Bateleur Camp, Maasai Mara Luxury Lodge
A luxurious and exclusive safari camp, Bateleur Camp has a distinctive style and glamour reminiscent of bygone days, yet with all the modern comforts and conveniences. In a private concession on the edge of Kenya's famous Maasai Mara National Park, Bateleur and its sister camp, Kichwe Tembo, are in the direct path of the annual Great Migration.
* Bateleur Camp Highlights
- ∞Set in one of the World’s premier safari destinations, the Maasai Mara
- ∞In the direct path of the annual Great Migration
- ∞Unbeatable game-viewing area
- ∞Intimate, luxurious camp with your own private butler
- ∞Two camps of only 9 tents, each with its own private viewing deck
- ∞New family suites available
- ∞Day and night game drives, bush walks and hot air ballooning
- ∞Visits to local Maasai cultural villages and dancing performances
More about this accommodation
Recently re-opened after a rebuild (April 2018), Bateleur Camp has almost doubled the floor space of each luxury tent, added a new family unit, built two pools and a spa, increased the dining area options and reconfigured the fencing to allow game even closer than before.
Cocooned by vintage luxury and the elegance of bygone days, you’ll be amazed by your surroundings at Bateleur Camp – endless vistas of forest, the open Mara plans and the most abundant herds of wildlife you’re ever likely to see.
Intimate luxury on safari
With your very own butler to take care of you, all you need to do at Bateleur Camp is relax and soak up the beauty of your natural surrounds. There are two camps, each with 9 luxurious tented suites set in the shady forests on the edge of the Maasai Mara. Each is en-suite with its own private viewing deck overlooking the game-filled plains.
Elegant, relaxing camp life
Thoughtful touches and little extras add to your safari enjoyment: comfortable sofas, exquisite furnishings, excellent reading material, delicious meals served al fresco, evenings around the campfire with port and cigars, a refreshing lap pool, romantic sundowners on the Rift Valley’s edge …
The plains of Mara are alive with some of the biggest wildlife herds you may ever see: wildebeest by the hundreds of thousands in migration season, zebra, kongoni, topi, elephant, buffalo, giraffe and Thomson’s gazelle as well as black rhino. The rivers and watercourses are alive with crocodile and hippo and all the big predators are evident: lion, cheetah, leopard, hyena and jackal.
There are two scheduled flights (approx. 1 hour) daily from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport to Kichwa Tembo’s private airstrip. A daily flight from Mombasa (approx. 2 hours) is also available. From the airstrip, there’s a 30-minute game drive to reach Bateleur Camp.
Our Take on Bateleur Camp
If you’re looking for an “Out of Africa”, out-of-this-world safari experience, then Bateleur will tick all the right boxes. As part of the &Beyond group, you can expect superior service, style and superb hospitality all around. Plus it’s in one of the world’s most game-rich and rewarding safari destinations. Easy to recommend.
- ∞Accommodation and three meals daily
- ∞Personal butler services
- ∞All soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirit and beers, teas and coffees, refreshments on game drives
- ∞Safari activities - two game drives daily, night drives
- ∞Emergency medical evacuation insurance
- ∞Transfers to/from the lodge airstrip.
- xTelephone calls
- xSafari shop purchases
- xAll items of a personal nature
- xChampagne, cognac, fine wines, premium brand spirits and cigars
- xNational park entry fees
- xOptional extra activities
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= Star Rating Explanation
The star rating refers to the official grading given to this lodge or hotel by the Tourism Grading Council. In some cases the star rating is not official, but represents our own estimate of the accommodation.
One star means very basic accommodation
Two stars means comfortable, clean accommodation that is not overly spacious or luxurious. Basic facilities.
Three stars means good quality accommodation with en-suite bathroom and a reasonable level of luxury. Very comfortable and reasonably spacious.
Four stars means luxury accommodation of high quality, with most modern conveniences. High quality service, food and facilities.
Five stars means spacious, ultra luxury accommodation with the highest standards of service, food and facilities. All modern conveniences can be expected, although some facilities like air-conditioning cannot be guaranteed at all 5-star lodges, due to limited availability of electricity.