Kicheche Valley is situated in the Naboisho Conservancy. This exclusive camp consists of just 6 luxury safari tents which lie amongst the trees and rocky outcrops and enjoy wonderful views of the game filled plains to the south.
Early morning and late afternoon are the most productive hours for game drives and the safari customised 4WD vehicles give everyone a perfect view. Watching wildlife at close range, but without encroaching on their space, is endlessly fascinating and the guides' instincts and experience provide superb photo opportunities of wild animals. Lion and leopard are frequently spotted, as are cheetah and even wild dog and rhino. Night game drives are also offered to enable guests the chance to observe lesser seen nocturnal species. The vehicles are fitted with a hand held spotlight and resident species include aardvark, genet, bat-eared fox, striped hyena, serval, honey badger and civet.
A different perspective is gained through escorted walks on the savannah. The guides will point out the spoor of a leopard, the nest of a rare bird or signs of recent migration activity that would pass unnoticed by the eyes of strangers.
Naboisho is also a bird watchers paradise, and several bird species rarely seen elsewhere in the Mara such as white headed buffalo weavers, northern white-crowned shrike, pygmy falcon, Von-der Deckens hornbills, bush pipits are commonly seen.
Each tent is spacious, and equipped with large beds, bedside tables, luggage racks, lounge sofa, desk and rugs. Bathrooms are en-suite and are equipped with a dresser, shower, flushing toilet and running water.
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All meals; Conservancy fees; all drinks (except champagne, cellar wines and premium brand spirits); shared game drives on the Conservancy; airstrip transfers; and a laundry service are included. Additional day game drives into the Masai Mara National Reserve can be arranged (the Masai Mara National Reserve daily fee will be an additional per person cost).
Children aged 6 years and older are welcome. Rates available on request.
General Information For Guests
The camp has 6 tented rooms in total. All tents have a balcony/deck, an en-suite bathroom with running solar heated water, a separate shower and flushing WC, and electrical power points. Dressing gowns are provided for guests use. The tents incorporate high eco-standards.
Guests are requested not to use hair dryers, as this may overload the system.
The main lodge has a central dining and lounge area. Water dispensers are in the tents and communal area to refill your complimentary water bottle.
There is a small spa offering massages, pedicures and manicures.
The lodge has a small curio shop.
There is Wi-Fi in the main guest lounge area.
Credit cards are accepted.
Activities include walking safaris, day and night game drives in the Conservancy. There are no hard and fast rules at Kicheche so guests can decide on their activities. The duration and frequency of game drives and walks is flexible. Charging points are provided in the safari vehicles.
Visits to a local village or a Community Trust project visit can be arranged on request.
Laundry services are provided free of charge to all guests. Please note however that due to cultural reasons womens underwear is not included in this service.
Mineral water is provided daily in each tent. Please do not drink from the taps in your bathroom.
The Naboisho Conservancy (which means coming together in Maa language) is a successful community venture to preserve the land and its wildlife through tourism revenues. It is 52,000 acres of private land dedicated to wildlife conservation.