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Game Drives 2017-03-23T16:26:06+00:00

Game watch and game viewing

by car, on foot or horse back, is superb all year round.

On board of one of our specially designed and equipped open sided 4×4 safari vehicles, you will explore the wilderness of the Masai Mara and its African wildlife.

Oloololo Gate, the entrance to the Masai Mara National Reserve and the Mara Triangle is at the foot of the Siria (also called Oloololo escarpment) and is just a fifteen to twenty minute drive away from the camp. Kilima Camp is the perfect base from which to start your safari game drive and explore the Masai Mara plains and its African wildlife. The Mara Triangle is the most preserved and unspoiled part of the Masai Mara with very few camps and lodges, resulting in the lowest density of visitors and cars in the greater Masai Mara.

The great migration

What makes the great reputation of the Masai Mara national reserve is undoubtedly the great migration. This natural phenomenon is one of the most spectacular that nature has to offer us in the world. Although the great migration is one of the most popular attractions of the reserve, the Masai Mara is undoubtedly one of the best African destinations for wildlife viewing and regardless of the season.

Witness the Great Migration

a migration so immense it has to be seen to be believed

Over 300 African bird species recorded in the Masai Mara National Reserve.

Observe the ‘Big Five’ in the Mara Triangle

The Big 5: elephants, rhinos, buffalos, lions and leopards

The crocodiles in the rivers are among the largest in Africa!

Crocodylus_niloticus_(Kafue)

and vast array of other gazelles, antelopes and predators, smaller and larger…

Experienced and qualified guides

Kilima Camp knoledgeable and qualified local guides will bring you to different places in the Mara Triangle during every safari game drive, as to give you a good idea of the different natural habitats of the African wildlife ensuring an exceptional safari experience..

All our guides are very experienced and have their bronze level KPSGA qualification (KPSGA qualification: Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association qualification).

Their knowledge of the Masai Mara plains thanks to their daily presence in the Masai Mara National Reserve and in particular the Mara Triangle, will give you the best chances of observing the ‘Big Five’.

  • Safari game drives are conducted at the most appropriate hours, when the African wildlife and animals are most active. There is no scheduled and fixed departure. Traditionally, Kilima Camp managers and your guides will discuss with you, before or after the dinner in the main tent area, the programme for your next day, as to better respond to your specific interests and wishes (safari game drive departure time, for full or half day game drive, other bush activities…) .
  • The morning safari game drives usually start at sunrise. After gathering at 6.00 am. in the main tent to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and home-made cookies, you board your 4×4 safari vehicle and descent the Siria escarpment to reach Oloololo Gate, the entry gate of the Masai Mara National Reserve and the Mara Triangle. You are back at Kilima Camp around 9.30 for breakfast.
  • The afternoon safari game drives start usually at 3.30 pm. After a cup of tea or coffee, you board your 4×4 safari vehicle and descent the Siria escarpment to reach Oloololo Gate, the entry gate of the Masai Mara National Reserve and the Mara Triangle. You are back at camp between 6.30 and 7.00, to enjoy your sundowner before having dinner.
  • You can also prefer to embark on a full-day safari game drive in the Mara Triangle. Leaving Kilima Camp at around 8.00 am. (after breakfast), you spend the whole day in the Mara Triangle. This full day safari game drive will enable you to discover other areas of the Masai Mara game reserve and the Mara Triangle up to the Mara Bridge, at the border with the famous Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, more than 60 km away from Kilima Camp. At noon, you enjoy a picnic in the vastness of the Mara Triangle.
  • Your driver will make a few stops along the banks of the scenic Mara River in the Mara Triangle, as to allow you to stretch your legs during your game drive.
  • We can also organise night game drive upon request.

You will be sure to have memories for a lifetime during our safari game drives and we guarantee you to see amazing wildlife, game watch and game viewing in the famous Mara Triangle, which is the most preserved and unspoiled part of the great Masai Mara (with few camps and lodges resulting in the lowest density of tourists and vehicles in the great Masai Mara).