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Kichwa Tembo

A modern and elegant lodge surrounded by game-filled plains!

Kichwa Tembo
Kichwa Tembo

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As part of the ‘andBeyond’ Porfolio, Kichwa Tembo is of course, a luxury tented camp with a modern décor and a sleek finish. The camp looks directly onto the open plains of the Masai Mara, home to the most plentiful and diverse wildlife in Kenya! This camp offers great value for money, with very comfortable accommodation and a wealth of amenities. However, it competes in location with the likes of the Governors Camps which are undoubtably better in position, sat inside the Mara Triangle.


Kichwa Tembo is situated just outside of the northern part of the Mara Triangle, on the edge of the Oloololo escarpment. It sits where the riverine forest and the vast plains meet, providing an authentic dose of African wildlife all year round. Additionally, the game is heightened between the months of July and October, the Great Migration can be seen in the area around the camp!


The camp has 40 tents spread amongst the bushy environment, providing a sense of privacy even with high guest volumes in peak season. A collection of modern and very open-plan wooden structures make the main area of the camp, including a bar, a lounge area, a shop, a spa, a pool and a kitchen and dining area. The kitchen use fresh produce, with their very own vegetable garden growing in the sunlight adjacent to the dining room, for guests to have a little look. These split-level spaces offer alternatives to guests sitting and relaxing in their private rooms.


The 40 tents are split into 12 luxury tents and 28 superior tents. The tents are traditional in style, with canvas walls and stone bathrooms. The Masai-inspired rooms are contemporary, often described as elegant and timeless. The furnishings in the room are made of a light wood, creating a soft and airy feel immediately.


Shared game drives can be done in the Masai Mara Reserve and in the private concession, which accommodates night drives and bush walks along the Mara River or Oloololo Escarpment. A hot air balloon ride over the vast plains of the Masai Mara, cultural village tours and massages can also be arranged for guests at an additional cost.


Modern and airy rooms, good value for money

As a large property, it looses the intimacy of a safari camp

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