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“The feel at this tented bush camp is just right. Manager Louise and her Laikipia team have got everything spot on.”

“The feel at this tented bush camp is just right. Manager Louise and her Laikipia team have got everything spot on.”
27th March 2018 Kicheche Camps
Kicheche Laikpia Waterfront

The feel at this tented bush camp is just right. Manager Louise and all her staff have got everything spot on.

The location is stunning overlooking a dam where lots of animals and birds come to drink and bathe. Most lunchtimes we were entertained by elephant, giraffe, buffalo and antelopes as well as the (always noisy) Egyptian geese and pelicans.

Ol Pejeta is an old cattle ranching area and the many water troughs around attract lots of wildlife and offer lots of photo opportunities. Guide Peter was excellent, especially in positioning the jeep for good pictures.

Staying five nights enabled us to reach most parts of the Ol Pejeta conservancy. It was quiet and we saw hardly any other vehicles while we were there. We had good sightings of many birds, also black and white rhino with offspring.

A special highlight was the discovery of lion cubs less than a week old 10 minutes from camp along with dad and his two lionesses. We had a very special sighting of the little ones. It was amazing to see the lionesses sprint off to help the male when an intruder male (and a large pack of hyena) threatened to make off with his stallion zebra kill at Elephant Corner.

Rhino & calf Kicheche Laikipia
Gazpacho Kicheche Laikipia lunch

Kicheche Laikipia Gazpacho

The bush breakfasts were outstanding with different selections every day including baked egg with spinach and pea pastries. The choice of location for these was very good, notably two by rivers and one by a lake where we saw zebra, elephant and eland at close quarters.

Kicheche Laikipia was our favourite of the three camps we stayed at on this trip and the food for vegetarians was the best we’ve had in Africa.

Mr & Mrs  Chalmers U.K