Get closer to the world of wildlife conservation by learning about ongoing research projects in our wildlife conservancies.

Endangered species enclosure visit

The last remaining animals of this species were translocated to Ol Pejeta Conservancy and it is hoped will create the nucleus of a successful breeding program. In addition to the two female Northern White Rhinos, it is home to a number of endangered species including the locally threatened Jackson’s hartebeest and Grevy’s zebra.

Available for Kicheche Laikipia guests twice daily at 0830 and 1600hrs.
$40pp, bookable in advance.

Chimpanzee Sanctuary back of house visit

Enjoy a unique opportunity of viewing chimpanzees behind the scenes while on your Kenyan safari. Learn about the day to day care of these apes and get exclusive access during their feeding time.

This activity is available for Kicheche Laikipia guests twice a day between 12.00 – 1.00 PM and in the evening from 5.00 – 6.00 PM. $40pp, bookable in advance.

Max 6pax. Not suitable for children under 3.

Mara Elephant Project visit

Kicheche Mara Camp guests can experience first-hand the complicated relations between poaching and human – elephant conflict in the Mara ecosystem. We have teamed up with Mara Elephant Project to showcase MEP’s important wildlife conservation work in reducing poaching levels and minimizing the conflict by addressing the challenges to livelihood of the local community.

This activity will take 2 – 3 hours including an overview of the Project and programs, explaining the GPS satellite tracking system and tracking some of the collared elephants within reasonable proximity of the MEP headquarters or the Kicheche Mara Camp. Bookable in advance at $100 per person donation. (Min 2 pax, children under 12 free).

mara predator project

The role of the Mara Predator project is to create a better understanding of the importance of predators in the Greater Mara Ecosystem. The project

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    helps community members and landowners understand and appreciate the role of predators in the ecosystem
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    ensures that key stakeholders in the Greater Mara Ecosystem consistently utilize sound scientific information to inform wildlife conservation strategies
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    supports stable, healthy predator populations in the Greater Mara Ecosystem by providing scientific evidence for wildlife conservation action.

Interested Kicheche Bush camp guests can visit the headquarters for a talk on how the operation works and will be asked for a donation.

MASAI MARA WILDLIFE CONSERVANCIES ASSOCIATION

The Greater Maasai Mara is home to the great migration and is Kenya’s Premier Tourist attraction

private, authentic, INSPIRING

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what our clients say

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Visiting the Northern White Rhino sanctuary was one of the most memorable days of my life.
Alice - UK
We were happy to see wildlife conservation at work at the Northern White Rhino sanctuary.
Pithwa Family - USA

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