Firstly, I want to say how good the staff are. I had the privelege of dealing with the owner of the business prior to arrival and then was looked after by the camp manager and his staff wonderfully well.
The accommodation was acceptable - if you are used to western luxury it doesn't compare, but for what and why you are here, it was brilliantly appropriate as accommodation and reasonably affordable. The rooms were clean and comfortable and basic.
And finally the reason you come all this way (for us overseas visitors) is to see animals. And in this we were spoilt rotten. One of the Masai staff took us to spots only he would know to find animals and what followed was an amazing couple of days with spectacular animal viewing. The highlights were seeing up real close Cheetah & Lion culminating in one of the best experiences of my life - witnessing a pride of lion on an extended hunt and eventual kill right in the middle of the day without another tourist (like us lol) in sight.
One quick tip - please turn the electric fence on!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Innovatively conceived spectacularly on the edge of the expansive Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kichakani Camp a simple but classic camp nestled amidst the big figs of the Mara. It offers a panorama of the Burrungat and Posee plains on its sides. The camp is conveniently located on the banks of the Talek River, just next to a major wildebeest crossing point. With the river as the only physical boundary between the park and the camp, it offers excellent game viewing. The camp décor and architecture is intentionally simplistic in nature, with semi-permanent grass thatched bandas fitted with tents – flash toilets and hot shower bathrooms en-suite – and a deck for outdoor sitting. The food is a fusion of African and International cuisines prepared and presented in a unique African style. Kichakani Camp does not miss to capture the romance of safari life. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kichakani Mara Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
- Kichakani Mara Camp Kenya/Masai Mara National Reserve