Kicheche Bush Camp
Maasai Mara and Southern Kenya, Kenya
Kicheche Bush Camp is a small, intimate, luxury tented camp that is completely unfenced and accommodates a maximum of 12 guests in six large elegant en-suite tents in a wonderful and remote part of the Maasai Mara Conservation Area.
At a Glance
Elegant small tented camp
Fantastic game viewing in the quieter Olare Orok Conservancy
Walking safaris with experienced guides
Visits to the local Maasai villages to experience their culture
Sit on your tents veranda and watch the world go by
Maximum four people per game-vehicle, offering flexibility and privacy
All guides are silver level - testament to their superb knowledge and experience
Take a bush picnic out for lunch and sit under an Acacia Tree surrounded by all the animals grazing beside you. It is a magical sight.Camilla Whitworth
Curl up with a good book in your hammock outside your room and let the game come to you.Scott Dunn team
Kicheche Bush Camp is located in the Maasai Mara Conservation Area within the Olare Orok Conservancy which, with its strict limit on bed numbers, offers an excellent game viewing experience away from the crowds. The camp is located in a prime wildlife area and game viewing starts right from the camp itself. The location is also ideal to experience the wildebeest migration.
Six spacious, fully insect-proof tents are equipped with twin or double beds and overlook the plains. Bathrooms are en-suite and equipped with a dresser, flush toilet and a traditional safari bucket shower with a view.
There is a large open sided dining tent, overlooking the plains which also has a relaxing lounge area with a selection of reference books. Most meals are taken alfresco, beneath the shade of the acacia trees or underneath the stars or in the dining tent.
Kicheche Bush Camp now offers escorted walking safaris with overnight stays in a fly-camp in the bush. These excursions 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 perspective 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 en-route
Kicheche Bush Camp has six fully insect-proof custom designed tents, with twin or double beds, linen, bedside tables, luggage racks and rugs. Bathrooms are en-suite and are equipped with a dresser, flushing toilet and a traditional safari bucket shower with a view. There are comfortable chairs on each verandah overlooking the plains. One tent can be converted into a triple on request.
Kicheche Bush Camp welcomes children but the camp is unfenced so is not suited to very young children and for this reason children must be supervised at all times. Food can be tailored to suit children and earlier meal times can be arranged where necessary. Babysitting can be organized for those that require it.
The activities from Kicheche Bush Camp are based around game viewing and visits to a local village and school. All the guides have expert knowledge on local wildlife and folklore and are ideal companions on a game drive or walking safari. Kicheche now offers escorted walking safaris with overnight stays in a fly-camp in the bush. These excursions are led by one of Kicheche's senior guides and an armed ranger. Balloon trips over the Mara can be arranged when required.
Location & Directions
Maasai Mara and Southern Kenya, Kenya
Kicheche Bush Camp is located in the Masai Mara within the Olare Orok Conservancy (created from Koiyaki Group Ranch lands) bordering the Reserve. The camp is located in a prime wildlife area and game viewing starts right from the camp itself. The location is also ideal to experience the wildebeest migration.
When to go
Kicheche Bush 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.