We arrived here after spending 3 nights at the Kicheche Laikipia camp (excellent camp - going to be a hard act to follow) to spend 3 nights here. This is our 1st time with Kicheche but the 3rd to this region so our expectations were high, well Sammy and Colin did not disappoint - this is an oasis of luxury far from the maddening crowd. Our objective was to enjoy the Mara, the Maasai and the animals within, which we most definately did. The days were long and hard but the most enjoyable humbling experience we could wish for. Our guide George was excellent, his skills in tracking the game and positioning the landcruiser for us to get the best filming position to take in the action and there was plenty of that. The best thing was that there were not the masses of vehicles chasing one poor cat, more often than not you were the only vehicle present watching the lion cubs play while the rest of the pride ate heartily on a Zebra that had only just been caught. Our tent (Tembo - elephant in Swahili) was clean and well positioned overlooking the valley beyond. From our veranda we watched the impala, zebra and wilderbeast grazing whilst taking a short break between lunch and afteroon tea before heading out on our late afternoon safari and sundowner drinks and nibbles. Although no perimeter fence encircled the site we did feel safe as the camp was patrolled by the Maasai at night. But we still kept listening in case an elephant went passed our tent. We did hear the odd Simba roaring and hyenas chattering but neither made any house calls.
This was an enlighting experience with people that truly care, you can't get much better than that. Thank you to all the team at the Mara camp for making this a Safari never to forget.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our bush hideaway welcomes you to a different world, centered at the heart of the African wilderness. Experiencing a traditional luxury camp is a must on safari and, with Kicheche, one that is intimate, secluded and in an area surrounded by prolific wildlife. Staying in a bush camp doesn't mean compromising on comfort, the food and service are first class, as are the warmth and experience of Kicheche's staff making your safari an unforgettable experience. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kicheche Mara Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
- Kicheche Mara Camp Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve