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Kenya

Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp

PLAN MY TRIP

Situated in the area known as the “head of the elephant” by its Maasai landlords, Kichwa Tembo private concession adjoins Kenya’s incredible Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Accommodations consist of twelve classic tents, twenty superior tents, and eight superior view tents. The classic tents have en suite bathrooms with a shower. They are set away from the main area for added privacy and enjoy a limited view of the Sabaringo River. The larger superior tents have beautiful Maasai-inspired interiors and oversized beds. These rooms include a private deck with a comfortable day and limited views of the Maasai Mara. While the superior view tents have all the same amenities with the added bonus of uninterrupted views of the Maasai Mara.

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. The camp is in the Kichwa Tembo private concession, which is set along the Sabaringo River on the edge of the Oloololo escarpment. The concession 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 explore this game-rich region with frequent sightings of 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. 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 lodge has split-level spaces and includes a cozy bar and spacious dining room serving delicious Pan-African fare. A rim-flow pool provides a respite from the heat of the day and breathtaking views of the Maasai Mara. The massage room offers relaxing treatments. While the Safari shop sells fine Kenyan handicrafts.

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Kenya

Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp

PLAN MY TRIP

Situated in the area known as the “head of the elephant” by its Maasai landlords, Kichwa Tembo private concession adjoins Kenya’s incredible Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Accommodations consist of twelve classic tents, twenty superior tents, and eight superior view tents. The classic tents have en suite bathrooms with a shower. They are set away from the main area for added privacy and enjoy a limited view of the Sabaringo River. The larger superior tents have beautiful Maasai-inspired interiors and oversized beds. These rooms include a private deck with a comfortable day and limited views of the Maasai Mara. While the superior view tents have all the same amenities with the added bonus of uninterrupted views of the Maasai Mara.

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. The camp is in the Kichwa Tembo private concession, which is set along the Sabaringo River on the edge of the Oloololo escarpment. The concession 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 explore this game-rich region with frequent sightings of 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. 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 lodge has split-level spaces and includes a cozy bar and spacious dining room serving delicious Pan-African fare. A rim-flow pool provides a respite from the heat of the day and breathtaking views of the Maasai Mara. The massage room offers relaxing treatments. While the Safari shop sells fine Kenyan handicrafts.