Basecamp Maasai Mara : This is one of the most booked accommodation unit by the guest who visit the reserve for couple of days. This camp is much more of a home since it is travel destination. To the extent guests become more than visitors to the Maasai community. While at the camp during evening hours the place is more rewarding when you join with other guests jazz while enjoying your cocktail drink and listening to amazing storytelling and stargazing. The camp start as a cradle of mankind, which is located along the Talek river in a tropical forest where you are co-existing with the birds and primates like monkeys in the trees outside your tent.
Basecamp Maasai Mara lies along the Talek River in tropical forest, just next to Maasai Mara Reserve a popular home to the highest density of wildlife in the world with famous big 5 species and the 7th wonder of the world which is ‘’The Wildebeest Migration.
This camp has a beautiful Centre named Enjoolata Awareness center where visitors on their stay can tour into amazing exhibitions, movies, photo editing and face to face meetings with the Maasai people who know responsible guides in the reserve and at the lodges within the parks. Maasai guide are good in providing information to anyone who seeks knowledge about this unique culture and place. You will also be lucky to interact with local Maasai women as they utilize their traditional understanding and way of skills to create unique beaded items for sale. Visiting the Enjoolata Center Project, you will enjoy photography taking with the locals, learn how to make beads because the Maasai people are truly talented.
At Basecamp Maasai Mara have outstanding comfortable double riverside tents seventeen in number, all were constructed along the banks of the Talek River which is the natural border to the reserve. The dense riverbed foliage that allows for maximum privacy and comfort without voiding the great view of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. This is a beautiful place of stay where you will rest and during morning hours enjoy sweet voices of notable bird species around.
The camp provides perfect base for viewing the nature conservation such as Basecamp Nature Forest and Community based center like the Maasai beading center which promotes talents of the locals.
Note; Each double tent has a king-size double or twin bed ,nice bathrooms featured by bio-flush toilets and two solar-heated showers ,one inside and a private deck where you have a direct view of the Maasai Mara National Reserve.
There is also a family tent offering two separate wings and each wing features with a double bed with a shared bathroom area. The tent has a larger deluxe balcony to give families or a group of visitor to socialize their privacy.
Dinner is quite awesome time of the day since camp’s restaurant was designed right next to the Talex River with memorable views over the savannah. The restaurant being for communal use we request all the guest on visit to be respectful to people whom they are sharing the space with and keep their mobile phones in silent mode while enjoying their delicious meals at the restaurant. The same requested at the lounge area guests to keep their phone in silent mode.
The camp has a friendly and welcoming staff.
While at the Basecamp Maasai Mara, visitors can engage in lot of exciting activities in the reserve;
Walking safari along savannah plains is truly unbeatable experience which is only allowed inside private conservation such as Mara Naboisho conservancy where you’re able to enjoy African nature at a close view.
Go for game drive in Maasai Mara national reserve and be able to explore diversity of wildlife species of the reserve.
If you visit the camp in great times of observing great wildebeest migration it will make your stay at safari camp more comfortable.
Visit the Maasai Villages and have a great interaction with them.