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Kicheche Bush Camp

“Once you have been, you will be back…. guaranteed, enough said!”

Budget level: High-End
When to Go
All year
Property Type
Camp Permanent
Masai Mara
Kids Min Age

Kicheche Bush Camp is safariFRANK’s favourite camp in the Mara and located in the best spot in the Mara too. The combination of exclusivity, great managers, awesome food and sheer predator numbers is just irresistible!

Kicheche Bush Camp is part of a portfolio of 4 lodges owned by Greg Monson and photographer Paul Goldstein. This is a great team with a real focus on conservation and photography. The Camp is located in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy and consists of only 6 tents making it a very intimate camp. There is only 1 bed per 140 ha of wilderness, making the whole safari experience exclusive. The guiding is also top notch and with a real understanding and focus on photography. The Camp is located in the Conservancy, but close to the border of the National Reserve which is our view the best location in the Mara. The density of large predators is arguably the highest in Africa. The conservancy model adopted by the Conservancy pays the local land owners higher amounts of rent in return for more exclusivity.

The 6 tents are identical and is set far apart to ensure privacy. The tents are also very large compared to normal safari tents and during day time can be opened up completely. The tents are stylishly furnished with a small lounge area in front. Each tent has a spacious en-suite bathroom with a traditional bucket shower. There is also the simple luxury of an elegant common area for relaxing, having tea or dining. Lunch is often served outside under the trees,

The Camp focus on game drives with mostly 4 guests per vehicle and superb guides with a real understanding of photography. Being in a conservancy off-road driving and night drives are possible, ensuring a real close up and personal experience with the iconic large animals.

The Camp also offers bush walks and in addition there is a walking safari option to the other Kicheche camps in the Mara, with a one-night sleepout in a fly camp on the way. For guests staying 3 or more a full day trip to the National Reserve is also included. A sleep-out in the fly camp is also possible, just a great experience!

Darren and Emma the managers at the Camp are fantastic hosts and will make your stay so much fun that you would just like to return time and time again! Darren’s background as a baker and restauranteur has nothing to do with this urge, we promise……

Kicheche Bush Camp is one of our favourites, highly recommended!

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Why we like it

  • Small intimate camp with great hosts Darren and Emma… best food too!
  • Great guiding in predator central…photographer’s heaven.
  • Camp and Conservancy has low guest numbers ensuring exclusivity.
  • Real focus on eco-tourism and sustainability.
  • Great sleep-out at the fly-camp on its own, or part of a walking safari.

Let us tell you why this is the BEST spot in the Mara! Get in touch.

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