Bateleur Camp , Masai Mara , Kenya
Set among forests on the very edge of the Masai Mara, the intimate Bateleur Camp reflects the ambiance of Kenyan explorers of old.
Experience classic safari style, where wildlife adventures by day blend with elegant panache under canvas at night. Commanding sweeping views over some of the premier game viewing regions in the world, this intimate camp reflects the ambiance of the Kenyan explorers of the 20’s and 30’s.
Verdant branches that open up onto an expansive panorama provide endless views of the Masai Mara as soon as you open your eyes in your vast wooden bed.
At Kichwa Tembo Bateleur Camp, you’ll experience the exoticism of a big-game safari without a single twinge of guilt – here, with the help of local guides, you track the great beasts of the Serengeti while barely leaving a footprint behind.
Though Kichwa Tembo Bateleur Camp staunchly maintains environmentally sensitive standards, it certainly doesn’t skimp on luxury. Upon arrival you’ll find your personal suite complemented by ample public amenities, including a spa, gym, and outdoor pool.
Every morning you’ll wake to a brand-new sun streaming through your window and fresh coffee brought to right to your bedside. Before long, you’ll be escorted to an open 4×4 with a basket of snacks, heading straight for watering-holes and other animal hotspots.
At night, gather around an a china-and-silver-laid table to recount the day’s adventures with other guests. Or just lounge in quiet solitude by the pool, watching the sun set with a glass of regional wine.
Set among forests on the very edge of the Masai Mara, the intimate Bateleur Camp reflects the ambiance of Kenyan explorers of old. Each elegant tent, with its own private butler, replicates the style and glamour of vintage Africa. Slip into a world of hardwood floors, polished silver and sparkling crystal juxtaposed against the romance of the open Mara plains, with their abundant herds of wildlife.
Set just below the spot where the famous final scene from Out of Africa was filmed, &Beyond Bateleur Camp overlooks the endless spaces of the Masai Mara, providing guests with sweeping views of this quintessential African landscape. Nestled deep in a belt of dense riverine forest, each tent is secluded by lush green vegetation, carving out a private, leafy enclave for every guest.
When the dawn chorus of birds and monkeys begins outside, a gentle knock on the door brings a morning tray of steaming coffee. Step out of your elegant tented suited onto the private veranda outside and watch the bush around you come to life. The ensuite bathroom with its stone shower and warm wood furnishings prepares you for the day’s adventure. While away an hour or two in the deep leather chairs on the veranda, looking out onto the endless African plains. On a hot day, swap the shade of the forest for a dip in the sparkling lap pool.
Guest areas bring in the vast open spaces, adding a touch of vintage safari elegance. Intriguing antiques, hand-crafted artefacts and keepsakes of bygone times mingle with cushy sofas and polished leather chairs. Shiny brass compasses, leather trunks and framed maps bring a poignant reminder of old world travellers on a similar journey, while bookshelves of bound tomes entertain and inform. The warm glow of torches and candles welcomes you home from your evening drive. Fine china, crystal and silver sparkle in the torchlight as the aromas of delicious meals waft on the breeze.