"For the land of the scented mornings and the nights of the satin moon
Will lap your soul with solace and set your heart in tune"

Think safari and you have to think Kenya and Tanzania. Famous for their fantastic game viewing and diverse habitats, both are always ready to surprise and delight. Bateleur knows exactly where to take you to experience the best of each country: there is always something new to fire your imagination and alert your senses to the great wilderness that covers much of East Africa. From the well known Masai Mara to wilder places off the beaten track, we'll offer you a unique experience, whether this is your first or third trip. One thing is guaranteed; once you have visited us you will return!

Luxury tented safaris

“Only a fool is uncomfortable in the bush” Joe Cheffings

Experience the freedom of safari life and the thrill of sleeping under canvas. Get close to nature in the peace and tranquility of the wilderness. Escape the confines of the crowds and enjoy your own private camp, fully-equipped to ensure your luxurious and comfortable stay. Our professional safari staff will cater for all your needs, so all you have to do is relax and enjoy the unique experience of being in the African bush: Listen to the evening's serenade as you enjoy a drink around the camp fire, before a sumptuous home-cooked dinner is served. Tented safaris are incorporated with stays at our hand-picked lodges: you can rest assured that you will not be disappointed.

Private camps are set up in advance, on an individual basis, depending on the best game-viewing at the time of your safari. You will sleep in roomy, walk-in style, canvas tents, completely water and insect proof. They are carpeted, well furnished and thoughtfully equipped for your comfort and ease. Toilet and shower tents are en-suite - hot showers are available at any time. Dining involves three-course meals prepared over wood coals by an excellent chef who has given over twenty years' service to Bateleur. Meals are served in style, at tables with all the accompanying linen, china and glassware. Bottled butane gas and solar energy, rather than a noisy generator, are the main source of power for fridges and lighting. We certainly show you how to live in style in the wild!

Between our private camp destinations tented safaris are incorporated with stays at hand-picked lodges: you can rest assured that you will not be disappointed

Bateleur safaris has no scheduled departures. All trips are customed designed and tailored to suit the clients. There are obviously favourite destinations, which suit this style of safari but there are many options for you to choose from. Contact us for details!

"When you have caught the rhythm of Africa, you find that it is the same in all her music." Karen Blixen - Out of Africa