FINAL APPROACH

Spending hours with the lions requires patience. They spend much of their time asleep or lazily ambling around. When they attack they often fail, advancing in poor formation with little control. However, when they do wake up and get properly active, there are few more exhilarating sights. To hear them roar however, particularly together, is well worth the wait. Enough of the England football team for now though.

FRUITS OF THEIR LABOUR

In any ballot of feline candidates, leopards will always get a majority. These dappled cats have obsessed safari fans and pollsters for years, particularly Barry and Rachel Chapman. Their heart rate increased significantly when that predator was reported with young ones. Very young ones. It was hard labour to find them but was never going to be beyond James…

LIONS SHARE

Hey Spotters, we're back, sorry for the delay. When a lion project charity that has worked for years studying these apex predators says they have never witnessed something before, it is worthy of documentation, particularly as it was Kicheche that was first on the scene. For today's author, it was like London buses, he waits his whole life waiting for a successful buffalo kill, then two come along.

Breaking Barriers

As we celebrate #MenstrualHygieneDay, it's time to build a #PeriodFriendlyWorld where girls can easily access affordable menstrual products to reach their fullest potential.

Empowering Communities

We join local peoples for wildlife conservation and economic empowerment. Together we support traditional and sustainable ways of living in harmony with wildlife, ecosystems and the environment.

Built to Last

It's game on for another season across four Conservancies and our four Kicheche camps. Fortunately, we were spared any damage during the reported rains last month. We were keen to help by donating towards relief projects in Nairobi and the Masai Mara. As the sun shines again, our camp teams are fired up following a fantastic pre-season pow-wow with our camp managers, head chefs, and guides. In this forum, we exchanged our thoughts and ideas and introduced new initiatives to drive the Kicheche guest experience to new levels.

Built to Last

It's game on for another season across four Conservancies and our four Kicheche camps. Fortunately, we were spared any damage during the reported rains last month. We were keen to help by donating towards relief projects in Nairobi and the Masai Mara. As the sun shines again, our camp teams are fired up following a fantastic pre-season pow-wow with our camp managers, head chefs, and guides. In this forum, we exchanged our thoughts and ideas and introduced new initiatives to drive the Kicheche guest experience to new levels.

And Rest…

At around seven thirty last Tuesday as the nasturtium sky finally dimmed, Charles Wandero carefully nosed his cruiser into the Bush Camp covered lot, before finishing his vehicle's paperwork. He sighed, peacefully, then took the keys to the office before berthing his weathered optics in their felt case where they will lay in convalescence for six weeks. Charles smiled, just as Peter was doing in Laikipia and Saruni at Mara Camp to say nothing of Esther at Valley. The storms of January were distant memories and they all chuckled with a demob satisfaction. They deserve their rest but will be champing to return at the start of the season. So will you be ...we hope.

BARRETT HOMES

Meet Richard Barrett, it looks like he knows his F-Stops from his bus stops. Richard has spent a good chunk of this year across all of Kicheche's stable. Not for the first time either.

Mara North’s High Table

It used to be that only a Reserve lion coalition would take down hippos, some fifteen years ago. Not anymore. It appears that the Mara North River pride are developing a taste for this gargantuan meal and are hunting them when they ply their nocturnal grazing.