Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp

Masai Mara National Reserve
Steeped in the aura of classical safari, the recently refurbished Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp boasts twelve classic tents, twenty superior tents and eight superior view tents. While all the tents look out onto the open grasslands or the shady forest surrounding the Sabaringo River, the superior view tents boast exceptionally beautiful, uninterrupted views of the Masai Mara. The superior tents feature beautiful Maasai-inspired interiors that showcase a simple and contemporary use of local materials. Oversized beds are perfectly positioned to make the most of the views, while stained cypress wood furniture combine with tribal decorative elements. The generously sized swimming pool is set among the trees and surrounded by lush lawns and spectacular views. Opening up onto incredible Masai Mara views, the guest areas feature cozy split-level spaces decorated in a palette of stone and taupe. Celebrating the romance and nostalgia of the Mara, a double story bar and lounge area feature oversized windows with spectacular panoramas. The split-level dining area has been designed around an interactive kitchen and vegetable garden, making food an..
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integral part of the safari experience.

The generously sized rim-flow swimming pool, literally on the edge of the Mara, boasts one of the world’s most extraordinary views. Opening up onto incredible Masai Mara views, the guest areas feature cozy split-level spaces decorated in a palette of stone and taupe. Celebrating the romance and nostalgia of the Mara, a double-storied bar and lounge area feature oversized windows with spectacular panoramas. The split-level dining area has been designed around an interactive kitchen and vegetable garden, making food an integral part of the safari 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.
 
AT A GLANCE
  • 12 classic tents, 20 superior tents and 8 superior view tents
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Safari shop
  • Swimming pool
  • Breath-taking views of the Masai Mara
  • In the foothills of the scenic Oloololo Escarpment, the rim of the Great Rift Valley
  • Seasonal views of the Great Migration, including river crossing
  • Exceptional wildlife sightings thanks to the wide open spaces and the openness of the Mara
  • 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
  • Frequent sightings of bushbuck and warthog on the camp grounds
  • Twice daily game 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
  • Massage available in the massage room
  • All Inclusive: 3 meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beer, safari activities, laundry
  • Wi-Fi internet access throughout the camp
  • 220v AC power
 
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
  • 2016 - LISTED AMONGST THE TOP 100 BEST HOTELS IN THE WORLD IN THE TRAVEL & LEISURE WORLD’S BEST AWARDS SURVEY
  • 2016 - #10 BY TRAVEL & LEISURE ‘BEST SAFARI LODGES IN AFRICA’
  • 2015 - NAMED IN TRAVEL & LEISURE WORLD’S BEST AWARDS ‘100 BEST HOTELS IN THE WORLD’
  • 2015 - #13 AMONG THE TOP 30 RESORTS IN AFRICA AT THE CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER (US) READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS
  • 2015 - LISTED IN BRIDAL GUIDE TRAVEL AWARDS (SAFARI CATEGORY)
  • 2015 - WINS THE SUSTAINABLE PROJECT CATEGORY OF THE HOSPITALITY DESIGN AWARDS
  • 2015 - LISTED IN ‘THE 100 BEST HOTELS IN THE WORLD’
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