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Kenya

Bateleur Camp

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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.

There are plenty of activities available at the camp. Twice-daily game drives as well as night drives offer the best opportunities to see leopard, endangered black rhino, hippo, crocodile, elephant, kongoni, topi, buffalo, giraffe, cheetah, and over 450 bird species. A morning hot air balloon ride takes in the sunrise over the Maasai Mara’s swamps, rivers, and forests and is followed by a champagne breakfast. Guided bush walks explore one of three different paths while taking a closer look at the flora and fauna. Bush breakfasts, dinner, and sundowners are the perfect way to tempt the palate and the eyes as guests feast on delicious fare and the beauties of the savanna. For a cultural visit, trips to local visits explore the way of life for the Maasai people and even visit the Maasai Craft Center for some locally made souvenirs.

The main areas include a lounge and dining room. But guests can also dine beneath the expansive African sky surrounded by innumerable stars, feasting on delicacies using fine china and silver served by attentive staff. Fireside port and cigars top off an unforgettable day on safari, and the next morning begins another exciting day of discovery with a relaxing bush breakfast. The lodge’s lap pool provides a refreshing place to spend the afternoon.

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Kenya

Bateleur Camp

PLAN MY TRIP

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.

There are plenty of activities available at the camp. Twice-daily game drives as well as night drives offer the best opportunities to see leopard, endangered black rhino, hippo, crocodile, elephant, kongoni, topi, buffalo, giraffe, cheetah, and over 450 bird species. A morning hot air balloon ride takes in the sunrise over the Maasai Mara’s swamps, rivers, and forests and is followed by a champagne breakfast. Guided bush walks explore one of three different paths while taking a closer look at the flora and fauna. Bush breakfasts, dinner, and sundowners are the perfect way to tempt the palate and the eyes as guests feast on delicious fare and the beauties of the savanna. For a cultural visit, trips to local visits explore the way of life for the Maasai people and even visit the Maasai Craft Center for some locally made souvenirs.

The main areas include a lounge and dining room. But guests can also dine beneath the expansive African sky surrounded by innumerable stars, feasting on delicacies using fine china and silver served by attentive staff. Fireside port and cigars top off an unforgettable day on safari, and the next morning begins another exciting day of discovery with a relaxing bush breakfast. The lodge’s lap pool provides a refreshing place to spend the afternoon.