Kicheche Bush Camp, Maasai Mara Tented Camp
Kicheche Bush Camp is located in the Maasai Mara, within the prime wildlife area of the Olare Motorogi Conservancy which borders the Reserve. Guest numbers are strictly limited – giving you incomparable game viewing, without the crowds, right from your tent’s verandah.
* Kicheche Bush Camp, Maasai Mara Highlights
- ∞One of the most prime wildlife areas on Earth
- ∞Perfectly located to enjoy the annual wildebeest migration
- ∞Open safari vehicles for game viewing
- ∞Guided bush walks offer a unique perspective
- ∞Overnight ‘fly-camping’ walking safaris
- ∞Hot-air ballooning over the Mara
- ∞Visits to local Maasai cultural villages
More about this accommodation
Kicheche’s Bush Camp is in Olare Motorogi, the first private conservancy in the Maasai Mara eco-system. Not only does it offer outstanding wildlife viewing, it’s also a haven from the overcrowding that can occur within the reserve, particularly during the Great Migration. The Conservancy is a ground-breaking venture between the local Maasai landowners and a few small eco-camps, such as Kicheche Bush Camp. NB: Kicheche Bush Camp is closed in April & May.
Luxury Tented Accommodation
Bush Camp only has six spacious, luxury tents, fully insect-proof, each with an en-suite bathroom and a flushing toilet, running cold water and hot safari showers. There’s 24-hour solar power provided to your tent and at night safari lanterns create a nostalgic, romantic atmosphere. The tents all sleep two people, although one can be converted to a triple for families.
Comfortable Main Camp
The main camp is simple yet luxurious and well-furnished. There is a relaxing lounge and dining area although, wherever possible, meals are served al fresco to let you enjoy the great views over the game-filled plains.
Great walking safari country
The Olare Motorogi Conservancy lends itself to excellent walking safaris – one of the best ways to really experience its beauty ‘up close and personal’ in the company of experienced and knowledgeable bush guides. You can include an overnight in a ‘Fly Camp’ – a basic, but comfortable mobile camp consisting of 2-man dome tents with camp cots, fully staffed and erected before your arrival. The walks aren’t strenuous (about 5km) and allow you to appreciate the finer details of the African bush: plants, grasses, insects, animal spoor, burrows – as well as close encounters with big game on occasion.
Various game activities
Early morning and late afternoon game drives in open safari vehicles are the most productive for good game sightings. Watching wildlife at close range, without encroaching on their space, is always fascinating and your guides have excellent experience and instincts and will do their best to find any particular animals on your wish list. There are no rigid schedules and guests decide on the duration frequency of game drives. Picnics, packed lunches and sundowners are easily arranged to let you prolong your game viewing times. Hot air ballooning (option extra) is an exceptional experience that allows you to get a feel of the enormity of the Mara and the many, many animals that make it their home.
Cultural visits & community projects
You can visit local Maasai villages to gain an insight into their way of life, and perhaps be lucky enough to witness their traditional dancing. Kicheche and the Olare Orok Trust support a number of schools and projects in the area and visits to these are also welcome.
By Air: there are regular, scheduled one-hour flights from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport to Mara OL-KIOMBO airstrip, followed by a 40-minute game drive to get to Bush Camp. Other flights are also available from Nanyuki, Naivasha and Mombasa. Charter flights are possible to Olare Airstrip.
By road: The Camp is a 5½-hour drive from Nairobi.
Our Take on Kicheche Bush Camp
The camp is located in a prime game-viewing area and excellent sightings are literally on your doorstep. It’s a great place to experience the incredible wildebeest migration. Small, personal and private, the Bush Camp offers a special and unique safari experience with great comfort, superb food and the nicest hospitality you’re likely to find.
- ∞Full board accommodation including picnics
- ∞Beverages and non-branded drinks and house wines
- ∞Unlimited shared game-viewing drives
- ∞Escorted bush walks
- ∞Courtesy airstrip transfers
- ∞ALL CONSERVANCY FEES and Trust contribution
- xPremium-branded drinks and champagne
- xFly camping
- xTransfers from non-designated airstrips
- xLate departure surcharges
- xItems of a personal nature
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