Meaning ‘Head of the Elephant’ in Kiswahili, Kichwa Tembo Bateleur Camp is located on a private concession leased from Maasai landlords in the exclusive western Mara.

Renowned as one of Kenya’s best-loved safari lodges, Kichwa Tembo is set below the Oloololo Escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, affording great views of the Masai Mara’s game-filled plains.

The main thatched guest areas include a welcoming bar/sitting area, indoor and outdoor dining areas and a well-stocked gift shop featuring African art, artefacts and safari-wear. The swimming pool is perfect for laid-back game viewing while cooling off.

Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp also presents you with the opportunity to explore the Masai Mara’s Big 5 territory on morning and afternoon game drives in open 4×4 safari vehicles. Hot-air balloon rides, spectacular bush breakfasts or dinners, interpretive bush walks and night game drives can also be arranged.

Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp is situated on the western border of the Masai Mara National Reserve, in south-west Kenya.

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Guest reviews are written by our customers after their stay at Kichwa Tembo Bateleur Camp.

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  • caroll

    The camp is located close to the mara gate so its a great choice even if you are visiting masai mara by road. It is pricey but well worth it so if you can afford it, would highly recommend it to anyone on a mara safari. The food is great and wildlife can be viewed from your tents especially if you opt for the superior view tents. Lovely place and looking forward to staying here again next time we visit mara.

    nothing to complain about.