&Beyond Bateleur Camp
At a Glance
- the service is excellent
- there are unexpected surprise touches along the way
- there's no telephone or Internet access at the camp (although guests can access Wi-Fi a four-minute walk away)
- no bath (showers only)
&Beyond Bateleur Camp Review
Who can forget the final scene in Out of Africa when two lions, symbolic of the Karen Blixen/Denys Finch-Hatton love affair, are silhouetted lying on a hill amid the African bush? If you're among the many who saw that movie and began fantasizing about your own African experience, then you'll be happy to know that this totally private and very romantic world-class camp is just below that famous hill. You may not get Robert Redford in the end, but you will be assured of celebrity status and service while you're here. The spacious tents are pitched under an A-frame wood structure with polished wooden floors and a wooden deck with steps leading down to the bush and encircling trees below. A massive four-poster bed dominates the tent's interior—a handy, long, padded stool, great for sitting on while putting on and taking off your boots after a game drive or bush walk, sits at the foot of the bed. The public areas—also made of wood and canvas—are decorated with old leather armchairs, antique Persian rugs, and a well-stocked but small library. The game-viewing will keep you busy by day and night, but do try to include a picnic on the edge of the Great Rift Valley—it will induce dreams of those who once hunted and gathered here millennia ago.