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&Beyond Kichwa Tembo Main Camp

Kichwa Tembo is an oasis of 40 Hemingway-style tents shaded by dense forest canopy. Each tent has a private deck with views of the greatest grassland system on earth, the Maasai Mara. Kichwa Tembo has 12 luxury tents and 28 superior tents.

Maasai Mara, Kenya
Kichwa Tembo Main Camp
  • Relax in the swimming pool and look out over the expansive plains

  • Have a massage in your tent after the morning game drive

  • Dinner under the African sky

  • Resident warthog wander through camp

Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp is found on the edge of the north western Maasai Mara and is found in the forest just below the spot where a famous scene from Out of Africa was filmed. This setting was also chosen to illustrate the motion picture’s poster. In each safari tent there is an en-suite bathroom with shower, stone floors and soft lighting. Each tent stands at least eight metres away from the next, ensuring absolute seclusion and it is lovely to be able to sit on the terrace of your tent and see what game wanders past.

Kichwa Tented Camp has a lovely swimming pool, with views out over the endless plains and is the perfect place to cool off in the middle of the day. There are also lots of hammocks strung up between trees in the grounds, perfect to relax in.

Children are warmly welcomed at the camp and activities depend entirely on the age of the children and may include the following: family game-drives (at the discretion of the lodge manager and subject to availability), special one-hour children's bush walks within the camp perimeter and Planet Manager activity books. Special programmes can be compiled such as tracking for children, fishing, frog safaris and birding.

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Top tip:

Look out for the warthogs that prowl the lawns, they are brilliant characters and almost tame!

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Maasai Mara, Kenya

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.

It is an 8-hour 30-minute international flight to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport, then it is a 30-minute trip by road to Wilson Domestic Airport. Two scheduled 1-hour flights operate from Nairobi’s Wilson airport on a daily basis, to Kichwa Tembo’s private airstrip. From the airstrip it's then a 30-minute game drive to the camp.

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