Reviews of Basecamp Eagle View
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fantastic views ; good service
This is an excellent camp=well run with knowledgeable and charming staff who offer a good service.
Good rooms-wonderful views and terrific area to visit both by car and on foot.
Basecamp Eagle View review
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Basecamp Eagle View review
I traveled solo on my trip back to Kenya and cannot fault the efficiency and concern of all the arrangements by Ellie at Expert Africa.
I have stayed at game lodges many other times, in Kenya,Tanzania and Namibia. Basecamp Eagles View,and my visit surpassed, all the others very good thorough they were.
The individual lodges were excellent with large beds, perfect 'facilities' ( even a hot water bottle!) and a veranda and views to die for; the main reception areas were beautifully presented; the Masai staff were all exceptional in their warmth, concern and efficiency; the food varied and excellent. Above all, and a reason for staying here even had everything else been less than adequate, was the setting overlooking the valley and plains 100 ft or more below us with wandering giraffe, water buck, antelope to inspect with binoculars and a beer in hand.
The game drives were a joy; as much good game as you could wish for and plenty of it; stunning and varied scenery and the exceptional pleasure of rarely seeing another vehicle this despite staying stationary for an hour on two separate occasions, once surrounded by at least fifty grazing elephants and the other by nine lazy lions all a touching distance away, in the setting sunset.( In the Masai Mara you would have been in a vehicle park with that sort of game!)
Steve, my guide and driver was an amiable, knowledgeable and friendly companion dressed always in full Masai outfit. I could not have wished for better. His patience and skill in setting up those two particular game experiences was exceptional. I loved every minute of it but almost the most memorable was the last early morning walk where he collected three more of the staff and the four of them, dressed in red and beads and armed with lethal looking throwing spears, escorted us; we were safe as houses and never at risk, their red outfits enough in themselves to warn away any hungry lion!
I could not recommend too highly this exceptional camp. If your interest also lies in ecological issues, then the camp must be one of the most efficient with recycling everywhere, their power from the sun; indeed it has been short listed for an International Award.
I am grateful for a really memorable visit and shall return!