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Kicheche Mara Camp

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

Highlights

- Intimate 8 tent camp
- Prime wildlife area
- Game Walks & Drives
- Beautiful location

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Overview

Kicheche Mara is arguably the best value high quality, small camp in the Masai Mara ecosystem. There are just eight simple tents set within the bush overlooking the Olare Orok river, each comfortably furnished with en-suite bathrooms and cedar beds. The camp lounge has a stunning view down the valley with comfortable seating and a library.

The Camp is set in a prime wildlife area within the 30,000 hectares Mara North Conservancy bordering the main park. There are no fences within the Masai Mara ecosystem, so wildlife can move freely through the Conservancy and National Park. One visit into the main Masai Mara Reserve is included with a 3 night stay, but the quality of safari experience is usually better within Mara North, where visitor and vehicle numbers are heavily restricted. One of the big attractions of the location is that unlike the main reserve, you are not restricted to keeping within the vehicle at all times. Visitors tend to combine morning and late afternoon game drives with bush walks (with guide and armed ranger) and visits to local Maasai villages.

For families: Kicheche Mara Camp is a good option for adventurous families. The ability to combine game drives with more active walks provides a great contrast for children (and adults). Triple and Quad family tents are available and meals & meal time can be tailored to suit.

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Suggested Itineraries for Kicheche Mara Camp

Our itineraries are carefully designed by our experienced travel designers based on years of experience and customer feedback. For a custom itinerary tailored to you, please enquire giving as much detail as possible on your brief.

Big Five wildlife experience in the Masai Mara followed by a unique beach escape with history and culture in Mozambique.

Tailor-made Luxury 10 days

Adults from $5,394 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $960 per person economy class from London

Families from $4,201 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $960 per person economy class from London

Wilderness style safari experience and big five in the popular Masai Mara before relaxing on the exotic Zanzibar Island.

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Adults from $5,763 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $941 per person economy class from London

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 607 reviews

(4.93/5)

  • Service rating : Best family holiday ever - and we're fortunate to have had a few. Excellent organisation; very friendly and careful driver/guide. This holiday was itself re-booked after we cancelled two years ago; Tourdust were very supportive during the previous cancellation.
    Product : We did Rift Valley Lakes, Masai Mara and Zanzibar; a superb combination.

    Ben feefo reviewer verified review for Rift Valley Lakes, Masai Mara & Laikipia Safari on 13 September 2016

  • The holiday was amazing! Everything we wanted it to be! The safari was so we'll organized and our guide was very good. All the accommodation was superb. At the Masaai village we stayed in a mud hut which was different to the tent described in the itinerary, but so much better.

    Pinewoods resort was lovely especially the staff who couldn't have looked after us any better. The food was exceptional.

    Missingpauline hasted reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 21 October 2015

  • Accommodation and food at Karen Rock House were good. It was very quiet there as we were the only guests. Our transport, guide (Elijah) and driver (Oliver) were excellent. Elijah was very informative and patiently answered our questions about everything we saw. Our first day was very full, a long drive to Hell’s Gate, bike ride and gorge walk. Elijah suggested that we postpone the boat trip on Lake Navaisha to the morning we left Nakuru rather doing it on the way and this worked well. On the bike ride, our youngest struggled with an adult sized bike with bald tyres. Fine for us and our eldest though. The gorge walk was great as was the boat trip on Lake Navaisha.

    Lake Nakuru Lodge accommodation, food and setting was excellent - as were the game drives with Oliver and Elijah. We saw a lot more here and close up than we did in Ol Kinyei and the Masai Mara.

    Maji Moto Camp was an interesting experience. Again, we were the only visitors and the facilities & food were good. We visited the school before travelling to the Mara Adventure Camp but could have spent longer as there was a lot to see and our children enjoyed playing football etc with the school children.

    The Adventure Camp was brilliant. We had a packed schedule of game drives (up at 5.30 every morning) and George and Wilson (guide and driver) were a lot of fun. They played football with us and were very entertaining on bush walks and game drives. We felt all the staff at the Adventure Camp worked really hard to make the experience an enjoyable one - from preparing the food, supplying endless hot water and tea and making sure we got to see what we wanted. The Ol Kinyei conservancy is beautiful (although we saw more at Lake Nakuru).

    Our itinerary was good - it was busy and varied which suited us very well. We felt a bit rushed on Day 1 - in hindsight, it really was too much for one day. The day we travelled to the Masai Adventure Camp was also time pressured and we had a to cut short our visit to the school.

    Overall, 5/5 - an unforgettable experience.

    MissingTim Sheppard reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 11 November 2014

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