Kicheche Valley Camp: The Lowdown

 

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Kicheche Valley Camp is the latest addition to the excellent Kicheche portfolio of camps, which we have known and loved for many years. Kicheche have long been known for their excellent guides and homely, unfussy atmosphere, and Valley Camp is no different. Located in the Naibosho Conservancy of the Masai Mara, you’ll have all the game viewing benefits of being the Mara ecosystem, with vehicle numbers being strictly controlled.

What’s Kicheche Valley Camp really like?

There are just six sand coloured tents, tucked away in a secluded valley. Each has an ensuite bathroom and its own little verandah, and wildlife is never far away. Valley Camp’s the sort of safari camp where you might raise your head from your afternoon nap and see an elephant moving silently by. Guests meet in the large mess tent for drinks, tea, and the occasional meal, but only when the weather doesn’t allow eating outside.

What can I do at Kicheche Valley Camp?

Kicheche guides are of a very good standard, so understandably the main focus of your activities will be morning and afternoon game drives in this gorgeous conservancy. For those who want a more in depth understanding of the bush, walking safaris are also available. We can also arrange visits to the local community during your stay here (there is a small fee for this which is paid locally and go straight to the community).

Giving back at Kicheche Valley Camp:  Kicheche’s serious approach to responsible tourism is worn lightly, but wherever you look you’ll notice little touches. The Kicheche Community Trust supports education, guide training and support for AIDs orphans in the nearby communities, makes donations to the local health clinic, and helps to support local self-empowerment projects. If you want to get involved, Kicheche are helping to build a library for the local community centre focusing on books about the natural world- any reference books, guidebooks, atlases, or children’s books will be very gratefully received!

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