Thank you - we had an amazing time! We have prviously done four safaris in South Africa, Botswana and South Luangwa in Zambia, and I would say that as an all-round experience this was the best.
KICHWA TEMBO TENTED CAMP
Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp has 40 canvas safari tents, each with a private outdoor deck. There is an en suite bathroom with shower, stone floors and soft lighting. Each tent stands at least eight metres away from the next, ensuring absolute seclusion and has sweeping views of the greatest grassland system on earth, the Maasai Mara.
Kichwa Tembo is set among the forests just below the spot where a famous scene from Out of Africa was filmed. This setting was also chosen to illustrate the motion picture’s poster.
Kichwa Tembo’s main living area and all the tents overlook endless, game-filled plains and are shaded by dense forest canopy. In the background, the Oloololo Escarpment stretches into the distance.
The main lodge has a curio shop and a reception. The courtyard is candlelit in the evening and you may relax in the bar/lounge area. The palm-fringed swimming pool overlooks the plains of the Mara. The tree-shaded waters are surrounded by lawns.
At night, Askaris (Maasai warrior security guards) accompany you to and from your tent.
In our opinion Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp is a bit too large and commercial for a tented camp, however it does offer reliable game viewing and reasonable value for money and is particularly competitively priced outside of the peak season.