This authentic African safari experience focuses on the rich and abundant wild life without neglecting the essential luxuries that make life in the African bush a home from home. The spacious tents are fully furnished with carved wooden beds, soft cotton sheets colourful rugs and throws with ample hanging space for clothes. The ensuite bathroom has a traditional safari shower and flushing toilet, with hot water brought to the tent morning and evening. Best of all is the view from the tent over the savannah, with animals having the freedom to wander through the unfenced camp, so that guests feel at one with nature.
Family tents are also available with two extra beds and this would be a great place for older children though there are no special facilities for babies and toddlers.
Evening meals at a communal table under the stars are a great way to relax after a busy day game viewing and the fresh menu combines local Kenyan flavours and international dishes with expertise.
Kicheche supports many community projects, including a guide training school, and prides itself on the high level of skill and knowledge of their local guides.
Morning game drives catch the sunrise, bringing guests face to face with a cheetah and cubs or perhaps the elusive leopard. The game is abundant and viewing begins even before leaving camp, with hippos bathing in the river below. There is a sense of being alone with the animals far from the tourist crowds, every day bringing new unique sightings. Rangers are part of a local lion tracking program and guests become involved too, getting to know individual lions, besides spotting the zebras, wildebeest, giraffe, baboons and too much more to mention. Game walks accompanied by guide and ranger provide a new perspective and are to be recommended.
Dedicated wildlife photographers can pay a supplement for sole use of a safari vehicle and guide and capture the perfect shots of the Big 5 at their leisure.