Kicheche Mara Camp

Maasai Mara, Kenya

At a Glance

  • Meru style tented camp in the game rich Mara North Conservancy

  • Guides walks with experianced guides

  • Eat out under the stars

  • Guests gather together each evening to discuss the days game viewing

  • Spend a night in a simple fly camp

  • Maximum four people per game-vehicle, offering flexibility and privacy

  • All guides are silver level - testament to their superb knowledge and experience

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Kicheche Mara Camp is closed in April and May.

The only time to avoid Kenya is during the long rainy season in April and May. November is considered the short rainy season, however, these are less predictable and are much lighter. The best time of year to visit the Maasai Mara is during the Great Wildebeest Migration which tends to pass through the Mara between mid July to late October.

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Insider's View

Sitting under the stars having dinner with lanterns hanging in the trees and all the sounds of the Mara was an absolute highlight!

Opt for a bush breakfast after your early morning safari- a fantastic start to your day!

Warm yourself in front of the boma fire-pit before dinner.

Go for a walking safari in the surrounding area - and discover lots of interesting facts from your guide!

Visit the Maa Trust during your stay to see the incredible conservation work that is happening next door. Meet the ladies behind the incredible beadwork and learn about their livelihood.

Call us on 020 3993 5269 to start planning your holiday to Kicheche Mara Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Kenya


Kicheche Mara Camp is situated in Acacia Valley in Mara North Conservancy, on the edge of the famous Maasai Mara and is a classic, intimate bush camp with its eight safari tents. This camp is perfect for guests looking for a pure wilderness experience.

Hidden in a grove of wild olive trees in the heart of the Mara North Conservancy, a prime wildlife area, the eight safari tents at Kicheche Mara Camp have been designed to have minimal impact on the local environment. The simple but comfortable safari tents are carefully positioned so that they blend into the surrounding bush, and numerous animals wander through the camp totally unperturbed.

The central lounge of the camp is made up of spacious Nyati tents that house a library and an area ideal for relaxing. Most meals are taken alfresco, overlooking the plains, and the food is a combination of African and international dishes.

Game driving is available throughout the area and each day you will chat about the possible activities with your experienced guide. Trips to the local Maasai villages are on offer for those interested in Maasai culture. There are a number of escorted nature walks available from the camp. All walks are escorted by a Kicheche guide with a radio, and an armed ranger. The camp can also arrange an overnight in a fly camp on request. Guests leave on foot in the afternoon from camp and walk to a bush camp that has been set up consisting of dome tents and a single bush shower and toilet. Upon arrival, guests can enjoy drinks around the fire and a three course meal for dinner. Guests depart for the Bush camp on foot, shortly after breakfast, the following morning.

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The accommodation at Kicheche Mara Camp is in spacious, fully insect-proof Meru style tents (eight twins/doubles). All the tents have cedar beds, linen, bedside tables, luggage racks and rugs. Bathrooms are en-suite and are equipped with a dresser, shower and flushing toilet and running water.

Triple tents and family tents (one double & two single beds) are available on request.


Kicheche Mara Camp welcomes children but is not suited to very young children as the camp is unfenced and for this reason children must be supervised at all times. Meals can be tailored to suit and earlier meal times can be arranged where necessary. Babysitting can be organised for those that require it.


There is a camp souvenir shop with a selection of Maasai crafts, clothing, maps and miscellaneous items. Guests gather around the campfire for a pre-dinner drink or a hot drink before the morning drive. Dinner is served by candlelight al-fresco or in the dining tent. The Camp also has a reference library in the lounge tent, which has an excellent selection of books.


Game driving is available throughout the area and your guide will tailor activities to suit your requirements. Trips to the local Maasai villages are on offer for those interested in Kenya's unique culture. It is possible to visit Aitong town (market day Thursday) or the local nursery school supported by the camp's Community Project.

There are a number of escorted nature walks available from the camp. All walks are escorted by a Kicheche guide with a radio, and an armed ranger.


  • Fly camping at Kicheche

    Stay at Kicheche and try a night of fly camping in the middle of the Maasai Mara.

  • Game drives in the Maasai Mara

    Exploring this iconic ecosystem in an adapted, open 4x4 safari vehicle with your professional safari guide is one of the best ways to get up close to the huge volume and wide diversity of wildlife in the Mara.

  • Maasai Mara Balloon Safari

    Experience the magic of floating over the plains of the Maasai Mara in a Hot Air Balloon. Balloon safaris are a fantastic way to experience the vast beauty of the Mara and provide exceptional photo opportunities with spectacular lighting and scenery.

  • Private Safari Guide and Game Drive Vehicle

    Ensure an exclusive and totally tailored safari experience by booking a private safari guide and game drive vehicle. A private guide gives you the flexibility to go where you want, when you want. If you have specific interests this is an absolute must.

  • Riding in Maasai Mara

    Horseback safaris are the most exciting way to see the bush and in Kenya they are without a doubt the most exciting and adventurous safari you can do.

  • The Great Migration

    The Maasai Mara is famous for being home to one of nature’s most spectacular events: the Great Migration. Millions of wildebeest cross from Tanzania’s Serengeti to Kenya’s Mara in search of better grazing.

  • Walking in the Maasai Mara

    Exploring the African bush from outside a safari vehicle is a wonderful experience. Get away from the noise of the 4x4 and, accompanied by your professional safari guide, begin to pick up on the smaller details of the African bush.

Holiday Ideas

  • Epic Kenya

    Nairobi, Laikipia, Maasai Mara & Zanzibar

    from £7400 pp inc flights & transfers for 12 nights

    • Feel the thrill of a night safari at Kicheche Laikipia. As darkness begins to unfold, your guide will turn the spotlight on and scan the savannah for any elusive wildlife that may appear.
    • Kicheche’s safari vehicles are designed to give you the perfect views and with a maximum of four guests allowed in each vehicle, you’ll capture some truly incredible photographs without any obstructions.
    • Experience the thundering power of the Great Migration in the Masai Mara, one of the world’s greatest natural phenomenon’s, between July and September.

Location & directions

Maasai Mara, Kenya

Kicheche Mara Camp has moved from its former site in Lemek and is now located in Acacia Valley in Mara North Conservancy. The camp is located in a prime wildlife area, in this top quality Conservancy, and game viewing starts right from the camp itself.

How to get there

It is an 8-hour 30-minute international flight to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport, then its 30-minutes by road to Wilson Domestic Airport. Two scheduled 1-hour flights operate from Nairobi’s Wilson airport on a daily basis, to Shikar airstrip. From the airstrip it's then a 20-minutes game drive to the camp.

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