Bateleur Camp (Masai Mara) Kenya
Tucked away at the foot of the scenic Oloololo escarpment (the rim of the Great Rift Valley) in Kenya’s iconic Masai Mara National Reserve, is the classic and elegant &Beyond Bateleur Camp.
Here, amidst the reserve’s astounding year-round concentration of animals, including the Great Wildebeest Migration, guests can experience an unsurpassed wildlife experience.
This romantic and totally private camp reflects the ambiance of Kenyan safaris of the ‘20s and ‘30s and is situated below the scenic location where the famous final scene of the movie Out of Africa was filmed.
The nine tented rooms reflect classic luxury, the tents feature safari architecture of sweeping canvas, traditional shingle and highly polished hardwood, underfoot lay fine needlepoint rugs.
Fine antiques enhance the secluded, comfortable interiors of the camp, leather- buttoned Chesterfield sofas, keepsakes of distant days such as polished compasses and cabin trunks with their original passage labels, as well as a wide selection of library books. The interiors transport you to the heyday of colonial safaris, to an epoch of romance, canvas and candlelight.
The dining area and verandah have views of the endless game-filled plains of the Mara. Pan-African cuisine is served with flair, after dinner, enjoy a glass of port in front of the fire; Pan-African cuisine is often served in the bush at both dinner and breakfast, dinners are served in a clearing in the bush under a star-studded sky. The incredible effort, the surprise, the spectacular settings, visual impact and fairytale-like atmosphere of dining under the stars are an unforgettable African bush experience.
The main guest area, which is shaded by a dense forest canopy, has a reception area and a comfortable lounge with a fireplace. While you are relaxing inside the camp, you can take in endless, game-filled plains with the dramatic Oloololo Escarpment as a backdrop. The tree-shaded lap pool, almost 13 meters, long is a refreshing feature. The camp has a small curio shop, and you are welcome to visit the larger shop at Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp.
Game Viewing & Activities:
There are a number of exciting activities as optional extras, like viewing game from the silence of a hot-air balloon, one of the finest wildlife experiences. Not only does this give you a unique perspective of the Mara grasslands, but it also enables you to spot far more game than is possible from the ground, this is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Each day offers new adventures, starting with the unexpected delight of an early morning bush breakfast, followed by hours of superb game and bird-watching, there are daily lectures by a Maasai naturalist.
You may also visit a Maasai cultural village and watch traditional Maasai dancing or you can wind down another action-packed African day with sundowners at a location featuring spectacular views across the Mara. From this unique vantage point, the entire Masai Mara reserve is visible on a clear day.
Accommodation Rates:- From $680 per person per night sharing. Please contact us for a quote and suggested itinerary.