-flush toilets, and open-air showers.
The Basecamp is set up among trees and bushes lining up the Talek River and provides eco-friendly luxury accommodation to their guests. The 17 luxurious tented rooms at the camp were set up in a way that they offer ultimate privacy with calm and exquisite surroundings.
Room types at the camp include one family tent which faces the Talek River, 14 standard tents, and 2 honeymoon tents all having clear and great views of the Talek River. And although the camp is a budget-friendly facility, it still offers comfortable accommodation in the 17 tents.
Each double tent at the camp has two solar-heated showers, a king-sized double or twin beds depending on your choice, bio-flush toilets, a private deck, and a bathroom.
The family tent has two separate wings each with a double bed and shared bathroom. The tent also has a large balcony (deluxe type) that offers families or guests traveling as groups a private place to enjoy the views of the surrounding areas and the Talek River.
Dinner at the camp is a memorable one with some of the best international and local cuisines prepared by well-trained chefs at the camp’s restaurant. The restaurant is found right next to the Talek River and is a communal place for all guests where they enjoy their meals with views from the wildlife along the River and the surrounding areas. Guests are however requested to keep their phones in silent mode to avoid disrupting the peace of other guests and each person is required to respect whomever they find at the restaurant.
The communal lounge is a two-storey place with a dining area that is popular among guests, and a migration bar that serves several drinks like international beers, local beer, spirits, wines, and cocktails among others.
Amenities at the Basecamp
Battery charging stations
Club for children