Our ethos at Kicheche Camps is to offer guests a premium wilderness experience in our eco tented camps. We have built our reputation on the quality of our camp hosts, staff and guides who together enrich the stay of each guest. Our four camps are located in the heart of outstanding wildlife Conservancies supporting the conservation of flora and fauna habitat along with the livelihood of the local community.
Kicheche Mara Camp:
Mara North Conservancy
The original Kicheche camp and still incredibly popular with guests. We are located in Mara North Conservancy at a magnificent site in Acacia Valley. Our eight tents ensure a personalized experience. 1 family suite. The setting and game driving experiences receive rave reviews.
Kicheche Bush Camp:
Olare Motorogi Conservancy
Located an hour south of Mara Camp in the premium Olare Orok Conservancy, adjacent to the Reserve, and restricted to guests of member camps. With only six stylish tents, the personal attention at camp and exclusivity of the Conservancy offer a winning combination.
Kicheche Valley Camp:
Mara Naboisho Conservancy
The camp is located in a secluded valley of the Naboisho Conservancy. The six luxurious tents, built in a unique style incorporating high eco-standards, are set on platforms and provide the perfect base to see the stunning wildlife and wilderness.
Kicheche Laikipia Camp:
Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Located in central Kenya in East Africa’s largest black rhino sanctuary the camp receives fantastic reviews. Its six luxurious tents are located around a waterhole and game drives and walks take place in a virtual private wilderness in the southern zone of the Conservancy.
Where we operate
- Bird Watching
- Safaris - Fixed Camp
Our Commitment to Responsible Tourism
Kicheche Camps' mission statement is “To promote the conservation and preservation of the cultures and ecosystems in which we operate whilst minimizing our impact upon them. To encourage cultural traditions and support local communities through employment and out trust activities. To set new benchmarks in service and care of our guests by providing them with the best possible exposure to the wildlife and ecology of the area.”
Behind every decision taken in the operations of Kicheche Camps consideration is taken on how to limit/minimise our impact on the environment and what the most sustainable solution is. This has resulted in our implementing the following;
Green energy: All Kicheche Camps have 24 hour electricity, powered solely from the sun. At each of our camps we have what we like to call ‘Solar Trees’ made up of solar panels which are designed to track the sun throughout the day so we get maximum benefit from them. The energy collected by these panels is stored in a DC battery bank and then converted to AC for use in all areas of camp. Water is heated with solar energy, sustainable charcoal and LPG are used in our kitchens.
Waste Management: The waste is separated at source, with well labeled bins in place. Further sorting is done at the waste storage area. Organic waste is composted and later used as manure at the kitchen garden. Tetra-packs are used for rearing indigenous tree seedlings within the camp whereas used tyres are filled with soil and used for growing species and herbs within the camp. The camp has adopted the use of solar rechargeable torches to reduce on cell battery waste. On the other hand, water is served in 10 litre dispensers on plastic waste reduction. Excess plastic, metallic and glass waste is collected on regular basis and transported to Nairobi through Kicheche camps Central office for disposal to recycling companies.
As a result of the achieved superior levels of excellence in responsible resource use, environmental conservation and socio-economic investment, Kicheche Mara Camp got awarded Eco-Gold while all the other camps are Silver rated.
The Kicheche Community Trust has become a reliable source of funding for projects in and around the conservancy communities where we operate. Our mission is to encourage the preservation of the environment whilst improving the welfare of the community through improved health and education facilities. We strive to empower the community through revenue earning projects too. The Trust builds on four corner posts of Community Welfare: Education, Health and Family Care, Community Empowerment and Enviromental Conservation.
12 August 2020
After implementing appropriate health and safety protocols, Kicheche Camps gradually reopens its camps and welcome its first guests at Kicheche Bush in Olare Motorogi Conservancy and Kicheche Laikipia in Ol Pejeta Conservancy this week. 'Rested and tested' ....Kicheche Bush is ready and waiting as are the Conservancies ....as are about 1 million ruminants .... finally some good gnus.Read More
18 May 2020
Kenya’s Community Conservancies are a sustainable model of wildlife conservation and a benchmark for tourism. Many of you have appreciated the biodiversity and the variety of species supported by these protected lands first-hand, returning year after year to get your safari fix from the hills, luggas and plains that have become your own back yard.Read More
23 September 2019
Broadening a child’s horizon is an important part of parenting and there are few places better equipped to do this than on safari. Whether is is game drives, walks, learning how to make fire, aiming a bow and arrow or understanding Maasai culture, there are few countries that can close to this learning and excitement which is why many families return year after year.Read More
27 June 2014
Within the space of a week, 2 couples have tied the knot in the beautiful setting of the acacia valley where Kicheche Mara Camp is nested. Nothing fancy, rather the “under the tree” wedding ceremony which is so unique! This is no surprise that Kicheche Mara Camp was selected for the organization of these weddings; the keen eye for details of Samantha, the manager, and the contagious happiness of the entire staff are now notorious. The golden team will not spare any effort…Read More
21 May 2014
A deep river is never easy for elephant adults, let alone a six month old calf, to cross and being washed away in the current is a very real possibility. This incredible footage by Kicheche Laikipia guest, Sandy Gelderman and husband Daniel E. Slaven, filmed while being led by guide, Onesmus Lesiata, in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, shows a mother elephant, and her emergency swat team, enacting a remarkable rescue for a tiny elephant calf who got swept away while crossing&nb…Read More
15 August 2012
Yao Ming started his first visit to Kenya by staying at KICHECHE LAIKIPIA within Ol Pejeta Conservancy where four of the World seven remaining Northern White Rhinos are living under 24-hour protection. As Chinese' favourite son and WildAid ambassador, Yao Ming is in Kenya to understand the cycle of illegal wildlife trade and its massive impact on the delicate balance of our global ecosystems in order to convey a message to the Chinese public. We were very proud to host him and contr…Read More