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Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp


Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp is a luxury tented 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.

In addition to an excellent year-round concentration of animals, Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp lies directly in the path of Africa's spectacular Great Migration of hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti, Tanzania, to the Masai Mara in Kenya. This is indeed nature at her most theatrical, offering you an African wildlife experience unsurpassed in the world.

Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp's spacious canvas safari tents offer magical views over the Masai Mara grasslands or the Sabaringo River. The main thatched guest areas include a welcoming bar/sitting area, indoor and outdoor dining areas and a well-stocked gift shop featuring African art, artefacts and safari-wear. The swimming pool is perfect for laid-back game viewing whilst cooling off.

Guests can relax in the candlelit bar in the evening before enjoying delicious Pan-African cuisine served alfresco style outdoors or in the main dining area. Private dining and exciting bush banquets may be arranged on request.

Activities at Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp includes exploring the Masai Mara's Big Five territory on morning and afternoon game-drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles. Hot-air balloon rides, spectacular bush breakfasts or dinners, interpretive bush walks and night game-drives make for an unforgettable safari, and may be arranged at an additional cost.

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