Kicheche Mara Camp

Mara North Conservancy

Kicheche Mara Camp

Kicheche Mara Camp is a tented bush camp designed in a classic style. It has a great location in the northern Mara plains, within a private conservancy and hence away from the crowds of the busy National Park.

Kicheche Mara Camp is classic bush camp situated in the Mara North conservancy, just outside the boundaries of the Masai Mara reserve. It sits at the top of a small valley, directly overlooking the Olare Orok stream, where game is regularly sighted. Like any good bush camp, Kicheche Mara is totally unfenced.

Kicheche Mara Camp is the largest of the Kicheche Camps (there are two others in the Mara) - though it is still relatively small, with only 8 tents. It is also the most basic, less luxurious than the smaller and more intimate Kicheche Bush Camp and Kicheche Valley, though like all the Kicheche camps it's exceptionally comfortable and has a relaxed, informal atmosphere. We've found it to be a bit livelier than nearby Kicheche Bush Camp whenever we've visited. It's also closer to the centre of the Mara, ensuring great game-viewing throughout the year (though this does also put it a bit closer to the crowded areas around the Mara River, which can get very busy). The guiding is excellent.


Kicheche Mara Camp offers eight spacious Selous-style tents. These traditional bush tents are furnished with hardwood beds, ample storage space, canvas chairs and rugs. The bathrooms feature bucket showers and flush toilets. There are verandahs at the front of the tents overlooking the Olare Orok stream, and comfy hammocks slung between the trees surrounding the tents.

Four of the tents are family units, and four double/twins. The family units are located closer together, whereas the double tents are more secluded.


Meals are usually served al fresco, either around the shared dining table or, if you prefer, at a private table. The bush breakfasts and lunches are delicious, as are the multi-course dinners. There is a well-stocked bar.


- Game drives
- Game walks
- Bush breakfasts on request
- Visits to a nearby Masai village (manyatta)

Child Policy

Children are welcome but do remember if travelling with young children that the camp is unfenced. There are larger tents intended to accommodate families. These are in a more open area and built closer together for safety reasons.