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Bateleur Camp is a stylish and modern camp retaining its classic charm, set within a dense forest on the boundary of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. With its superb location, seclusion from the crowds of the Mara and impeccable hospitality, &Beyond’s luxury camp is a wonderful base to explore the reserve and nearby private concession.


Plan your journey

Location

The camp is set within the Mara Conservancy in the southwest of the Maasai Mara. This protected area surrounds the main reserve so expect the same spectacular wildlife with fewer crowds and vehicles. Although guests can see wildlife from the comfort of their tents, the Oloololo Gate into the main reserve is less than a mile and a half away and just north of the Mara Triangle. The Kichwa Tembo Concession, which is owned by &Beyond, is nearby too where you can see all Big Five and the Great Migration from July to October.

Rooms

There are nine tents with secluded private decks shaded within a woodland. The interior space includes a large bed in a dark leather frame, dark wood floors, leather armchairs, a writing desk and a private bar. The en suites are huge with stone tiles, outdoor and indoor rain showers, bathtubs and complimentary &Beyond products. The outside deck is a comfortable space overlooking the plains and passing animals.

Communal Areas

The communal space is a modern and stylish twist on the classic ‘Out of Africa’ style. The lounge is furnished eclectically with leather sofas and armchairs, antique photos and lamps, worn trunks and suitcases and Maasai spears. The eye-shaped pool and gin bar add a modern touch. The restaurant and open-air dining space looks out onto the wildlife-rich plains. Dining here is laid back and a bush dinner is sometimes prepared where guests can gather by the river over drinks and a roaring fire to watch performances by local Maasai warriors.

Activities

Take game drives in the Maasai Mara Reserve and the Kichwa Tembo Concession close to camp where all Big Five roam. As &Beyond owns the concession, night drives are also possible. Take bush walks along the Mara River or to the top of the Oloololo Escarpment for spectacular views of the reserve. For something closer to home, simply explore the natural trail from camp through the riverine forest or visit with the local Maasai people. At sunrise, guests can also take hot air balloon safari’s followed by a champagne breakfast.

Fully inclusive

Accommodation
Breakfast, lunch and evening meal
All house drinks (except premium imported brands and champagne)
Daily scheduled safari activities
Laundry service

When to go

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'SHOULDER' DRY SEASON

A brief drier interlude before the more intense long rains. The migration will be generally located within the southern regions of the Serengeti ecosystem during this period.

This period coincides with the birth of many young calves and is, therefore, is justly known as the calving season.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Serengeti has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,140 to 2,099m or 3,740 to 6,886 ft) moderate these to a very pleasant 25°C/77°F to 27°C/80°F. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

'SHOULDER' DRY SEASON

A brief drier interlude before the more intense long rains. The migration will be generally located within the southern regions of the Serengeti ecosystem during this period.

This period coincides with the birth of many young calves and is, therefore, is justly known as the calving season.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Serengeti has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,140 to 2,099m or 3,740 to 6,886 ft) moderate these to a very pleasant 25°C/77°F to 27°C/80°F. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

WET SEASON - 'LONG RAINS'

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year, making travel to and from lodges potentially a little tricky at times. This wet season is also often characterised by overcast skies and consecutive days of rain.

During this period the great migration starts to make its way north towards the Western Corridor of the Serengeti ecosystem.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Serengeti has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,140 to 2,099m or 3,740 to 6,886 ft) moderate these to a very pleasant 25°C/77°F to 27°C/80°F. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

WET SEASON - 'LONG RAINS'

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year, making travel to and from lodges potentially a little tricky at times. This wet season is also often characterised by overcast skies and consecutive days of rain.

During this period the great migration starts to make its way north towards the Western Corridor of the Serengeti ecosystem.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Serengeti has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,140 to 2,099m or 3,740 to 6,886 ft) moderate these to a very pleasant 25°C/77°F to 27°C/80°F. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

WET SEASON - 'LONG RAINS'

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year, making travel to and from lodges potentially a little tricky at times. This wet season is also often characterised by overcast skies and consecutive days of rain.

During this period the great migration starts to make its way north towards the Western Corridor of the Serengeti ecosystem.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Serengeti has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,140 to 2,099m or 3,740 to 6,886 ft) moderate these to a very pleasant 25°C/77°F to 27°C/80°F. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

'MAIN' DRY SEASON

A more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies.

During this period the great migration will start to gradually move its way into the Lamai region of the Serengeti (the Northern most point) as well as the Masai Mara in Kenya.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Serengeti has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,140 to 2,099m or 3,740 to 6,886 ft) moderate these to a very pleasant 25°C/77°F to 27°C/80°F. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

'MAIN' DRY SEASON

A more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies.

During this period the great migration will start to gradually move its way into the Lamai region of the Serengeti (the Northern most point) as well as the Masai Mara in Kenya.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Serengeti has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,140 to 2,099m or 3,740 to 6,886 ft) moderate these to a very pleasant 25°C/77°F to 27°C/80°F. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

'MAIN' DRY SEASON

A more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies.

During this period the great migration will start to gradually move its way into the Lamai region of the Serengeti (the Northern most point) as well as the Masai Mara in Kenya.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Serengeti has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,140 to 2,099m or 3,740 to 6,886 ft) moderate these to a very pleasant 25°C/77°F to 27°C/80°F. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

'MAIN' DRY SEASON

A more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies.

During this period the great migration will start to gradually move its way into the Lamai region of the Serengeti (the Northern most point) as well as the Masai Mara in Kenya.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Serengeti has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,140 to 2,099m or 3,740 to 6,886 ft) moderate these to a very pleasant 25°C/77°F to 27°C/80°F. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

'MAIN' DRY SEASON

A more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies.

During this period the great migration will start to gradually move its way into the Lamai region of the Serengeti (the Northern most point) as well as the Masai Mara in Kenya.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Serengeti has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,140 to 2,099m or 3,740 to 6,886 ft) moderate these to a very pleasant 25°C/77°F to 27°C/80°F. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

WET SEASON - 'SHORT' RAINS

A rather unpredictable time of the year with the occasional heavy shower or thunderstorm, but usually plenty of sunshine in between. While technically the wet season the rains are not as intense during this period as the ‘long rains’, it can therefore still be a great time to visit.

The migration will start moving back towards the Southern Plains of the Serengeti from the Masai Mara. Given the distance involved, we tend to see a more ‘fragmented’ movement.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Serengeti has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,140 to 2,099m or 3,740 to 6,886 ft) moderate these to a very pleasant 25°C/77°F to 27°C/80°F. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

WET SEASON - 'SHORT' RAINS

A rather unpredictable time of the year with the occasional heavy shower or thunderstorm, but usually plenty of sunshine in between. While technically the wet season the rains are not as intense during this period as the ‘long rains’, it can therefore still be a great time to visit.

The migration will start moving back towards the Southern Plains of the Serengeti from the Masai Mara. Given the distance involved, we tend to see a more ‘fragmented’ movement.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Serengeti has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,140 to 2,099m or 3,740 to 6,886 ft) moderate these to a very pleasant 25°C/77°F to 27°C/80°F. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

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