Kichwa Tembo, means ‘Head of the Elephant’ in Kiswahili. This is an enchanting, luxurious tented camp in the north-western corner of the richest game reserve in Kenya. Renowned as Kenya’s best-loved safari lodge, Kichwa Tembo Tented Safari Camp nestles below the Oloololo Escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, affording spectacular views of the Maasai Mara’s game-filled plains. Each tent stands at least eight meters away from the next, ensuring absolute seclusion.
The airy main restaurant is covered with Maasai thatch grass and overlooks the Mara plains. During the night, Askaris (Maasai warrior security guards) accompany you to and from your tent.
Kichwa Tembo offers 12 “Classic Tents”, 20 “Superior Tents” and 8 “Superior View Tents” all with en-suite bathrooms and private verandas. Classic Tents are set into the dense vegetation surrounding the Sabaringo River. The larger and more spacious Superior Tents feature beautiful Maasai-inspired interiors that showcase a simple and contemporary use of local materials. Of these, the Superior View Tents offer particularly breathtaking views across the Mara plains from the private verandahs.
The main thatched guest areas include a welcoming bar/sitting area, indoor and outdoor dining areas.
You can 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.
Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the open 4×4 safari vehicles. During the day when animals take cover of the shades, you can choose to relax in the palm-fringed swimming pool which overlooks the plains of the Mara or go on a bird watching excursion. There are also daily cultural lectures given by a Maasai naturalist at the camp.
Other activities include optional excursions at an additional cost for spectacular night game-drives on the lodge’s private concession, guided walking trails up and along the Oloololo Escarpment, a Maasai community visit, sundowners at a choice location with spectacular views across the Mara and hot air ballooning flights across the Mara.
Kichwa Tembo which is located 250 km west of Nairobi is easily accessible by air. Daily scheduled flights depart the Wilson Airport in Nairobi to Kichwa Tembo’s private airstrip on an approximately one hour flight. Guests are collected from the airstrip by lodge vehicles for a short drive to the camp with game viewing en-route.
KICHWA TEMBO TENTED CAMP, MASAI MARA AIR PACKAGE:PRICES INUS$
PRICES INCLUDE: WILSON – MASAI MARA – WILSON RETURN FLIGHTS, RETURN AIRSTRIP TRANSFERS, 2 NIGHTS FULL BOARD ACCOMMODATION (CLASSIC TENT), ALCOHOLIC & NON-ALCOHOLIC DRINKS, SHARED GAME DRIVES & PARK FEES
PRICES EXCLUDE: CULTURAL VISIT, EXCLUSIVE USE OF VEHICLE, BALLOON SAFARI, GRATUITIES & ANYTHING OF A PERSONAL NATURE
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PER PERSON SHARING| 2 NT PACKAGE
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CHILD (6 - 11 YRS) SHARING
EXTRA NIGHT PER PERSON INCL PARK FEES
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Children aged under 2 years are accommodated free of charge (flight free if no seat used)
Children aged 2 to 5 years are accommodated free of charge (flight and park fees payable – please contact us for prices)
One child aged 6 to 16 years and sharing with 1 or 2 adults pays price shown
2 or 3 children in own tent: 1st child pays adult rate, 2nd / 3rd child pay child price shown
Please note that children aged under 5 years are not allowed on game drives
A childminder can be booked at $5 per hour (please arrange on day of arrival at camp, payable directly to camp)
NB Kichwa Tembo has 3 Family Tents. Each is comprised of two Superior Tents joined by an enclosed walkway. Maximum occupancy is 2 adults and 2 children (3 children on request). Please contact us for prices.
Extra Nights are inclusive of Masai Mara National Reserve fee. Children aged 6 to 16 years (sharing) at 55% of adult rate
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