Travel Info

Air TripThe International Airport is Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO), GMT+3.

Thanks to the proximity of Kichwa Tembo airstrip, Kilima Camp is very easy to reach.

Indeed the closest airstrip from Kilima Camp in the Masai Mara is Kichwa Tembo and is just 15 minutes away from Kilima Camp.

The flights to and from Nairobi to / from Kichwa Tembo airstrip takes about 40 minutes.

There are 5 daily flights from / to Nairobi to / from the Mara Mara and Kichwa Tembo airstrip, operating by the local companies Safarilink and Airkenya during the high season.

The flights depart from Wilson airport in Nairobi. The company Fly 540 operates a daily flight to the Masai Mara, Kichwa Tembo airstrip as well There are also direct flights to/from the Masai Mara and Kichwa Tembo airstrip to / from Mombasa (MOI or Ukunda Diani) as well as to/from the Nanyuki, Samburu or Lewa Downs, Shaba in Kenya and the Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

There are very good connections with Malindi, Lamu or Zanzibar for instance.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you need assistance.

Kilima Camp is about 270 km distance from Nairobi and it will take you about six hours depending on the weather and the road conditions.

Leave Nairobi on the Waiyaki Way. At the end of the dual carriage way, turn left to Mahi Mahiu and descend the escarpment road.

Road TripOn reaching the floor of the Rift Valley, turn left and head for Narok town. Depart Narok towards Bomet. Follow the road for 32 km, past the town of Ololunga then take next turn off to the left at a sign – Masai Mara, Mara Serena or at the following sign – Olerai Farm.

Follow the murrum road for 80 km towards Mararienda and Mara bridge, always following signs to Kichwa Tembo or Mara Serena. Cross the bridge.

At Kichwa Tembo, turn right and climb the Siria escarpment, direction Kilima Camp, Mara Siria and Mpata (sign boards).

After the dam on the right hand side, take the first right turn into Kilima Camp.


Camp Tel number : 0734 91 0488

Usually there are no mosquitoes as we are 1,800 metres above sea level. Although Malaria is virtually unknown within the Maasai Mara National Reserve, we still recommend you take the necessary precautions because you will be travelling through regions that may be affected by Malaria.

We recommend that you take the necessary precautions and take advice from your personal doctor.

In many parts of Africa access to adequate healthcare can mean long journeys by road.

The Flying Doctor Service operated by AMREF ( not only provides outreach and emergency care and medical assistance to local communities in remote regions, it also provides a medical air evacuation service to tourists. Kilima Camp has a direct agreement with the Flying Doctor Service in case of emergencies. A doctor will be available as soon as you request it.

The Maasai Mara is a home to wild animals. It is not a zoo and is not fenced . We  have also decided not to fence Kilima Camp as per our philosophy regarding the Mara conservation and preservation of the African and Kenyan wildlife. For your safety Kilima Camp is always guarded by our Maasai guards. You will also be escorted day and night on your trips by our experienced guides and trackers.

Chrildren are welcome atr Kilima Camp.

Special rates for children up to 16 will apply if they share a tent with 2 adults. Adult fare applies from 16y and 1 day. Children below 4 are free of charge. Please contact us for more information.

Our new Deluxe tents are ideal for families as they can sleep up to 3 adults and 2 children.

A family of three could be acommodated in our classic tent.

Baby cot available upon request – no age limit and baby sitting service available

Please find below a list of items we recommend to bring while you are at Kilima Camp :

  • A warm jacket for game drives as it can be pretty cool in the Mara in the early morning or late afternoon.
  • A warm jumper and a pair of trousers for evenings.
  • A raincoat (in the case of a possible afternoon rain shower, especially in November and April and May).
  • A comfortable pair of walking shoes (in order to enjoy our African Bush walks, guided bush walks and safari on foot).
  • Sun cream, sunglasses and hat, the sun can be very strong (you are at an altitude of 1500 to 1800 metre above the sea level).
  • Your video and camera as well as batteries and chargers.
  • Binoculars if you have a pair for your game drives.
  • Personal medical requirements. Your own medicine, if you have to take specific medication, but we have a first aid kit and we can also call the “Flying Doctors” in case of emergency.
  • Enough cash. Please note that all extras activities and extras drinks will be charged to your personal account. You will have to settle you account at Kilima Camp in cash (KSH, USD and EUR accepted) before leaving the camp or by Visa credit card into our Ksh account.
  • The Park Fees if they are not inluded in your invoice will be paid by you to the Mara Conservancy in cash in USD. From the 1st July 2011: $80 per day per person and $45 per person below 16. Free under 3 years old – subject to changes.

Many nationalities, including the US and the UK, require a visa to enter Kenya. These cost US$50 and are obtainable through the new online portal as of 1st of September 2015, although manual applications on arrival are still accepted. The online process is recommended, in order to avoid any queues and potential issues on arrival.

For guidance on the visa application process, please refer here. For a list of nationalities requiring a visa, please refer here.

Please make sure your passport is valid for a minimum of 6 months after arrival in Kenya, with a minimum of three consecutive blank pages.

In order to go on game drive in the official perimeter of the game reserve, you will be asked to pay a Park Fee. The Park fee will be valid for 24hours and will multi entries over 2 consecutive days.

Currently Park Fees are Usd 80 / adult and 45 / child for non Resident and Ksh 1200 / adult and 500 / child for Resident. Children aged 4 and below are free of charged.

Park Fees are not  compulsory if you do not go on game drives. You can stay at the camp and enjoy other bush activities such as guided nature walks, horse ridding safaris, Masai village visit, Spa and massage or just relax at the camp and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

From January 2016, there is a compulsory conservancy fees of Usd 5 per adult and Usd 2.50 / child for Non Resident and 500 / adult and 250 / child for Resident. Children aged 4 and below are free of charge.

Gratuities and Trips are entirely at guests’ discretion. We are often asked for advice and the following may act as a guideline:

  • Guests tip their safari guide separately: Usd 20-30 (per tent per day)
  • Gratuities for the camp team are pooled and distributed amongst the entire staff (about 25 staff): Usd 10-20 (per tent per day)

All guests are covered by an insurance policy for evacuation due to a medical emergency which would typically include evacuation by fixed-wing plane directly from Kichwa Tembo Airfield to Wilson Airport in Nairobi, and transfer to the renowned Nairobi Private Hospital.

AMREF are the subcontracted transport providers. You can also subcribe to an extra personal travel insurance.

Trained paramedics and nurses are available on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week, and can assist with any diagnosis or treatment advice should it be required, as well as dissemination of medical supplies at the lodge, which is regularly restocked and is compliant with the Interhealth Worldwide base kit. Qualified doctors are also available over the phone should they be required. These services are provided by Africa Assist.

Please note that scheduled flights to the Mara carry a luggage restriction of 15 kg per person in soft bags, including carry-ons. The carriage of excess baggage is at the sole discretion of the airline and may be subject to additional charges. Should it be required at Wilson Airport, there is a storage facility available for large bags, and soft bags can be hired.