Going on safari is the ultimate celebration of the senses. Taste, touch, sight, sound... ideally, your safari should be appealing at every level. The &Beyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp takes great strides to tick all your boxes. This safari camp offers legendary Kenyan hospitality in comfortable, contemporary surroundings - all while maintaining a very authentic safari feel. With 40 luxurious tented suites, a lovely swimming pool with panoramic views of the savanna, a breezy split-level guest lounge area with large windows and a holistic healing massage tent, this safari camp offers guests modern-day comforts in the remote Kenyan wilderness. Located on the edge of the lush green forests of the Olooloo Escarpment and the golden plains of the Masai Mara, &Beyond Kichwa Tembo is an excellent starting point for safari activities in the area. The safari camp lies within the game-rich Mara Triangle conservancy near the border of the Masai Mara National Reserve. The safari camp’s prime location makes spotting hordes of game, 450 bird species and lemming-like wildebeest embarking on the Great Migration a piece of cake.
The safari camp’s tented suites come in three flavours: twelve classic tents nestled in the forest near the Saparingo River, twenty superior tents among shady trees and eight superior view tents overlooking the Mara plains (of which three are family suites). The generously sized tented suites on stilts each have large screened-in decks, deep wraparound benches with cushions and en-suite bathrooms. The tents have Masai-inspired interiors that showcase stained cypress wood furniture, tribal decorations and contemporary use of locally sourced materials. Comfy, oversized beds with spectacular views will make waking up and snoozing off an absolute pleasure. Each tent comes with a complimentary pair of Swarovski Optik binoculars for use during the length of your stay.
Okay, so let’s talk food. &Beyond Kichwa Tembo has an amazing kitchen garden which the kitchen staff tends to and uses to prepare its healthy organic meals. Meals are enjoyed in an open and airy restaurant-style dining room in full view of an open kitchen. The resident chefs add a very warm and cheerful atmosphere to every meal. When you’re out and about on game drives, you’ll enjoy lovely sundowners with your favorite drinks and appetizers. The safari camp’s Tusker Bar is the popular get together spot for afternoon tea or after dinner drinks with your Masai guides and fellow safari travellers.
Activities at &Beyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp
Night safaris, off-road driving, bushwalks and more. These are just a few of the exciting safari adventures you can embark upon during your stay. The camp is well known for employing female Masai safari driver-guides. Two daily game drives are included in the price of your stay. For a more hands-on safari, you can choose to go on walking tours in the bush. Skilled Maasai guides will teach you how to track animals by identifying paw prints and movements in foliage. Some activities such as a hot air balloon safari, bush walks, a community visit to a Masai manyatta and horseback riding safaris are available at a surcharge. For families travelling with children, there’s the ‘Wildchild at Kichwa Tembo’ program (surcharge applies) which includes:
- a guided nature walk
- a Maasai spear throwing competition
- fire making the Maasai way
- soccer with the camp’s team
- a visit to a nearby Maasai village
- preparation of a ranger’s omelette breakfast on a game drive
- arts & crafts: kids create colourful items and learn beadwork
&Beyond Kichwa Tembo honeymoon special offer
&Beyond Kichwa Tembo offers a wonderful honeymoon special. Brides receive a 50% discount when staying for a minimum of two nights. Valid through 15 December 2024. Offer may not be combined with any other special offers.
Tripadvisor comments &Beyond Kichwa Tembo Camp
Our room was beautiful and the view from our room was fantastic (highly recommend the superior view) - we saw a giraffe and a buffalo from our room, and you could look out over the Masai Mara while you showered. The food was delicious - breakfast, lunch and dinner were all multiple courses, they certainly spoiled us. On our game drives, we saw everything we hoped for on our trip to Africa! Our top 3 were male lion, rhino and cheetah. We saw them all in the first 24 hours! I highly recommend a trip to the Masai Mara and a stay at AndBeyond Kichwa Tembo - I’m sure you’ll love it as much as we did!
lisapromisecolella from Florence, Italy
Kichwa Tempo was perfection and more! It felt like we were arriving at the home of good friends. Such a special feel here - loved the design, the grounds, the view, the feeling of space. And the people!!! We were absolutely blown away by their warmth, their beautiful smiles (always!) and their attention to us having the perfect experience. The surprises were so much fun (you’ll see)! It felt good to support their mandate of sustainability, care for the wildlife, the land and the people - such admirable and welcome goals.
Anne G from Vancouver, Canada