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Kicheche Valley Camp

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Kicheche Safari Camp View

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Kicheche Safari Camp View - Kicheche Valley Camp. Copyright Kicheche Safari Camp. Just a spacer

The valleys to the west provide a scenic backdrop whilst game driving and are ideal for game walks. Access is from Mara SIANA airstrip, a 40-minute drive from the camp. See Map. Click here for further information on the Naboisho Conservancy.



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Overview



Kicheche is a friendly, low key and affordable tented camp in the Masai Mara. Activities include morning and afternoon game drives as well as escorted walking safaris.

We are pleased to support the expansion of the Masai Mara eco-system by becoming a tourist partner in the newly established Naboisho Conservancy. Our newest camp opened in June 2011 and we've continued to raise the bar by incorporating new design ideas whilst retaining the core features of our camps. The camp is hosted and consists of only six tents ensuring a personal touch. Staying with us in Naboisho opens up a whole new area of the Mara to explore through game driving and/ or walking activities.

Within Naboisho Conservancy, the camp is set in a beautiful secluded area along a river line dotted with Acacia trees whilst the tents lie amongst the trees and rocky outcrops overlooking the Moliband stream and a natural spring. The lounge tent overlooks the spring which is a magnet for wildlife in the area.

The camp is a classic, intimate, luxury bush camp, completely unfenced, accommodating 12 guests, all under canvas. Spacious, fully insect-proof style tents (six twins/doubles), equipped with cedar beds, linen, bedside tables, luggage racks and rugs. Bathrooms are en-suite and are equipped with a dresser, shower and flushing toilet and running water. Triple tents are available on request.

All meals and drinks are inclusive in your stay and taken al-fresco in a clearing overlooking the plains or, in the event of bad weather, in the spacious lounge/dining tent. The cuisine is Western/European with occasional African dishes and hygiene standards are high. We can cater for special dietary requirements however please notify us inadvance. Mineral water is provided in each tent every day.

Guests are woken with tea, coffee or hot chocolate & biscuits brought to their tent. An early morning game drive sets off at sunrise and returns to the camp late morning. Breakfast is a leisurely affair taken outside in the morning sunlight. Lunch is also served al-fresco in the shade of an olive tree. During the heat of the day, relax and appreciate the silence, punctuated only by birdcalls. Alternatively, utilise our reference library in the lounge tent, which has an excellent selection of books. An afternoon game drive departsaround 16h00 after tea and returns after sundowners. Freshen up before joining other guests around the campfire for a pre-dinner drink. Dinner is served by candlelight alfresco or in the dining tent.

Game driving is available throughout the area and your program is arranged daily withyour guide. Trips to the local Maasai villages are on offer for those interested in Kenya's unique culture. It is possible to visit Talek town or a number of projects supported by our Community Trust.

Early morning and late afternoon are the most productive hours for game drives and our safari customised 4WD vehicles give everyone a perfect view. Watching wildlife at close range, but without encroaching on their space, is endlessly fascinating and our guides' instincts and experience provide superb photo opportunities of wild animals. We do not impose limits on our game drives and our game drives are usually extended or even full day affairs. Picnic breakfasts, lunches and sundowner drinks are popular options to include on game drives.

Our vehicles are superbly designed for photographing, all our fleet is open-sided with open roofs. Cameras can be rested on the roof, with supplied beanbags, or on the armrests lower down, to which we can mount simple platforms for larger lenses.

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