Kichwa Tembo Bateleur Camp

Kichwa Tembo is situated at the foot of the Oloololo Escarpment on the western border of the Masai Mara Reserve in southwestern Kenya. Meaning ‘Head of the Elephant’ in KiSwahili, Kichwa Tembo is located on a private concession leased from Maasai landlords in the exclusive western Mara – much less crowded than the eastern part of the Reserve.

In addition to an excellent year-round concentration of animals, Kichwa Tembo lies directly in the path of Africa’s spectacular Great Migration of hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti, Tanzania, to the Masai Mara in Kenya.

Kichwa Tembo

This is indeed nature at her most theatrical, offering you an African wildlife experience unsurpassed in the world. Witness the migration of almost two million wildebeest, zebra and other herbivores – June to October – including Mara River crossing, Mara River crocodiles, huge herds of elephant, black-maned Mara lions and red- tailed monkey; Interpretive game-drives in open game viewing vehicles and bush-walks with resident Maasai naturalists, Night drives on private concession, Sundowners on rim of Great Rift Valley, Hot-air ballooning at nearby location (optional extra); Intimate camp featuring unique safari architecture of canvas, shingle and polished hardwood, Interior with fine antiques, a selection of library books and impressive views, Personal butler service, Pan-African cuisine often served in the bush – dinner and breakfast, Sweeping views over greatest grassland system on Earth; Maasai cultural village visits; Member of Small Luxury Hotels Of The World.