All interactions with staff were a wonderful combination of personable/ friendly/ informative/ courteous. Love what the team is doing here.
Thomas – UK
Wildlife numbers have declined dramatically throughout Africa over the last few decades. The primary cause is not poaching or hunting but habitat loss which is largely driven by a growing human population competing for resources hence the critical need for Conservancies.
The creation of them has enabled the protection of the habitat whilst providing an important revenue stream for the landowning communities in addition to jobs and security, all funded by tourism, plus social welfare projects funded by donors. All Kicheche camps are located inside Conservancies. Our founder is the chairman of Olare Conservancy and like his staff, swallowed the ethic whole about these precious parcels of land and wildlife havens.
Kicheche founders Greg Monson & Paul Goldstein celebrated the Millennium around a campfire in the Masai Mara unaware that six months later they would be launching their first camp on the nearby Lemek Plains. Their vision was to provide authentic African safari experiences by creating a team of outstanding guides and encouraging guests to spend as much time in the field as possible while on their Kenya safari.
Paul’s skills, success and enthusiasm in the guiding and photographic realm led to more and more wildlife photographers (both professional and amateur) choosing Kicheche as their preferred destination in Kenya. Paul, an multi-award winning photographer based in the UK, continues to lead photographic trips all over the world with his passion for capturing the natural world at its finest decidedly undimmed. His favorite destination is, naturally enough, still the Mara Conservancies.
Greg, based in Kenya, runs the operation and has achieved two of his major objectives to date a) to create an all Silver Guiding Team at Kicheche and b) the establishment of 3 stunning conservancies across the northern Mara landscape.
They both still somehow get on. They both still support Tottenham.
Meet The Kicheche Team
The journey, with a loyal band of incredible employees, has resulted in the establishment of four camps and more importantly created a marker in standards of how to operate safaris with integrity and create transformative experiences for many thousands of guests over the years.