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5 Night Kicheche Mara Wilderness Safari

Itinerary

Day 1

Depart Nairobi on the scheduled morning or afternoon flight 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. After lunch. relax and absorb the surroundings before setting off on an afternoon game drive in the conservancy till sunset. Return to camp at dusk for hot showers, then an aperitif by the fireside with your hosts before settling down for dinner. Overnight Kicheche Valley. 

Day 2

An early start to the day with piping hot coffee or tea brought to your tent. Your guide will take you on a morning game drive to explore the savannah and see what nature has to offer. This afternoon take another evening game drive before getting back to camp for dinner. Night game drives are also available and can be taken before or after dinner. Overnight Kicheche Valley. 

Day 3

Take an early breakfast prior to checking out of camp and commencing your guided walk. There route heads west from Kicheche Valley and will take 4 to 5 hours before arriving at the fly camp in Naboisho Conservancy adjacent to a stream. There we enjoy a delectable bush lunch, and have some recovery time in the shade. In the afternoon we will explore the beautiful surrounding area on foot. There is also an opportunity to visit a Masai boma outside the conservancy and to witness cattle being brought back from the plains to their barricaded home for the night. Back to the fly camp for dinner and overnight. 

Day 4

You are awoken at dawn with a hot drink before continuing the journey on foot in the cool morning. Your guide will continue to uncover points of interest on the journey along the escarpment and Seketa Valley of Olare Motorogi Conservancy to reach Bush Camp just before lunch. You will then take an afternoon game drive in the conservancy. Overnight Kicheche Bush Camp. 

Day 5

Rise early with tea or coffee brought to your tent. Enjoy a morning game drive in the Conservancy. You will see differing terrain along with plenty of animal and bird species. Your afternoon game drive will be followed by sundowner drinks overlooking the plains, before returning to camp at dusk. Overnight Kicheche Bush Camp. 

Day 6

After breakfast in camp, transfer to the airstrip for your flight to Nairobi (11.00-12.15)

Walking 

The walking will not be strenuous and there will be many intervals at various points of interest. The distance covered daily will be approximately 10km, taking around 6 hours. 

The Camps 

KICHECHE VALLEY - Our newest and most luxurious camp is nestled in a secluded valley with a host of resident wildlife on your doorstep. The Naibosho Conservancy is flourishing with a fantastic array of wildlife on offer and opens up a whole new area of the Mara to explore whilst game driving or walking. 

KICHECHE BUSH CAMP - located in a prime wildlife area in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy, the camp is unfenced and the animals are free to roam through camp. It’s in a great place to see the wildebeest migration, and the camp itself gives you a real feeling of being in the wilderness, yet is very comfortable, with professional and genuinely friendly service. 

FLY-CAMP - A lightweight fly-camp, staffed by a cook and a camp hand, with small dome tents for 2 people equipped with camp beds, bedrolls, chairs and a washstand. Basic bathroom facilities are available (long drop toilet and bush shower). A lightweight mess shelter will be used in the event of rain. The fly camp is set up on an exclusive basis and can cater for a maximum of 6 people. The itinerary works as well with Kicheche Bush Camp first. 

What to take 

We advise that you wear sturdy walking shoes or boots. Water, sun cream and a hat are other essential items and don’t forget your binoculars. If you like you can carry with you a small, light backpack. 

Inclusions:

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

Exclusions:

Visas, items of personal nature, village visit entrances and tips, transfers in Nairobi 

Notes:

In peak migration season one day in the Mara Reserve is included. 

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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.