Kichwa Tembo, Meaning ‘Head of the Elephant’ in KiSwahili is an enchanting, luxurious tented camp in the north-western corner of the richest game park in Kenya.
The Oloololo Escarpment and the Sabaringo River flank Kichwa Tembo. The camp lies deep in a monkey-rich forest on the exclusive western side of the Masai Mara National Reserve, far removed from the package tourism of the eastern Mara.
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Accommodation at Kichwa Tembo
Kichwa Tembo is an oasis of Hemingway-style tents shaded by dense forest canopy. Each luxurious tent has a private deck with sweeping views of the greatest grassland system on earth, the Masai Mara. Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp has 40 canvas safari tents, each with a private outdoor deck. There is an en suite bathroom with shower, stone floors and soft lighting. Each tent stands at least eight metres away from the next, ensuring absolute seclusion. Kichwa Tembo’s main living area and all the tents overlook endless, game-filled plains and are shaded by dense forest canopy. In the background, the Oloololo Escarpment stretches into the distance. The main lodge has a curio shop and a reception. The courtyard is candlelit in the evening and you may relax in the bar/lounge area. Our palm-fringed swimming pool overlooks the plains of the Mara. Lawns surround the tree-shaded waters. At night, Askaris (Maasai warrior security guards) accompany you to and from your tent. The airy main restaurant is covered with Maasai thatch grass and overlooks the Mara plains. Dinner may be served alfresco style outdoors, weather-permitting. Private meals are also arranged on request.