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Masai Mara National Reserve Kenya
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#1 of 7 Speciality lodging in Naboisho Conservancy
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Twotouch wrote a review Mar 2021
Rancho Santa Fe, California71 contributions55 helpful votes
Read the reviews...they say it all! Everything written is true! I visited the camp end of Feb/beginning of March 2021, the staff is superb, the food is delicious, the tents are spacious! Somehow the wheel of my camera suitcase was damaged and came off while I was at camp - Minnie immediately gave it to her staff to fix and within a day I was back in business! That was a lifesaver! No request was too big or too small. Even better than the service , food, accommodations etc...was the wildlife! Leopards in trees yards from camp...lions and Cubs...very close to camp! After lunch I sat in my tent and watched the Zebras grazing feet from me. Night time sounds were incredible! Hyenas, lions, jackals...all calling during the night! If you crave the ultimate African experience...please book Kicheche Valley camp!!
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Haley wrote a review Feb 2021
Boston, Massachusetts7 contributions
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We were lucky to spend 4 nights at Kicheche Valley Camp for our honeymoon. We had the most amazing time. It is hard to put into words how special our experience was at Kicheche and in the Naboisho Conservancy. The people at the camp (Minnie, Faith and Charles) were lovely and made us feel truly at home. The setting is stunning and our tent was beautiful and comfortable. At night we heard lions and hyenas but we never felt unsafe. Everyday was perfect. In the morning we would have coffee in our tent and head out for game drives with hot water bottles to keep us warm. We would stay out from 6-11:30ish exploring and enjoying the amazing sightings and stopping somewhere for yummy picnic breakfast. We would come back to friendly faces and a delicious lunch. In the afternoons we would rest in our tent and do some birdwatching. In the evening it was back out for more amazing sightings. We loved stopping to watch the sunset with snacks and a sundowner. When we arrived back at camp we were greeted with a fire, drinks and another great meal. On the game drives we saw many lions, cheetahs, elephants, giraffe, hyenas, zebra, gazelles, elands, warthogs, monkeys, baboons, hippos, jackals, eagles, owls and many other birds. Our guide Mika was outstanding! He was able to spot animals from miles away. He knew everything about the ecosystem and it made our experience much richer learning from him. He was funny and we enjoyed spending the days with him. He even helped us with photography. We hope to be able to return to the Mara and will definitely return to Kicheche camps. We had a wonderful experience and were sad to leave. Thank you Kicheche! Haley and Nick
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Date of stay: February 2021
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TheBurgers wrote a review Apr 2020
Brookmans Park, United Kingdom466 contributions360 helpful votes
Finally, we also stayed at their Fly Camp for one night on route to staying at Kicheche Valley camp. Providing you are reasonably fit I would strongly recommend it as you get to walk to the camp (its a about 5 miles and took a couple of hours) and then walk to Valley camp the following day (again its about 6 - 7 miles but you can walk as much or as little as you want to and if you just want to do a few miles they will drive you the rest of the way). The chance to spend the camping remotely in the Mara (and you are still so well looked after by Johnson and his team including hot showers !) listening to the lions a few hundred metres away (there is an armed ranger with you but we never felt in any danger) was an experience we will never forget. We were due to stay ay Valley Camp for two nights (having previously stayed at Kicheche Mara and a night at the Fly Camp) but the weather meant that we had an extra night at Mara but one less at Valley which was a shame. The camp is fabulous, we were told that the tents have recently been upgraded and are more luxurious than Mara with, in our opinion, a nice view from the small nation area as basically the wildlife walks past you throughout the day and night. Having said that, we thought Kicheche Mara was fabulous - the teams in both the camps (and a big thanks to Mama Rachel and the Valley team looking after us) were great but Mara just has the edge for us. As A couple of practical points which might be helpful for some travellers especially as the weight allowance for your luggage is so small. Your luggage will be weighed before you board your flight at Wilson airport - they don't strictly apply the allowance (we were 3 kgs over between us and that was fine) but I think any more than a couple of kgs each then you will have to pay (they don't seem to weight handbags). The camp will provide you each with a reusable metal water bottles for you to use throughout your stay and keep afterwards so no need to take your own. Equally, if travelling from the UK you won't need an adaptor as Kenya also uses 3 pin plugs. Please make sure you take a wide brimmed hat (and plenty of suntan lotion) - I took a cap but as the jeep has the roof rolled back so that you can stand to view the wildlife / take photos I did get sunburnt on my ears / neck. It will be cold for the first hour or so on the morning game drive - the camp do put hot water bottles in the jeeps every day anyway but I was pleased we had fleeces as well as our gloves and wholly hat. Finally, there is a free laundry service which should help cut down on the clothes you need.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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mlfitch wrote a review Mar 2020
