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Kichwa Tembo Bateleur Camp


Kichwa Tembo Bateleur Camp is a luxury tented safari camp situated below the Oloololo Escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, affording spectacular views of the Masai Mara's game-filled plains.

Meaning 'Head of the Elephant' in KiSwahili, Kichwa Tembo is located on a private concession leased from Maasai landlords in the exclusive western part of the Masai Mara National Reserve - much less crowded than the eastern part of the Reserve.

Set on the fringe of a riverine forest overlooking the vast, game-filled plains of the Masai Mara, Kichwa Tembo Bateleur Camp offers world-class style in the African bush.

Situated 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 20's and 30's.

Nestled in a lush riverine forest, the tented suites at Kichwa Tembo Bateleur Camp epitomise 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, and a personal butler will ensure your every need is catered for.

Beautiful antiques adorn the comfortable sitting area and indoor/outdoor dining area, transporting you to the heyday of classic safaris. Kichwa Tembo Bateleur Camp also features a deep lap pool and a small African gift shop. 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.

Activities at Kichwa Tembo Bateleur Camp include morning and afternoon game-drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles and exhilarating night drives on the private concession, guided bush walks, Maasai community visits (optional extra) or spectacular sundowners with panoramic views across the Masai Mara.

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