Base Camp Explorer Mara

Basecamp Masai Mara is as much a home as it is a travel destination. Guests become more than visitors, they become part of the Maasai community. Join us around the fireplace, for storytelling and star gazing. This camp is our own cradle of mankind, where our journey once began.

Situated along the Talek river in a tropical forest, you are co-existing with the birds and monkeys in the trees outside your tent. The Mara National reserve is just across the river, offering the highest density of wild animals in the world. Basecamp Masai Mara is the base for much of our high impact conservation work. Planting of trees is one of several big projects.

At Basecamp Masai Mara we offer seventeen Double Riverside Tents, all built along the banks of the Talek River, the natural border to the Maasai Mara National Reserve. The dense riverbed foliage allows for maximum privacy and comfort, without compromising the view of the Masai Mara National Reserve. With more than 286 identified bird species, you are certain to wake to a symphony of birdsong while staying at Basecamp Masai Mara.

All tents are fitted with bio-flush toilets, solar-heated safari showers, and a private balcony, where you have the direct view of the Masai Mara National Reserve. The prices are based on per persons sharing a tent. Prices include full board accommodation, mineral water, airstrip transfers, shared game drive safaris and Masai Mara Park fees. Extra fees are domestic and international flights. Single supplement is 80 USD per person per night. Children 3-12 years sharing a tent with adults pay 50% of the full rate.

Amenities and features

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Fifteen Double Riverside Tents, all built along the banks of the Talek River

Hotel Overview

Riverside Family Tent

Our family tent has two separate wings, each featuring a double bed with a shared bathroom area. The tent offers a larger deluxe balcony to give families or groups a chance to socialize in complete privacy.

Riverside Double Tents

Each tent offers a king size double or twin beds, bathroom featuring bio-flush toilets and two showers, one inside and one open-air safari shower, private deck with view towards the river bed and Masai Mara National Reserve.

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