Set among forests on the very edge of the Masaai Mara, Bateleur Camp possesses all the old-world glamor of vintage safaris.
To provide a more intimate and classic safari experience, the camp is divided into two camps of nine tented suites each. Each tent exudes the romance of a bygone safari era, complete with polished wooden floors, beautifully handcrafted artifacts, fine antiques, leather buttoned Chesterfield sofas, books, crystal, and more. Of course, modern luxuries abound, including a private deck overlooking the game-filled plains, comfortable sitting and dining areas, and an en-suite bathroom with a stone-walled shower. For even more attentive service, a personal butler caters to each guest’s needs.
Encompassing nearly 600 square miles, the Maasai Mara National Reserve provides a year-round panoramic display of some of Kenya’s most well-known species. Bateleur Camp is located in the Kichwa Tembo private concession, which is leased from the Maasai people. The concession is in western Mara’s remote region and is explored almost exclusively by fly-in guests. The concession on which the lodge is located lies directly in the path of the annual great migration, an impressive parade of over one million wildebeest as well as other plains game such as zebra and gazelle, including Thompson’s gazelle, eland, and impala. Of course, predators accompany the migrating wildlife, so guests can expect to see black-maned lion and hyena as well.