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Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp

Kichwa Tembo (meaning ‘the elephant's head) is a large and well-maintained tented camp just outside the Masai Mara National Reserve to the northwest.

Overlooking endless, game-filled plains and shaded by dense forest canopy, Kichwa Tembo nestles below the Oloololo Escarpment on the western boundary of the Masai Mara reserve. Most of the camp faces onto rolling lawns with dramatic circular cactus gardens. Beyond, are the wide open vistas of the Mara savanna. One of the Mara's largest tented camps with 45 well-appointed tents, Kichwa Tembo also offers six rondavels (circular chalets) for those who prefer to seep behind walls. There is a central lounge area with long views over the rolling grounds.


The Masai Mara is 270 miles from Nairobi (five hours by road).


The camp has 45 well-appointed ensuite tents and six ‘Rondavel' (circular stone-built) rooms. All the spacious tents have private views from their verandas; some looking over the plains, others over a secluded forest area that is alive with birds and monkeys. The elephant theme is reflected in the décor.


The extensive central dining room offers long views over the savannah while the cuisine is both international and local. Afternoon tea and sandwiches are served in the circular thatched lounge.