Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp

Nairobi & Surround, Kenya

On Request

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Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp

Laid out along the Sabaringo River on the edge of the Oloololo escarpment, Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp’s safari interiors illuminated by soft lantern light open up onto majestic African landscapes of the Masai Mara.


We Love
  • On the foothills of the scenic Oloololo escarpment, the rim of the Great Rift Valley with beathtaking views over the Masai Mara
  • Seasonal views of the Great Migration, including river crossing
  • Situated in a private concession therefore able to do bush walks and night drives
  • A swimming pool with some of the best views in the Mara
Need to Know
  • There are 28 classic tens and 12 luxury tents and a swimming pool
  • Even though the camp is fenced off, we request that guests be extremely vigilant at all times. Guests are accompanied by staff when walking around the camp at night.
  • Please note that park fees and government charges may apply. Speak to your travel consultant for more details.
  • The Camp’s classic tents will be closed from 15 October 2013 to 01 July 2014.

The Review

Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp offers a quintessential game viewing experience, with sweeping vistas of the Masai Mara or the Sabaringo River. Located where the riverine forest meets the sweeping plains in the path of the awe-inspiring Great Migration, the camp provides an authentic dose up views of African wildlife, delivered with legendary Kenyan hospitality.

Why Stay
Set on a private concession leased from Masai landlords in the north of the Mara, the camp offers total seclusion and abundant wildlife. Forty spacious tents, twelve of them luxury suites, are laid out in immaculate grounds, with leisurely groups of warthog feeding right outside the tent doors.

Each suite offers an ensuite bathroom with stone shower, flagstone floors, soft lighting and separate w.c. in the luxury tents. Spacious private verandas provide views of the open grasslands or the wooded river banks and the passing wildlife (luxury tents only). Hammocks strung around the gracious swimming pool invite you for an afternoon nap.

Blessed with an astounding year-round concentration of animals and site of the Great Wildebeest Migration, Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve provides an unsurpassed wildlife experience. With abundant elephant, buffalo, giraffe, lion and cheetah alongside the migratory wildebeest and zebra, the reserve is a photographer’s and naturalist’s paradise. Leopard are frequently encountered, endangered black rhino find shelter in dense thickets and rafts of hippo and enormous crocodiles are found in the Mara River. The reserve is also home to over 450 bird species.

As dawn breaks over the Masai Mara, tea is served. Your guide will discuss what you hope to see before setting out in an open 4x4 safari vehicle. If the Great Migration is passing through the area, your guide will attempt to catch up with it and spend some time in the midst of the massed herds. Hot drink and snacks are carried.

Return to the Camp for hot breakfast, followed by a quick siesta before lunch. Cool off with a refreshing dip in the Camp's pool before late afternoon game drive. Return to the camp for dinner served under African skies. Then relax around a roaring fire.

Getting There

Most major airlines fly to Kenya and Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) is the main point of arrival for most visitors. Mombasa's Moi International Airport (MBA), on the coast is mostly used by charter flights from Europe aiming for a beach destination. Flight availability and prices are highly seasonal. Conveniently for Europeans, the cheapest fares usually coincide with the European summer holidays, from June to September.

Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp Nairobi & Surround, Kenya