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After a com­plete re­build, andBeyond’s Bateleur Camp re­opened with a host of new ad­di­tions. Tucked away at the foot of the scenic Oloololo es­carp­ment at the rim of the Great Rift Val­ley in Kenya’s iconic Ma­sai Mara Re­serve, the brand-new look cel­e­brates two decades of the camp’s ex­is­tence.

In­spired by fresh ideas from guest feed­back and al­ter­ing trends in hos­pi­tal­ity, the stylish yet un­der­stated camp in­cor­po­rates African de­sign touches up­dates while sus­tain­ing its much-loved clas­si­cal and ro­man­tic sa­fari feel.

Charged with cre­at­ing its brand-new look, orig­i­nal de­sign­ers Fox Browne Cre­ative were in­stru­men­tal in fash­ion­ing a sense of con­ti­nu­ity, with the up­cy­cling and re­vi­tal­iza­tion of a num­ber of the camp’s orig­i­nal arte­facts, an­tiques and fur­ni­ture pieces. High qual­ity lo­cal ar­ti­sans and sup­pli­ers were used wher­ever pos­si­ble to pre­serve a sense of au­then­tic­ity, en­sur­ing that eco­nomic and skills de­vel­op­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties con­tinue to flow to the sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties.

The new de­sign pre­serves the vin­tage sil­ver, soft worn leather, an­tique trunks and crys­tal de­canters of the old camp, while in­te­grat­ing new de­sign touches such as old-world maps and el­e­gant dark brass fit­tings, cre­at­ing a con­trast with white mar­ble sur­faces. Func­tion­ing floor space in the so­phis­ti­cated guest tents has al­most dou­bled and the in­te­rior spaces ap­pear more spa­cious with the uti­liza­tion of a lighter color pal­ette and bril­liantly in­cor­po­rated nat­u­ral light. En-suite bath­rooms are bor­dered by private stone court­yards with spa­cious bath­tubs, in­door and al fresco show­ers.

Views over the breath­tak­ing Mara are best en­joyed from sunken daybeds on the private ve­randa or from any van­tage point in your tent. Your day starts with an early morn­ing wake-up call where freshly brewed cof­fee or tea, con­ve­niently de­liv­ered through your but­ler hatch will en­sure that you are awake enough to en­joy the spec­tac­u­lar wildlife that is en­demic to the Mara.­sai-mara-na­tion­al­park/andbeyond-bateleur­camp/

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