Kicheche Laikipia

Reviews of Kicheche Laikipia

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Below are independent comments from 3 of our travellers who have visited Kicheche Laikipia, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs B from Belfast
Arrived on: 10-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Excellent camp, good game viewing

This is an excellent small intimate camp with only 6 tents which are reasonably well spread out. The tents themselves are very spacious with a very comfortable large king size bed, hot and cold running water which includes the shower. No bucket showers here!!. The lighting in the tent is power by the camps solar panels so it isn't particularly bright but more than adequate. Hot water bottles are provided at night although we didn't feel the need for them as the weather wasn't too cold in July.

Charging of batteries etc. is carried out in the main lounge area of the camp.

The standard of food is excellent, we have constantly been amazed by the level of cuisine that these camps can produce given their location and obvious supply issues but yet again they continue to produce great meals each day.

The camp manager, Andy, was extremely helpful and a fund of useful information and stories. He appreciated the 10mm of rain that fell in 10mins on our arrival a lot more than we did, the welly boots that he supplied came in very handy indeed.

Game viewing was excellent, our guide Oness doing a great job of meeting our requests each day. The highlight being able to see two males cheetahs sunning themsleves at the end of the day on our last night.

We also took advantage of a vist to the Ol-Pejeta Rhino conservancy project whose aim is to prevent the extinction of this particular species. This was a very informative but at the same time somewhat sad experience.

Overall a great camp with which to start our trip.

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Mrs M and Ms E - Somerset - UK
Arrived on: 31-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Kicheche Laikipia review

A lovely couple run this beautifully furnished camp. Much of the furniture is made from recycled wood, very well done. Our room was a little dark. We could have done with more natural light. Liked the hammock.

The food was superb, and the table presentation gorgeous. The staff decorated the dinner table each evening with rose petals and candles. Lovely big open fires each evening.

We experienced a lot of heavy rain (willies were provided). As a result it became quite muddy and damp. We definitely needed some warm and waterproof clothing. However it was fun in the jeeps with spinning wheels and floods, we had fun.

We saw some wonderful and exciting sights with regards the animals! Lions, cheetah, elephants, rhino, wild dogs and many more. Animals hunting and challenging each other over the kill!

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Mr & Mrs H - Wiltshire
Arrived on: 26-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great camp wonderful experience

Andy was a great host, bird walk very good, even Andy saw a new bird.
Everyone very flexible to suit our needs

[Ed: In his general comments on the trip, this traveller wrote:

"Kicheche Laikipia was also great, including the bird walk where even Andy the camp manager saw a bird for the first time (Abasynian swallow on migration). 6 tents only with ours being the best position (3), we left both the internal and external flaps up so the only thing between us and the Tigers and Polar Bears was a fly mesh, cold but exciting."]

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Expert Africa comments

Ed: In his general comments on the trip, this traveller wrote:

"Kicheche Laikipia was also great, including the bird walk where even Andy the camp manager saw a bird for the first time (Abasynian swallow on migration). 6 tents only with ours being the best position (3), we left both the internal and external flaps up so the only thing between us and the Tigers and Polar Bears was a fly mesh, cold but exciting."