Kicheche believes in a better tomorrow for the communities upon whose land we operate. These communities have shown outstanding vision to set aside their land for conservation. In a changing world we seek to support many initiatives that improve community welfare whilst maintaining their proud heritage.

community - csr for a better tomorrow

Kicheche Community Trust champions four pillars EDUCATION, HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT & EMPOWERMENT

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    1580 Masai families directly benefit from Conservancy land leases
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    18 Student scholarships ongoing
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    Six Schools supported
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    Medical equipment donations and annual dental clinics
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    Donations of $5 per bed night support Kicheche Community Trust & Maa Trust

health

The Kicheche Trust has been supporting the local Aitong (Mara) health clinic for many years. We strongly believe that healthcare is a basic right. Donations made in the past include medicines, medical books, a maternity ward, a dental ward, a water pump, water tanks and the upgrading of the existing solar system. For the future we are looking for further donations for medicines, reference books or other medical equipment and transport facilities for patients.

maa trust visit

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    Dynamic Trust based in OMC, our Bush Camp donates over $10,000 per annum to their annual budget of $150k
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    Innovative beading project employing over 400 women
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    Far reaching Women’s Empowerment program

education

The Kicheche Community Trust has over the years built and maintained several school class rooms. The Trust sponsored a primary school teacher and has funded his further education studies, donated thousands of school books and stationary and donated towards a school bus and fund for 20 educational bursaries. In Laikipia, we take special care for those children affected by HIV/AIDS more specifically.

Each year the Kicheche Trust sponsors students at the Koiyaki guiding school and currently employs several graduates as guides and trainee guides. This course runs for one year and focuses on giving local Masai a solid foundation in guiding disciplines.

environment

We’ve run Clean Up campaigns in the small towns on the edge of the conservancies, raised money for mobile cattle bomas to reduce deforestation and promote holistic grazing. Tree planting and supporting a bee hive project are other actions currently underway.

the long run

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    A global Organisation championing cutting edge Ecotourism practices revolving around the 4Cs (Culture, Community, Conservation and Commerce)
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    Kicheche Mara Camp is one of forty progressive members worldwide
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    Long Run members conserve 5.5 million acres of wilderness, invest $10m in the 4Cs and touch the lives of 500,000 people

mara discovery excursion

Visit the local Aitong trading centre, a school, a clinic and the Mara Discovery & Empowerment Centre (MDC) a combination of tourism, conservation, environmental education and community based micro enterprises. This excursion provides a brief glimpse into the lives of our community and the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.
Allow 2 hours, this visit is usually made after lunch allowing guests to continue on their afternoon game drive.

exclusive, authentic, transformative

kicheche experience

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Voices

what our clients say

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The Kicheche experience at both camps Kicheche Laikipia and Mara, has been first rate, the managers, the green ethos, the staff, the food, the guides, the relationship with the conservancy and its animals & people…everything has been simply wonderful and unforgettable.
Parfect family - U.K
Kicheche is just right – a tonic for the mind and soul. Loved every moment of it, the management, the guides, ambiance is all “just appropriate” for a fantastic & different experience to city life.
Udaya & Hardev - India
We really enjoyed Hudson’s talk on Kicheche Foundation, the Maasai people and ongoing projects. Bravo!
David & Jane - USA
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