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andBeyond Bateleur Camp
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

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.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Santucci1
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

Bateleur is a wonderful camp on the edge of the Masai Mara. It is located on the side of a hill and the view is incredible! is also VERY elegant in decor and service, while remainning rustic and true to the bush experience.The chef cooks very exciting african fusion food, which is quite delicious. The manager and help are so kind!
The animals are very close by, the Masai Mara being a few meters away. While we were there a lion arrived on the terrace following a warthog, it was so wild!
Everyone was astonished!
The guides especially James are the most experienced ever! he knows all about the region, along with every animal, and bird by name and mating habits, quite fascinating!
The only detail is the the butler although very nice, likes to use the lobby with his waiters and friends leaving little room for guests. In the evening, because most guests go to bed to be ready for early safaris, the stay in the lobby for drinks. That is uncomfortable for the guests.

Room Tip: They are all the same luxurious tents.
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Ena G
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

Wow, wow, wow!
Everything about this place is incredible.
Whoever is responsible for hiring staff needs to be congratulated. I have never seen a team of people so willing to make guests stays comfortable and memorable. From the arrival at the airstrip, to the singing welcome at the lodge, to the smiling faces of the Bateleur team, nothing was too hard. Special mention to Joseph the manager, jovial and always there with a huge friendly smile. The wait staff, the chefs, Ibraham the barman, Benson our butler(also great musician), our game driver Elly who was so knowledgeable on safari, all deserve mention.
The rooms/cabins are superb. This is luxury tent living, comparable to a 5 star hotel. Beautiful views from each site.
I can't recommend this to highly, and have to say this is one of the most memorable places I have ever stayed at.

Room Tip: Rooms on the Bateleur side are best. From 1 to 19.
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ronnie51_11
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

It was our first time in Kenya....3 nights of magic,the attention of all staff was amazing...Milka the manager was very special and important in all days,high energy....Our driver Benson was very polite,Fantastic! Bateleur Bonifance ,Joseph the chef ....simply the best...we were is right place in the right time to see the great immigration and the crossing of the animals....It was the greatest spectacle of earth ... the most beautiful show of the nature that we could see.I was there with all my family and it was perfect!!!We make our trip with @beyond and was really perfect ...our a get Fred Mittermayer was PERFECT!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

My husband, daughter and I stayed at Bateleur for 5 nights in July. There aren't enough superlatives to describe the experience. Joseph the manager, Joseph the chef, Benson our driver, Abraham and Yegon who looked after us in our room and at meals... these were some of the most outstanding people who we were fortunate to befriend, and truly the staff were the heart of the camp. The tent was beautiful, the meals delicious and the game drives... breathtaking. Even just to sit in our tent or outside by the reception tent and enjoy the views of the Mara were a daily delight. We were fortunate to see the annual migration which was a total bonus - truly an amazing experience! (Thank you Benson!) Everything about Bateleur was first class and &Beyond have done a fantastic job with their social endeavours in the local community. Just a perfect experience all around.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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