This is the bigger &Beyond property that lies just next to the infamous Bateleur Tented Camp. Where Bateleur is aimed at the very top end of the market, Kichwa is aimed at less of an expensive price bracket. Featuring a good standard of rooms, the camp is located not far from the entrance to the Mara Reserve. This is without doubt one of the best value options in the whole of East Africa, offering the full andBeyond experience at a fraction of the typical cost.
Immortalised through famous tales of olden day safaris, the Masai Mara National Reserv
e is one of the richest and most diverse wildlife areas in the world. Known as the ‘spotted land’ to the Maasai, the reserve is home to a vast number of resident wildlife, as well as part of the annual phenomenon of the Great Migration. The migratory wildebeest, zebra, kongoni and topi join abundant elephant, hippo, buffalo, giraffe, lion and cheetah in the Mara. 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 excitement and drama of the migration. Six species of primates and over 450 species of bird add to the Mara’s incredible natural diversity making it one of the best Africa Safaris
on the continent.
Kichwa Tembo Luxury Tented Camp
The Maasai-inspired rooms are elegant and timeless that come with an unbeatable view. There is plenty of spacious guest areas to relax and rewind including a bar/lounge area, indoor and outdoor dining areas plus a pool that also overlooks the endless plains of the Mara
. If you don't however feel like leaving your room then there is a built in day-bed to watch the wildlife casually wander by.
Although game drives are a firm favourite with everyone, extra activities are also on offer, hot air balloon safaris, cultural visits and bush banquets can easily be added to your agenda. This provides a great variety of activities that will can everyone, no matter their age, happy.
The camp commands fantastic views out across the plains of this famous region and plays host to the vast herds of wildebeest that roam through the rolling grasslands for approximately four months of the year from August until November. Out of this period, this is an idyllic setting to spend a few days walking and generally taking in one of the last true wildernesses in the world.
There are a two different room categories at Kichwa Tembo, the superior and the classic tents. Whilst both offer exceptional value that is hard to beat in East Africa, we prefer the superior tents. More spacious and lavish, the extra luxury certainly makes that special occaision feel even more so!
As to be expected with all &Beyond properties, the level of hospitality, service and guiding is exemplary and beautiful cuisine and smiling faces will welcome you back after an enthalling day of game drives.
If you fancy some rest and relaxation on the beach
after your safari adventure then why not combine Kichwa Tembo with a trip over to the Seychelles
. It makes the perfect holiday for families