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Olare Orok Conservancy, Masai Mara National Reserve 00502 Kenya
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#9 of 169 Speciality lodging in Masai Mara National Reserve
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An intimate luxury camp of only 6 tents located in the exclusive Olare Motorogi Conservancy of the Masai Mara. The camps top quality guides and hosts will ensure you a superb safari experience.
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Olare Orok Conservancy, Masai Mara National Reserve 00502 Kenya
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Darlene K wrote a review Oct 2020
Loudon, Tennessee33 contributions15 helpful votes
We were at this camp in March and loved it. Six months later, we fell in love all over again! We had a nice, roomy tent with a place to sit and relax and watch the wildlife. We had bucket showers there, which means you just let them know when you want the hot water delivered. Faith checked with us to make sure the water was the right temp, then we took our shower as usual. The camp manager this time was Minnie, a woman meant to be in her position. She has a fantastic personality and is on top of everything going on. The staff including Faith, Abraham, Fred, Bryant, the wonderful chef whose name slips my mind, all did a fabulous job. They were willing to do whatever we wanted! After our first night there, we were the only guests. My husband decided he wanted a cheeseburger for lunch the next day and put in his order! We got it! The young men who escorted us to and from our tents were friendly and helpful. We enjoyed talking to them. Our guide was James Nampaso, the same young man who guided us in March. To say he is a pro is an understatement! He is an award winning guide and photographer. But, he is so down to earth and worked so hard for us. We appreciated every moment with him. Game viewing was good, but a little more difficult because of the high grasses and lack of other vehicles out scanning for game. But we still saw a lot of wildlife, especially cats! We will definitely return!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Caroline Winebrenner wrote a review Jun 2020
Portland, Oregon1 contribution
My husband and I stayed at Kicheche Bush for 4 nights in October 2019 to celebrate our honeymoon, and I'm certain our hearts & souls will never stop aching to be back there. Everything about this camp was perfect - from the wonderful Darren & Emma (and Frankie the dog!) greeting us upon arrival with fresh squeezed watermelon juice, to the incredible guides and game drives (Patrick & Vinny were the BEST), to the amazingly delicious and fresh food, to the incredible tents with every detail accounted for, to the fellow guests and fascinating conversations... this place is a dream. We had the honor of staying in a tent with a recently-killed gazelle hanging from the tree directly in front of it, compliments of Fig the Famous Leopard, and that alone should speak to the extraordinary abundance of wildlife around the camp. We saw everything & more, with the favorites being Selenkei the Cheetah and her 3 cubs, who were 3 months old at the time. We saw several leopards, including Fig, and countless lions and their cubs from multiple prides. We fell asleep every night to the sound of lions roaring in the distance, a sound I'll forever long for, yet never felt unsafe at all thanks to the ever-present night rangers. Both Patrick & Vinny were truly experts at guiding and photography. They always helped us capture the best photos, as we are total amateurs with it, and they knew exactly how to position the truck for the best angles. They always allowed us as much time as we wanted to admire what we were seeing, never rushing or pushing us along. We learned so much from them... To us, great guides are the most valuable part of a safari camp, and Kicheche Bush is the best of the best in this regard. The Masai Mara is already a magical place, but staying at a camp like Kicheche Bush makes the whole experience truly indescribable. When people say going on safari is a "once in a lifetime trip," figuratively they're not wrong... the problem is, you can't just go once in your lifetime. It gets branded into your soul and you'll yearn to go back every day for the rest of your life. You'll want to tell everyone you know that they must experience this, while also wanting to keep it a sacred secret for yourself. As I tell people: It is worth sacrificing 10 years of tropical beach vacations to have one safari experience like this one. Thank you, Kicheche, Darren, Emma, Frankie, Patrick, Vinny & the whole wonderful team! We will be back soon!
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Date of stay: October 2019
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watchman48 wrote a review Apr 2020
Ireland74 contributions43 helpful votes
This camp, like its sister camp, Mara, gets a large number of returning guests, which speaks volumes for its managers, Darren and Emma and their staff. While we were there, all the guests had been there previously, like ourselves, many on more than one occasion. As with the Mara camp, the accommodation was excellent, although due to the large insect population we were unable to open up the front of the tent as we had done in the past. That's not the camps fault, just the time of the year. The weather for our stay was lovely, quite hot most of the time, however we did experience a sudden and torrential downpour one evening which made getting from the tent to the dining area interesting. Apparently over 50mm fell in 1 hour according to Darren. This made for some interesting and challenging driving for our guide Charles the following day, we never got stuck despite the conditions. The food was excellent, always a number of options at lunch accompanied with different breads baked by Darren.. Dinner was also excellent and watched over with a careful eye by Kennedy. Game viewing was terrific, with some excellent predator sightings, lions including cubs, cheetahs and leopards, Tito and cub plus a pregnant Fig. It's hard to find fault with any aspect of the camp, even the bucket showers!!.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Julie M wrote a review Apr 2020
United Kingdom1 contribution
This was our first stay at Kicheche Bush Camp having had three holidays previously at Kicheche Mara Camp. The camp was all we expected and more. We were greeted by Darren and Emma on our arrival at camp and they continued to be present every time we left and returned from our game drives. We enjoyed Darren and Emma's company at each meal, their help and advice was always readily offered and given. Meals were taken al fresco around one big table with the other guests who were all like minded and fun. If your interest is also photography, Kicheche guides always have you first at the action, without any personal risk or discomfort. There are bean bags in all their fantastic vehicles and the vehicles themselves are also the cleanest, smartest vehicles in the Mara. The defining moment for me however was the last morning when I stayed in camp missing the last game drive. I spent the time around the 'mess' tents and was constantly being cared for by the busy staff who found time to offer to make me breakfast, make me drinks and offer advice on where it was safe for me to wander. Where else would you find such one to one care and diligence? Hakuna Matata!
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Date of stay: January 2020
Sarah G wrote a review Feb 2020
North Perth, Australia38 contributions6 helpful votes
My initial visit to Bush Camp was in 2015 and was supposed to be one of those 'once in a lifetime' trips. Don't let anyone kid you that it's going to be a one off - the place is addictive! We spent Christmas there on trip number 5 and despite the challenging weather (not to mention the hyena who broke into the kitchen!) we couldn't have loved it more.The tents are as comfortable as ever and with only 6 of them it's a friendly and relaxed camp. Make sure you get a tour of the kitchen - I have no idea how they produce the superb food they do - and definitely check out the hydroponic vegetable garden. The constant rain made life interesting but Darren & Emma and the amazing staff looked after everyone so well, and I think it was the best Christmas I've had in years. Having the incomparable Charles Wandero find Fig (a leopard) for us on Christmas Day was just the icing on the cake. I must also thank him for his safe driving and sense of humour in the conditions. And he still pours one of the best G&Ts! Because of the weather we saw elephants playing and splashing in the river and a pride of lions chasing each other in the rain - things we would never normally see. The conservancy has a high population of cats and the guides know where to find them. And yes, visit 6 is already booked.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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US$1 246 - US$1 656 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kicheche Bush Camp
What are some of the property amenities at Kicheche Bush Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a lounge, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Kicheche Bush Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Does Kicheche Bush Camp have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Kicheche Bush Camp offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.