Embark on unforgettable game drives at Kilima Camp

Discover the magic of the Masai Mara and its diverse wildlife with our expertly guided game drives.

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Introduction to Game Drives

Experience the wonders of the African wilderness

Discover the magic of the Masai Mara and its diverse wildlife with our expertly guided game drives. Our knowledgeable guides will ensure that you have an immersive and educational experience, encountering a wide variety of animals up close in their natural habitat.

Tailored game drive experiences

Expert and knowledgeable guides

Unparalleled wildlife encounters

Morning Game Drives

Witness the early morning wonders of the Masai Mara

Embark on an unforgettable morning game drive in our 4x4 open-sided vehicles, witnessing the beauty of the Masai Mara as the savannah awakens and wildlife becomes more active.

Choose from two distinct morning game drive options to suit your preferences.


Enjoy a breathtaking breakfast in the wild

Perfect opportunity for photography in the golden morning light


Breakfast at the camp and depart for game drive at 9am

Discover the wonders of the Masai Mara with a refreshed spirit

Afternoon Game Drives

Explore the African bush as the sun sets

Experience the magic of the African bush in the late afternoon, as the landscape is bathed in a warm golden glow.

This is a prime time for observing wildlife as they become more active during the cooler hours, providing a truly unique and memorable experience.

Capture stunning sunset photos

Witness animals preparing for the night

Cooler temperatures and increased sightings

Full-Day Game Drives

Immerse yourself in the Masai Mara with a full-day adventure

For the ultimate wildlife experience, embark on a full-day game drive with a picnic lunch in the Mara Triangle.

This immersive adventure allows you to explore further and witness more of the incredible sights and sounds of the Masai Mara, maximizing your chances of unforgettable encounters.

Explore remote regions of the reserve

Enjoy a picnic lunch in the Mara Triangle

Increased opportunities for rare sightings

Ready to witness Africa's majestic wildlife?

Secure your place on a once-in-a-lifetime game drive adventure at Kilima Camp and create memories that will last a lifetime. Experience the raw beauty of the Masai Mara and its incredible wildlife up close.

Frequently asked questions

All you need to know about game drives!

What is the best time of day for game drives?

The best time for game drives is typically during the early morning and late afternoon, as animals are generally more active during these cooler hours.

How long do game drives typically last?

Game drives usually last around 3-4 hours, but full-day drives with a picnic lunch can also be arranged.

What types of wildlife can I expect to see during a game drive?

During a game drive, you can expect to see a variety of wildlife, including lions, elephants, leopards, buffaloes, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, and numerous bird species.

What are the current park fees?

The current park fees for the Mara Triangle are $80 per adult and $45 per child, valid for 24 hours. These fees are not compulsory and are only required if you go on a game drive in the Mara Triangle or participate in a hot air balloon safari.

Are there any age restrictions for game drives?

Age restrictions vary, but generally, children aged six and above are allowed on game drives. It is best to check with the camp directly for their specific policies.

Do you have a fixed safari schedule for the day?

We don't have fixed schedules, and the program for the next day will be discussed with your guides. Here's a tentative plan if you arrive by plane:

On your arrival day, assuming you arrive in the morning (flight departs 9:30 and arrives 10:30 or departs 10:00 and arrives 11:00), we will pick you up and transfer you to the camp. After check-in and briefing, you'll have lunch. Afternoon game drives start around 3:00 pm/3:30 pm, and you'll return to the camp early in the evening. Everyone must exit the Mara Triangle/official game drive reserve by 6:30 pm, as game drives are not allowed from 6:30 pm to 6:30 am.

The next day, you can choose a full day game drive with a packed picnic lunch or an early morning game drive. We also organize bush breakfasts. For early game drives, you'll leave the camp around 6:10/6:30 am after having coffee/tea and homemade biscuits/cakes, returning around 9:30/10:00 am for breakfast. You'll go on an afternoon game drive later.

The program for the following day will be agreed upon and discussed with our manager and your guide the night before. You can also organize other activities such as guided walks/walking safaris, horse riding, school visits, spa treatments, massages, or hot bubble baths. You can also relax and enjoy our beautiful views.

These activities can be organized in advance or at the camp. We recommend letting us know in advance for smooth organization.

What should I wear and bring with me on a game drive?

Wear comfortable clothing in neutral colors, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Bring warm clothes for cooler mornings and evenings, a light jacket, binoculars, and a camera.

Can I take photographs during game drives?

Yes, you are encouraged to take photographs during game drives. Remember to be respectful of the wildlife and follow your guide's instructions.

Are game drives safe, and what safety precautions are taken?

Game drives are generally safe, with experienced guides who prioritize your safety. Always follow your guide's instructions, stay in the vehicle, and avoid making loud noises or sudden movements.

How many people can fit in your 4x4 open-sided vehicles?

Our 4x4 open-sided vehicles are specially designed for game drives, ensuring each passenger has a window view. We can accommodate a maximum of 6 guests per vehicle.

Do you offer private game drives for families or small groups?

Kilima Camp can offer private game drives for families or small groups. Check with the camp directly to arrange a private drive.

How experienced are the guides leading the game drives?

Guides at Kilima Camp are highly experienced, knowledgeable, and trained to ensure a memorable and informative wildlife experience.

What is the best season to go on game drives in the Masai Mara?

The best season for game drives in the Masai Mara is typically from July to October when the Great Wildebeest Migration occurs. However, game drives can be enjoyed year-round as the park is home to abundant resident wildlife.

Are there any specific health requirements for participating in a game drive?

There are no specific health requirements for game drives, but it's important to ensure you are in good physical condition and have all necessary vaccinations for travel to Kenya.

What kind of vehicles are used for game drives?

Game drives typically use open-sided 4x4 safari vehicles or closed vehicles with pop-up roofs, which offer excellent visibility and comfort while navigating the terrain.

Can I request a specific guide for my game drive?

While you may be able to request a specific guide, it is subject to availability and may not be guaranteed. It's best to communicate your preferences with the camp directly.

What measures are taken to ensure responsible tourism and conservation during game drives?

Kilima Camp prioritizes responsible tourism by employing local guides, supporting community initiatives, and adhering to strict conservation guidelines during game drives.

Are game drives suitable for people with mobility issues or disabilities?

Many camps, including Kilima Camp, strive to accommodate guests with mobility issues or disabilities. Discuss your specific needs with the camp directly to ensure they can cater to your requirements.

Will I have cell phone reception or internet access during game drives?

Cell phone reception and internet access may be limited during game drives. It's best to view this time as an opportunity to disconnect and immerse yourself in the natural surroundings.

What activities are available at Kilima Camp?

Kilima Camp offers a wide range of engaging activities besides game drives. These include guided nature walks, horse riding safaris, night game drives, hot air balloon safaris, Masai village visits, and school visits. We also provide relaxing massages and bubble baths at our spa.

Other activities such as a hot air balloon flight, archery lessons, bird-watching, or cultural tours can be arranged upon request. You can book all these activities at the camp or in advance, but we highly recommend booking the hot air balloon safari in advance.

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