Twenty years have passed since its original opening, so it seemed only fitting to once again enlist the creative vision and unsurpassed talent of &Beyond Bateleur Camp’s original designers, Fox Browne Creative, for the iconic camp’s highly anticipated redesign.
The award-winning and uber-talented duo, Chris Browne and Debra Fox, immediately set to work conjuring up fresh new ideas and stylish, yet understated, African touches that would update and refresh the camp, yet still retain its much-loved Out of Africa ambience and an undeniable air of old-school safari romance.
Following a four-month closure, &Beyond Bateleur Camp was completely rebuilt from the ground up and proudly reopened its elegant new doors last month to some very excited guests. Globally celebrated photographer, Dook, who has been capturing the style and essence of our lodges since the early days, was of course on site to document the grand unveiling of the camp’s sophisticated new look and feel.
This is just a sneak-peek at some of Dook’s extraordinary photos. We will be releasing his full set of official images soon, so watch this space. We hope they inspire you to plan a dreamy escape to Kenya’s Masai Mara to see &Beyond Bateleur Camp in all its redesigned glory.
In the meantime, pop on over to our New Lodge Luxury in 2018 blog, which includes more detail about this exciting rebuild, among others, in our ever-expanding lodge portfolio. We’re talking vintage silver, soft worn leather, antique trunks, crystal decanters, stand-alone bathtubs, alfresco showers, private courtyards, old-world maps and those unexpected quirky accents that Chris and Debra are known to incorporate, adding humour and light-heartedness to their enviable designs.
Add to this &Beyond’s signature garden-to-table dining, which is always fresh, wholesome and slowly savoured in different, and truly memorable, locations, as well as our hearty, interactive breakfasts that overlook the Mara, and the camp’s much-talked-about gin and coffee bar, which will debut next month.
And so, after 20 wonderful, romantic and adventurous years in the Mara, this gorgeous camp has now come full circle, with a nostalgic makeover from its original designers. We invite you to come and experience it for yourselves. Isn’t it time to escape the constant traffic and to-do lists that accompany city life and come explore the magnificence of the Mara with us? You won’t regret it.