SAFARI GAME DRIVES
Big Five and iconic wildlife encounters and track nocturnal wildlife in the dark
Guided Great Migration Experience
Gain insight into the noble Maasai tribes
AFRICA NATURE WALKS
Interpretative bush walks with a guide
HOT AIR BALLOONING
Float above sweeping plains with a birds-eye view
Classical Kenyan Safari Redefined
Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp, Kenya
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 (583 square miles), the Masai Mara is a land of breath-taking vistas, abundant wildlife and endless landscapes.
Neighbouring the Masai Mara National Reserve
Kichwa Tembo Tented 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 fly-in guests.
Access to our lodge:
- Two scheduled flights a day from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport to Kichwa Tembo’s private airstrip; the flights take approximately an hour
- 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
Eight Superior View, twelve Classic and twenty Superior Tents
SPACIOUS FAMILY TENT
Three Family Tents ideal for multigenerational travel
WELCOMING CHILD POLICY
All ages welcome, introduce children to the bush early
Fun, interactive activities to discover new experiences and cultures
Caring staff members to watch little ones.
Unwind with a holistic relaxing treatment
SPARKLING CAMP POOL
Rim-flow pool on the edge of the Mara
Connect with the outside world with network throughout
Garden to table philosophy with fresh produce & ingredients
Complimentary use for the duration of your safari
SUPERIOR VIEW TENT
2021: JANUARY - DECEMBER
From USD 505 per person per night
2021: JANUARY - DECEMBER From USD 455 per person per night
2021: JANUARY - DECEMBER From USD 330 per person per night
2021: JANUARY - DECEMBER
From USD 1,595 per family tent per night
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Welcome to Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp
Sprawled along the Saparingo River on the edge of the Oloololo escarpment, where riverine forest meets the sweeping plains in the seasonal path of the awe-inspiring Great Migration, the camp provides an authentic dose of African wildlife, delivered with legendary Kenyan hospitality.
Set on a private concession, with abundant iconic wildlife and panoramic Masai Mara views, Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp dazzles with its contemporary safari feel.
With timeless interiors that are simple yet sophisticated and stylish, the Camp enhances guests’ sense of privacy and enjoyment. 12 Classic tents, 20 Superior tents and eight Superior View tents, are laid out in immaculate grounds, with leisurely groups of warthog feeding right outside the tent doors. Maasai-inspired interiors firmly entrench &Beyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp as the unrivalled luxury tented camp of its size in the greater Mara.
Massive windows in the spacious guest areas invite the Mara inside and incorporate split-level spaces where guests can relax and unwind. Pick and choose delicious ingredients from the organic garden and enjoy convivial conversations in the inviting interactive kitchen. Treat yourself to holistic healing in the massage tent, indulge in a rejuvenating treatment or browse the Safari Shop, offering the finest Kenyan handicrafts. The rim-flow swimming pool, literally on the edge of the Mara, boasts one of the world’s most extraordinary views.
LEAVING OUR WORLD A BETTER PLACE
Designed to limit impact, all hot water in the camp is heated through
a solar water system. By bottling our water on site we save over 56,000
plastic bottles annually, and with a strong focus on people development,
we invest in education and healthcare.
Why we love it
The Masai Mara combines some of the richest Big Five viewing on the planet and is home to lion prides, leopard and elephant parades. In migration season, vast herds of wildebeest stretch as far as the eye can see, and with the diverse eco-systems comes a variety of bird life.
This is the land of the Maasai, regal overlords and striking custodians of an ancient culture. Translated into spotted land of the Maasai, interact daily with our staff, many of whom are from local communities. Or visit a traditional village and witness the daily rituals of the Maasai.
Situated on the western border of the game rich Masai Mara National Reserve, the camp is set on a private concession. In addition to the excellent year-round concentration of wildlife, access to the concession allows for bush walks, night drives and bush dining under a starry sky.
Wholesome, organic menus incorporate and celebrate the seasonal bounty of the lodge’s thriving shamba (vegetable garden). The interactive kitchen brings a cheerful atmosphere to the lodge, allowing guests to see their mouth-watering meals being prepared from garden to table.
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.
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