The sites are wonderfully open to the elements, with just canvas between you and the nearest predator. You will need to be totally self-sufficient to the point of binging your own firewood, as using deadwood within the park is prohibited.
Crocodile Camp Masai Mara
Whether you’re camping or looking for a little more comfort in one of their simple safari tents, Crocodile Camp, close to Talek Gate, is an excellent place to stay. With wi-fi in the evenings a decent bar-restaurant, hot showers, and an active safari program geared towards budget and midrange travelers, it’s a good all-round package.
Mara Expedition Camp
A tiny camp that is so well hidden under the riverside trees it’s impossible to see until you’re pretty much in it. Yet again, Great plains Conservation has produced a winner that combines clever conservation work with five tents that are the epitome of refined-safari style with leather armchairs, old travelers’ trunks, and brass bucket showers.
Basecamp Maasai Mara
This upmarket lodge has 16 extremely comfortable tents with large wooden verandahs and smart bathrooms. The camp is very serious about sustainability and recycling and enjoys a gold eco-rating from Ecotourism Kenya. It also has huge grounds and overlooks the river and the Mara beyond. Don’t miss the trees planted by the Obama family on their stay here.