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Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp

Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp

Situated in the area known as the “head of the elephant” by its Maasai landlords, Kichwa Tembo private concession adjoins Kenya’s incredible Maasai Mara National Reserve. Naturalists and photographers alike revel in the spectacular beauty and magnificent wildlife of the Maasai Mara. Encompassing nearly 600 square miles, the Maasai Mara provides a year-round panoramic display of some of Kenya’s most well-known species.

Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp is located in the Kichwa Tembo private concession, which is leased from the Maasai people. The concession is in western Mara’s remote region and is explored almost exclusively by fly-in guests. From the awe-inspiring great wildebeest migration to the endangered black rhino to the excellent accommodations, guests of Kichwa Tembo are sure to have a memorable safari experience.

Relax beneath the shady forest canopy of the main lodge area as you gaze across lush lawns to magnificent grasslands teeming with wildlife. Large swimming pool, cozy bar, and spacious dining room provide areas for guests to catch up after each day’s exciting adventures. Be pampered by gracious staff who welcome with ready smiles and continue to care for each need throughout your stay.

For accommodation, choose from a tent overlooking the shady Sabaringo River or the Maasai Mara grasslands. Classic tents number 28, while the twelve luxury tents provide an even more exclusive safari experience. Each tent boasts an en-suite bath and private veranda.

The concession on which the lodge is located lies directly in the path of the annual great migration, an impressive parade of over one million wildebeest as well as other plains game such as zebra and gazelle (including Thompson’s gazelle, eland, and impala). Of course, predators accompany the migrating wildlife, so guests can expect to see black-maned lion and hyena as well. Other frequently sighted animals include leopard, endangered black rhino, hippo, crocodile, elephant, kongoni, topi, buffalo, giraffe, cheetah, and over 450 bird species. Twice-daily game drives as well as night drives offer the best opportunities to explore this game-rich region.

Other activities available to guests include intimate bush walks, hot air balloon rides, community visits, and interactions with local Maasai through talks and traditional dances.

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