After 20 years since its original opening, & Beyond Bateleur Camp finally reopens with an all creative new design and feel that promises to give its guest an almost near experience of owning their own private Mara.
Situated in the Maasai Mara, & Beyond Bateleur Camp has been rebuilt from the ground up and finally reopened to the public as it pays particular homage to those elegant safari days of old. An official opening ceremony and ribbon cutting was held at Bateleur South Camp earlier this month, which was attended by local African dignitaries, Kenyan government officials and community members.
“It is what is has always been, an all original piece sourced over 20 years ago, all of which have been retained and stylishly reutilised.” emphasised Chris Browne. The award-winning and uber-talented duo, Chris Browne and Debra Fox, immediately set to work conjuring up fresh new ideas and stylish, yet understated, African touches that would update and refresh the camp, yet still retain its much-loved Out of Africa ambience and undeniable air of old school safari romance.
Dive right into the captivating ambiance of the Mara as you as you enjoy a meal or two brought right to your tent as you cosy up the vast view of hot air balloons floating over the cascading plains. An ambiance so peaceful that you can hear the calls of nature itself and if you wish to observe the landscape, take a stroll to the Swarovski spotting scopes and enjoy the sights that the Mara have to offer.
Considered to have one of the world’s best pools with a view, Bateleur Camp now has infinity pools overlooking the Mara at both the North and South camp. Next to the South Camp pool is a state of the art and fully equipped exercise room that gives a chance to worked whilst overlooking the heard of buffaloes, giraffes and other wild animals walking nearby. And if exercising is not your forte then opt for a relaxing spa treatment in the intimate massage sala then finish off your revitalizing session with a hearty breakfast as you overlook the Mara.
Guests can now shop, exercise, swim, enjoy and relax to the sweeping views and spaces that have been restored into captivating, well purposed areas. Perhaps the most popular feature is the craft gin bar, which stocks 16 different craft gins, each with its own story and shopping is your thing, you will fancy the new boutique Safari Shop, which is a celebration of Kenyan high-end fashion, jewelry and accessories.
If all these and more is what you seek then a weekend escape to Bateleur Camp is what you need.
This story first appeared at & Beyond.