Luxury Lodges: Kenya
andBeyond Bateleur Camp
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Situated below the scenic location where the famous final scene of the movie Out of Africa was filmed, this romantic and totally private camp reflects the ambiance of Kenyan safaris of the ‘20s and ‘30s. The epitome of tented luxury, Bateleur Camp comprises just two intimate camps of nine tented suites each, set among the forests on the edge of the Maasai Mara. The tented suites boast an easy, classical elegance, with polished wooden floors and ensuite bathrooms with his and hers basins, indoor and outdoor stone-walled showers, and a copper bathtub. Each tent has its own deck overlooking the vast game-filled plains of the Maasai Mara, and a personal butler ensures that every need is catered for. In-room coffee stations and personal fridges stocked with the guest’s favorite beverages, ensure they feel right at home. Beautifully handcrafted artifacts, fine antiques, leather buttoned Chesterfield sofas, books, crystal, and candlelight adorn the comfortable sitting and dining areas, transporting guests back to the heyday of classical safari. Deep, refreshing swimming pools provide cool comfort. Delicious meals are served in memorable settings beneath the stars, followed by a fireside port and cigars. Bush breakfasts and romantic sundowners on the edge of the Rift Valley offer an unforgettable African experience.
Adventure, Big 5, Birding, Flora, Hiking, History & Culture, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Wildlife
WHY WE LOVE IT:
The camp sits on the Mara floor, with views of the plains and wildlife from the deck of each room. You’re right in the middle of the bush, and there is nowhere in Kenya quite like the Maasai Mara. Bateleur Camp is the epitome of a luxury safari in East Africa.