Scottsdale, Arizona10 contributions2 helpful votes
We spent three nights at Kicheche Valley Camp and had the best experience ever! We were promptly picked up from the airstrip and whisked away to the camp. The roads were quite muddy and bumpy as they had a lot of rain for the season. We were met by Mama Rachael ( the relief manager) and the staff upon arriving. She took us to our tents and showed us around and made sure we didn't have any questions. Every morning we got a wakeup call and coffee service in our tent before departing on an early game drive. We really liked the added touch of providing insulated coffee mugs and hot water bottles to take with us in the Rover. Bernard was out driver and guide the 4 days we were there. Can't say enough about Bernard!!! He is the most kindest, gracious, humble man we've ever met and on top of that quite the photographer! We eventually let him control our camera as we had our go-pro and cell phones going. He captured many many great photos. Thank you Bernard!! He was also very knowledgable about all the wildlife and eager to tell us without us asking. The morning drive was usually around 4+ hours with a nice breakfast in the bush with a table clothe to jam and honey for the toast! Bernard always tried to pick out the best place to set cup our breakfast table so we would have a great view. after a long morning of wild life sightings we returned back to camp to rest. A massage is really nice right about now. There was coffee/tea and something sweet in the afternoon before the evening drive. Sundowners were really nice, again Bernard had the best spots to relax and take pictures. We took in some awesome sunsets! Dinner was at the communal table which was a nice way to chat with everyone and learn about what they saw that day. Food is 4+ stars. Very good and a wide variety. We never lacked for a thing. We always had a guard walk us to and from dinner as the conserve is open borders, let's just say! We heard Lions roaring 2 out of the three nights of our stay but never felt in danger. We would highly recommend Kicheche Valley Camp to any that wants a luxury experience in the wild.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: We stayed i tent 3 and thought it was fantastic. Not sure about the other views.
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Christopher H wrote a review Mar 2020
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Being my first ever holiday travelling solo and having never been on Safari before, I left the UK bound for the Kenyan bush with slight trepidation. I arrived at the Kicheche Valley camp and was greeted by Mama Rachel the relief manager who showed me round my tent. When I say tent I mean like a 5 star hotel room. Spacious with hot shower and flushing loo, petals on the bed plus a welcoming card and fabulous views over the valley below. Each morning after being woken with hot chocolate and freshly baked biscuits I was escorted by George my Askari to the Land cruiser with Peter my amazing guide for the morning Game drive. Breakfast was served when the sun rose and the drive lasted most of the morning. A three course lunch was served back at the camp and after a brief rest tea and home made cake was available at 3.30pm. The afternoon Game Drive began at 4pm seeing amazing animals, including a lioness kill of about 40 lionesses on a warthog. Your choice of sundowner was served at about 6pm and back to camp. Drinks around the firepit at 7.45pm and a fabulous dinner around the communal table at 8pm with fascinating stories being told by the lovely Mama Rachel. Bed at 9.30pm ready for another amazing day in the bush. All the staff were super friendly and helpful, Joyce, Nelson, George and aof course my amazing guide Peter who knew everything about everything, animals, birds, whatever you asked him about he knew. All the guests were friendly and knowledgeable, having been on many safaris before and after this experience I am now longing to return to this most amazing camp and country.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: All tents are spacious and comfortable and have awesome views over the valley. The tents were...
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US$1,061 - US$1,430 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
KenyaRift Valley ProvinceMasai Mara National ReserveNaboisho Conservancy
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kicheche Valley Camp
What are some of the property amenities at Kicheche Valley Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Kicheche Valley Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Does Kicheche Valley Camp have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Kicheche Valley Camp offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.