Dedicated to the constant maintenance of their exclusive lodges and camps, luxury travel company andBeyond has announced the upcoming refurbishment of andBeyond Bateleur Camp, situated in Kenya’s Masai Mara. Work on the iconic tented camp will begin on 15 November 2017and the project will be staggered over six months.
The guest tents at the iconic camp will be completely rebuilt and refurbished, increasing in size to an impressive 97 m² (1 044 square feet) and including both indoor and outdoor areas.
New features in the guest tents will include built-in day beds on private verandas, situated to admire the views, as well as open-air stone courtyards flanking the bathroom. New finishes will include deep bathtubs, sumptuous furniture and fittings and chrome ware. Al fresco showers will add a touch of authentic safaris, which butler hatches will allow for service that is intimate and discrete, while also fully personalised. Lighter Talek stone finishes will contribute towards the more spacious feel of the suites.
Two swimming pools will make a welcome addition to the camp, with extensive poolside decking providing the ideal location for outside dining. A well-equipped fitness centre will enable health enthusiasts to exercise in full view of a magnificent Masai Mara panorama. A massage sala and water feature add to the serenity of the camp.
A new Safari Shop will provide a wide selection of locally sourced handicrafts for sale, while guest areas will be expanded to include a coffee bar that will convert into a gin bar by night.
The refurbishment has been carefully planned to retain the authentic vintage safari atmosphere of the camp, while enhancing its sense of intimacy and luxury.
The refurbishment will kick off on 15 November 2017, when the guest areas at North Camp will be close, while six guest tents at South Camp remain open until 07 January 2018. The entire camp will be closed from 08 January to 28 February 2018, with North Camp scheduled to reopen on 01 March 2018. The refurbishment of the entire camp will be completed by 01 June 2018.
With the refurbishment plans in place, andBeyond has launched a special offer for guests staying at Bateleur Camp over the next 15 months. Travellers spending three nights at andBeyond Bateleur Camp between 15 November 2016 and 08 January 2018 will only pay for two, enjoying an effective discount of 33%.