Kicheche Spot of the Week

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.

Crown Caught

When Valley Camp royalty like Bernard Soit exclaim they have never seen a particular eagle before, you know you are talking twitching nobility.

Dyer need for a safari

Meet Laura Dyer, Kicheche has become her Hotel California ... she 'can try to check out any time she likes but she can never leave'. Laura extended her safari three times, finally returning home after five weeks. Thank you Laura, these are her heartfelt lyrics:


The plains of Laikipia still remain a high altitude garrison for rhino. Within minutes from Kicheche's northern stronghold, the black and white numbers are not only stable, but flourishing. Spending time with these prehistoric ruminants is not just good for the eye, but for the soul. This area of Kenya remains seemingly impregnable, yet it is not the same all over Africa and elsewhere. Rhinos need protection everywhere, this is obvious, but they also need tourists. They do NOT need petty rules and redlists denying them priceless tourism dollars.

Sign of the Times

A couple of days ago I read an itinerant post of safari one-upmanship braying that 'the best part of their bargain-priced safari was that they had the whole place to themselves'. This is the fundamental challenge that is facing the safari industry. These pilgrims probably could not see beyond their camouflage but for many the suffering is very real and widespread.

Cloud Cuckoo Land

Optimism is a valuable but rarified commodity right now for just about everyone, but particularly those in community-based tourism. Everytime a hurdle is summited a higher one emerges. Kichechians still arrive in trickles not torrents, but trickles all the same. There are still huge difficulties but they realise how much their safari matters to everyone. It is appreciated. Massively. It is frankly overwhelming.


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