Kicheche Valley

Kicheche Valley: 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 6
Last updated 21-Aug-2019

Main description of Kicheche Valley

Kicheche Valley: Facilities

Property facilities 24-hour Security, Communal Dining, Eco Friendly, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Restaurant, Secure Parking, Spa
Room facilities Balcony / Deck, Dressing Gowns, Electrical Outlets, Laundry Service (Available), Pure Cotton Linen, Shower, Verandah
Available services Credit Card
Activities on site (some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Massages, Night Drives, Walks (Guided)
Activities nearby (some activities may be seasonal) Hot-air Ballooning

Room types at Kicheche Valley



1 double bed



1 double, 2 single beds



1 double bed

Triple 1

1 double, 1 single bed

Triple 2

3 single beds


Two single beds

Activities at Kicheche Valley

Community Trust Projects

Kicheche’s Community Project & Naboisho 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. The Koiyaki Guiding school is within Naboisho, we sponsor two of the students each year and we currently employ many graduates as guides and trainee guides. Further details on our Community Project page.

Fly 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.

Game drives

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. We do not impose limits on our game drives and our game drives are usually extended or even full day affairs. Picnic breakfasts, lunches and sundowner drinks are popular options to include on game drives.

Our vehicles are superbly designed for photographing, all our fleet is open-sided with open roofs. Cameras can be rested on the roof, with supplied beanbags, or on the armrests lower down, to which we can mount simple platforms for larger lenses.

Game walk

A different perspective is gained through escorted walks on the savannah. 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 Ballooning

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. Click on the local balloon operators listed below for more information:

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. There is sometimes dancing and traditional souvenirs are on sale. There is a charge of $20 per person.

Night game drives

Watching wildlife at close range, but without encroaching on their space, is endlessly fascinating and our guides’ instincts and experience will provide superb photo opportunities of wild animals. Our safari customised 4WD vehicles are designed to give everyone a perfect view. Night Game Drives are offered to enable guests the chance to observe lesser seen nocturnal species. Our vehicles are fitted with a hand held spotlight and resident species include aardvark, genet, bat-eared fox, striped hyena, serval, honey badger, civet and zorilla.

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