Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp - Masai Mara
Kichwa Tembo is situated at the foot of the Oloololo
Escarpment on the western border of the Masai Mara Reserve in
southwestern Kenya. Meaning ‘Head of the Elephant’ in Kiswahili,
Kichwa Tembo is located on a private concession leased from
Masai landlords in the exclusive western Mara – much less
crowded than the eastern part of the Reserve.
In addition to an excellent year-round concentration of animals,
Kichwa Tembo lies directly in the path of Africa’s spectacular
Great Migration of hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra
from the Serengeti, Tanzania, to the Masai Mara in Kenya. This
is indeed nature at her most theatrical, offering you an African
wildlife experience unsurpassed in the world.
Kichwa Tembo’s spacious canvas safari tents offer
magical views over the Masai Mara grasslands or the Sabaringo
River. The main thatched guest areas include a welcoming
bar/sitting area, indoor and outdoor dining areas and a
well-stocked gift shop featuring African art, artefacts and
safari-wear. The swimming pool is perfect for laid-back game
viewing whilst cooling off.
Relax in the candlelit bar in the evening before enjoying
delicious Pan-African cuisine served alfresco style outdoors or
in the main dining area. Private dining and exciting bush
banquets may be arranged on request.
- morning and afternoon game-drives in open 4x4 safari
- night game-drives in Kichwa Tembo’s private concession
will reveal a host of interesting nocturnal creatures.
- Interpretive bush walks led by highly skilled guides and
traditionally-attired Maasai naturalists, wilderness walks
along the Mara River and up the Oloololo Escarpment
- Daily lectures by a Maasai naturalist and visits to a
Maasai cultural village
- Early morning bush breakfasts, romantic sundowners
featuring spectacular views across the Mara and dramatic
candlelit dinners beside the Mara River