Blessed with an astounding year-round concentration of animals and site of the Great Wildebeest Migration, Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve provides an unsurpassed wildlife experience. Covering an area of 1 510 km², the Masai Mara is a land of breath-taking vistas, abundant wildlife and endless landscapes.
Bateleur Camp at Kichwa Tembo is in the north-western corner of the richest game park in Kenya. Meaning "Head of the Elephant" in KiSwahili, Kichwa Tembo is flanked by the Oloololo Escarpment and the Sabaringo River. The camp lies deep in a monkey-rich forest on the exclusive western side of the Masai Mara National Reserve, far removed from the package tourism of the eastern Mara. Distance from private airstrip: 30 minutes
Kichwa Tembo Bateleur Camp has two intimate camps of nine tented suites each. The rooms are close enough to be utilized as one camp for a group of guests travelling together however they have separate guest areas and are run as independent camps. Spacious tents with wooden floors and private verandahs grace this exclusive camp. Inside each tent, you will find every possible comfort, including an unexpectedly expansive en-suite bathroom. There is also a writing desk, subtle lighting and ceiling fans in each tent.
The tree-shaded lap pool, almost 13 metres 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. Activities include morning and afternoon game drives in open Land Rovers, guided interpretive bush walks, game and bird watching and daily lectures by a Maasai naturalist. You may also visit a Maasai cultural village and watch traditional Maasai dancing.
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