...when you could be on safari with Kicheche Camps
“The best 9 days of the year. Always a pleasure, always leave relaxed, with loads of memories of incredible wildlife and the best managers and staff. See you in January hopefully.”
November 15th 2020 Dan Heap, Ireland.
Super Flexible Booking Terms
For new bookings staying between May 2021 and April 2022 :
– 10% refundable deposit* to confirm a booking. (* refundable up to 45 days prior to stay)
– Full payment is required a minimum of 45 days prior to clients’ arrival.
– Cancellation policy: 45-31 days: 50% cancellation charges; 30 days or less: 100% cancellation charge
For new bookings staying between May 2022 and April 2023:
Our usual booking conditions apply requiring a 20% non-refundable deposit
For existing bookings staying from May 2021, our usual conditions apply.
COVID exemption: IF any Covid related government restrictions* prevent a traveler in the party from traveling on dates booked OR a traveler in the party is tested Covid positive within 21 days of travel affecting their ability to travel, the following applies; Dates may be changed (subject to seasonal rate changes) or a full refund issued less administration charges.
*Government policies refer to Kenya or the residential government of the traveler.
Whilst government non-essential travel warnings are in place many travel insurance policies are invalid. We can however recommend: Battleface who offer insurance cover to Kenya even if there are travel warnings in place. They also include medical cover although for Covid related illness it covers travelers up to 59 years only. For travelers aged 60-74 years requiring Covid related medical cover we refer you to Seven Corners Liaison Travel Plus Medical Only policy.
We are not an agent for Battleface or Seven Corners and therefore advise you to get all information directly from them: www.battleface.com or www.sevencorners.com
Ethiopian Airways Covid insurance is included free for all travelers; see terms.
Whilst we do not arrange international flights there are many super deals available. Airlines currently flying into Kenya include Lufthansa, Swiss, British Airways, Ethiopian Airways, Kenya Airways, KLM and Air France. Lufthansa is currently offering complete flexibility and no-fee changes up until 24 hours prior to departure *(subject to fare levels). Ethiopian Airways Covid insurance is included free for all travelers; see terms. LOCAL FLIGHTS flexible COVID cancellation policy. Exact details available at time of booking.
E -VISA IMPLEMENTATION
As from 1st January 2021, all travellers requiring an entry visa to Kenya will be mandated to apply for an E-visa online. Visas on arrival will no longer be available and travellers may not be permitted to board the departing flight without it. E-visas can be applied for by visiting www.evisa.go.ke .
COVID PCR TEST
All international visitors require a negative COVID PCR test conducted within the previous 96 hours. The following clinics are able to do these tests in the United Kingdom:
- Nomad Travel – https://www.nomadtravel.co.uk/travel-clinic\
- The Independent General Practice – https://www.theindependentgeneralpractice.co.uk/
- Private Harley Street Clinic – https://privateharleystreetclinic.com/
- Wren Healthcare – https://wrenhealthcare.co.uk/
- Doctap – https://doctap.co.uk/
- Harley Health Centre – https://www.harleyhealthcentre.com/
- Qured – https://qured.com/
For travelers who need PCR tests before leaving Kenya, medical facilities in Nairobi propose the test with results within a few hours. In the Maasai Mara, we can also organize PCR tests with results within 24 hours.
HEALTH SURVEILLANCE FORM
All international visitors require a negative Prior to arrival a Health Surveillance form must be completed and the QR code issued will be scanned on entry.
COVID SAFER DESTINATION
Kenya is certified as a Covid Safer Tourism destination and all our camps are fully compliant. See more details here.
Our company is fully covered for up to $10m regardless of any travel warnings issued by foreign governments.
Free Photographic Guiding and Tuition
For anyone who wants some (rarely gilded) photo advice and some camera PG tips.
Kicheche co-owner, photographer and pro-guide Paul Goldstein will be offering this for guests at Kicheche Bush Camp from 16th December to 6 January 2021. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or your travel agent to book your safaris.
‘As you step off the plane to be greeted by one of the amazing guides, you feel as though you are at a home away from home. As you drive up to camp, Darren and Emma greet you with the warmest smiles and you start to laugh. For so long as you are there, you can immerse yourself in the amazing wildlife of the Mara wanting for nothing and forget all your cares..’
R.Gray United Kingdom November 2020