Kicheche Mara

Kicheche Mara: Information from the owner

All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own report, which contains our own observations and views.

Type Safari Lodge
No. of rooms 8
Last updated 21-Aug-2019

Main description of Kicheche Mara

·         With only eight tents an intimate and relaxed atmosphere is assured. All tents are overlooking the Olare Orok stream and the western escarpment of the valley. Triple and Quad family tents (1 double & 2 single beds) are also available.

The family suite is a perfect new addition to Kicheche Mara Camp, with two separate bedrooms (double & twin/triple) with ensuite bathrooms. The bedrooms are connected by a lounge furnished with a sofa and small table enabling private dining.

·         Spacious en-suite bathroom with running hot and cold water

·         The camp lounge has a stunning view down the valley and offers comfortable seating, a library, board games and local crafts

·         The camp prides itself on offering a friendly and intimate stay, with our hosts treating you as welcome guests, not just travel statistics. The camp is hosted and there is a team of attentive staff ensuring personal warmth and attention to any needs during your stay

·         Meals are taken in our dining tent or in the shade of a large euclea tree with a beautiful view down the valley

·         Lighting is supplied 24 hours; however sadly the solar system does not allow hair dryers

·         WIFI in the lounge

Kicheche Mara: Facilities

Property facilities 24-hour Security, Eco Friendly, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Laundry Service (Complimentary)
Room facilities Dressing Gowns, Electrical Outlets, Laundry Facilities, Pure Cotton Linen, Verandah
Activities on site (some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Game Drives, Game Walks, Walks (Guided)
Activities nearby (some activities may be seasonal) Hot-air Ballooning

Room types at Kicheche Mara


1 double bed



1 double, 2 single beds


Double bed

Triple 1

1 double, 1 single bed

Triple 2

3 single beds


2 beds

Activities at Kicheche Mara

Community Trust Project

Kicheche’s Community Project & Mara North support a number of schools and projects in the greater area, it is usually possible to pay a visit to them. Any educational gifts or donations that you can contribute are an enormous help to the pupils. Further details on our Community Project page.

Game drives

Early morning and late afternoon are the most productive hours for game drives and our safari customised 4WD vehicles give everyone a perfect view. Watching wildlife at close range, but without encroaching on their space, is endlessly fascinating and our guides’ instincts and experience provide superb photo opportunities of wild animals. Picnic breakfasts, lunches and sundowner drinks are popular options to include on game drives

Game walk

A different perspective is gained through escorted walks on the savannah. Safety is paramount when leaving camp on foot so all walks are escorted by an armed ranger. Our interpretive 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…

Hot Air Balooning

This is a popular excursion in the Masai Mara. Balloons take off early each morning at sunrise and glide over the plains for approximately an hour before landing. Upon touchdown a champagne breakfast is set up before you. The excursion finishes with a game drive back to camp. Price is around US$450 per person and trips can be booked through your tour operator or with the balloon operator.

Maasai Village visit

Guests can visit one of the local Maasai villages to see first-hand their way of life. A village guide or your Kicheche guide will give you an interpretive talk during your visit during which there may be some traditional dancing. Village made souvenirs are on sale. There is a charge of $15-$20 per person.

Mara Elephant Project visit

Visit MEP to receive an overview of the Project and its monitoring, human wildlife conflict and anti-poaching programmes. Staff will explain the GPS satellite tracking system and if some of the MEP’s collared elephants are within reasonable proximity of the headquarters there will be an opportunity to track them.

Bookable in advance at $100 per person donation. (Min 2 pax, children under 12 free).

Duration 2-3 hours.

Wild Camping

Wild Camping

Kicheche offers escorted walking safaris with overnight stays in a fly-camp in the bush. These excursions are led by one of Kicheche’s senior guides and an armed ranger. It is an outstanding opportunity to see the Mara from a completely different perspective and also offers some welcome exercise whilst on safari. You will explore the smaller aspects of savannah life – birds, grasses, and insects – and may even be lucky enough to encounter some larger game en-route.

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