Kichwa Tembo is set among the forests just below the spot where a famous scene from Out of Africa was filmed. This setting was also chosen to illustrate the motion picture’s poster.
Nine spacious tents with wooden floors and private verandahs grace this exclusive camp. Within each you will find every possible comfort, including an unexpectedly expansive en-suite bathroom as well as a writing desk, subtle lighting and ceiling fans. The ultimate indulgence – a personal butler service – ensures you are pampered in style.
The secluded, comfortable interiors of the Bateleur Camp are enhanced by fine antiques, leather- buttoned Chesterfield sofas, keepsakes of distant days such as polished compasses and cabin trunks with their original passage labels, as well as a wide selection of library books. The interiors transport you to the heyday of colonial safaris, to an epoch of romance, canvas and candlelight.
The main guest area, shaded by a dense forest canopy, boasts a reception area and a comfortable lounge with a fireplace. While you are relaxing inside the Bateleur Camp, you can take in endless, game-filled plains with the dramatic Oloololo Escarpment as a backdrop. Additional features include a tree-shaded lap pool, almost 13 meters in length and a small curio shop.
The dining area and verandah boast 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.
All walks and game drives are led by the Kichwa Tembo guides. They have all achieved the highest scores in the Masai Mara, in the Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association examination. There are morning and afternoon game drives in open Land Rovers (night game drives are not allowed in the park). Fascinating night explorations traverse the private concession adjacent to the reserve in search of predators and other nocturnal animals.