&Beyond Announces Investment in East African Lodge

Leading experiential travel company &Beyond has planned a considerable investment in its safari camps and lodges across Africa. The initial phase aims to redefine the classic Kenyan safari at the iconic &Beyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp. An extensive rebuild is currently underway and will be completed by July 2014.

Forming part of &Beyond’s planned investment of ZAR 230 million (USD 23 million) into its luxury safari camps and lodges, 28 of Kichwa Tembo’s tented suites and shared guest areas will take on a brand new look.

Complementing the camp’s enduring and timeless style, modular and contemporary guest areas will be designed to easily accommodate large numbers of guests in high season without losing the sense of intimacy in quieter periods. The camp will feature creative spaces for interactive food preparation, including its organic vegetable garden, which will become part of the guest experience.

One of the most celebrated features of &Beyond Kichwa Tembo is its extraordinary location and views of the surrounding private wildlife concession within the Masai Mara Game Reserve. By elevating some of the suites more guests can enjoy the world-famous view; 22 suites will overlook the Mara and six will sit in the forest canopy (with three of these forest suites also looking out over the Mara).

While 28 of the camp’s tented suites will be closed from 15 October to 30 June 2014, 12 luxury tents on the Sabaringo River will remain open throughout the rebuild, as will Kichwa Tembo’s sister lodge, &Beyond Bateleur Camp. Currently held bookings for Kichwa Tembo will be accommodated at one of those camps during the rebuild.