Kicheche Mara is my all time favorite African Safari Camp

Brian Jackman – Journalist UK

the camp

Kicheche Mara Camp is a classic tented camp hidden in a beautiful valley in a prime wildlife area of the Mara North Conservancy. The luxury tents are laid out alongside a seasonal stream from where you can observe the resident birdlife and plains game beyond.

The location is ideal as game viewing frequently starts in the camp itself and there is prime wildlife habitat on all sides providing an ideal base for your safari in the Masai Mara.

The family suite is a perfect new addition with two separate bedrooms (double & twin/triple) with ensuite  bathrooms. The bedrooms are connected by a lounge furnished with a sofa and small table enabling private dining.

Mara North Conservancy

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    Bordering the Mara Reserve, one of the biggest conservancies in the area
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    Amazing game viewing all year round
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    The camp is located in an Acacia Valley, a prime wildlife area, in this top quality Conservancy, and game viewing starts frequently in the camp itself. Access is from Mara North airstrip, 20 minutes game drive away

Activities

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    Game drives in safari customized 4WD vehicles with one of our Silver guides. Watching wildlife at close range, but without encroaching on their space, is endlessly fascinating and our guides’ instincts and experience will provide superb photo opportunities of wild animals. Extended game drives – we do not impose limits on the length
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    Guided walks
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    Flycamp: one night out in the wilderness to have it 100% authentic under canvas and your guide hosting you

Community

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    Get an inspiring presentation from our Trust Ambassador on the work done by the Kicheche Community Trust.
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    Add a back of the house tour to understand how the camp operates with conservation in mind
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    Visit 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
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    Allow 2 hours; this visit is usually made after lunch allowing guests to continue on their afternoon game drive.

our guides

All guides are well experienced working with photographers and select optimal positions at sightings taking lighting and animal behavior into account.

Family Privacy

While the whole ethos of Kicheche is based around a small camp sharing safari experiences, we understand that after a whole year of work and often stress back home, it is nice for families to enjoy their bush retreat on their own sometimes.

Family Suite

The family suite is a perfect new addition to Kicheche Mara Camp, with two separate bedrooms (double & twin/triple) with ensuite bathrooms. The bedrooms are connected by a lounge furnished with a sofa and small table enabling private dining.

Quad Tents

Quad tents are available at Kicheche Laikipia and Kicheche Mara camp.

facilities

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    With only eight tents an intimate and relaxed atmosphere is assured. All tents are overlooking the Olare Orok stream and the western escarpment of the valley. Triple and Quad family tents (1 double & 2 single beds) are also available
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    Spacious en-suite bathroom with running hot and cold water
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    The camp lounge has a stunning view down the valley and offers comfortable seating, a library, board games and local crafts
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    The camp prides itself on offering a friendly and intimate stay, with our hosts treating you as welcome guests, not just travel statistics. The camp is hosted and there is a team of attentive staff ensuring personal warmth and attention to any needs during your stay
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    Meals are taken in our dining tent or in the shade of a large euclea tree with a beautiful view down the valley
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    Lighting is supplied 24 hours; however sadly the solar system does not allow hair dryers
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    WIFI in the lounge

awards

Certificate of Excellence

Gold Eco Rated Facility

itineraries & special offers

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Mara Fly-in Safari 3 Nights
An exceptional wilderness experience heightened by staying in one of our exclusive private conservancies.
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Mara Wilderness 5 Nights
Kicheche Mara wilderness package is a fantastic Safari combined in two stunning Conservancies…
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CONSERVANCY SAFARI 6 Nights
This classic Conservancy Safari visits two diverse eco-systems in the hands of expert guides and…
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Special Offers
Unbeatable value!
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