andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Camp (Masai Mara)

Masai Mara safari

Breathtaking locations and an atmosphere of classic safari await guests at andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Camp. Enjoy walking safaris and night drives on this private concession in the middle of the Masai Mara. During the Great Migration the ample resident game; including elephant, hippo, buffalo, giraffe, lion, and cheetah; are boosted by vast herds of migratory wildebeest, zebra, kongoni, and topi; between July until October.

Known as Kenya’s ‘best loved’ safari camp, &Beyond Kichwa Tembo is renowned for its gracious teams of Kenyan staff whose warm welcome, charming service, and effortless energy delight guests from all over the world.

Laid out along the Sabaringo River on the edge of the Oloololo escarpment, &Beyond Kichwa Tembo Masai Mara Tented Camp looks out onto the plains of the Masai Mara.

Set on a private concession leased from Masai landlords in the north of the Mara; the camp offers total seclusion and abundant wildlife.

Guests can escape to the massage room to indulge in a relaxing treatment; or browse the Safari Shop, which offers the finest Kenyan handicrafts.

The rim-flow swimming pool, which is literally on the edge of the Masai Mara, boasts one of the world’s most extraordinary views.

andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Camp Accommodation

Forty spacious tents are laid out in immaculate grounds, with leisurely groups of warthog feeding right outside the tent doors. &Beyond Kichwa Tembo offers 3 types of accommodation – Classic Tents, Superior Tents, and Superior View Tents (including 3 family suites).

Classic Tents at &Beyond Kichwa Tembo

Traditional in style, the classic tents are in the forested part of the camp; with limited views of the Sabaringo River.

Comfortable interiors offer a traditional tented safari experience while secluded private verandas; offer a shady spot for you to while the afternoon away.

andBeyond Kichwa Tembo accommodation in Classic Tent
andBeyond Kichwa Tembo accommodation in Classic Tent
Indicative Classic Tents Rates

Rates are per person sharing per night
Mid Season: 11th January until 30th June 2022: $365
High Season: 1st July until 31st October 2022: $495
Mid Season: 1st November until 20th December 2022: $365
High Season: 21st December 2022 until 10th January 2023: $495

Superior Tents at andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Camp

The larger and more spacious superior tents feature beautiful Maasai-inspired interiors; that showcase a simple and contemporary use of local materials.
Oversized beds are perfectly positioned to make the most of the views; while stained cypress wood furniture combines with tribal decorative elements. Indulge in beautifully roomy ensuite bathrooms and private verandas with comfortable day beds.

There are 8 x superior view tents and 20 x superior tents. The superior view tents offer premium panoramic views of the Masai Mara; while the remaining 20 x superior tents offer either slightly interrupted views of the Masai Mara; glimpses of the Masai Mara through the shade of the forest (which is excellent for bird lovers); or picturesque scenes of a nearby escarpment.

Kichwa Tembo accommodation in Superior Tent
Kichwa Tembo accommodation in Superior Tent
Indicative Superior Tents Rates

Rates are per person per night
Mid Season: 11th January until 30th June 2022: $500
High Season: 1st July until 31st October 2022: $750
Mid Season: 1st November until 20th December 2022: $500
High Season: 21st December 2022 until 10th January 2023: $750

All Superior Tents have views, however, the “Superior View Tents” are located on the edge of the Masai Mara; with wide unrestricted views.

Superior View Tents at andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Camp

Masai Mara accommodation overlooking hot air balloon
Superior View Tents at Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp
Indicative Superior View Tents Rates

Rates are per person per night
Mid Season: 11th January until 30th June 2022: $560
High Season: 1st July until 31st October 2022: $880
Mid Season: 1st November until 20th December 2022: $560
High Season: 21st December 2022 until 10th January 2023: $880

Masai Mara Family Safari

Family Rates and Child Policies

Children of all ages are welcome at andBeyond Kichwa Tembo. There are three family units that comprise two x interconnected tents with an en-suite bathroom, and a private veranda; that can accommodate two adults and two children (three on special request). There are three triple tents at Kichwa Tembo in the Superior Tents. One extra bed is set up for children 16 years or younger; in the parents’ room.

Kichwa Tembo Superior Family Tent
Kichwa Tembo Superior Family Tent

Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp (Superior Family Tent):

Indicative Superior Family Tent (Rates are per suite/tent per night)*:
Mid Season: 11th January until 30th June 2022: $1750
High Season: 1st July until 31st October 2022: $2625
Mid Season: 1st November until 20th December 2022: $1750
High Season: 21st December 2022 until 10th January 2023: $2625

Child Age (sharing with 1 or 2 adults)Cost (excluding family suite)Notes
0 – 2 yearsFree of chargeCots are subject to availability
3 – 5 yearsTriple rooms are subject to availability
6 – 16 years50% of the full adult rate
6 – 16 years in their own room1st child will be charged the full adult rate.
2nd & 3rd children are charged 50% of the adult rate.
Maximum of 3 children per room (subject to triple room availability)

Children aged twelve years and older may go on the game drives. Children aged six to twelve are permitted on game drives; at the lodge manager’s discretion. While children younger than six cannot participate in game drives; childminders can be arranged during game drives and meal times at an additional cost. If paying for a Private Vehicle; children of any age may go on a game drive. Access to sightings is at the discretion of the guide, based on the behavior of both children and animals. Greater distances to animals may be adhered to or certain sightings may be avoided; in order to ensure the safety of all.

