Kicheche Valley Camp
Maasai Mara, Kenya
At a Glance
Kicheche operate just four guests per vehicle, giving you loads of space and an exclusive experience
The camp has a great bush spa, a massage is the perfect way to relax after the morning activities and prepare yourself for the afternoon
Part of the Kicheche Community Trust, a non-profit organisation focussing on work with the local communities
Just six tents in the exclusive Naboisho Conservancy, a small, authentic and memorable safari experience
Kicheche Valley has been awarded a gold eco-tourism rating
All guides are silver level - testament to their superb knowledge and experience
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
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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Situated in a beautiful valley dotted with acacia trees, in a secluded corner of the Naboisho conservancy is Kicheche Valley Camp, the newest of the Kicheche Camps and set to live up to their reputation and standards of excellence.
The Naboisho Conservancy is a beautiful 50,000 hectare conservancy dotted with granite outcrops and permanent pools which attract a variety of wildlife. To the north are enormous plains and the area is close to the Enniskeria river region and within easy reach of a large variety of habitats from savannah grasslands to acacia woodland and riverine forest, meaning a good amount of game to be found!
Kicheche Valley is a small, intimate tented camp with just six tents dotted amongst the trees and rocky outcrops. With such a small number of rooms, the camp accommodates a maximum of twelve guests, thus guaranteeing an exclusive and uncrowded experience.
Kicheche Valley’s tents are supremely comfortable and nestled within the rocky outcrops so characteristic of the camp. Each has views of the plains and is on a raised deck with a supremely comfortable bed crafted from cedar wood, soft rugs and an en-suite bathroom with shower. The main area is a lovely place to relax in the heat of the day and there is a small library for those who wish to learn more about the surroundings and their wildlife. The lounge also overlooks a natural spring which attracts wildlife, so bring your binoculars and be ready to game-view from the comfort of your armchair!
The camp prides itself on being staffed and managed by people trained in its sister-camps, and the guides are qualified to the highest possible standard. The guiding is exceptional and activities include day and night game drives and walks with your guide. The game is exceptional with huge populations of giraffe (the largest population in the Mara) and the camp is close to an elephant “corridor” – a pathway the elephants use to move from one area to another so great sightings are guaranteed. Leopard and cheetah are often spotted along with the more elusive and rarer cats such as serval and caracal. Lions are present in the area and their calls can often be heard reverberating along the valleys at night. Nature walks are a highlight, escorted by your guide and armed ranger, or guests can also choose to visit a local Maasai village.
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.
Location & directions
Maasai Mara, Kenya
Kicheche Valley Camp is set on the Eastern side of the 50,000 hectare conservancy in a beautiful secluded valley dotted with Acacia trees. The location is close to both the Enniskeria river region, with it’s stunning granite outcrops and permanent pools popular with the resident wildlife, and the vast plains to the north hosting large numbers of plains game and containing a vital elephant corridor.
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. From Nairobi’s Wilson airport fly to Mara Siana airstrip. From the airstrip it's then a 40-minute game drive to the camp.
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