Kicheche Spot of the Week

Black and White Friday

'And when they are done with trying to eradicate these noble horned creatures in the South they will turn their insidious but high-tech weapons East.' This is what a distressed guide told me last week.

Black Friday

Often it is a very fleeting moment, hard-earned, but brief, but a moment that is forever burnished into your memory mainframe, frequently beyond megapixels.

Champagne Charlie

Out of the big smoke of a London corporate bank, meet Charlie - first day in the Mara ever. Try carry-on lion cub baggage, a cheetah and eland confrontation, breakfast with hippos, and then staggeringly, a full-on zebra take down from fifty metres away. In one day!

Good things come to those…

Three days ago an Air Kenya Twin Otter en route from Kicheche Laikipia kissed the burnished Olare airstrip and disgorged two couples. Sue Emery planted her feet firmly onto the dusty cotton soil and breathed deeply ... they had made it after fifteen years in the making.

Awards of the Week

This week I attended the celebration of the African Wildlife Foundation''s Sixtieth Anniversary and the Benjamin Mkapa Nature's Best Photographic Awards ceremony. The late Benjamin Mkapa, ex President of Tanzania, was an iconic supporter of conservation and the event was graced by the presence of his widow Anna Mkapa along with our CS Tourism Hon Balala. The importance of conservation organisations such as AWF, along with wildlife tourism, cannot be overstated, especially during critical recent times.

Spot (007) of the Week

Karibu Jenny Brown, we've been expecting you. No time to die wondering with these lethal shots, they are right on the money. Penny for your thoughts everyone, are these not are utter gold?

Urs case scenario

Meet one of Switzerland’s finest photographers: Urs Hungerbühler. Feast on this soft and hard faunal selection.

Having kittens.

We are all having them as all restrictions have been lifted from the UK and Kenya. Some countries have been permitting visitors to the Mara for a while now, so step forward Paul and Mary Wemhoff from Michigan who were in the capable stewardship of Admiral Nelson. Their offering is worthy of any spot or indeed 'little spots of the week'. Check out these beauties: an open smooth trunk and a frolicking serval family.

Kiki Dee…light

It appears the French are now treating their patrons like first-class citizens and therefore long time Kicheche fan and favourite Kiki flew in from la belle France to be reunited with his Bush Camp domicile.

Take Me There – Winner

Peter Ericksen (and his wife who is a major subject of this remarkable photo) are the winners of the 'Take me there' competition.  They win sole use of one of our new photographic vehicles for seven days on the next safari they book.  

Off the Scale

Leopards, lions, cheetahs and now this!! My safari card has been punched. Thanks, Kicheche Bush Camp and our guide Charles Wandero!!! L.Hagan Michigan U.S.A

I, Claudia

It's all Swiss to me this week: they somehow knock those champion Gallic peacock's off their perch and yet again it is them scoring goals at Kicheche, this time from Valley Camp. I give you Claudia Isler: 'Having been in one of the Kicheche camps almost every year since 2010, I was longing to be back to see everyone again'.

Cheetah’s coming home.


Stars & Stripes

Thank you State Department for being infected with the 'sensible' variant and encouraging further travel to Kenya. No amendments, no nonsense, just a simple constitution: you have been vaccinated twice, you can travel. Oh and by the way the US has classified Kenya's status level as 'safer' than the UK and Europe too...

Swiss Watch

So those perpetual trouble-makers the Swiss have created more nonsense by telling their citizens that they can actually travel with just a PCR test. How dare they treat their people as grown ups, Swiss barmy lives (I worked hard on that one) clearly matter little.

Getting the needle

The inbox is still brimming with 'take me theres' and indeed your heartfelt messages of frustration and support which mean a great deal to us. Thank you.

Smart Move

They keep filling the inbox. We will endeavour to post on social media but please be patient. If there are a collection of very similar images we will just choose the best one, but keep them coming ... and THANK YOU. Anyway, let me introduce you to seasoned alumni Peter Smart. The Kicheche logos should give you an idea of his vintage, he has led over fifty (50) photographic safaris into Mara Camp - both venues.

Take Me There – take II

As we have been inundated with some wonderful 'takeaways', we will use every possible platform to feature them (well, most of them).

Take Me There

"The granite above Kicheche Mara Camp is my favourite place on earth. I can see for miles, there are animals aplenty and most importantly it means I am 'home'. " D.T. Shropshire, UK Currently we are stalled at a red light. Thank you for the fertile acres of frustrated prose you have sent to us supporting Kicheche and the Conservancies, particularly pertinent today on Earth Day. The pain we feel is clearly reciprocated. Right now a distraction is called for judging by your yearning messages.

Sleepy Hollow

You know the mark of anyone when they go above and beyond. Waaaaay beyond. Jimmy Tinka and David Nchoe are off duty, one even at home on leave. Yesterday afternoon Jimmy picked up a sketchy text: something about a Tamarind tree and leopards. The plural was not wasted on him.


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