Bateleur Camp


  • Elegant tented suites
  • View plains game from your private deck
  • Attentive butler service
  • Twice daily game drives plus bush walks
  • Dine beneath a canopy of stars
  • Seasonal viewing of the wildebeest migration 

Open: Bateleur Camp is open all year.

Location: Bateleur Camp is at the base of the Oloololo escarpment, part of the rim of the Great Rift Valley, in the Kichwa Tembo private concession which borders the Masai Mara National Reserve. Kichwa Tembo is the closest airstrip, a half hour drive away.

Rooms: There are 2 separate camps at Bateleur, each with 9 tents. These are roomy with solid wooden floors, overhead fans, safe, hairdryer, an en-suite bathroom, an indoor seating area, a private deck and private butler service. There is ample space for storing clothes and luggage. A 'gym in a basket' with weights, a skipping rope and yoga mat is available on request for a private work out.

Activities: Morning and afternoon game drives in Kichwa Tembo concession, bush walks, night drives, village visits and hot air ballooning are all offered. Some activities incur an additional charge, to be paid locally. Bateleur Camp is perfectly placed for observing the annual wildebeest migration.

Facilities: The lounge has soft leather sofas, chandeliers and antiques. There is a selection of books you can dip into at leisure. Most meals are served out in the open air and bush breakfast and sundowners overlooking the Rift Valley can be arranged. The lap pool offers opportunities for gentle exercise. The camp provides a daily laundry service.

Dining: Meals are eaten at individual tables.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome. There are 2 triple tents. Those aged 5 and younger cannot take part in regular game drives, children aged 6 to 11 can take part in regular game drives at the discretion of the camp manager. Baby sitting can be arrange (at extra charge).

Health: This is a low-risk malarial area.

Communication: There is Wi-Fi in guest tents and main areas.

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Client Rating for Kenya 5/5 from 58 reviews

Bateleur Camp is a very good luxury safari camp. The staff are very welcoming and professional, and the guides knowledgeable and interesting to talk to. This is a matter of taste but I found the experience a little more like staying at a hotel than a camp - I felt slightly distant from the landscape and wildlife while in the camp itself, but the game drives were very good. Two members of staff deserve an extra-special mention. Milka Kerubo, the camp manager, was kind enough to have dinner with me a couple of times (as I was travelling alone) and told me fascinating stories about growing up in the Maasai culture. Wilson Naitoi was my guide for all the game drives and a guided walk, and was extremely knowledgeable and interesting to talk to.

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