Maasai Mara National Reserve

&Beyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp


Classic migration camp

Kichwa Tembo can be found on the banks of the Saparingo River in a private concession of the Maasai Mara National Reserve, right in the path of the seasonal Great Migration.

Steeped in the aura of classical safari the camp has 40 safari-style tents around its grounds. All of which are simple yet stylish and look out onto the open grasslands or the shady forest surrounding the river. The infinity pool sits literally on the edge of the Mara and boasts the most extraordinary views. While the main area provides you with the perfect place to unwind in comfort.

Set on a private concession, there is abundant iconic wildlife all year round and you can avoid the crowds. You will find your days are action-packed exploring by land or even air with hot air balloon. There will always be time to relax at camp with a massage or a sundowner toasting the wonderful sunsets of the Maasai Mara.


At a glance

  • 40 safari tents

  • Swimming pool

  • Restaurant

  • Massage tent

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    Game Drives

    Get up and explore the Maasai Mara which combines some of the richest Big Five viewing on the planet and is home to lion prides, leopard and elephant parades. In migration season, vast herds of wildebeest stretch as far as the eye can see.

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    Walking Safari

    Access to the concession allows for much more freedom than the National Park. You can get closer to nature with bush walks, night drives and bush dining under a starry sky.

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    Hot-air balloon safari

    Rise silently into the African dawn over the Maasai Mara National Park. This is a spectacular way to see the sheer vastness and beauty of this incredible ecosystem.

Community & Culture

&Beyond have a strong focus on people development, they invest in education and healthcare. They are dedicated to providing its staff with as much information as possible to enable them to achieve freedom from poverty, malnutrition, gender inequity, stigma, HIV/AIDS and TB through its Positive Health programme. Due to the efforts of &Beyond and the Africa Foundation teams, over half a million dollars has been raised to date for clinic support, water access, food assistance, business support and school infrastructure.


Private concessions such as this are vital for protecting the land around government protected national parks. This region, bordering the Serengeti, is special for a number of reasons. Not only does it mark the furthest northern reaches of the Great Migration, but it’s administered by the Mara Conservancy, a shining light in conservation-community partnerships in which the local Maasai communities play a pivotal role. In the last 20 years, 5,000 poachers have been apprehended and 50,000 snares removed.


Designed to limit impact all hot water in the camp is heated through a solar water system. By bottling our water on site the camp saves over 56,000 plastic bottles annually.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

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  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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