Kicheche Bush Camp, Masai Mara: The Lowdown

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Ah, Kicheche Bush Camp- for bush lovers, this has to be absolutely the best place for safari in the Masai Mara.  It’s a low key safari camp with expert guides and a top notch location in Olare Motorogi, our favourite of the Masai Mara conservancies.

What’s Kicheche Bush Camp really like?

Just lovely. The six tents are tucked amidst a grove of whistling acacias (ant holes in the thorns makes the trees whistle when the wind blows).  They’re light and airy- in many spots the canvas rolls up so there’s just gauze between you and the bush, and bathrooms are ensuite with bucket showers and flushing loos. Kicheche Bush is just the sort of spot where you’ll lift your head from a hazy afternoon nap to see a zebra strolling by. Over in the main camp there’s a warm, homely bush atmosphere with fun communal meals and a few comfortable spots to lounge in.

What can I do at Kicheche Bush Camp?

Kicheche Bush is very much the choice of serious safari goers in the Masai Mara, so game viewing is very much the priority here and guides are reliably good. As well as shared morning and afternoon game drives on the privacy of the conservancy, it’s also possible to visit the public Masai Mara Reserve for an extra park fee. In particular we love the chance to do walking safaris from Kicheche Bush, as well as fly camping and hot air balloon safaris– just let us know on the latter two as they definitely need to be booked in advance!

Giving back at Kicheche Bush Camp:

Kicheche’s ethos has been a responsible one very much from the outset, and as part of your stay you can visit the Aitong Primary School supported by the camp- the camp are also trying to set up a reference library for the local community, so just ask us what’s needed if you want to bring something out with you. On the environmental side, you’ll also notice a lot of little things around camp- re-usable water bottles, solar powered lighting, and sustainable fossil fuels for cooking.

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