Bateleur Camp

Masai Mara National Reserve
Situated below the scenic location where the famous final scene of the movie Out of Africa was filmed, this romantic and totally private camp reflects the ambiance of Kenyan safaris of the ‘20s and ‘30s. The epitome of tented luxury, Bateleur Camp comprises just two intimate camps of nine tented suites each, set among the forests on the edge of the Masai Mara amidst an astounding year-round concentration of animals, including the Great Wildebeest Migration.
The tented suites boast an easy, classical elegance, with polished wooden floors and en-suite bathrooms with stone-walled showers. Each tent has its own deck overlooking the vast game-filled plains of the Masai Mara and a personal butler ensures that every need is catered for. Beautifully handcrafted artefacts, fine antiques, leather buttoned Chesterfield sofas, books, crystal and candlelight adorn the comfortable sitting and dining areas, transporting you back to the heyday of classical safari. A deep, refreshing lap pool provides cool comfort in between game viewing adventures and delicious meals are served in memorable setting beneath the stars, ……
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followed by fireside port and cigars. Bush breakfasts and romantic sundowners on the edge of the Rift Valley offer an unforgettable African experience.
 
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 583 square miles, the Masai Mara is a land of breath-taking vistas, abundant wildlife and endless landscapes. With abundant elephant, buffalo, giraffe, lion and cheetah alongside the migratory wildebeest and zebra, the reserve is a photographer’s and naturalist’s paradise. Leopard are frequently encountered, endangered black rhino find shelter in dense thickets and rafts of hippo and enormous crocodiles are found in the Mara River. The reserve is also home to over 450 bird species. Bateleur Camp is situated in the Kichwa Tembo private concession, which neighbors 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.
 
AT A GLANCE
  • Two intimate camps of nine tented suites each
  • En-suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers
  • Overhead fans
  • Private butler service
  • Lodge swimming pool
  • Out of Africa’ style luxury accommodation
  • Breath-taking views of the Masai Mara
  • At the foot of the scenic Oloololo escarpment, the rim of the Great Rift Valley
  • Seasonal views of the Great Migration, including river crossing
  • Wildebeest, kongoni, topi, large herds of elephant, buffalo, giraffe, black-maned lion, cheetah and massive crocodiles in the Mara River
  • Situated in a private concession therefore able to do bush walks and night drives
  • Sensitive off-road driving practices allow for close interactions with the wildlife
  • Twice daily game drives
  • Night drives
  • Bush walks at an additional charge
  • Hot air ballooning available nearby at an additional charge
  • Community visit, including interaction with the Maasai at an additional charge
  • Maasai dancers at an additional charge
  • In-room massage available
  • All Inclusive: 3 meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beer, safari activities, laundry
  • Wi-Fi internet access in guest areas and suites
  • 220v AC power
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
  • 2015 - HIGHLY COMMENDED IN THE BEST FAMILY SAFARI EXPERIENCE (TANZANIA) CATEGORY AT THE SAFARI AWARDS 2016
  • 2015 - #6 AMONG THE TOP 30 RESORTS IN AFRICA AT THE CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER (US) READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS
  • 2013 - US TRAVEL + LEISURE TOP 500 OF THE WORLD’S BEST HOTELS
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