- Category: Masai Mara Region
Located in a prime game viewing area in one of the richest game reserves in Kenya. It is surrounded by an indigenous Riverside forest and has great views of the reserve especially during the annual migration of the wildebeests.
At Masai Mara Game Reserve, on the foot of Oloololo Escarpment. The distance from Nairobi is about 350 Kms (06 hour) through the Nairobi/Narok road - either to Ngoringori, Lemek and Aitong - or to Sekanani Gate, then Talek Gate, Musiara Gate, Mara Rienta, Mara River and across the bridge to Kichwa. Kichwa Tembo Airstrip is serviced by daily scheduled flights in the mornings from Nairobi, Nanyuki and Samburu and in the afternoons from Nairobi.
NUMBER OF ROOMS:
40 tents and 06 Rondavels. Extra beds and baby cots available.
Luxurious spacious tents with extended verandahs that overlook the grounds and game reserve.
Each tent is furnished with rugs, lamps, dressing table, wardrobe, Hot water bottles, hand wash basin, shower and flushing toilet, water flasks with glasses, insect repellent, umbrellas, torches, bottled water.
Comfortable, tranquil camp ideal for large groups and has a choice of packages inclusive of game viewing drives.
FOOD & BEVERAGE FACILITIES:
The cool spacious dining room, with a capacity of 102 is constructed under a traditional thatched roof and has an unobstructed view of the vast Mara plains. Has comfortable real leather chairs. Luxurious moonlit dinners, served in the bush under canvas by a bonfire next to the banks of the Mara River (at extra cost). Cocktails (at extra cost) with hot and cold canapes, served on the slopes of Oloololo escarpment, with breathtaking views of the Mara plains below. Minimum six and maximum sixty persons.
Bureau de Change and use of credit cards
Free safety deposit facility.
In-house clinical officer
Laundry service (weather permitting).
Free baby-sitting services available on request
Telephone and facsimile services are available at an extra cost.
Battery charging facilities are available at the Reception.
Game viewing drives in open 4x4WD Land Rovers
A beautiful outdoor swimming pool surrounded by comfortable sun-loungers.
Traditional Maasai dancers every other evening around the fire (weather permitting).
Slide shows conducted by the Resident Naturalist on topics such as the ecology Mara, culture..
Indoor games are available from the Reception.
Hot Air Ballooning can also be arranged at the Camp
Fishing excursions to Lake Victoria.
Guided Nature Walks (at an extra cost) through the three nature trails at Kichwa:
a) The Kichwa Camp Trail - 62 acres of indigenous forest within the Camp grounds.
b) The Mara River Trail - a gentle walk along the Mara River to see the big game on foot.
c) The Oloololo Trail - a more strenuous walk up the Western Escarpment
Available on request.
Altitude of 5,360 feet above sea level. The climate is temperate, with warm days and cool nights. There are two rainy seasons, short rains in November and December and long rains in March, April and May.