Kicheche Mara Snapshot
₤ 2,487 (PPS)
The Kicheche Mara Snapshot 3 night safari is typical of the classic experience of staying under canvas. This small, friendly tented camp is only 20 mins from the Mara north airstrip. So there is no time lost and you can maximize every minute that you spend in the Mara North conservancy.
Mara North forms the north-western zone of a cluster of private conservancies. These are partnerships between private lodge operators and Maasai landowners. The density of traffic around the large hotels and lodges within the Masai Mara National Reserve has become a little overwhelming. So these wilderness areas have really come into their own in the last decade.
Kicheche Mara Camp is a classic tented camp hidden in a beautiful valley. This is a prime wildlife area of the Mara North Conservancy. Only eight tents creates an intimate and relaxed atmosphere. The luxury tents are laid out alongside a seasonal stream. So you can observe the resident birdlife and plains game beyond from your own tent. The camp is hosted and there is a team of attentive staff ensuring personal warmth and attention to any needs. Meals are taken in the dining tent or in the shade of a large tree with a beautiful view down the valley. The location is so ideal that game viewing frequently starts in the camp itself. And there is prime wildlife habitat on all sides providing an ideal base for your safari in the Masai Mara.
Kicheche Mara has two smaller sister camps in the Mara; Kicheche Bush Camp in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy. And most luxurious option, Kicheche Valley in the Mara Naboisho Conservancy. Consider extending your Kenya safari to include one or both of these camps as well.
- There is a small supplement for Kicheche Bush Camp. This varies by season but is between $325-$400 per person sharing for the 3 nights.
- The Camps are closed during the long rainy season which is mainly from mid April to mid May.
- November price is the same as the 15 May to June price.
- The Festive season price is the same as the peak season price (July to October)
Kicheche Mara Snapshot at a glance
Take the 45 minute scheduled morning flight from Wilson Airport, Nairobi to the Masai Mara (departures at 10am and 3pm daily-15 kg luggage allowance only). You will then be met at the airstrip and transferred across the plains to Kicheche Mara Camp.
OR You can stay at Kicheche Valley Camp for a similar price…
Freshen up before lunch. Afterwards, relax and absorb the surroundings before setting off on an afternoon game drive till sunset. Return to camp for hot showers, then an aperitif before dining under the stars.
Rise early with tea or coffee brought to your tent. At dawn, set off for another drive on the plains. Return to the camp for a leisurely breakfast or alternatively have a picnic breakfast out on the plains. After an al-fresco lunch back at camp, enjoy a siesta in one of the hammocks slung between the trees. Afternoon tea is followed by further game-viewing to sunset. Return to camp for an evening around the campfire.
This morning take an escorted game walk. The walk, which takes approximately 2 hours, offers another perspective in viewing the terrain and fauna whilst crossing the plains and passing through bushland. This afternoon you may wish to visit a traditional Masai manyatta (village) or take another afternoon game drive.
An early morning game drive in the Aitong region followed by a transfer back to the airstrip for your flight back to Nairobi (departure at 11 am).
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An idea of price
All our itineraries are merely samples of what we can arrange. Virtually every trip is tailor-made for you. The exact price of our sample itineraries depends on the time of year and accommodation used. This is merely a guideline.
It excludes regional flights to the start and end of the itinerary (as these may vary depending on where you fly into Africa). But it includes an estimate of any flights WITHIN the itinerary. Contact us for a quote including any regional flights needed.
Return Nairobi-Masai Mara flight, airstrip transfers, unlimited game drives by 4WD vehicle, qualified driver/guide, bush walks, full board accommodation, most drinks and laundry.
Nairobi transfers, gratuities and premium drinks