Kichwa Tembo Bateleur Camp

Kichwa Tembo Bateleur Camp is a luxury camp situated on the border of the Masai Mara National Reserve in south-western Kenya. Kichwa Tembo Bateleur Camp is perfectly located for discovering the amazing secrets of one of Kenya's finest safari parks. Covering an area of some 1500 square kilometers, the Masai Mara has an abundance of game throughout the year, but from June to October comes the climax for which the area is world famous: The Great Migration. Considered to be the most awe-inspiring spectacle in the animal kingdom, millions of zebra and wildebeest cross the Mara River on their annual trek in search of new food sources.

Bateleur Camp in Kichwa Tembo and Kichwa Tembo Tented Safari Camp offer world-class accommodation in the Kenya.  Meaning "head of the elephant" in the local KiSwahili, Kichwas Tembo is situated at the foot of the Oloololo Escarpment on the northwestern border of the Masai Mara Reserve within a private land concession leased from the local Maasai people.  This area is almost exclusively explored by our fly-in safari guests and is far less crowded that the more eastern areas of the Mara.

Kichwa Tembo Bateleur Camp Hotel Accommodation
This exclusive safari camp is the epitome of private tented luxury. Kichwa Tembo Bateleur Camp is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World and comprises just 2 intimate camps of nine tented suites each, with shingle roof, wooden doors and a private deck. Each tent is luxuriously furnished with gleaming wooden floors and wood-framed beds, overhead fan, twin hand basins, shower, private w.c, cupboards, leather chairs and writing table.  The tents are set among the forests on the edge of the Masai Mara, below the location where Out of Africa’s famous final scene was filmed.  This romantic and totally private camp reflects the ambience of Kenyan safaris of the 1920's and 1930's.

Nestled in a lush riverine forest, the tented suites reflect classic elegance, with polished wooden floors and en suite bathrooms with glass-walled showers, twin hand-basins and a separate flush w.c. Each tent has a private deck overlooking the vast game-filled plains of the Masai Mara.  A personalbutler will ensure your every need is catered.

The main guest areas, shaded by a dense forest canopy, consist of a sitting area with fireplaces and verandas with views of the endless game-filled Mara plains. Beautifully hand-crafted artefacts, fine antiques, leather buttoned Chesterfield sofas, books, crystal and candlelight adorn the comfortable sitting area and indoor/outdoor dining area and will transport guests back to the heyday of the romantic classic safari. A unique feature is the treeshaded rim-flow lap pool with a view of the Mara
Your private butler will serve you delicious Pan-African cuisine in the dining area, on the veranda or in a romantic setting under the stars. Bush breakfasts and candlelit dinners offer an unforgettable experience of the African bush.

• Two intimate camps with nine tented suites each
• Expansive en suite bathrooms
• Ceiling fans
• Private butler service
• Elegant guest areas
• Lap pool
• Member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Kichwa Tembo Bateleur Camp Restaurant
The dining area and verandah have views of the endless game-filled plains of the Mara. Pan-African cuisine is served with flair, after dinner, enjoy a glass of port in front of the fire; Pan-African cuisine is often served in the bush at both dinner and breakfast, dinners are served in a clearing in the bush under a star-studded sky.The incredible effort, the surprise, the spectacular settings, visual impact and fairytale-like atmosphere of dining under the stars are an unforgettable African bush experience.
The main guest area, which is shaded by a dense forest canopy, has a reception area and a comfortable lounge with a fireplace. While you are relaxing inside the camp, you can take in endless, game-filled plains with the dramatic Oloololo Escarpment as a backdrop. The tree-shaded lap pool, almost 13 meters, long is a refreshing feature. The camp has a small curio shop, and you are welcome to visit the larger shop at Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp.

Kichwa Tembo Bateleur Camp Hotel Activities
There are a number of exciting activities as optional extras, like viewing game from the silence of a hot-air balloon, one of the finest wildlife experiences. Not only does this give you a unique perspective of the Mara grasslands, but it also enables you to spot far more game than is possible from the ground, this is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Each day offers new adventures, starting with the unexpected delight of an early morning bush breakfast, followed by hours of superb game and bird-watching, there are daily lectures by a Maasai naturalist.

You may also visit a Maasai cultural village and watch traditional Maasai dancing or you can wind down another action-packed African day with sundowners at a location featuring spectacular views across the Mara. From this unique vantage point, the entire Masai Mara reserve is visible on a clear day.

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