Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp
Nairobi & Central Kenya, Kenya
Nairobi & Central Kenya, Kenya
MAASAI MARA, KENYA
Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp is known as Kenya’s best loved safari camp. Laid out along the Sabaringo River on the edge of the Oloololo escarpment, it looks out onto the plains of the Masai Mara. 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.
Located on the edge of north western Maasai Mara, it offers a beautiful landscape, fit enough for a Hollywood film, as in Out of Africa. The scenic made such an impact that it was also chosen for the picture’s favourite poster. Spread out near this beautiful scene, is the Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp, with 28 classic tents, each with a terrace to see the passing game.
The Masai Mara Nature Reserve is home to a vast number of resident wildlife, as well as home to the annual Great Migration. Leopard and serval are frequently encountered, while endangered black rhino can be found in the dense bush thickets. Daily game drives at the Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp will allow you to see more wildlife, dispersed around the park. During the afternoon breaks, you can cool off in the swimming pool which is a favourite amongst children.
Kichwa Tembo Main Camp MAASAI MARA, KENYA
Stay Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp offers 40 spacious tents, twelve of them luxury suites, all laid out in immaculate grounds. 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. Hammocks strung around the gracious swimming pool invite you for an afternoon nap.
The Camp Set on a private concession leased from Masai landlords in the north of the Mara, the Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp offers total seclusion and abundant wildlife. The spacious guest areas incorporate split-level spaces where guests can relax and unwind. There is a massage room and a Safari Shop, which offers the finest Kenyan handicrafts. The rim-flow swimming pool, literally on the edge of the Mara, boasts one of the world’s most extraordinary views.
ChildCare Children of 8 years and above are welcome to stay at the Kichwa Tembo Camp, and can partake in game drives at the guide’s discretion. There are three family tends available.
Safari Blessed with an astounding year-round concentration of animals and site of the Great Wildebeest Migration, Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp in 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.
Experience The day at the Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp begins with morning game drives 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 Kichwa 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.
Location Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp nestles below the Oloololo Escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, affording spectacular views of the Masai Mara’s game-filled plains.
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. Air Kenya and Safari Link operate scheduled flights from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport to Kichwa Tembo’s private airstrip; the flights take approximately an hour. From the airstrip it's then a 30-minute game drive to the camp.
When to go The best time of year to visit the Maasai Mara is during the Great Wildebeest Migration which tends to pass through the Mara between mid-July to late October. These are also the cool winter months in Kenya. The only time to avoid Kenya is during the long rainy season in April and May. The short rainy season in November is less predictable and much lighter. Nights in Kenya can be cold due to the altitude.