Kicheche Valley Camp
A classic camp in the Naboisho Conservancy
- Six tents
- Lounge tent with dining area and library
- Game drives
- Walking safari
Kicheche Valley Camp is set on the edge 50,000 acre Naboisho Conservancy in a beautiful secluded valley dotted with acacia trees with wonderful views of the game-filled plains to the south. The property is committed to conserving nature and improving the wellbeing of nearby communities.
The classic, intimate bush camp, completely unfenced, has just six large canvas tents sat on wooden platforms. Fully insect-proof, they feature huge beds and en suite bathrooms with flushing toilets and running water.
Meals are usually enjoyed al fresco a clearing overlooking the plains or, in the event of bad weather, in the communal lounge tent, which is also a delightful place to relax between game drives or other activities.
The Naboisho Conservancy encompasses some of the most stunning terrain in the Masai Mara eco-system – woodlands, grassland plains, rocky outcrops and winding rivers – home to giraffe, elephant herds, three resident lion prides as well as three transitory groups, leopard, cheetah, hippo, crocodile, buffalo, eland and a whole host of plains game. Rare species such as aardvark, caracal, serval cat, aardwolf and wild dog are occasionally found and black rhino appear from time to time. With strict controls, vehicle numbers a quality safari experience is assured on game drives and you can also explore on escorted nature walks.
Preserving the environment
Behind every decision taken in the operations of Kicheche Camps consideration is taken on how to minimise impact on the environment and what the most sustainable solution is. The camp’s physical footprint is minimal and tremendous efforts have been made implementing alternative and renewable energy sources in camp; solar energy provides electricity for lighting, appliances and refrigeration. Where solar energy is still not an option, such as in cooking, Kicheche ensures that only the most sustainable fossil fuels are used, such as recycled charcoal/paper waste briquettes. Much of the produce eaten comes from the organic garden.
The Kicheche Community Trust encourages the preservation of the environment whilst improving the welfare of the community through improved health and education facilities, community empowerment and support of revenue earning projects.
The Long Run
The Long Run is a membership organisation of nature-based tourism businesses committed to driving sustainability. Here at Jacada, we’ve signed The Long Run Charter – a document that advocates for a 4Cs approach to sustainability. By focusing on our impacts across the different areas of Conservation, Community, Culture and Commerce, we hope to make a positive impact across the globe with our trips. The Long Run’s Global Ecosphere Retreats are hotels and lodgings which are centres of excellence in sustainability, and Fellow Members are properties committed to achieving the highest standards in sustainability by positively impacting the conservation of nature and improving the wellbeing of local communities. At Jacada, we’re working with a number of these properties to help increase the positive impact we’re striving to create through travel. Find out more about The Long Run here.