andBeyond Bateleur Camp
&Beyond Bateleur Camp offers a luxurious classic safari ambience in the private Kichwa Tembo concession which neighbours the Masai Mara National Reserve to the west. It is known for its breathtaking views over the Mara, offering a wide-angle lens onto its famous savanna grasslands. In addition to good year-round concentrations of game, the Kichwa Tembo concession lies in the path of the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra.
This intimate camp is designed to recreate the romance and glamour of those early pioneering explorers of the 20's and 30's. Take yourself back to a world of hardwood floors, polished silver and sparkling crystal, all the time enjoying the timeless romance of the open Mara plains, with their abundant herds of wildlife.
Bateleur Camp have redesigned their tented suites with new seating areas where you can enjoy game viewing from the comfort of your tent. The camp also now has two swimming pools with a generous poolside decking. Perfect for al fresco dining. The main area is now bigger and houses a coffee bar by day and gin bar by night.
Bateleur Camp comprises of two separate camps of nine tented suites each, set amongst the forests on the edge of the Masai Mara. Nestled deep in dense riverine forest, each tented suite is secluded by lush green vegetation, carving out a private, leafy retreat. Each boasts an easy, classical elegance, with polished wooden floors and en suite bathrooms with showers.
Guest areas add a touch of vintage safari elegance. Beautifully handcrafted artefacts, fine antiques, leather chairs, books, crystal and candlelight furnish the comfortable sitting and dining areas, transporting you back in time. Shiny brass compasses, leather trunks and framed maps bring a poignant reminder of old world travellers. Delicious meals are served in memorable setting beneath the stars, followed by campfire port and cigars.
Game-viewing at Bateleur Camp
Lions are frequently seen in the area and you are very likely to see them - feasting on a kill or sleeping off the after-effects. Cheetah are also in abundance and this is an excellent area for predator sightings. Other resident species include zebra, elephant, spotted hyena, black backed jackal, hippo, giraffe, eland and wildebeest.
Given that andBeyond Bateleur Camp is in a private concession, bush walks and night drives are available as well as day drives. Sensitive off-road driving allowed for close interactions with the wildlife. Hot air ballooning, Maasai community visits and Maasai talks are all available at an extra cost. Bush breakfasts and romantic sundowners on the edge of the Rift Valley offer an unforgettable African experience.
There are two tented suites which can be triples for children younger than 16 years. No children under six years can participate in the regular game drives.
andBeyond Bateleur Camp on the map
Set among the forests on the edge of the Masai Mara, the elegant tents, with their own private butlers, reflect the style and glamour of vintage Africa. The spacious tented suites have shingle roofs, wooden doors and a private deck. Step out of your elegant tented suited onto the private deck outside and watch the bush around you come to life. The en suite 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 refreshing dip in the pool.
Two tents joined by a canvas corridor, which can be opened or closed depending on the need of the guests. Thus, the rooms can be sold separately, (with the corridor closed) or together (with the corridor opened).