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3 Night Kicheche Masai Mara Safari

Kicheche Masai Mara Safari

An exceptional wilderness experience hightened by staying in one of our exclusive private conservancies. Fantastic wildlife and strict controls on vehicle density within each conservancy ensure you will enjoy a premium safari experience. Our camps are all small (6-8 tents) ensuring you a relaxed and personalised stay. Let our highly rated guides show you the astonishing wildlife spectacle that is the Masai Mara.

Day 01

Depart Nairobi on the 45 minute scheduled morning or afternoon flight from Wilson Airport to the Masai Mara. Touch down in this magnificent wilderness and your guide will be there to greet you before setting out across the plains where you will have your first wildlife sighting enroute to camp. You will then be met by the camp hosts and given a briefing before settling into your tent and freshening up before lunch. Afterwards, relax and absorb the surroundings before setting off on an afternoon game drive in the conservancy till sunset. You may come across giraffe nibbling on the highest leaves or elephant stripping bark from the tastiest trees. Return to camp at dusk for hot showers, then an aperitif by the fireside with your hosts and other guests before settling down for dinner.

Day 02

Rise early with tea or coffee brought to your tent then set off fas the sun rises for a wilderness awakening game drive. The verdant plains host a fabulous array of plains game such as gazelles, impala, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest and eland. Never far away are the predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard and hyena which our guides are finely tuned to finding. Enjoy a picnic breakfast in the most magnificent outdoor setting on the plains before winding your way back to camp. After a leisurely al-fresco lunch back at camp, relax, read, watch the resident birdlife or enjoy a siesta in your tent. Afternoon tea is followed by game driving in another area of the conservancy where you may see jackals roaming, warthog bathing or impala jousting. Sundowner drinks are served in a picturesque spot as you watch the sun sink below the horizon. Return to camp to exchange stories around the campfire with the other guests before your mouth watering three course evening meal.

Day 03

Today is an opportunity for a full Day outing to explore the further reaches of the Conservancy or, if during the migration season, the Reserve. Breakfast will be served in camp before setting off with your guide into new terrain. On the menu today you may encounter a cheetah stalk an unsuspecting Thompson gazelle, watch hippo bathe alongside crocodile in the river or watch a territorial wildebeest chase off his rivals. Pull up at a shaded spot and watch as your picnic lunch unfolds before you. In the afternoon continue traversing the magnificent terrain and witness the never ending interactions on the plains. You may finish the

Day watching the fascinating interactions of one of our lion prides with lionesses lolling about, cubs playing and the males emitting thunderous roars.

Day 04

Today you may wish to enjoy an escorted game walk from camp where our interpretive guides will point out the spoor of a leopard, the nest of a rare bird or signs of recent migration activity that would pass unnoticed by the eyes of strangers. After breakfast back at camp the team will bade you farewell as we transfer you on your final journey across the plains to the airstrip for your flight back to Nairobi.

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

KICHECHE MARA CAMP is a classic tented camp hidden in a beautiful valley in a prime wildlife area of the Mara North Conservancy. With only eight tents an intimate and relaxed atmosphere is created. The luxury tents are laid out alongside a seasonal stream from where you can observe the resident birdlife and plains game beyond. The camp is hosted and there is a team of attentive staff ensuring personal warmth and attention to any needs during your stay. Meals are taken in our dining tent or in the shade of a large euclea tree with a beautiful view down the valley. The location is ideal as 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 BUSH CAMP is located in a superb wildlife area in Olare Motorogi Conservancy bordering the Masai Mara Reserve. It comprises of six stylish tents spread out under Acacia trees providing the perfect hideaway in this outstanding wilderness. A personal atmosphere prevails at Bush where you will mix with other guests and your hosts at meals and around the fire each evening for an aperitif. The game viewing is first class and the exclusivity of the Conservancy ensures a high quality experience. Game drives start right from the camp itself and it is the ideal location to witness the annual wildebeest migration.

KICHECHE VALLEY, located in acacia woodlands in a secluded valley of the newly created Mara Naboisho Conservancy, is our most luxurious tented camp. The six luxury tents, built in a unique style incorporating high ecostandards, are set on platforms and provide the perfect base to see the stunning wildlife and wilderness. The personal touch of our hosts and limited numbers of guests will ensure a memorable stay at this special location. Our highly rated guides and the strict controls on bed and vehicle numbers in this community driven conservation area ensure a high quality wilderness experience all year round.

Inclusions

Flights (Nairobi-Masai Mara return), Mara airstrip transfers, full board accommodation including all drinks (excluding champagne), unlimited game drives, escorted bush walks, services of a KPSGA qualified guide, laundry and conservation fees. Kicheche Valley only – night drives and Bush breakfasts.

Exclusions

Nairobi airport transfers, Reserve fees at Mara & Valley not included outside 15 July-31 Oct 2014, village visit entrances and tips.

Single supplement

USD $ 135 per night applicable in peak season and 1 single supplement waiver per group in low Combine with Kicheche Laikipia on our Conservancy Safari Offer.

 

 

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Travel Details

airOn request, we can combine your safari itinerary with a stay at the beach hotels in Mombasa, Malindi, Lamu and Zanzibar for any number of nights.