‘Winning by a cat’s whisker’

When you win, yes win a safari and are the envy of friends, colleagues and indeed enemies, the correct protocol is surely to keep your head down and do your safari time .... quietly.

‘Top of the Bill’

Close to 20 Kicheche safaris each, perhaps our favourite son and daughter …..from Queensland …. Competitive ….? …. Never! 

‘Five Stars’

Sometimes you can only tell people so many times ...Jenny Varley has frankly spent far too long in a holding pattern before finally getting to Kicheche. She had the grace and class to tell me: 'Graham has taken more footage in the last four days than anywhere else'

‘Valley Rhapsody’

This week our favourite is Leanne Cockayne. She had had her night disturbed as some local lions (Tikki’s daughters) had brought down a zebra close to the Valley Camp massage and aromatherapy chalet.

‘And the winner is…’

This time of year is the season for gushing insincerity, contentious and lizard-like lobbying and many crocodile tears.

‘A Place in Heaven’

From last week: "I wept at the airstrip before flying out, I didn't want to leave" ... aah.... a Kicheche remainer. *

Sweet Spot.

Spotters, meet Murray, no stranger to this mercurial mail-out and indeed one of Bush Camp’s favourite sons. Murray has been a regular for many years but this January has outdone himself, with a whole pick and mix of cats with their candy-faced cubs.

Royally good game drives.

The Kicheche inbox is filled with many sorts of pictorial correspondence, some of it precious, much of it delightful yet whimsical flotsam

Cat. Nine. Tales.

Mara North Maestro Jimmy Tinka captures marvellous 'frame' before the River pride captures young giraffe

Turner’m green

Don't know where you spent Christmas this year, I don't suppose Jackie Turner really cares as she found herself almost knee-deep in cats of all sizes at Bush Camp. Lions with eyes still only half open and a suitably topical leaping leopard.