Kicheche reduced plastic bottle waste by 90% by introducing 20li dispensers filling re-usable drinking bottles.
Kicheche’s resources do not originate from a bottomless pit, so every effort is made to reduce energy in all areas of the camp. Whilst the refuse systems are properly managed we try not to throw anything away, old items be they from vehicles, tents or furniture can almost always be re-used. If they cannot be reused or repaired they can always be recycled. There is a whole team of ecological evangelists in camp determined not to compromise the delicate eco-system Kicheche occupies.
Recently, Kicheche has made tremendous efforts in implementing alternative and renewable energy sources in camp; all camps are entirely powered by solar energy providing 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 or charcoal from sustainable woodlot by-processes.
Great pride is taken into providing guests with the freshest organically grown vegetables from our bush gardens. Organic gardening involves far more than simply avoiding the use of chemicals. Our gardeners understand the soil, the climate and work with them sensitively to provide a productive yet organic garden. Kicheche also takes great interest in avoiding chemical contamination of soils and water flows. The fuel & workshop bay is well equipped to protect the soils against leaks and spillages.
Ecotourism Kenya promotes and certifies responsible tourism practices within the tourism industry. The certification scheme for tourism accommodation facilities is based on environmental and social criteria. This entails encouraging the adoption of best practices in the use of tourism resources, working with local communities and managing waste and emissions.
Kicheche is proud to announce the GOLD certification of Kicheche Mara and Kicheche Laikipia Camp.
Kicheche Valley and Kicheche Bush Camp are certified Silver camps.