Okavango Tours and Safaris booked Kicheche Bush Camp for us because of the opportunity for night drives which we enjoy so much – we certainly weren’t disappointed!! Our guide Francis was very experienced and knowledgeable and never failed to find interesting wildlife situations - by day as well as by night – for us to enjoy and photograph. The Kicheche vehicles are superbly set up for wildlife photography. The tent was excellent with great views and the food was very good indeed. Our thanks to Brendan, Val and their friendly and hard-working staff. We enjoyed our stay immensely.
Our many excellent wildlife sightings included (animals) cheetah, lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, bushbaby (both greater and lesser galago), crocodile, bat-eared fox, mouse, terrapin, giraffe, various antelopes (hartebeest, dik dik, topi, eland, Defassa waterbuck, Grant’s gazelle, Thomson’s gazelle, impala, bushbuck), agama, yellow-winged acacia bat, hyena, olive baboon, white bearded wildebeest, zebra, skink, scrub hare, hippo, mantis, jackal, various mongoose (banded, dwarf, slender, white-tailed), vervet monkey, warthog, genet, spring hare, hyrax.
Among the more interesting birds were bare-faced go away bird, red cheeked cordon bleu, hamerkop, Abyssinian scimitarbill , Marabou stork, bee eaters (both little and Eurasian), rollers (lilac breasted, purple), white browed coucal, various eagles (including bataleur, tawny), green woodhoopoe, ostrich, Egyptian goose, kingfishers (grey headed, pied), Ruppel's long tailed starling, Caspian plover, secretarybird, nightjar, various vultures (African white backed, hooded, lappet faced, Ruppel's griffon), cisticola, helmeted guineafowl, buffalo weaver, crested francolin purple grenadier, silverbird , Temminck's courser, yellow fronted canary, shrikes (Northern, long tailed), augur buzzard, capped wheatear, emerald pigeon, scarlet chested sun bird.
And I'm sure there are others I haven’t remembered to list!! We enjoyed our stay very much.
- Also Known As:
- Kicheche Valley Camp Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve