Kicheche Mara Camp is one of the warmest, friendliest little safari camps that we’ve ever stayed in, tucked away in the quiet surrounds of the Mara North Conservancy and with fantastic guides to boot. This is a camp that doesn’t worry too much about the fluff and frills of interior design or butler service, instead Kicheche Mara focuses on the essential business of making your safari unforgettable.
What’s Kicheche Mara Camp like?
The eight luxury tents at Kicheche Mara are certainly very comfortable, and all have an ensuite bathroom to the rear. Meals are eaten in the mess area, and each dinner is a jolly, candlelit affair, eaten sitting around a table with your fellow guests and sharing tales from the day’s safari in the Masai Mara. If you are travelling with friends or on a family safari there is also a two bedroomed family suite which can sleep up to 5 in a double and a triple room.
What can I do at Kicheche Mara Camp?
The real delight of Kicheche Mara Camp is in the game drives. Kicheche prides itself in its guides, and they’re particularly geared up for the needs of photographers. You’ll head out each morning and afternoon into the Mara North conservancy, away from the hustle and bustle of the central Mara reserve. If you’re staying for 3 nights or more, we’ll also include a day on safari in the Mara reserve, which is busier, but does have lovely game viewing. Walking safaris are also included, and fly camping and hot air balloon safaris can be arranged as an optional extra.
Feel good factor at Kicheche Mara: Kicheche does so much good work with the community it’s impossible to really detail here, but the Kicheche Community Trust helps fund education in the areas in which their camps operate, and supports the local Aitong hospital in numerous ways, including helping to build maternity and dental wards. The camps also do their bit to reduce their impact on the environment: cutting plastic bottle use by 90%, using solar electric and lighting, and the camp has recently been given a gold eco-rating by eco-tourism Kenya.
Want to get involved? Bring a book about the natural world (atlas, reference book, guidebook, natural history book) for the youth library and do your bit to help educate the children of Aitong.
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