Kicheche Mara lies in the fertile grounds of the Acacia Valley, within the Mara North Conservancy. This tented luxury camp looks out over the nearby Olare Orok stream and is roughly twenty minutes’ drive from the Mara North airstrip, for easy access by airplane.
The camp’s intimate service is upheld by the privacy and small guest-to-guide ratio. Each of the camp’s tented main areas are ordained with strong wooden elements, complimented by the crimsons this land is famous for. The tones of fabric compliment the bush in a way that refreshes the eyes and sensitises them to the natural surroundings. Lighting is provided 24 hours a day so that you’ll never be completely in the dark, unless you choose to.
Each of the 8 tented suites are furnished for comfortable indulgence away from home. The en-suite bathrooms have flushing toilets and hot-bucket showers for your pleasure. From the log bed, to the tastefully chosen wooden furnishings, to the endless views through the transparent windows of your tent, Kicheche Mara is your home away from home.
Wildlife and Activities
Seeing an array of animals, from lions and leopards, to elephants and antelope, starts from the shaded eaves of the camp itself. Mara North Conservancy is literally teeming with wildlife and you’ll see an abundance from the time that you wake up in the morning. As for safaris, you determine when the vehicles leave and the duration of the trip. There are no set times, but generally the best viewing happens in the cooler parts of the day. Our guides have an endless knowledge of the lands, the animals and the plant-life. As your vehicles close in on the animals from a safe distance, feel free to ask as many questions as you can gather and take advantage of the incredible photo opportunities from this range.
Other activities include the authentic thrill of Bush Walking, where you can take an overnight amble through the savannahs to the completely isolated Fly Camp for an overnight stay in what can only be the closest thing to travelling back in time. Visits to the local village and hot air ballooning are also available at an extra charge.