Spread out and relax at this comfortable camp, set on a natural hilltop, with direct views over a natural watering hole and further across the green expanse. The camp’s light footprint on the surrounding area gives the impression that it is supposed to be here - almost as if nature had selected the location and provided the tents. Each of the nine traditional canvas tents benefits from its own ensuite bathroom, and can be arranged with a double bed, or two single beds, depending on your requirements. From the bedroom, guests wake up to mesmerizing views and can step directly out onto a private terrace and enjoy a drink before heading over for breakfast - or take breakfast on the terrace if you prefer. The tents are simply decorated with no superfluous clutter - simplicity ensures that the natural environment continues to shine as the genuine star of the show. The addition of a shielded outdoor shower on the private deck means that even showering becomes an opportunity to admire your magnificent surroundings.
The communal areas include an elevated dining deck with indoor and outdoor dining options. The fabulous covered terrace offers magnificent views whilst enjoying hearty, freshly prepared food. A roomy viewing deck, with a fire-pit for the evening, is a popular meeting spot for guests to share stories of their day’s adventures and watch nature’s best shows. It’s outdoor lounge spaces like these that separate an authentic Masai Mara safari camp from an overly curated hotel - true outdoor-living abounds at Eagle View, and you’ll be hard-pushed to find a closer encounter with nature with all the modern luxuries we have grown accustomed to. As an example, if you need access to the internet during your stay, Wi-Fi and a computer station are both available in the reception area.
In keeping with its wild, nature-as-nature-intended spirit, the camp is unfenced and is therefore recommended for guests aged 7 and up. The minimum age to partake in safari walks is 15. There is a Dorobo club with activities on-site designed for children to enjoy, including learning how to use bows and arrows. The camp doesn’t offer a family suite with connected tents, however, so is the preferred choice of guests traveling without young children. Eagle View’s generous rates make it an especially popular choice among solo travelers and the communal areas offer a fine balance of shared, social experience with the privacy you desire.
Activities at Basecamp Eagle View
Thanks to the flat terrain in the Naboisho Conservany, your views from the camp are fantastic. It also makes for the perfect location for safari drives and walks, as your ability to spot animals and approach is vastly improved by the accessibility of the terrain. Four-wheel drive safari excursions are a must when visiting Basecamp Eagle View, and the expert guide-driver will take you to key meeting points of Africa’s big five, as well as other wonderful creatures of the reserve. Spottings are highly likely to include majestic elephants, giraffes, and lions. Spotted hyenas also roam in the reserve and make for a thrilling, if not terrifying, show. Night drives offer a different perspective and conclude with dinner served back at the camp.
For older teenagers and adults, taking a walking safari is an opportunity to get even closer to the action, and to fully appreciate the scale of these animals and the reserve. Follow animal footprints and watch the animals in their natural setting from a safe distance, guided by an expert local. Guests visiting in January and February are also likely to see many newborns of wildebeest and antelope, which is a truly special experience. And, given the camp’s history as a guiding school, it still has strong connections with the local community and existing community guiding school, as well as other community organizations such as a women’s arts center. Organized tours enable you to immerse yourself in the local Maasai community, and this can be a very fulfilling addition to your stay.
Tripadvisor comments Basecamp Eagle View
This is a beautiful camp on the side of a hill overlooking a wide landscape. The camp provided everything we needed but the highlights were definitely the amazing staff and the diversity of wildlife we saw everyday. Our guides were simply first rate and they always had a sense of where animals could be found and were quick to get us there. We would think we couldn't have a better day and then on the next drive we'd see something new. The food was delicious and the staff were beautiful, friendly, and kind people.
Lynn R from Atlanta, GA
The tent cabin was so lovely. It looked over the valley below with breathtaking views. The whole camp faces the valley and so whether you are in the restaurant or sitting by the fire having drinks with fellow travelers, you are enjoying the view filled with zebra, wildebeast, beautiful birds and more. The safari is fabulous. Our guide Nash was super, amazing and so fun. We had a happy hour in the evening while watching a Lion Pride frollic on the savanna. Wow! I highly recommend Eagle View.
855kathyw from Orlando, FL