Reviews of Kicheche Mara
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Lovely location and guiding at Kicheche Mara
This is a beautifully sited camp and the tents are well located apart from each other. Really feel you are in the middle of the bush.
After Bush Camp though, Mara really lacked atmosphere. Don't know whether this is due to relief managers rather than permanent fixtures but it was infinitely less friendly and welcoming. David was an excellent guide and very informative and knowledgeable with a lovely gentle manner. He made the stay for us.
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This was my second visit to Kicheche Mara which I had loved the first time I visited. Consequently I was a bit anxious that it would not live up to my expectations. I need not have worried - the whole experience was absolutely wonderful!
The camp is in a beautiful valley next to a stream and the tents have a wonderful outlook across the valley. The staff were very attentive and even remembered me, and the food and drink were excellent.
The wildlife in Mara North is just fantastic. I learnt a great deal about 'spotting' and the animals from our excellent guide David. I have travelled to many countries to see wildlife and the Masai Mara ranks number one as far as I am concerned.
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Again, I throughly enjoyed my stay with the Guys at Kicheche Mara. Both Sean and Tanyth are great hosts at thei camp. They have been in for just one month and by the looks of things (and talking to a few of the staff) they have settled in very well. (they know their job and wildlife knowledge). Francis my guide was brilliant, we got on well and his desire and knowledge of bird life there was excellent. Also willing to learn as they all are, but we had great healthy debates of what we had and (I) tried to identify.
Recommend Francis and keeping in touch too.
The night guards, the 'front of house' staff, the backstage team, all appeared in great spirits indicating there is a good working relationship in the camp.
Food was excellent, nothing there I did not like or enjoy.
Facilities and the tents are very clean and just have lovely touches. I have come away from both camps with great ideas.
That aside, the safaris were great, plenty of lions and their cubs. No sign of the leopards on this occasion, but of course I have herad since that there is one now about after my departure, obviously wanted to wait until I went ... Elephant herds coming through stirred up a lot on interest in Francis. 52 around us at one stage.
I will keep in touch with the camp and funds allowing will return one day for more photography...
Kicheche Mara was AMAZING - you couldn't fault anything. Everyone in our party apart from me had been to Africa before. This is where I fell in love with Africa and I really hope to return.
Please pass on our thanks to everyone who looked after us.
Again, wonderful camp - wonderful location and excellent food. the staff were all very friendly I liked the fact that the tents were far apart. Extremely well set out.
Annabelle's birthday celebration dinner was wonderful - thank you to all the staff
The best camp I have ever experienced
Kicheche Mara camp under the direction of Colin and Sam was excellent in every respect. an enthusiastic and warm welcome from all the staff, superb facilities and food coupled with exceptional attention to detail in every aspect of our stay. Sam and Colin were always available and very visible at meal times and departure. They genuinely enjoyed conversing and socialising with their guests which made us all feel very much a home.
All the staff were friendly and were prepared to go over and beyond the call of duty to ensure our stay was enjoyable - even taking the trouble to point out wildlife whilst escorting us back to our rooms at night - we were fortunate to see bats and jennet cats thanks to our Masai escort one night.
Our rooms were well appointed, clean and well maintained - perhaps my only slight criticism would be that although there were two deck chairs and two upright camp chairs on the verandah, there was not a chair inside the tent therefore unless one carried in the c amp chairs from outside, morning tea and coffee had to be consumed sitting on the bed as it was too cold to be outside at 5.45 a.m.! thgis is only a very little niggle and by no means did it spoil our enjoyment - the web site photographs do show a sofa at the end of the bed, so perhaps we were unlucky.
Our favourite camp
We enjoyed the spacious aspect of this camp and being able to see across the valley to spot wildlife.
Our drivers were so helpful and informative which helped to make the whole experience really exciting.
We have some truly wonderful pictures downloaded on to our Apple Mac so that we can relive our holiday
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This was a wonderful experience. Excellent hosts and staff.
How did they manage to train a Maasai to keep so precisely to times and programmes!?
Terrific Beautiful location.Excellent service
Wonderful space and place.
Very much in the Mara -surrounded by animals and views.
Good welcome and attentive staff.Great service
Good team spirit.
Excellent safari location
Hugely surprised at the number of animals we spotted just in the short journey from the airstrip to the camp! Camp was well located in the valley and tents were spacious, clean and very comfortable.
Our safari guide, George, was excellent and ensured that we saw most of the 'Big Five' in addition to a wildebeest crossing in the 48 hours that we stayed at Kicheche Mara. Camp staff were extremely welcoming and attentive.