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Kicheche Mara Camp

Fast Facts

Country: Kenya

Location of Camp: Maasai Mara

Type of Safari Camp:  Classic permanent tented bush camp

Rating (1-5+): 4

Camp Accomodations: 11 Spacious, insect-proof Selous style tents with beds, tables, luggage racks and rugs. Bathrooms are en-suite with a dresser, shower and flush toilet. The veranda has chairs and there are hammocks slung between nearby trees to relax in.

Local Wildlife: The big five, wildebeest, zebra, antelope, giraffe and many more, plus over 400 bird species.

When to Visit: During Migration (Jul – Oct), good all year, closed in April

Safari Activities at Camp: Game drives, guided walks, village visits, bush breakfast, sundowners.

Kicheche Mara Camp

Kicheche Mara is a small permanent tented camp that captures the essence of the bush. It is located on the Aitong Plains in the northern Koiyaki Lemek region of the famous Maasai Mara. Wildlife viewing starts right from the camp itself.

This classic luxury bush camp completely unfenced, with a maximum of 22 guests, all staying under canvas, ensuring an intimate experience. The camp has 11 Spacious, fully insect-proof Selous style tents equipped with beds, linen, bedside tables, luggage racks and rugs. Bathrooms are en-suite and are equipped with a dresser, shower and flushing toilet. There are canvas director’s chairs on the veranda and hammocks slung between nearby trees to relax in.

Most meals are taken al-fresco in a clearing overlooking the plains or, in the event of bad weather, in the spacious dining tent. There is a also a fully stocked bar but not an extensive selection of wines. Nyati Tent is a large and spacious “lounge” with local furnishings and informative collection of reference books – a perfect place to relax between game drives or other activities.

The camp has 24 hour solar power for lighting (12v). Video batteries can also be charged on this system. Solar power and gas are used to run the refrigeration units.

The camp is not fenced therefore askaris (night-watchmen) patrol the camp at regular intervals. Guests are advised to remain in their tent after dark, and will be escorted between their tent and the lounge/dining areas by a staff member. Water is always a precious commodity in the Mara; our supplies are brought by road from the Aitong well. Mineral water is provided in each tent every day.

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