This was our 2nd stay at Valley where we spent 6 wonderful days. From the moment you arrive at this intimate camp the hosts Val & Brendan along with the other staff make you feel like long lost relatives. The secluded tents are large and luxurious with a huge bed and hot & cold running water. They also have power so you can charge cameras, phones etc. There are no fences which is great as you are entering the animals domain but the camp is guarded by local Masai so you have no need to worry about lions sharing your bed!
As vegetarians the food is second to none and would be hard pressed to find better where we live in the UK. The chefs will cater to every dietary requirement and the quality will surprise most visitors.
The game drives in the conservancy with our guide, Jonathan, were among the best we have experienced and this was our 15th African visit. The Kicheche guides knowledge and respect for the animals is superb. The game drives consist of a morning drive stopping for a bush breakfast returning to camp around 11ish. After a fab lunch then it's time to relax until the next drive which goes from 3.30 until 7 with a stop for some sundowners. The animals of course are the highlight and we saw the majority the Mara has to offer. The best part of being in the conservancy is that is so much quieter vehicle wise than the main reserve, at most times we were the only vehicle at the best sightings which made them even more special.
As well experienced safari travellers we would not hesitate in recommending Valley or any of the other Kicheche camps in the Mara and we can't wait to return again next year.
- Also Known As:
- Kicheche Valley Camp Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve