Everything about the holiday was just perfect. Elsa's Kopje was brilliant - we were the only guests until the last evening so they took really good care of us.
KICHECHE MARA CAMP
Kicheche Mara Camp is located in the scenic acacia valley in the Mara North conservancy adjacent to the unfenced Maasai Mara National Reserve.
As Kicheche Mara Camp is in the Mara North conservancy, rather than the reserve, activities such as guided walks and driving offroad in search of more elusive wildlife is possible, as well as game drives within the reserve itself.
Kicheche Mara although very comfortable has a less formal feel than some other camps. In addition there is flexible approach to activities which aims to avoid a regimented feel to game viewing, such as providing guests with the activities they want and at the time they wish. The guides are knowledgeable and have a good understanding of their clients needs, going that extra mile for a leopard sighting or that special sunset photograph.
Game viewing centres on the game rich plains surrounding Kicheche camp, which support a whole host of grazing animals including substantial herds of elephant, giraffe and assorted gazelles. Nearby woodlands also provide shelter for the resident Kicheche pride of lions as well as other big cats. The nearby rhino sanctuary provides a small group of white rhinos with a secure environment through 24-hour guards while also providing an opportunity to come face to face with these magnificent creatures.
Kicheche Mara Camp provides a variety of opportunities to view local animals while on foot, including a short morning stroll around the camp as well as a fly camp experience with a four hour walk there and back.
Mara Camp has eleven comfortable tents each with an en-suite bathroom and with 24 hour low wattage lighting. They are furnished in a rustic fashion and are decorated with Maasai artwork and plants. Outside hammocks and easy chairs make enjoying the views and wildlife that bit easier.
The camp chef produces delicious meals with the menu featuring both African and international influences. In-camp meals are taken al-fresco with guests sitting at the communal table with their hosts and some of the guides.
Kicheche Mara Camp is in our opinion one of the nicest camps in the Maasai Mara and is excellent value for money, with great game viewing and guiding in an intimate and well run camp.