Our Safari Camps

Your journey through the Basecamp Circuit



Going on safari with Basecamp Explorer is the ultimate way of witnessing the natural wonders of the Masai Mara. For the last 20 years, we have focused on leaving a positive footprint both in the places where we work and in the hearts and the minds of the people we work with. Our close partnership with the Maasai community allows us to create authentic safari experiences for our guests.

Since we began our journey in 1998, Basecamp Explorer Kenya has welcomed four new additions to our family of safari camps: Basecamp Masai Mara, Eagle View, Wilderness Camp, and Leopard Hill. Our mother camp, Basecamp Masai Mara, is situated bordering the Masai Mara National Reserve, while Eagle View, Wilderness Camp, and Leopard Hill are located within the Naboisho Conservancy, a nature conservancy privately owned by the Maasai people.

Our camps have been carefully designed to expose our guests to different dimensions of the safari experience – as it was, as it is, and as we imagine it can become. Even though each camp offers something unique, the Basecamp signature of first class service, exquisite wildlife experiences and authentic cultural encounters remains throughout. Together our four camps form an integrated sequence of complementary experiences, which we have named the Basecamp Circuit. Our aim is that journeying through our Basecamp Circuit will leave our guests filled with joy, a sense of purpose and, ultimately, a longing to participate. Arrive as a guest, stay as a friend, leave as a partner.

Basecamp Masai Mara

Basecamp Masai Mara – fittingly referred to as the ‘mother of all camps’ by our staff – is where our story started. Lovingly run by our Maasai staff – Basecamp Masai Mara is as much a home as it is a tourism destination.

Eagle view

At Eagle View we invite you to gaze towards the future of Sustainable Tourism. Perched atop a natural hilltop, this luxury eco-camp is located within Naboisho Conservancy – a highly acclaimed model for nature conservation management.

Leopard Hill

Leopard Hill offers a unique location in the heart of Mara Naboisho Conservancy to experience the magic of the Kenyan savannah. The camp is situated next to a series of watering holes where the wildlife of the savannah would flock to drink, offering you a chance to observe the African wildlife from a prime spot.

Wilderness camp

Wilderness is our nostalgic tribute to the safaris of the early explorers and safari pioneers. Free from artificial luxury and modern disturbances, Wilderness is safari as it was meant to be. It is only you, the Maasai, the wildlife, and the stars.

Dorobo Mobile Camp

Truly the stuff of legends, the Dorobo spend their lives living off the African savannah, carrying no other protection than their intrinsic understanding of the wilderness. Partake in several days of walking and mobile camping on the savannah.


Rising high above the vast plains of Mara Nabosiho, the Leopard Hill is a perfect spot to watch the beautiful sunrise or sunset ov...


Complementing the charm of Leopard Hill at Mara Naboisho is our crowning centerpiece – the magnificent double fig tree that sits r...

The Basecamp Explorer Group in the Masai Mara Wildlife Reserve

A story by Svein Wilhelmsen, founder Basecamp Explorer, and Basecamp Explorer Foundation. I am on one of my beloved walking saf...

Eat This! Basecamp culinary project

Eat This! is not an ordinary cookbook. It is a cookbook dedicated to passion, courage, and possibilities! The cook book is a fund...

Twice a year we publish a progress report on our projects. We believe this adds to the transparency of our work and helps you review how your money is used.

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