Kicheche Valley

Reviews of Kicheche Valley

Excellent(96%) From 9 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 9 of our travellers who have visited Kicheche Valley, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr F & Mrs B from Preston
Arrived on: 22-Jan-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Kicheche Valley The Experience of a Lifetime

What a fantastic location with great views from the tent and mess tent. The food was restaurant quality and we all loved every meal. Our grandson Toby is gluten free and vegetarian and they coped easily with this and made the food really tasty for him. We visited back of house and saw the kitchens etc and we could see the care they were taking with any eating allergies etc. Very impressive.

The quality of the game drives and knowledge of the guide was absolutely first class.

What a holiday and a wonderful camp with impeccable service. We wholeheartedly recommend Kicheche Valley

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Mr & Mrs G from Hampshire
Arrived on: 19-Feb-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Andrew was a charming host

Our Guide was not as good as Peter at Likipia. He spotted game well, we even saw the rare Aardwolf on a night drive.

But he spent too long on his phone and his own photos, without checking whether we were bored!

Terrific lions and three different sets of cubs, but no other cats unfortunately.

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Steve H from Leeds
Arrived on: 15-Feb-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Fantastic Kicheche valley

As before hospitality and service at Kicheche valley is excellent but so too is the wildlife. The wildlife in all three conservancies used by Kicheche camps is outstanding and Naboisho is no exception - maybe leopards still slightly more shy but Fig at Bush camp is an exceptionally obliging & confiding cat.

I was privileged to hear two lionesses bring down a zebra 30 yards from my tent at 5 a.m which is pretty special. The ambush started only 15 yards away and the feeding lionesses could be seen by torchlight from my decking.

I had many other exceptional wildlife sightings whilst I was at Valley and Naboisho is undoubtedly as good as the other conservancies.

Bernard is an excellent guide and extremely good company. He has a good understanding of a photographer's perspective. Marietta was in charge in Andy's absence and ran an excellent camp. All the Kicheche staff are brilliant

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Vishal from USA
Arrived on: 14-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Kicheche Valley review

Had a wonderful time at Kicheche Valley Camp in Naboisho Conservancy. I was a solo traveler and the staff and managers at Kicheche Valley were very accommodating and informative. I enjoyed the common dinners and lunches with the other guests, and of course the time I spent with my guide, learning about all of the animals, the area, the community, and more.

I did several game drives over the course of 3 nights, as well as a walking safari and a visit to the nearby village. I got the sense that they are pretty responsible in their relationships with the local community, which was important to me. The Naboisho Conservancy seems to be very well regarded in terms of its emphasis on empowering the local Masai community while also conserving the wildlife.

There are only 5 camps in the conservancy, including Kicheche, so you're not constantly running into others in the conservancy. The food at the camp was somehow excellent, and everything is grown on site. Would highly recommend that others stay at Kicheche Valley Camp.

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Mr B from Hertfordshire
Arrived on: 11-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 5 nights
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Wonderful place

This camp is set on the side of a valley with wonderful far reaching views and great sunsets. The individual tents are well apportioned and comfortable with electricity available 24 hours. The only minor criticism is the hot water to the shower often takes a long time (up to 5 minutes) to reach temperature and then difficult to balance and lighting over the twin wash basins is poor.

The food is very good with overly (for some) generous portions, so much so we asked the chef to reduce ours which he did. All the staff ensured that you should enjoy the experience and want for nothing. Hot water bottles in the bed in the evening and provided on morning game drives were a nice touch. There is a variety of landscape and terrain within the conservancy which offers a wide range of game and bird species. The guides are a mine of information and very enthusiastic.

It's a camp we would willingly return to and probably will.

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Mr & Mrs lion from UK
Arrived on: 24-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Kicheche valley camp

Our first time at this camp, but with the experience of many safaris. Andrew and Marietta were the new hosts. Both were really friendly and efficient. We enjoyed their company.

The set up was first class. We had tent 4 which was one of the closest to the dining area. The quality of the newish tents was brilliant. Loved the design, space, storage and the fact we had battery charging points. Tent was spotless and the shower worked well.

Meal times was conducted as a group. We were fortunate in having lovely guests which made meal times relaxing and informative.Our driver Johnson was superb and as an amateur photographer I appreciated his positioning and awareness of light. He was always open to suggestions and did his best to help us achieve our shots.

Game was great including leopard and lion cubs and a cheetah coalition.

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Steve H from Leeds
Arrived on: 26-Jan-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kicheche Valley review

Lovely camp, great wildlife, Jamie and Charles are excellent hosts and Bernard is a brilliant guide and great companion. Extremely comfortable camp in beautiful setting. Great walking safari between Kicheche Valley and Kicheche Bush camps with fly camp overnight to break the journey

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Miss L from USA
Arrived on: 12-Dec-2016 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Kicheche Valley Delights

When a printed brochure and photographs become reality, then one begins to see more clearly and breathe more deeply. The Kicheche Valley Camp surpasses all description; its location is superb, with a distant panorama and more immediate glimpses of abundant wildlife at peace in their own environment.

The Camp is run by Charles, assisted by Jamie and a first-rate team of caring people who combine excellent training with personal attention. Comfort is paramount, with such welcome touches as hot water bottles in guests' beds each night. During our entire stay, we encountered not a single biting or stinging insect; yet, we were outdoors throughout the day and until after dark.

The Askaris were very helpful during early morning and evening walks to and from our tent; we felt secure at all times.

The chef prepared a splendid array of lunches and dinners, as well as our picnics while on safari. We were pleased that much of the produce is grown locally. The variety of meals was enjoyable and we were very happy to chat with the chef. Sundowners were a perfect end to each day as we watched the sun set and the moon rise, accompanied by silhouettes of wildebeest as they began their nightly parade against the darkening sky.

We were pleased to have the same guide/driver throughout our stay; Bernard Soit was outstanding, always attentive, a careful driver, knowledgeable, friendly, a trained photographer, and a fine host during our Sundowner time.

The camp deserves the highest praise and recommendation.

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Mr & Mrs C from Brentwood
Arrived on: 9-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Peaceful camp location at Kicheche

The location in a valley has its detractions as although very peaceful it is a bit of a drag to get to the river beds where most of the animal activity occurs. The waterhole was dry so there was little animal activity although a leopard and her 2 cubs were visible one day from the camp.

The camp is very comfortable and the food excellent. Unfortunately we were the only guests, whilst not affecting our safari meant that there was less ambiance about the camp.

Unusually for a safari camp we were not greeted with a moist towel when we returned to camp when getting out of our vehicle. The staff were very good at explaining the setting up and workings of the Conservancy and always available and responsive to anything we needed. Our guide, Francis, was very knowledgeable and imparted it very well.

Our sightings of cheetah and cubs, leopard and cubs and 3 prides of lions were superb. The pride of 13 lions including 3 dominant males feeding was amazing as was the behaviour of 12 jackals fighting over the territory at the lion's kill.

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