Discover Wilderness Camp
A Safari Camp in the Wild in Kenya
Wilderness Camp is a nod to the early explorers and safari pioneers, offering you a getaway stripped of artificial luxury and modern disturbances. Nestled in Saddle Valley, it guarantees proximity to nature, tranquillity and impressive sunrise views. This camp embodies the true essence of safaris, providing an authentic experience.
Deep within the valley, it's just you, the Maasai, wildlife and stars. Prepare yourself to fully engage in the genuine Wilderness Camp experience. Come and join this camp for an unforgettable journey into the wild, where simplicity and nature take centre stage.
Witness the Great Migration
The optimal time to witness the awe-inspiring migration from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara unfolds between July and September, offering a captivating spectacle. During this period, over a million wildebeest, zebra and gazelles navigate the crocodile-infested Mara River, going on a journey in search of greener pastures. The timing may vary each year, dictated by rainfall patterns and grazing opportunities.
With Basecamp Explorer’s deep commitment to the Maasai community, Wilderness Camp delivers authentic safari experiences guided by their Masai friends. As unparalleled nature specialists, the Maasai ensure a unique and genuine encounter with the Mara, making your exploration during this remarkable period truly extraordinary.
Indulge in Bush Dining
Experience the enchantment of dining beneath the African stars with Basecamp's unforgettable bush dinners. Picture yourself in scenic locations across the Mara plains, whether by the river's edge where hippos grunt or on the plains with expansive views of big game. As the sun sets, you'll discover a set-up of tables, chairs, a campfire, lanterns and a bush kitchen awaiting you.
At Wilderness Camp, the staff serves you freshly prepared gourmet delights, crafted by the executive chef using local produce with international influences, complemented by fine wines. Enhancing this African dining experience, local Maasai men and women provide background entertainment through song and dance, blending with the untamed bush sounds. Relax, soak up the adventure and savour the final moments of another remarkable day.
Stay in a Tent
Nestled along the Saddle Valley rim, the five tents at Wilderness Camp provide complete privacy and unrivalled views of the savannah. The dining tent invites you to a romantic setting, featuring comfortable leather chairs, carefully curated reading materials and a vintage gramophone. This retreat embodies enticing contrast, blending traditional safari style with a refreshingly modern touch, offering you an intimate connection with nature and self.
Immerse yourself in the enchanting ambience of utter stillness and seclusion, complemented by the warm African hospitality. Wilderness Camp invites you to revel in a magical experience where tranquillity meets indulgence in the heart of the wilderness.
Enjoy Authentic African Dining
Indulge in one of life's greatest pleasures at Basecamp, where you’ll experience an unforgettable culinary experience in African-inspired dining spaces, offering exceptional views at every turn. The atmosphere in the dining venues is as memorable as the expertly prepared cuisines you'll savour. As a guest here, you'll relish the carefully executed creations that blend different cuisines to perfection, from internationally awarded gourmet dishes to aromatic fusion food inspired by Africa's rich cultural heritage.
Anticipate delightful homemade snacks, tea-time treats and three-course lunches and dinners. Each meal is a celebration of the very finest locally produced ingredients, including freshly picked vegetables from the organic garden. Enjoy these sumptuous delights under the stars and safari lanterns, immersing yourself in the sounds of Africa.
Meet the People
When you meet guides like Steve at Basecamp Explorer, you witness the profound impact they have. After graduating from the partner institution, Koiyaki Guiding School, Steve embodies the importance of knowledgeable guides. He has become a favourite among the younger visitors, inspiring them to delve into the wonders of the Masai Mara Ecosystem.
Steve's infinite knowledge creates a bridge between you and the wildlife, fostering a genuine connection. At Basecamp, guides like Steve exemplify the essence of kindness and play a pivotal role in shaping your experience, ensuring every encounter leaves you with not just memories, but a deeper appreciation for the natural world.
Basecamp Explorer's Wilderness Camp collaborates with local communities to safeguard the shared heritage. When you choose Basecamp Explorer, your support fuels various sustainable development projects. Unlike conventional relief aid, Basecamp empowers local communities to preserve their lands and wildlife. A pinnacle of their commitment is the Mara Naboisho Project, a prominent wildlife conservancy initiative.
By choosing to stay at the Wilderness Camp, you actively contribute to fostering sustainability, creating opportunities for local communities to become guardians of their environment and cherished wildlife. Your involvement paves the way for a more responsible and harmonious coexistence with nature.
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