KICHECHE MARA CAMP - MARA NORTH CONSERVANCY
Kicheche Mara Camp is a small, classic tented camp hidden in a beautiful valley in a prime wildlife area of the Mara North Conservancy which borders the Masai Mara. The luxury tents are laid out alongside a seasonal stream from where you can observe the resident birdlife and plains game beyond. A fabulous little tented camp with lots of character and is perfect for couples, friends and families.
Kicheche Mara Camp is located in the Mara North Conservancy which borders the Masai Mara in Kenya. Access to the camp is from Mara North airstrip which is a 20 minutes’ drive away.
With only eight tents the camp has an intimate and relaxed atmosphere and all tents are overlooking the Olare Orok stream and the western escarpment of the valley.
Each tent is beautifully furnished and has a spacious ensuite bathroom with running hot and cold water there are double/twin, triple and quad family tents.
The family suite is a new addition and has two separate bedrooms (double and twin/triple) with ensuite bathrooms. The bedrooms are connected by a lounge furnished with a sofa and small table enabling private dining. Spacious ensuite bathroom with running hot and cold water
The camp lounge has a stunning view down the valley and offers comfortable seating, a library, board games and local crafts. The camp prides itself on offering a friendly and intimate stay. The camp is hosted and there is a team of attentive staff ensuring personal warmth and attention to any needs during your stay. Meals are taken in the dining tent or in the shade of a large euclea tree with a beautiful view down the valley.
The Kicheche kids club offers child friendly activities at Mara Camp and keeps younger guests well entertained on their Kenya adventure. At the end of their stay children who participate in all the activities are awarded the Kicheche Kids Club Certificate of Completion.
Game drives - early morning and late afternoon are the best hours for game drives and our safari customised 4WD vehicles give everyone the chance to watch wildlife at close range, but without encroaching on their space. Picnic breakfasts, lunches and sundowner drinks are popular options to include on game drives
Game walk – a different perspective is gained through escorted walks on the savannah. Safety is paramount when leaving camp on foot so all walks are escorted by an armed ranger. Our interpretive guides will point out the spoor of a leopard, the nest of a rare bird or signs of recent migration activity.
Maasai Village visit - you can visit one of the local Maasai villages to see first-hand their way of life. A village guide or your Kicheche guide will give you an interpretive talk during your visit during which there may be some traditional dancing. Village made souvenirs are on sale. There is an extra charge for this visit.
Hot Air Ballooning – balloons take off early each morning at sunrise and glide over the plains for approximately an hour before landing. On touchdown a champagne breakfast is set up before you and the excursion finishes with a game drive back to camp. There is an extra charge and we recommend booking early.
Wild Camping - Kicheche offers escorted walking safaris with overnight stays in a fly-camp in the bush. These walks are led by one of Kicheche’s senior guides and an armed ranger. It is an outstanding opportunity to see the Mara from a completely different angle and also offers some welcome exercise whilst on safari. You will explore the smaller aspects of savannah life – birds, grasses, and insects – and may even be lucky enough to encounter some larger game too.
KICHECHE MARA IS CLOSED APRIL AND MAY EACH YEAR
THE CAMP IS UNFENCED AND QUITE WILD AND WE RECOMMEND THAT THE CAMP IS SUITABLE FOR THOSE OVER 11 YEARS OF AGE AND OVER. WALKING SAFARIS ARE RESTRICTED TO CHILDREN 12 YEARS AND OLDER.