Early season, Kicheche early. I first had this idea 12 years ago. This was the genesis:
Six before Seven
James Nampaso: ‘Paul we leave at 04.30’. That sounds easy but when you have three vehicles and a dozen wildlife zealots rising rudely before dawn a whole Kicheche machine has to get into gear to make it happen. It was really only a whim, a gamble, an unendorsed tale of a mother leopard with an extended family. It worked: we saw six – a mother with one then a family including triplets (it’s not an incredible photo but it is four leopards up a tree!) … all before seven o clock.
Seems like this early business has struck a note: here are your entries so far, keep them coming
What does Kicheche early mean to you:
Kat Moran: Breakfast pies on the plains
NJ Wright: Rhino cookies at Mara Camp (oh those ones Nancie..!)
Lynn Bonner : Lions trying hard to climb a tree
Chris Northfield: The hot water bottle (Chris you do have to get up)
Andrew: Every morning I’m fortunate enough to wake up and find myself there
Sarah Grimwood: That couple of hours at Wilson waiting for my flight to the Conservancy, it means we’ve finally made it.
Darlene Knott : We love getting up early, who needs sleep?
Nothing is ever perfect, but perhaps an episode of White Lotus or West Wing, a Williamson or Waugh cover drive or indeed a Lebron three pointer come awfully close. So does this video, taken early doors.
Kicheche Early ….it’s a thing (as the youth say)