The effortlessly elegant Bateleur Camp is set amongst the forests on the edge of the Masai Mara, adjacent to the area in which many of the scenes from the film Out of Africa were filmed. Echoeing this theme, the camp has been styled to suggest the opulence and luxury of the early safaris of the so-called 'white hunters' such as Denys Finch Hatton and Baron Bror Blixen, who considered it imperative that their safari camps feature silver service, cut crystal, butlers, fine wines and excellent cuisine.
The Masai Mara is 270 miles from Nairobi (five hours by road). All weather air strip - less than an hour from Nairobi by plane. The camp itself is is directly in the path of famous annual migration of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara.
The camp offers nine luxury tents. Each with a thatched roof, private veranda, ensuite bathroom (with hot and cold running water and twin basins), ceiling fans, safe, hairdryer and antique writing desk. The beds are large and luxurious and presented with crisp white linen, and each tent has its own butler service.
At night, the winding paths between the widely-spaced tents are lit by hurricane lanterns imparting a uniquely magical feel to the camp.
DINING & BARS
The lounge is presented in time-honoured safari style with leather sofas, polished hard woods, natural rugs and a fascinating assortment of safari bric-a-brac. There is also a safari library. The camp prides itself on the excellence of both its cuisine and its wine cellar. Meals can also be taken out in the bush, while 'sundowners' are taken on the veranda as the sun goes down over the rolling plains. After dinner, port and cigars can be enjoyed in front of the open fire.
:: Night game drives on private Maasai land.
:: Guided walks
:: Visits to Maasai communities.
:: Daily scheduled flights from Wilson Airport, Nairobi
:: Hot air ballooning available
CAMPS & LODGES IN MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE
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:: Mara Sopa Lodge
:: Ilkeliani Camp
:: Siana Springs Tented Camp
:: Mara Sarova Tented Camp
:: Keekorok Lodge
:: Mara Simba Lodge
:: Fig Tree Camp
:: Tipilikwani Camp
:: Mara Leisure Camp
:: Mara Serena Lodge
:: Governor's Camp
:: Little Governor's Camp - High End
:: Sanctuary Olonana Camp - High End
:: Cottars Camp - High End
:: Saruni Camp - High End
:: Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp
:: Bateleur Camp - High End
:: Mpata Safari Club
:: Mara Base Camp
:: Mara Ngenche Camp - High End
:: Mara Crossings Camp
:: Fairmont Mara Safari Club
:: Sala's Camp
:: Neptune Mara Rianta Luxury Camp