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Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, Maasai Mara National Reserve Kenya
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 18/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 18/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#50 of 171 Specialty lodging in Maasai Mara National Reserve
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Rates from USD 330 per person per night. Sprawled along the Saparingo River on the edge of the Oloololo escarpment, where riverine forest meets the sweeping plains in the seasonal path of the awe-inspiring Great Migration, the camp provides an authentic dose of African wildlife, delivered with legendary Kenyan hospitality. Set on a private concession, with abundant iconic wildlife and panoramic Masai Mara views, Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp dazzles with its contemporary safari feel. With timeless interiors that are simple yet sophisticated and stylish, the Camp enhances guests’ sense of privacy and enjoyment. 12 Classic tents, 20 Superior tents and eight Superior View tents, are laid out in immaculate grounds, with leisurely groups of warthog feeding right outside the tent doors. Maasai-inspired interiors firmly entrench andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp as the unrivalled luxury tented camp of its size in the greater Mara. Massive windows in the spacious guest areas invite the Mara inside and incorporate split-level spaces where guests can relax and unwind. Pick and choose delicious ingredients from the organic garden and enjoy convivial conversations in the inviting interactive kitchen. Treat yourself to holistic healing in the massage tent, indulge in a rejuvenating treatment or browse the Safari Shop, offering the finest Kenyan handicrafts. The rim-flow swimming pool, literally on the edge of the Mara, boasts one of the world’s most extraordinary views.
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Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, Maasai Mara National Reserve Kenya
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Mara Lodges Airport17 kmSee all flights
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BRAVO SIERRA wrote a review Jan 2021
Nairobi, Kenya14 contributions3 helpful votes
Kichwa Tembo superior view tent is amazing. Protus is an excellent driver/guide. Dennis was a great waiter. Riana thank you for your assistance and flexibility. The food and service in requires some attention.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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lisapromisecolella wrote a review Jan 2021
Florence, Italy38 contributions13 helpful votes
We finally made it to Kichwa Tembo! We booked our trip in 2019 for spring of 2020. Unfortunately, we were scheduled to leave the same week in March that Italy (where we live) shut down for coronavirus. We then rebooked for June, followed by August and finally, December. Between Christmas and a big birthday for my husband, we thought this would be the perfect time, despite the ongoing pandemic. Typically December would be considered lower season for Masai Mara, but it was a great time to go! Unfortunately Kichwa Tembo was nowhere near capacity given the situation, but that meant we were around very few people during our stay - we felt extremely safe and all of the staff took the utmost precautions. Masks, hand sanitizer, disinfecting of our things, plus we had our game drive vehicle to ourselves. Everyone was so wonderful...the manager, our daily server Jepka and our safari guide, Lorna. 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!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Anne G wrote a review Mar 2020
Vancouver, Canada43 contributions14 helpful votes
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. Our guide Robert was fabulous and our safaris - from first to last were a thrill. A big thank you to Robert for your enthusiasm, your expert driving, your incredible knowledge and sense of fun. The food was excellent and beautifully presented. We loved our candlelit tables at night and our lunches and bkfsts overlooking the lawn, always attentively and thoughtfully presided over by Edward. So appreciated charming Chef Edmund’s attention to my gluten free needs. Thanks also to DanCan our room steward for your special touches and to Riana for your conscientious oversight and enthusiasm always. Thanks too to the Masai men who were always so personable and ready to escort us to our tent at night. Communication amongst the staff was exceptional. Steph, I wish I could wake up to your bird calls every day! Our introduction to the Masai here brought us deeper into a fascinating world we didn’t anticipate getting to know so well. Loved their dancing and later on in the trip, learning about the Masai culture. The welcomes and goodbyes were unforgettable! We were sad to leave these beautiful people and this special, special place.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Yukiko wrote a review Mar 2020
Brooklyn, New York24 contributions5 helpful votes
We loved every second of our stay at Kichiwa Tembo. Needless to say, this is right in the heart of Masai Mara Safari, so you'll see some smaller wild animals within the properties as well: Water-hogs, all kinds of birds and monkeys. Going to sleep and waking up to this gorgeous view and the sound of animal was truly an experience of a lifetime. What made Kichiwa Tembo so special is: the staff and the facility. The facility is well-maintained and breath taking. You'll be assigned a butler, a restaurant server, and a safari guide for the entire stay - This created a bond between the staff and the guests as well which made our experience even more special. Each and every staff members at this facility were so kind, genuine, and thoughtful. I will never forget the day when I first met our restaurant server. He asked me if I've been to Kenya before and I answered by saying this was my very first time in the continent of Africa. His answer was "Welcome home." I almost teared up when he said that. The food they served was excellent as well; The quality of food was something I would enjoy in New York City. Hats off to the chefs and staff members for being able to provide top quality food in the middle of nowhere in Masai Mara. (I'm still so curious as to how they did it!) The guide we got assigned was David. He is a wealth of knowledge about the entire landscape of Masai Mara, and even the Serengeti. He also always made sure everyone was in a safe environment. After having him as our tour guide for 4-5 days, we became friends and I sincerely appreciated all of the information he shared with us as a Masai Warrior. Every single staff at Kichiwa Tembo is genuinely happy which creates a ripple effect. We were so sad to leave after 5 days and wished we could have stayed longer. If I ever go back to Kenya, I would stay at Kichiwa Tembo in a heart beat! And I highly high recommend Kichiwa Tembo to anyone who is planning to visit Masai Mara!
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Room Tip: best views, best service, beautifully maintained facility overall!
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Nancy C wrote a review Mar 2020
29 contributions4 helpful votes
This is extreme glamping! Five star service and friendliness from everyone! Minutes to the game reserve maximizing time observing the sights. Food was excellent, Joshua looked after our needs before we even asked some times. Pool and bar lounge were cozy and relaxing.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Those closest to safari have best views
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KenyaRift Valley ProvinceMaasai Mara National Reserve
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Frequently Asked Questions about andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp
What are some of the property amenities at andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp have an airport shuttle?
Yes, andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.