We stayed at Kichwa Tembo for our 2 night/3 day safari, booked via JT Safaris. The hotel came highly recommended by Julius and certainly did not disappoint.
The accommodation was fantastic. Beds were extremely comfortable. The tents were spacious and spotlessly clean. Shower was great (In fact the bed and the shower were much better here, than they were at our Beach Hotel!) Also, we had great views across the Masai Mara from our tent.
We were very well looked after. The level of service was exceptional. The Kenyan people are so friendly and happy. Special mention to Joshua,Ibrahim and Moses
The food was excellent. I am a vegetarian and so I was a bit worried about mealtimes. Our waiter Ibrahim was great. The soups here are delicious and when I mentioned how much I enjoyed the soups - he kindly brought me copies of the recipes!! There was plenty of choice and we all loved the food
We went on 4 game drives. Saw the BIG 5!! Our driver Moses was THE BEST! He even managed to find us a Leopard. We saw lions , 4 Black Rhino, Cheetahs, Elephants. etc etc. It was truly amazing. I could not believe just how much wildlife there is in the Mara. We spoke to several people back at the Beach Hotel who had been on safari to other game reserves (Tsavo East/West, Shimba Hills) and they saw animals there, but not on the scale of the Mara. If you want to see the BIG 5, then the Mara is the place to go.
We also did the balloon ride which was the experience of a lifetime. It was expensive, but well worth it......
Overall, I would highly recommend safari to the Mara and the Kichwa Tembo. It was the most amazing 3 days. Book with JT Safaris - very reasonable price compared to First Choice and other companies.
I cannot wait to return to this wonderful place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- AndBeyond Kichwa Tembo Masai Mara Tented Camp is set on a private wilderness concession leased from Maasai landlords in the legendary Masai Mara. Situated where forest and savanna meet, these elegant, spacious safari tents boast some of the most magnificent views of the Masai Mara, especially from the large swimming pool. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kichwa Tembo Tented Safari Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
- AndBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve