Kicheche Laikipia Camp

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Why we like it

  • Set in pristine wilderness of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy
  • Only six luxurious custom designed canvas tents
  • Activities available include walking safaris, day and night game drives, mountain biking, lion tracking and canoeing
  • Visit the Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Northern White Rhino enclosure
  • Sonja and Andy are the perfect hosts, with over 35 years spent in the bush

A&K Top Tip

Sitting on your private verandah overlooking the water watching the dusty elephants come down to cool off, simply magnificent.

Guest Testimonial

This is the second trip we have done with A&K. (The first was in 1999.) We were very impressed with A&K on the first trip. We were even more impressed with A&K on the second trip. Consequently, we are already considering a third trip with A&K – to Egypt in March 2014.

- CS Norfolk

Situated in the heart of the famous Ol Pejeta Conservancy sits the intimate camp of Kicheche. The Conservancy is home to Kenya's largest population of black rhino together with large numbers of elephant, cheetah, lion and plains game. Due to is location on the Equator you will also be able to see a number of rarer northern species of animals including the Grevys zebra, Jacksons hartebeest and Beisa oryx. The park also offers wonderful views of Mount Kenya.

With just six tents overlooking a waterhole with an abundance of game visiting daily. Each tents has en-suite bathrooms with flushing toilets and hot showers. The communal lounge area is spacious joining the dining area, however the camp prefers to serve meals alfresco if the weather permits.

Activities available include game drives in both the day and night as well as walking. Time can be spent with the Lion Tracking Programme which monitors lions in the area, some of which have been collared to allow guests to track the lions with a portable satellite dish and send the data back to the study centre on the Conservancy. The Conservancy is also home to a Chimpanzee Sanctuary, here children and adults alike can observe and learn about chimpanzees and the struggles they face in the wild.

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Fly to

Nairobi or Mombasa

Flying time

8 hours 30 minutes non-stop

Time difference

GMT +3 hours


Required for UK passport holders

Health requirements

Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an endemic area

Best time to travel

December - March, July - October


Kenya's equatorial location ensures warm weather year round, though it can be cool at night and first thing in the morning. There are two rain seasons, the long rains occur from late March to early June and short rains from October to December. The rainfall is sometimes heavy and when it does come it often falls in the afternoons and evenings. The hottest period is from February to March and coldest in July to August.

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