Masai Mara Family Safaris
Masai Mara Family Safaris – local community visit

Wildchild program:

Designed especially for children visiting &Beyond’s lodges, WILDchild is filled with fun, interactive activities that offer opportunities to learn and discover new experiences and cultures. On arrival at andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Camp or sister camp Bateleur Camp; each child will receive a WILDchild branded bag containing a logbook, crayons, pencils, and a pawprint tattoo. There is a personalized welcome note for every child; with those under three also getting an African-themed soft toy as well.

andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Camp Family Safari
Kichwa Tembo WildChild program
Rates Include / Exclude

All Rates Include:

Accommodation with three meals daily,
All soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, and refreshments on game drives,
Laundry,
Emergency medical evacuation insurance,
Transfers to and from the lodge airstrip,
A complimentary pair of Swarovski Optik binoculars; per room for use during your stay.

Activities included:

Twice daily game drives
The ‘WILDChild’ program (excluding goodie bag)
Africa Foundation community program visit (accompanied by an Africa Foundation representative when available)

All Rates Exclude:
Telephone calls
Safari shop purchases
Gratuities
All items of a personal nature
Champagne, cognacs, fine wines, premium brand spirits, and cigars
Park fees

Activities at an additional charge:
Bushwalks
Night drives
Hot air ballooning is available nearby
Community visit, to a traditional Maasai boma including interaction with the Maasai
WILDChild goodie bag

Single Supplement:
From the 11th January to 30th April and 1st November until 20th December:
A 50% single supplement is charged from the third single room; per booking.
From the 1st May until 31st October and 21st December to 10th January:
A single supplement of 50% applies; to all single rooms.

Activities Offered at andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Camp

Game drives in the Masai Mara are unforgettable due to the abundance of wildlife and the spectacular landscapes. With gently rolling hills and wide open plains; this is the quintessential African safari experience. Travelers can expect to encounter large numbers of animals all year round, with big herds of elephants, buffalo, and other plains game. It is also common to see predator interaction. The Great Wildebeest Migration passes through the Mara for approximately three months each year. Game drives may last from a couple of hours to the whole day, with a picnic breakfast and lunch.

Masai Mara Walking safari
Masai Mara Walking safari – game everywhere

The camp also offers a range of additional activities; such as; bush walks, community excursions, a well-equipped gym, and wellness treatments in the massage sala.

Hot Air Balloon Over the Masai Mara

Experience the beauty of the Masai Mara on a hot air balloon flight. Take off at dawn and float in whichever direction the morning winds take you. Your altitude may vary from treetop height or lower; which offers a unique perspective and great photographic opportunities; to 300 meters ( 1 000 feet), showcasing the vastness of the panorama. From time to time the pilot must put more heat into the balloon with the powerful burners. In between these burns, there is silence apart from the natural sounds below.

Dotted in between this lush terrain; you can spot the heads of gentle giraffe foraging from the top of leafy trees; slumbering elephants swaying in the cool breeze; graceful gazelles leaping through the vast expanse, and pods of hippos splashing in the water. Look further and you may see prowling predators stalking across the savanna.

The hot air balloon flight lasts about an hour; followed by champagne and a full English breakfast.

Accommodation Special Offers at andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Camp

Long Stay Rates

&Beyond Long stay rates are also available throughout the year on stays of more than 3 nights at any &Beyond lodges in Africa; therefore; you can combine Kenya with any and Beyond lodges in Tanzania, South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, and Namibia.

FREE RETURN FLIGHTS SAFARI OFFER

Indulge in a Masai Mara safari for 4 nights at Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp; get your return flight from Wilson Airport to Camp; for free! It excludes airport taxes.
This Fly me to the Masai Mara Kenya Safari Special Offer is valid from 11th January until 31st May, 1st November until 20th December & 1st to 10th January; in 2022/23.

Masai Mara Honeymoon Safari offer

One partner pays the full rate and the other partner pays 50% of the accommodation rate for the whole stay. The honeymoon offer is valid for stays of 2 or more nights; throughout the year; within 6 months of the date of marriage. However; due to the impact of COVID-19 travel restrictions; guests who were married between 1st March 2020 – 31st December 2021 now qualify for our honeymoon offer if they travel before 15th December 2022.

We have many safari holidays offers so do check with us when you have your dates. Let us know your ideas so we can make the best suggestions.  The Masai Mara combines well with Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa, etc; and often we can combine specials; so you get the best value.

andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Camp (Masai Mara)
andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Camp
Masai Mara Kenya

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