Saruni BaseCamp Mara

About Saruni BaseCamp Mara

This Camp is Located in 

Basecamp Explorer Masai Mara is a luxury Eco camp located in the heart of the Masai Mara National Reserve. A favorite of Barack Obama, Basecamp stands to be one of the many best camps in Masai Mara to support locals and improve and sensitize people about wildlife and environmental conservation.

Situated along the Talek River in a lush forest, the camp has a serene atmosphere. Birds and monkeys live just outside the tents, all built along the banks of the river on the border with the National Reserve. The dense riverbed foliage allows for maximum privacy and comfort, without compromising the view of the National Reserve.

The team who manage Basecamp Masai Mara are from the local community and are the proud landowners who benefit from tourism and conservation. The closeness to the community makes the camp different and special from other Masai Mara properties and represents an example of partnership and friendship between the community, the investors, and our visitors.

ACCESS & LOCATION of Saruni BaseCamp Mara

Basecamp Masai Mara is located at Talek River, Masai Mara. It is located on the Talek Side, next to Talek Gate. The camp is located 8 hours drive from Nairobi by road and 1 hour flight from Nairobi. 


Basecamp Mara has 14 Standard tents that face the Talek River, 2 Honeymoon suites facing the Talek River and 1 Family Tent Facing the river. Its location is pristine and unparalleled with any other being in the center of wildlife actions. While at Basecamp, you learn a lot of wildlife conservation methods through Wildlife Conservation lecturers. It’s also best located to visit the community indulge in community projects and work with locals in Masai Mara. Being in the wild, you will enjoy game walks, from the local professional safari guides provided by Basecamp.

ACTIVITIES AT Saruni BaseCamp Mara

Game Drives 

Game drives tend to be the principal means of going about spotting wildlife, and are likely to comprise a great deal of your safari – so it goes without saying that this aspect of your experience is a special point of focus for us. We believe the way to get the most out of your time is that everyone is furnished with their exclusive vehicle, and private spotter and guide

Balloon Safaris

Balloon flights are available daily in Maasai Mara and take off from designated sites where the disturbance to animals is kept to a minimum. Your safari vehicle drops you off at the take-off site and picks you up from your landing site. The flight is followed by a champagne breakfast “in the bush”, with a well-laid-out seating arrangement and waiters on hand, to give you a fitting finale to your memorable flight in the wild.

Game Guided Walks

Offering a refreshingly alternative view of the wilderness, a guided nature walk promises panoramic vistas, gentle exercise, and a fascinating insight into the world of African trees, flowers, insects, reptiles, birds, and animals. It also offers the ultimate contrast to the game drive.

Maasai Village Visit

A visit to a Maasai village is almost inevitable when travelling to the Maasai Mara. The Maasai (or Masai) are mostly known for the colourful garments and jewellery they wear, their warriors and high jumps, which continue to fascinate tourists.

Expert Review of Saruni BaseCamp Mara


This is a lovely place, with some of the kindest staff we’ve ever met! The tents are lovey and spacious, they’ve got everything you need and it all felt very safe. Food is good, I liked the fact that they don’t do buffet like other place as it means a lot less food waste!

Gallery of Saruni BaseCamp Mara

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Pack For a Purpose

Cheetah Safaris is a serious advocate of sustainable safari practices in Africa. As part of our efforts and initiative, we engage and support schools and children who need knowledge to better their lives. The best gift a child can be given is education, skills, and creativity. 

In this case, we request our guests booking with us, to bring an extra back of supplies. This can be in terms of books, sports materials, and any other items that would change the lives of these kids. 

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