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, BCMM is as much a home as it is a tourism destination. Here guests become more than visitors, they become part of the Maasai community. We welcome you to join us around the fireplace, for story sharing and star gazing.
In an effort to revive the natural habitat Basecamp has planted more than 70 000 indigenous trees around the Talek River. Consequently, BCMM has turned into a tree lover’s paradise and a haven for birdlife. Each morning a symphony of birdsong will wake you up as the sun rises over the world-renowned Maasai Mara National Park, home to the greatest gathering of wild animals on the planet. Maasai Mara is only a short walk away across our private suspension bridge.
Not far from the camp you will find the thriving village of Talek, whose community has been a close partner of Basecamp since the beginning. In and around Talek you will encounter authentic rural life, with all its mesmerizing vibrancy and cultural components. In the surrounding areas, Basecamp has initiated several community programmes with the aim of empowering local people through capacity building, awareness raising, and vocational training. While staying at BCMM guests are encouraged to visit the BMB handicraft centre located next to reception, and to plant a tree in our tree plantation.
At Basecamp Masai Mara we offer twelve 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 Maasai 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, were you have direct view of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. The prices are based on two persons sharing a tent. Prices includes full board accommodation, mineral water, airstrip transfers, shared game drive safaris and Masai Mara Park fees, 80 USD per day. Extra fees ares, domestic and international flights. Single supplement is 80 USD per person per night. Children 3-12 years sharing tent with adults pay 50% of the full rate.
Riverside Double Tent
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.
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.