Bateleur Camp was not just a place to stay it was an experience. From the moment we landed at the airstrip until we left the service was exceptional. We were greeted at the airstrip by Masibo and our safari driver for the week, Meme. From the moment we met both gentleman we felt right at home. The entire staff embraces you and makes you feel like you truly belong.
The accommodations are amazing. There were 9 tents in our camp. The room is beautiful. Shower and bathroom are very nice. The bed is comfortable and with unbelievable views out the back of the tent. At night when you are sleeping you can hear all of the wildlife and in the morning you can see the hot air balloons before the sunrises. It is absolutely unbelievable.
Meals were unbelievable. The chef, Meshak, is so extremely talented. His soups are to die for! He was even nice enough to provide me with a recipe before I left! Every meal was excellent, clearly so much thought and effort put into all presentations. He came out at every meal to speak with us and make sure all of our needs were being met. There wasn't one thing that we didn't love!!
A special thank you to Bonface who was just the kindest nicest person I've ever met. He is soft spoken but very attentive. He anticipates every need and was just unbelievable. He made me feel so welcome and like a friend.
Portis Meme (the greatest guide EVER!!!) was our safari guide everyday on our trip. He was absolutely amazing!! He would ask what we wanted to see and then make it his mission to find them. We had set no expectations knowing how hard it can be to find some animals. We didn't want anyone to feel pressured but by the end of our trip he had found us the big 5 and we actually were able to see Leopards mating at night. It is clear that Meme is friends with everyone and is respected by every other driver we saw out and the park staff. He, without a doubt, made our trip truly memorable.
There really are no words to fully explain our experience at this amazing camp. If we could rate it higher we would have. While the camp is spectacular and in the most beautiful setting on earth it is the people that made this trip truly unforgettable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set among forests on the very edge of the Masai Mara, each elegant tent at andBeyond Bateleur Camp replicates the style and glamour of vintage Africa. A world of hardwood floors, polished silver and sparkling crystal is juxtaposed against the romance of the open Mara plains, with their abundant herds of wildlife. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bateleur Camp At Kichwa Tembo Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
- AndBeyond Bateleur Camp Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve