Bateleur Camp

From: $790 p. p. n. sharing

Bateleur Camp is located on the Western border of the Maasai Mara National Reserve, and boasts fantastic views of the reserve’s vast plains. This is the spot where scenes from Out of Africa were filmed, and the camp’s early 20th century design fits in perfectly.

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Accommodation:

Bateleur is a tented camp, but it does not compromise on luxury and comfort. Each of the 18 tents is furnished with wood floors, soft carpets, and the décor of classic colonial safari tents, including silverware and ornate chests. Their vintage atmosphere does mean that convenience is absent, however, and each tent has desks, WiFi, en-suite bathrooms and hot running water.

Tents are set among the trees, keeping them beautifully cool under shade despite hot day temperatures.

Butler service means that your every need is catered for, and small touches like hot water bottles left in beds for when guests return from dinner sets the service apart at Bateleur.

Facilities:

  • Swimming pool
  • Communal lounge area
  • Library
  • Laundry service
  • Baby sitting service
  • In-room spa treatments

Activities:

Each morning at Bateleur begins with tea and coffee brought to your tent, which you can enjoy from comfortable leather chairs as you take in the incredible views from your tent’s deck. Bush breakfasts are an unforgettable feature, and hot breakfast made to order can be enjoyed with champagne while watching passing elephants.

Daily game drives introduce you to the varied wildlife of the Maasai Mara, and night drives are the perfect way to discover more elusive and nocturnal game. A minimum of 4 guests is required for each night drive.

If you want to discover the area on foot, there are several trails available that run through the riverine forest, Sabaringo Creek, plains, escarpment and savannah surrounding the camp. These include the Ichwa Nature Trail, Oloololo Escarpment Trail and Mara Hippo Trail. If you don’t want to walk, take a morning balloon safari – a unique and unbeatable way to view this vast landscape and its big game.

In the evenings, Pan African bush dinners are an atmospheric way to enjoy meals under the stars, with entertainment from the camp’s Sukuti band. Private dinners for couples can also be arranged.

Cultural tours are also on offer, in the form of a Maasai village visit. These are guided by local Maasai who introduce and explain the daily lives and cultural practices of the Maasai.

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