Bateleur Camp

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

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.

NUMBER OF TENTS
Two camps of nine tents each

MAXIMUM GUESTS
36

CHILDREN
Yes - children 5 years and younger cannot participate in regular game drives; children aged 6 to 11 can participate in regular game drives at the lodge manager’s discretion

CHILDMINDING
Available at an additional cost

TRIPLES
2 (children 16 years and younger)

GUIDE’S ACCOMMODATION
Available

TWIN BEDS
All convertible to double

OVERHEAD FANS
Yes

MOSQUITO NETS
No (sealed tent)

BATH
No

LODGE POOL
Yes

INDOOR SHOWER
Yes

SEPARATE W.C
Yes

IN-ROOM SAFE
Yes

TELEPHONE
No (intermittent mobile reception)

HAIRDRYER
Yes

LAUNDRY INCLUDED
Yes

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS
Yes, with prior notification

DISTANCE BETWEEN ROOMS
10m / 33ft

POWER
220v AC Please note that the generator is generally switched off overnight; with prior notice we are able to provide 24-hour electricity for guests with special medical requirements

INTERNET ACCESS
Yes, wifi in guest areas and guest tents

PRIVATE 4X4 SAFARI VEHICLE
Depending on availability and at additional cost

IN-ROOM MASSAGE
Yes

EXERCISE EQUIPMENT
Gym in a basket available on request

WEATHER
The Masai Mara experiences warm to hot summers from December to March and cool winters from July to September. Night-time temperatures can be cold throughout the year due to the altitude.

RAINFALL
Rain is generally experienced from April to May and again in November

TEMPERATURE
Summer: 28˚C / 80˚F to 32˚C / 92°F Winter: 12˚C / 52˚F to 24˚C  / 75˚F

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
Year-round

MALARIA
Bateleur Camp is situated in a low-risk malaria area

AIRSTRIP
Kichwa Tembo Airstrip is registered; the coordinates are S 01˚16’ and E 35˚02’ 

CAMP CLOSURE
Open year-round

CURRENCY
US dollar bills printed prior to 2000 not accepted in Kenya or Tanzania, as there was a large amount of illegal processing of dollar bills in East African during that time. Travellers cheques are no longer accepted in Kenya due to fraud

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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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