Our Private Luxury Tented Camps are the best way to experience Africa

Masai Mara Safari – Newland, Tarlton & Co. 1904 Vintage Camp

While staying true to our origins as a classic East African camp, we provide the superb service of a fine boutique hotel: your laundry done every day by your personal valet, your shoes brushed and cleaned every night, your private tent cleaned and beds made every morning while you are out on your game drives, and many spontaneous kindnesses. Our guests often comment that getting to know our friendly and professional staff was one of the unexpected pleasures of their safari.

Each of our roomy vintage-style tents is insect-proof, and have large windows hung with heavy curtains easily opened to enjoy the pure air of Africa, or closed for complete privacy. A curtained doorway leads from your sleeping area to a well-lighted dressing room, furnished with campaign washbasin and chair, mirrors, and a vintage steamer trunk wardrobe for your clothes. Two adjoining curtained compartments contain an old-fashioned bucket shower in one section, and a modern flush loo in the other.

Our specialty is bringing all the personal touches of a fine hotel to the heart of wild Africa.

We invite you to JOIN US!


From the moment you arrive in Africa our team will assist you through Immigration and Customs and our private drivers will deliver to your overnight hotel. Our team will review with you your schedule and will also personally escort you from your hotel to your flight to your first safari destination. At no time will you be without one of our team or one of our tourism partners to make sure you are not only safe but having the experience of a lifetime. Join us!


Newland, Tarlton. & Co. first invented luxury tented camping in 1904 and we feel we have perfected it.  Our specialty is private luxury, mobile tented camp programs in Kenya. Our camp crew: including chef, valets, waiters and camp guards are not just ‘staff’ but proud professionals who supply all the homey, personal touches of a fine hotel.


Many of our clients who frequent the great restaurants of London and New York City, have said our food is as delicious and enjoyable as they have ever had. Before each safari, we send our guests a questionnaire for diet preferences and we can prepare vegetarian, low-fat, ‘South Beach Level II” or “Picky U.S. Teenager” menus as required.


Newland, Tarlton &  Co. Chairman, Donald Young has designed all the tents and camp furnishings himself to create the perfect blend of romance, safety, and comfort while maintaining the true safari experience of camping out in the African wilderness.