Bateleur Camp 2017-09-11T13:39:05+00:00

Set among forests on the very edge of the Masai Mara, the intimate Bateleur Camp reflects the ambiance of Kenyan explorers of old.

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Each elegant tent, with its own private butler, replicates the style and glamour of vintage Africa. Slip into a world of hardwood floors, polished silver and sparkling crystal juxtaposed against the romance of the open Mara plains, with their abundant herds of wildlife.

Experience classic safari style, where wildlife adventures by day blend with elegant panache under canvas at night. Commanding sweeping views over some of the premier game viewing regions in the world, this intimate camp reflects the ambiance of the Kenyan explorers of the 20’s and 30’s.

Verdant branches that open up onto an expansive panorama provide endless views of the Masai Mara as soon as you open your eyes in your vast wooden bed.

Each elegant tent, with its own private butler, replicates the style and glamour of vintage Africa. Slip into a world of hardwood floors, polished silver and sparkling crystal juxtaposed against the romance of the open Mara plains, with their abundant herds of wildlife.

Experience classic safari style, where wildlife adventures by day blend with elegant panache under canvas at night. Commanding sweeping views over some of the premier game viewing regions in the world, this intimate camp reflects the ambiance of the Kenyan explorers of the 20’s and 30’s.

Verdant branches that open up onto an expansive panorama provide endless views of the Masai Mara as soon as you open your eyes in your vast wooden bed.

Wildlife at Bateleur Camp
The Masai Mara Nature Reserve is home to a vast number of resident wildlife, as well as home to the annual Great Migration. The migratory wildebeest, zebra, kongoni and topi join abundant elephant, hippo, buffalo, giraffe, lion and cheetah. Leopard and serval are frequently encountered, while endangered black rhino can be found in the dense bush thickets. The Mara River is also famed for its enormous crocodiles, which lay in wait for the wildebeest and zebra during the migration, when more than two million wildebeest and zebra move in search of prime grazing land.

The small and compact Thomson’s gazelle follow the herds in their quest for life-giving water and grazing. Lion, and hyena, as well as the more elusive cheetah and leopard, mingle with the migrating masses, while vulture and jackal await the scraps of the more powerful predators.

The Mara is famous for its magnificent, black-maned lion and guests stand a good chance of viewing these powerful animals. Up to six species of vulture are found in the Mara and one or more of them may often be seen on the sidelines of a lion kill.The rare black rhino are most frequently encountered in the Ngama Hills in the eastern Mara. The Mara hosts a large elephant population, which has had a significant impact on the reserve.

The Mara River is famous for its enormous crocodiles, with massive hippo frequently spotted in the water during the day or feeding out on the plains at night.

The dense riverine forest around the Kichwa Tembo camps is home to two unusual monkey species – the blue monkey and the redtail monkey, with their striking facial patterns.

Activities at Bateleur Camp
KICHWA NATURE TRAIL

Take a leisurely walk in the camp surrounds with a trained ranger. This trail winds through riverine forest, and follows the perimeter of Sabaringo Creek – fantastic bird life.

No additional cost

MARA HIPPO TRAIL

This walking trail offers an exciting opportunity to explore the wilderness on foot, through the plains, riverine forest, savannah grasslands and bush land surrounding Kichwa Tembo and on to the Mara River.

No additional cost

OLOOLOLO ESCARPMENT TRAIL

The Oloololo Escarpment trail leads from the camp to the top of the escarpment, from where you view the Mara reserve, the Mara river and riverine forest. Rising up to 500 metres above the plains, on a clear day the spectacular view can cover the entire reserve.

No additional cost

NIGHT GAME DRIVE

The &Beyond Kichwa Tembo concession is the only place where guests can experience night game drives in the Masai Mara. As the sun sinks over the vast horizon, the African bush comes to life with predators and other nocturnal creatures. Guests may have the opportunity to observe fascinating species not normally encountered in daylight. Minimum 4 guests.

No additional cost

BUSH BREAKFAST

Enjoy a delicious breakfast in the bush, either on the banks of the Mara River or on the Oloololo Escarpment. Sip champagne (served on request) whilst enjoying the spectacular panoramic views of the plains below. Minimum 6 guests.

No additional cost

BUSH DINNER

A delicious Pan African meal is served in a memorable setting under the stars, followed by fireside entertainment by our very own Sukuti band. Minimum 6 guests.

Private dinners can be arranged on request for 2 or more guests within the camp grounds.

No additional cost

SUNDOWNER COCKTAILS

Enjoy sundowner cocktails at a breathtaking location on the famous Oloololo Escarpment. Watch as the sun sinks over a spectacular classical safari landscape from a vantage point that commands views over the entire Masai Mara. Minimum 6 guests.

No additional cost

MORNING BALLOON SAFARI

Be a part of the Masai Mara by air. Enjoy breathtakingly beautiful views of the morning’s sunrise. Marvel at the diverse habitats of the Masai Mara Reserve, the great Mara River, swamps, forests, wildlife and the African Savanna. Enjoy a delicious champagne breakfast served in the open plains of the Masai Mara upon landing.

Available at an additional cost

MAASAI DANCE

Tall Maasai warriors in traditional dress form a guard of honour as guests arrive. Deep, haunting voices burst into song and soon the ground reverberates to the rhythm of their athletic traditional dances as the Maasai leap higher and higher, seeking to outperform each other.

Available at an additional cost

MAASAI VILLAGE VISIT

Guests will be guided through the village by an English-speaking Maasai, who lives in the village. He will introduce your guests to the authentic, daily hustle and bustle of Maasai living. Guests will also have the opportunity to browse through the Maasai Craft Centre and purchase artefacts and souvenirs, which are made in the village — all proceeds are given back to the community.

Available at an additional cost

PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARIS

Photographic enthusiasts can now embark on half or full-day safaris in a uniquely customised photographic vehicle, through the breathtaking landscapes of the Masai Mara or the Serengeti, at a selection of &Beyond lodges. The renowned CNP vehicles offer unobstructed views, 360° degree swivel chairs, a personal bar and air conditioning – ensuring a truly memorable photographic experience. Guests can choose to enjoy their safari in the company of a specialist photographic guide or in the company of an &Beyond safari guide. The vehicle can also be booked per seat or in its entirety, with a minimum of 2 guests for this adventure. This seasonal activity is offered at an additional cost and is subject to availability.

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