Basecamp Wilderness

Lodge location Naboisho Conservancy

Embracing the wild at Basecamp Wilderness

Located in the Naboisho Conservancy, Basecamp Wilderness offers an unrivaled entry to Africa’s natural theater, where the continent’s wildest dramas unfold daily. This boutique camp, celebrated for its commitment to sustainability and community empowerment, provides an intimate and transformative eco-luxury safari experience, deeply connecting guests with the Kenyan wilderness while minimizing environmental impact.

At a glance

Cultural excursion

Meet your hosts

Community Maasai experiences available.
Safari game drive

Explore Naboisho

Exciting safari game drives are included.
Tented accommodation

Luxurious tented rooms

Just 8 tented rooms at Basecamp Wilderness.
Nearest airport

Nearest airport

Easy access through Ol Seki Airstrip.
Safari bush walk

Walk on the wild side

Safari bush walks are included.
Child friendly

Bring the family

Children of all ages are welcome at Basecamp Wilderness.
Hot air balloon

Catch a balloon

Hot air balloon safaris are available (additional cost).
Sensational wildlife viewing

Sensational wildlife viewing

Prime location for viewing big cats.

Stay connected

Limited Wi-fi is available at Basecamp Wilderness.

Nature's own design: Crafted for conscious comfort

The camp's architecture and aesthetics are thoughtfully designed to blend seamlessly with the natural environment. Crafted using locally sourced materials and traditional techniques, the accommodation and communal areas offer a rustic yet refined charm that speaks of understated elegance. Thatch roofs and wooden decks overlook the sprawling plains, providing a panoramic view that invites the wild indoors. At night, the camp is gently lit by solar-powered lighting, creating a serene ambiance that echoes the tranquil harmony of the surrounding wilderness. Here, luxury is defined not by opulence but by authenticity and the quality of the wilderness experience.

The accommodations at Basecamp Wilderness are nothing short of a sanctuary. Each of the 12 spacious tents is a private haven designed to offer supreme comfort amidst the rugged beauty of the Mara. Large, mesh-screened windows bring the outdoors inside, allowing you to soak in the sounds and sights of the bush from the comfort of your bed. These deluxe tents are furnished with king-sized beds, fine linens, and handcrafted furniture made by local artisans, supporting both comfort and community.

The en-suite bathrooms are equipped with eco-friendly amenities, including bio-flush toilets and solar-heated showers, which provide warm water after a day of adventure. The attention to detail extends to the private verandas, each facing the Mara River, offering unobstructed views of the frolicking wildlife, particularly during the great migration when millions of wildebeest and zebras make their epic journey across the river.

For families or groups, the camp offers the 'family tent,' a spacious setup that includes an adjoining area with two single beds, perfect for children or additional guests. This arrangement ensures privacy yet keeps loved ones close, all under the canopy of the African sky.

Activities at Basecamp Wilderness

At Basecamp Wilderness, every day is a new opportunity for adventure and learning. The camp's location is pivotal, sitting at the heart of the Masai Mara ecosystem, which means you are always in the midst of the action. Guided by experienced Maasai warriors, you can embark on game drives that offer a chance to witness the Big Five in their natural habitat. These guides share not only their expert knowledge of wildlife but also intimate stories of the Mara, offering a deeper understanding of the ecosystem.

For those looking to stretch their legs, walking safaris are a must. They provide a unique vantage point to appreciate the smaller intricacies of the bush, from learning about medicinal plants to tracking animal footprints. Furthermore, the camp offers night drives—a rare opportunity to experience the nocturnal sounds and sights that the daytime safari-goer might miss.

Beyond wildlife, Basecamp Wilderness is deeply integrated with the local Maasai community. Guests are invited to visit nearby Maasai villages to witness and participate in traditional dances, craft-making sessions, and daily life activities, offering a profound cultural exchange that enriches the safari experience.

Every activity at Basecamp Wilderness is carefully crafted to ensure that it respects the environment and benefits the local community, reinforcing the camp’s dedication to conservation and sustainable tourism. Whether it's witnessing the great migration, exploring the Mara on foot, or engaging with local cultures, Basecamp Wilderness promises an immersive and unforgettable safari experience in the heart of Kenya.

Tripadvisor comments Basecamp Wilderness

All our basecamps were wonderful and special, but if we have to pick a favourite, this must be the one! This is safari the way you read about it in the books! It made us think about Karen Blixen and her book "Out of Africa". At Wilderness camp there are no distractions, just us, the staff and the wildlife.

Sigrid S

We stayed at Wilderness Camp for two nights. The service was wonderful, and the staff very attentive and always gives you a genuine smile. They always do the little extra. The food is excellent (+ easely adapted the food plan to mye lactose intolerance).

Maria Stray from Nairobi, Kenya