Kicheche Bush Camp
Maasai Mara, Kenya
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
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
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.
To start planning your holiday to Kicheche Bush Camp
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.
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 organised 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.
Anna Thomas (Staff)
Kicheche offers a truly immersive bush experience. This rustic safari style camp feels luxurious, but not over complicated while still maintaining all the creature comforts that you can possibly need. This camp is all about the game drives and is in the perfect location in the private conservancy to have excellent game sightings with little other cars around. The food at the camp is excellent and the survice never skips a beat. Kicheche Bush appeals to everyone of all ages and is specifically geared for photography, whether you are a beginner or professional, the guides will make sure you get to pictures or a lifetime.
Sian Frost (Staff)
The recently renovated camp is fantastic with a really authentic safari feel in the middle of the quiet Olare Motorogi Conservancy. Game viewing here is spectacular and lots of National Geographic photographers come to stay for weeks at a time to make the most of the abundant wildlife and easy access to the Migration River Crossings. The camp managers Emma and Darren are incredibly welcoming and make you feel at home at once. The whole camp has a very relaxed feel and if you would like to go on a 14 hour game drive then that is completely up to you, take your breakfast, lunch, snacks and sundowners and head out to really explore the bush and catch some incredible sightings.
Fly camping at Kicheche
Stay at Kicheche and for a supplement of USD 100 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.
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.
Wild Kenya and Madagascar
Maasai Mara & Madagascar
from £8000 pp inc flights & transfers for 12 nights
- Search for the migration herds in Kenya’s famous Maasai Mara
- Enjoy a traditional East African safari with an authentic Out of Africa experience
- Explore the Andasibe Reserve in search of lemurs, including the largest species, the Indri
Location & directions
Maasai Mara, 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.
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 Ol Seki airstrip. From the airstrip it's then approximately one hour's game drive to the camp.