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  • Location: Kenya, Masai Mara
  • Type of Accommodation: Tented Camp
  • Comfort Level: Basic


Basecamp Mara is located just outside the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya and provides an ideal base from which to explore this classic wildlife destination. The lodge is committed to the protection and preservation of the natural environment and makes use of a variety of eco-friendly practices, including solar power and the recycling of waste materials.

Set out on day and night game drives in search of the Big 5, go on nature walks in the park with Maasai warriors and enjoy fantastic East African bird watching - there's even an opportunity for an optional hot-air balloon safari. If you don't feel so active, just relax on a hammock on your private veranda and watch as animals cross the savannah in front of you. An additional activity is to head out on a village visit to get the opportunity to learn about the local traditions and culture of the Maasai people.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Certificate of Excellence winner


  • Set in a private conservancy 
  • Morning, afternoon & evening game drives
  • Guided cultural walks with Maasai warriors
  • Get your timing right & see the wildebeest migration
  • Eco-friendly practices & community involvement 

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Enjoy a drink as you sit by the open-air bar on the viewing platform and watch animals trek across the grasslands in front of you.

General Facilities

    Internet facilities
    Laundry service


Meals at Basecamp Mara can be enjoyed out on the savannah or in the thatched dining area; the lodge serves traditional local dishes as well as international cuisine.

En-Suite Tent

Basecamp Mara has 12 rustic but spacious and luxurious canvas tents situated beneath thatched roofs. Each tent has an en suite bathroom with an outdoor shower and its own private veranda overlooking the Talek River.


    Outdoor shower
    Outside area
    Twin bed available


  • Birding
  • Cultural tour
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Hiking
  • Photographic safaris
  • Specialist guides
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Walking safaris

Traveller Reviews

  • We had a brilliant time. We saw a kill and was able to see a lion devour a wildebeest. A new experience for me!

    Kelley Nelson, August 2010

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Emma Hill

Emma Hill

Africa Safari Expert

"The most eco-friendly and conscious camp in the Mara, if you want to minimise your footprint whilst on holiday, this is the best place to be!"

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We had a brilliant time. We saw a kill and was able to see a lion devour a wildebeest. A new experience for me!

Kelley Nelson, August 2010 >View more reviews