MIGRATION GAME DRIVES
Big Five and iconic wildlife encounters
Guided Great Migration Experience
Gain insight into the noble Maasai tribes
BUSH WALKS ADVENTURE
Connect with the African bush
HOT AIR BALLOONING
Float above sweeping plains with a birds-eye view
Neighbouring the Masai Mara National Reserve
&Beyond Bateleur Camp is situated in the Kichwa Tembo private concession, which neighbours the Masai Mara. Meaning ‘head of the elephant’ in Kiswahili, Kichwa Tembo consists of private land leased from Maasai landlords and situated in the remote western Mara, almost exclusively explored by &Beyond guests. In addition to its the excellent year-round concentration of wildlife, Kichwa Tembo lies directly in the path of Africa’s spectacular Great Migration.
Getting to Bateleur Camp:
- Air Kenya and Safari Link operate two scheduled flights a day from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport to Kichwa Tembo’s private airstrip; the flights take approximately an hour.
- Mombasa Air operates daily flights from Mombasa; the flights take approximately two hours.
- The flight is followed by a 30-minute drive to the camp, with game viewing en route.
LUXURIOUS TENTED SUITES
Two camps of nine tented suites in each camp
SPACIOUS FAMILY TENT
One Family Tent with an interleading passage
Private butlers to take care of your every whim
WELCOMING CHILD POLICY
All ages welcome, introduce children to the bush early
Fun, interactive activities to discover new experiences and cultures
State-of-the-art exercise room & massage sala
SPARKLING CAMP POOL
Rim-flow pool on the edge of the Mara
Authentic, handcrafted items from the region
Connect with the outside world with network throughout
Complimentary use for the duration of your safari
2020: JANUARY - DECEMBER
From USD 725 per person per night
2020: JANUARY - DECEMBER
From USD 2,540 per person per night
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Welcome to Bateleur Camp
Set amongst the forest at the foot of the scenic Oloololo escarpment (the rim of the Great Rift Valley) in Kenya’s iconic Masai Mara National Reserve, is the classic and elegant Bateleur Camp.
Here, amidst the reserve’s astounding year-round concentration of animals, including the seasonal Great Wildebeest Migration, guests can have an unsurpassed wildlife experience. Guests can almost exclusively explore this area on a game drive or on foot, enjoying access to pristine outdoor dining locations.
Comprised of just two intimate camps of nine tented suites each and a family tent; each elegant tent, with its own private butler and housekeeper reflects the ambiance and glamour of Kenyan explorers of old. Slip into a world of hardwood floors, polished silver and copper bathtubs juxtaposed against the romance of the open Mara plains, with their abundant herds of wildlife. Beautifully handcrafted artefacts, fine antiques, leather buttoned Chesterfield sofas, books, and crystal and candlelight adorn the comfortable sitting and dining areas.
Refreshing lap pools in each camp provide cool comfort in between captivating game drives. Delectable cuisine is served in a memorable setting beneath the stars and bush breakfasts and romantic sundowners offer an unforgettable African experience. Adventures at Bateleur Camp include twice-daily game drives, including spot-lit night drives. The camp also offers a range of additional activities such as bush walks, hot air balloon safaris, community excursions, a well- equipped gym and wellness treatments in our massage sala.
LEAVING OUR WORLD A BETTER PLACE
We have a close relationship with neighbouring communities, employing locally
and investing with Africa Foundation into education and healthcare.
The camp no longer uses plastic water bottles, vegetables are from our garden
and honey from a Maasai women’s group.
Why we love it
ABUNDANT YEAR ROUND WILDLIFE
The Masai Mara is unforgettable due to the abundance of wildlife and spectacular landscapes. This is the quintessential African safari experience, where travellers can expect to encounter the Big Five and observe thrilling predator interaction.
DINING UNDER THE AFRICAN SKY
Dine under the African sky with an open-air breakfast on the banks of the Mara River or out on the plains. At night take in the sounds of the bush while enjoying a fireside meal. Your every whim is taken care of and your table set up in the wilds of Africa makes for a sublime dining experience.
Appreciate a more exclusive piece of the Mara where you can explore in a vehicle, by foot, by day or by night. In the company of a safari guide, observe sights and sounds of the bush, while using your complimentary Swarovski Optik binoculars.
AUTHENTIC MAASAI CULTURE
Immerse yourself in the Masai Mara, translated into spotted land of the Maasai, where you can interact daily with our staff, many of whom are from local communities. Or visit a traditional village and witness the daily rituals and traditions of the Maasai culture.
Going Beyond the Expected
Go ‘Beyond the Expected’ with a safari theatre experience. Led by our experienced guides, enjoy a morning bush cappuccino rendezvous and evening sundowner stop on your game drives, as well as a complimentary pair of Swarovski Optik binoculars, for your use during your stay with us.
TAILORMAKE YOUR STAY
Talk to one of our travel specialists to tailormake your stay to any of our destinations
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