Basecamp Eagle View, Naboisho: The Lowdown

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Basecamp Eagle View is a comfortable, good value tented camp with excellent sustainable credentials in the Naboisho Conservancy.

What’s Basecamp Eagle View really like?

Basecamp Eagle View has just 9 beautiful tents perched around the curved edge of an escarpment overlooking the Masai Mara. Below are the plains and a small waterhole popular with the local zebras, wildebeest, baboons and other passing animals.  There are two decks- one with the dining area, the other with the lounge on it- simply designed with gnarled wood, canvas and the odd flash of bright red, reflecting your location in Maasailand.  Food is quite international in style, and often served at separate tables. There’s the odd flash of phone reception here too (we have often joked in the office that we get better reception in the Mara than at home), but the camp asks that you keep all phones off in public areas to preserve the atmospher.

The tents all have ensuite bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers (we are a massive fan of the latter- somehow even during the chillier months they have a certain kind of magic) and a deck outside with lovely views out over the bush. A couple of the tents are designed with a family annexe- a second, smaller, tent linked by a boardwalk to the main tent- generally we would recommend these for families with slightly older children.

What can I do at Basecamp Eagle View?

Activities at Eagle View focus on game drives- these are usually in Toyota Landcruisers which have a canvas roof and open sides to really maximise your photo opportunities. We’ve always been impressed by the game viewing on the Naboisho Conservancy, so you should make sure there is plenty of room on your camera! Drives are normally in the morning and late afternoon, however sometimes, after sundonwers, these turn into a short night drive on the way back to camp.

In addition to game drives, you can also try a walking safari. In general, you don’t get so close to the big wildlife, but this is a fantastic way to really “get” the bush and have a greater understanding of your environment than you can see from the vehicle- learning sights, sounds and smells up close.

Giving back at Basecamp Eagle View:

When the owners of Eagle View set up shop 20 years ago, the goal from the start was to ensure sustainable development. They were amongst the founders of the Naboisho Conservancy, and they support a women’s bead project to help empower local women to support their families as well as tree planting project to make operations carbon neutral- we could go on.

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