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Kichaka Glamping

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4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
12 guests
2 nights minimum
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Set within the grounds of a private farm in the Maparasha Hills and 90 min from Amboseli National Park in Kajiado County. Kichaka offers a novel glamping experience in the African bush. Situated an easy 2-hour drive from Nairobi and one hour from the Tanzanian border, this rustic hillside retreat is a perfect weekend getaway. The space Intimate in nature, Kichaka offers families and friends exclusive use of the glamp site and its facilities on a self-catering basis, blending traditional safari style living with a touch of down to earth charm. Kichaka can host up to 12 people with accommodation comprising of two spacious four safari tents The tents are situated a short distance from the pool, and come furnished with comfortable Queen sized beds, bed linen, duvets, pillows, stylish rugs...Set within the grounds of a private farm in the Maparasha Hills and 90 min from Amboseli National Park in Kajiado County. Kichaka offers a novel glamping experience in the African bush. Situated an easy 2-hour drive from Nairobi and one hour from the Tanzanian border, this rustic hillside retreat is a perfect weekend getaway. The space Intimate in nature, Kichaka offers families and friends exclusive use of the glamp site and its facilities on a self-catering basis, blending traditional safari style living with a touch of down to earth charm. Kichaka can host up to 12 people with accommodation comprising of two spacious four safari tents The tents are situated a short distance from the pool, and come furnished with comfortable Queen sized beds, bed linen, duvets, pillows, stylish rugs, side tables, storage chests and solar lighting. Two safari tents have divan beds and en-suite open air hot showers and flush toilets. Two safari tents have comfy low lying twin beds, and share an open air washroom with hot shower and flush toilet. The safari tents are spacious enough to accommodate an extra single bed upon request. There is a thatched banda over looking the pool, with a furnished lounge and dining area for guests to relax in. It has a fully equipped kitchen with a gas stove, sink with hot and cold running water, cooking utensils, cutlery, crockery and glasses. There is no fridge in the banda, but guests are welcome to stock up on ice and freeze ice packs at the office. There is a charcoal barbecue for outdoor cooking. Charcoal and gas is provided. The pool is decked out with sun-beds and loungers - the perfect spot for al-fresco meals. Next to the banda is a washroom with flush toilet and shower. There are plenty of fabulous sun downer spots in the hills directly above the camp and a campfire for guests to enjoy at night. There is phone signal for most mobile operators,and guests may charge their phones at the office. Guest access You are free to stroll around the 100 acre farm where you are likely to cross paths with some of our resident wildlife; dik-dik, impala, gazelle, mongoose, vervet monkey, wildebeest, zebra and warthog. Hike in the surrounding hills and enjoy the spectacular views, (on a clear day you can see Kilimanjaro). Chill by the pool which is exclusively yours for the duration of your stay, play a round of croquet, or lie in a hammock under the shade of an acacia and enjoy the abundance of bird life. Take a picnic and drive to the Amboseli National Park which is about a two hour drive away. The return trip can be comfortably made in one day – in a four-wheel drive! Other things to note Guided walks, around the farm and in the surrounding hills can be arranged. The farm engages in beekeeping. If you are interested we can show you round! More
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About the Owner
Tricia C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2018
Interaction with guests
Interaction with guests Your hosts Tricia and Pete will meet you upon arrival and over a welcome drink, familiarise you with the layout of the camp. In the evening, the camp staff will light the kerosene lamps and prepare the camp fire. Should you need anything further during your visit, the Kichaka team are available to help in any way they can.
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Kichaka camp is fantastic - a beautiful remote, rural location, but with all the amenities you could need. The tents are high quality - comfortable beds and fantastic outdoor bathrooms (with steaming hot showers). Walking, biking, horse riding and swimming are all at hand. A...More

Date of stay: November 2019
Thank FarAway14040723907
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a wonderful couple of days at Kichaka Glamping and left feeling so refreshed and relaxed! This was our first glamping experience and Kichaka did not disappoint. The tents are very and comfortable and we loved the open air bathrooms and were impressed by the...More

Date of stay: December 2019
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Reviewed November 10, 2019

This is an easy 2-hour or so drive from the international airport in Nairobi. It is our company's #1 choice for clients looking to plan yoga retreats, family vacations or specialty group travel to Kenya coupled with a safari experience. This camp offers a perfect...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank Visiteastafrika
Venture746849, VR Owner at Kichaka Glamping, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2019

Always a pleasure to host your groups and look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed November 9, 2019

Wow what a beautiful place. 5 star glamping with all the amenities you need to have a great holiday. Beautiful grounds, swimming pool and bbq area. Especially loved the outdoor shower and bathroom. Hiking to the top of the mountain to find a fabulous view...More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank OnAir163661
Venture746849, VR Owner at Kichaka Glamping, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2019

So glad you had such a good time and enjoyed hiking in the hills. It was a real pleasure to meet you and we hope very much to see you again soon.

Reviewed May 10, 2019

Tricia And Pete created a beautiful and loving place here. They build their home themselves out of nothing, while camping themselves during construction. Maybe that is were the got the idea of there glamping? I think it is a great idea, camping in the bush...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Jasna L
Venture746849, VR Owner at Kichaka Glamping, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2019

Thank you Jasna for sharing your impressions of Kichaka. Pete and I thoroughly enjoyed hosting you and very pleased that you enjoyed the experiences we have to offer. Look forward to welcoming you back in the future

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Private Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Mountain Views
Linens Provided
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Secure Parking
Kettle
Children's Pool
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Is this vacation rental large?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Things to Do There are lots of lovely walks around the farm, and plenty of photographic opportunities in the surrounding hills. Challenge yourself with our 'Kichaka hill climb' up to 'buffalo hill' and enjoy views of Kilimanjaro! The terrain is quite thorny in places so please bring a pair of sturdy shoes. We have 100 bee hives placed around the bottom section of the farm, if you would like to learn more about our beekeeping project, let us know and we will be glad to give you a tour! Chill by the pool, play a round of croquet, lie in a hammock under the shade of an acacia and enjoy the abundance of birdlife.
Getting around
Bisil is a small market town with a number of shops selling basic food stuff such as onions, potatoes, tomatoes, rice and bread. You can pick up a Maasai blanket and beaded jewelry at the roadside stalls, and if you fancy sampling local cuisine there are a number of ‘Nyama Choma’ joints serving delicious roasted goat and beef. Livestock rearing is a major economic activity in Bisil. If you are interested in local culture, it is well worth visiting the livestock market which takes place in town on Fridays and Mondays. An authentic and colourful event that brings together Maasai traders from all over the county to buy and sell cattle, sheep and goats. Amboseli National Park is about 100 km from Bisil and is worth the day trip.
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