Kicheche Mara Camp

Located in the prime Mara North Conservancy, seasonal Kicheche Mara Camp prides itself on its friendly hospitality. There are only 8 ensuite guest tents at this intimate camp, overlooking the Olare Orok Stream and the picturesque surrounding valley. All are insect-proof, furnished with cedar beds, plush rugs and plentiful hot running water.

Meals and drinks at this gorgeous unfenced tented camp are served in the shade of ancient acacia trees, beneath the stars or in the elegant open-sided dining tent. Picnic breakfast and lunches are also available on game drives, which take place in open-sided, open-roofed 4WD vehicles – a privilege in this part of the world.

Other activities at Kicheche Mara Camp include Maasai village visits, escorted nature walks and overnight fly camping, with bush campsites accessed on foot.

Location

How to get to Kicheche Mara Camp

Kicheche Mara Camp is located in Acacia Valley, a 5-hour drive from Nairobi. Alternatively, you can fly from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport to the Mara North Conservancy airstrip, which is located 20 minutes’ by road from the camp.

Activities at Kicheche Mara Camp

  • Game drives in the Mara North Conservancy
  • Escorted nature walks
  • Overnight fly camping
  • Maasai village visits
  • Bush dining and sundowners

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Kicheche Mara Camp Highlights

  • A friendly, intimate camp in a scenic valley
  • Set in a prime wildlife area in the Mara North Conservancy
  • Authentic safari camp atmosphere with no fences
  • Provides the option for fly camping in the bush
  • Opportunities to witness the Maasai way of life

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Kenya Overview

Why should I travel to Kenya?
Since the early 19th century, Kenya has captivated visitors with its astounding quantity and diversity of wildlife as well as with its majestic scenery. The country has well-established tourist infrastructure and a good standard of accommodation.

When is the best time to see wildlife in Kenya?
Excellent gameviewing year round. Jul-Sep is popular when the wildebeest migration is in the Masai Mara.

What is the culture of Kenya?
Maasai and Samburu pastoralists who continue their traditional way of life.

What is the climate in Kenya?
Temperate climate (22°- 25°C) due to high altitude but hot in low-lying areas like the Rift Valley (30°- 35°C). Hot and humid along the coast. “Long rains” take place in Apr/May, whilst “short rains” occur in mid-Oct to mid-Dec.

What can I combine Kenya with?
Tanzania, which is situated on Kenya’s southern border and is easily reached by road or air from Nairobi. Mt Kilimanjaro straddles the two countries and Kenya’s Masai Mara is part of Tanzania’s Serengeti ecosystem, the arena for the wildebeest migration.

How to get to Kenya?
The gateway to Kenya is Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Nairobi is linked by daily air services from Australia via the UAE or Qatar in the Middle East or via Johannesburg in South Africa.

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