Originally a facility for training guides at the neighbouring Koiyaki Guiding School, the site was purchased by Basecamp in 2009 and to this day the company continues to provide financial support to the school from Eagle View’s earnings. The camp is eco-friendly and has won several awards.
ACCESS & LOCATION:
Basecamp Eagle View has a fabulous location on the high ridge of a hilltop within the Mara Naboisho Conservancy.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES:
The communal facilities at Eagle View include two tents, each essentially a deck with a canvas roof. Both are comfortable and stylish. The lounge tent contains well-cushioned sofas around a coffee table and a few artefacts too. The palette is rich red and earth tones, a warm and elegant combination. The dining tent has chic separate tables flanked by classic director’s chairs – both tents not only boast amazing views of the savanna below, but also overlook a busy waterhole that is popular with elephants! A further viewing deck makes the most of the camp’s lofty position, while the open-air fire-pit is ideal for enjoying morning beverages or evening sundowners and swapping safari stories!
Eagle View’s guest accommodation comprises nine Double Viewpoint tents, connected to the communal tents by sandy paths along the hillside. All guest tents are raised on platforms – and the views each provides from its private deck are absolutely breathtaking! Inside, each has a double bed or twin beds, bedside tables, and a seating area with a table and a couple of chairs. The en-suite facilities consist of flush toilet, twin washbasins, inside shower – and outside safari shower as well! Two of the tents have a separate annexe containing two additional beds and further en-suite facilities – these are perfect for families with older children. And all tents come with free Wi-Fi!
The activities on offer from Eagle View are game drives, safari walks and community visits. Drives are possible by day and by night, with a wealth of wildlife to experience in the Mara Naboisho Conservancy. The sprawling savanna and wooded valleys are home to all Big Five animals in addition to such species as cheetah, wild dog, hyena, wildebeest, giraffe, zebra, antelope, and more besides! Keen birders will love spotting the likes of ostrich, vultures, eagles and the splendid secretary bird. Walking safaris are great for getting to know the region really well and seeing all the small things that are not visible from the vehicle! Guests are also invited to visit the Koiyaki Guiding School, to learn all about the process of becoming qualified as a guide here. This is a really interesting activity – well worth fitting in to your itinerary!