The winner of the Specialty Lodging in Maasai Mara National Reserve award, Bateleur Camp promises visitors the ultimate authentic Kenyan experience. Located on the edge of the Mara Triangle, beneath the Olooloolo Escarpment, this picturesque accommodation will transport you to a bygone era with its classical colonial hospitality. Relax in the coolness of the lush forests while the vast expanse of the Masai Mara stretches out before you.
The ultimate Kenyan experience
Immerse yourself in traditional Maasai culture and learn about it through the staff, the camp naturalist, the interactive Maasai dancing or a visit to the neighbouring Maasai village. Learn about the extraordinary Maasai culture, and be amazed at the stories you will hear.
A birder’s paradise, the birdsong is endless and fills the air with only the happiest and musical sounds. From lilac-breasted rollers to African emerald cuckoos, to Sambiri barbets, many colourful butterflies and the striking blue Monkeys this tropical paradise is enough entertainment in itself. Go beyond the canopy of trees on an expertly guided game drive or walk and learn more about the intriguing habits of not only the plains game and the big five but also of the birds, insects and other smaller beings they share this beautiful land with.
Recently refurbished with all the latest deluxe comforts Bateleur Camp is even more inviting than it’s ever been before. Each suite sits with its back to the comforting canopy of trees and opens out onto the golden grasses of the endless Mara plains. The two camps of nine suites each, boast polished wooden floors, vintage carpets and exquisite furniture ensuring a stately yet welcoming feel. A cosy central fireplace sits at the heart of the twenties style sitting room, scattered with delicate ivory lamps, substantial tree trunk stools, lanterns, old English portraits, classic suitcases, tartan throw pillows and soft delicate mohair blankets it takes you back to a time of intrepid explorers. Dine outside under the trees as the wind whistles through the leaves, the lions call in the distance and the cicadas and the tree frogs join in to complete the evening symphony.
Each tented suite opens directly onto the plains, completely secluded from the next and at one with the bush around it. A large four-poster bed forms the centre of the luxuriously furnished suites, complete with exquisite wooden finishes, rock walls and warm Maasai colours. It all combines to make sure that you sleep well, at one with the abundance of nature that surrounds you!
Arise to the sound of your private butler waking you with cups of steaming hot coffee and delicious nibbles to get you ready for yet another day exploring the magical Mara triangle.
Here are our favourite pictures of Bateleur Camp to excite your travel senses: