My stay at Kicheche was flawless: from prompt responses to my (many) questions prior to booking, to the waiters’s thoughtful command of the dining area, to the guides who were ready in advance every morning and the managers who made everything right.
Tina – USA
Kicheche Masai Mara Safari - 3 nights
Depart Nairobi on the 45 minute scheduled morning or afternoon flight from Wilson Airport to the Masai Mara. Touch down in this magnificent wilderness and your guide will be there to greet you before setting out across the plains where you will have your first wildlife sighting enroute to camp. You will then be met by the camp hosts and given a briefing before settling into your tent and freshening up before lunch. Afterwards, relax and absorb the surroundingsbefore setting off on an afternoon game drive in the conservancy till sunset. You may come across giraffe nibbling on the highest leaves or elephant stripping bark from the tastiest trees. Return to camp at dusk for hot showers, then an aperitif by the fireside with your hosts and other guests before settling down for dinner.
Rise early with tea or coffee brought to your tent then set off as the sun rises for a wilderness awakening game drive. The verdant plains host a fabulous array of plains game such as gazelles, impala, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest and eland. Never far away are the predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard and hyena which our guides are finely tuned to finding. Enjoy a picnic breakfast in the most magnificent outdoor setting on the plains before winding your way back to camp.
After a leisurely al-fresco lunch back at camp, relax, read, watch the resident birdlife or enjoy a siesta in your tent. Afternoon tea is followed by game driving in another area of the conservancy where you may see jackals roaming, warthog bathing or impala jousting. Sundowner drinks are served in a picturesque spot as you watch the sun sink below the horizon. Return to camp to exchange stories around the campfire with the other guests before your mouth
watering three course evening meal.
Today is an opportunity for a full day outing to explore the further reaches of the Conservancy or, if during the migration season, the Reserve. Breakfast will be served in camp before setting off with your guide into new terrain. On the menu today you may encounter a cheetah stalk an unsuspecting Thompson gazelle, watch hippo bathe alongside crocodile in the river or watch a territorial wildebeest chase off his rivals. Pull up at a shaded spot and watch as your picnic lunch unfolds before you. In the afternoon continue traversing the magnificent terrain and witness the never ending interactions on the plains. You may finish the day watching the fascinating interactions of one of our lion prides with lionesses lolling about, cubs playing and the males emitting thunderous roars.
Today you may wish to enjoy an escorted game walk from camp where our interpretive guides will point out the spoor of a leopard, the nest of a rare bird or signs of recent migration activity that would pass unnoticed by the eyes of strangers. After breakfast back at camp the team will bid you farewell as we transfer you on your final journey across the plains to the airstrip for your flight back to Nairobi.
Kicheche Mara Walking Wilderness, 5 nights
Depart Nairobi on a scheduled flight to the Masai Mara. Touch down in this magnificent wilderness and your guide will be there to greet you before setting out across the plains where you will have your first wildlife sighting en-route to camp. After lunch, relax and absorb the surroundings before setting off on an afternoon game drive in the conservancy till sunset. Return to camp at dusk for hot showers, then an aperitif by the fireside with your hosts before settling down for dinner. Overnight Kicheche Valley.
An early start to the day with piping hot coffee or tea brought to your tent. Your guide will take you on a morning game drive to explore the savannah and see what nature has to offer. This afternoon take another evening game drive before getting back to camp for dinner. Night game drives are also available and can be taken before or after dinner. Overnight Kicheche Valley.
Take an early morning drive with a picnic breakfast returning to camp mid-morning. Lunch is taken in camp and immediately after there will be a briefing from your guide and you will set off on your walk at 1400. The route heads west from Kicheche Valley and you will trek across several beautiful valleys stopping regularly to examine the spoor en route. The walk will take 3 to 4 hours before arriving at your fly camp on the Western side of Naboisho Conservancy. This is a very special wilderness experience exclusive to yourselves. You will arrive in daylight with enough time to wind down, shower and sit back with a drink as the sun slips below the horizon. Your Masai guide will be your host for the evening and there is a special menu in store to be cooked on your open fire. Overnight Fly Camp.
You are awoken at dawn for a hot drink and light breakfast before continuing the journey on foot in the cool morning. Your guide will continue to uncover points of interest on the journey along the escarpment and Seketa Valley of Olare Motorogi Conservancy. The walk today is 4-5 hours and is scheduled to reach Bush Camp just before lunch allowing you time to settle into your new camp. You will then take an afternoon game drive in the conservancy. Overnight Kicheche Bush Camp.
Rise early with tea or coffee brought to your tent. Enjoy a morning game drive in the Conservancy. You will see differing terrain along with plenty of animal and bird species. Your afternoon game drive will be followed by sundowner drinks overlooking the plains, before returning to camp at dusk. Overnight Kicheche Bush Camp.
After breakfast in camp, transfer to the airstrip for your flight to Nairobi.
kicheche conservancy safari - 6 nights
This morning you will be met at Nairobi JKIA airport or your Nairobi hotel and transferred to Wilson airport for a morning flight to Nanyuki airstrip. Upon arrival your guide will transfer you to the Kicheche Laikipia camp in Ol Pejeta Conservancy, journey time is approximately one hour. Lunch at camp then relax until afternoon tea is served. Venture out onto the rolling plains on a game drive to enjoy the wonderful array of game in the wilderness zone. Upon returning to camp join other guests for a drink around the campfire or in the cosy lounge tent where you will join your hosts for dinner.
An early start to the day with piping hot coffee, tea or hot chocolate brought to your tent. This morning take a longer game drive and enjoy a sumptuous picnic breakfast out on the plains. Return to camp for an al-fresco lunch and relax viewing the game and birdlife around the waterhole. In the afternoon you have the option of visiting the Chimpanzee Sanctuary prior to continuing on your evening game drive until dusk. We offer night drives if you would like to view an array of nocturnal species with the aid of a filtered spotlight.
There are a range of activities to choose from today including lion tracking, mountain biking canoeing, game driving or take a walking excursion with one of our guides and a ranger. Walks range from 2-3 hours and can be adapted to suit your preference. Enjoy a picnic breakfast out on the plains before returning to camp. This afternoon one can explore the wilderness again on a game drive, visit the ranching program or the Wildlife Centre. Drinks tonight will be around the
campfire or in our cosy lounge, dinner will be served in the adjacent dining tent.
Following a leisurely al fresco breakfast depart for Nanyuki airstrip for your morning flight to Masai Mara. Upon arrival at the airstrip your Kicheche guide will be there to welcome you and drive you to the camp – Kicheche Mara, Bush or Valley – whilst enjoying a short game drive en route. At the camp you will have some time for leisure, lunch and afternoon tea.
Then you will set off for your afternoon game drive followed by evening sundowner drinks overlooking the plains. Arrive back in camp in time for showers and drinks around the camp fire.
Rise early with tea or coffee brought to your tent. Enjoy a full breakfast at camp before setting off on a full day game drive to the reserve or another conservancy. You will see differing terrain along with plenty of animal and bird species on your extended game drive. Take a break in one of the many scenic viewpoints where your picnic lunch will be set out. After your break continue game driving until you arrive back at camp late in the afternoon. Wind down at camp after an exhilarating day in the field and gather at the campfire for an aperitif before dinner is served later in the evening.
This morning take an escorted game walk, which takes approximately 2 hours and offers another perspective in viewing the terrain and fauna whilst crossing the plains. This afternoon you may wish to visit a traditional Maasai manyatta (village) or take another evening game drive.
An early morning game drive followed by breakfast then we transfer you back to the airstrip for your flight back to Nairobi. Meet at Wilson airport and transfer to Jomo Kenyatta international airport for your outbound flight back home or your Nairobi hotel.
simply laikipia 3 nights
Depart Nairobi Wilson Airport for your scheduled morning flight to Nanyuki, or to Kamok the airstrip within Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the camp in Ol Pejeta Conservancy, your journey time is approximately 45 minutes. Lunch at camp then relax until afternoon tea is served. Venture out onto the rolling plains on your game drive to enjoy the wonderful array of game on offer. Game driving in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a true pleasure with very few other vehicles in the area. This evening enjoy a sundowner drink at a scenic spot followed by a spotlight drive back to camp. Take a hot shower before joining other guests for a drink around the campfire or in our cosy lounge tent. Dine with your hosts in the dining tent with the welcome warmth of the fire. Nights can be pretty chilly in Laikipia.
An early start to the day with piping hot coffee or tea brought to your tent. Then you are off to the Western side of the Conservancy with one of the Kicheche Laikipia Silver guides. Return to camp for an alfresco lunch and relax afterwards observing the birdlife and if you are lucky some bigger game around the waterhole. You will certainly want to go for an afternoon game drive to see what the Conservancy has to offer. You will be back for sundowner and chat with your hosts. You might choose a private dinner this evening, this is up to you.
An early start to the day with piping hot coffee or tea brought to your tent. Then select amongst the different activities available: we can organize either a visit to the Northern White Rhino enclosure, go for a walk, canoeing, or mountain bike riding. Return to camp for an alfresco lunch and relax afterwards observing the birdlife and game around the waterhole. This afternoon, if this is the activity you selected, we will take you to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary on a private visit. Following some time with the chimps continue on your evening game drive in search of the black rhinos and other special games Ol Pejeta Conservancy is offering. Come back to the camp at dusk for shower and dinner with your hosts. You might opt for a night drive and in that case, you will dine earlier.
This morning one can take an early morning walking excursion from camp with one of our guides and a ranger. Walk duration and distance can be arranged to suit your preference. Return to camp for breakfast before departing to Nanyuki airstrip for your flight to Nairobi. If you are continuing your safari from Nanyuki there are scheduled flights to Masai Mara.