Travel Safety

Basecamp Explorer is committed to ensuring that we remain as safe as possible for both our guests and our staff. We hope you will have a safe and an authentic safari experience in the Savannah!

WHILE AT THE CAMP

We operate three non-fenced camps, and every so often wild animals are found in and around the camp area. Attacks by wild animals are very rare, although there are no guarantees. To ensure your safety and a great safari experience we have guards around the clock monitoring the movements of wild animals in and around the camp area. Please be sure to adhere to camp staff and guides’ instructions. After dinner, our experienced Maasai guards will escort you to your tent for the night. If you are scheduled for an early morning safari activity, our guards will pick you up from your tent on time and escort you to the reception. Please do not leave your tent or remain on the balcony during or after dark until the following morning. We provide a radio, flash light and a whistle inside your tent for use in case you feel threatened. Our staff will show you how to use the radio in case of an emergency, and our guards will respond to your radio call immediately.

WHILE ON A WALKING SAFARI

Before you embark on a walking safari, we will brief you on the dos and don’ts. Please adhere to the instructions at all times. This is one of the best ways to experience nature up close and you will be sure to have an unforgettable time. During this walk, please follow the instructions of your guide at all times for your own safety.

WHILE ON A GAME DRIVE

Please do not leave the vehicle without the guides’ knowledge, and stay in the vehicle at all times unless advised otherwise. For your own safety, do not hang your hand outside the window during the game drive.

FACTS ABOUT EBOLA

There are no reported cases of ebola in Kenya and travel is proceeding normally. Guests are proceeding with their safaris as planned and life goes on as usual in the Maasai Mara. East Africa and Kenya are further from the affected area than Europe. There are fewer direct flights from affected area to East Africa than to destinations in Europe.

According the World Health Organisation, transmission of ebola requires direct contact with blood, secretions, organs or other body fluids of infected living or dead persons or animals, all unlikely exposures for the average safari traveller. In Kenya and other East African countries health staff and border posts and points of entry are on alert and being highly vigilant, and this will enable prompt detection, notification, and appropriate management of any suspected cases in the country.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the matter, we refer visitors to the WHO

For more information about general travel advice to Kenya in English & Norwegian

For any concerns on travelling to Kenya, please contact Basecamp Explorer on kenya@basecampexplorer.com or call +254 733 333 909.