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Kilima Camp

Kilima Camp

The phenomenal view known as “the gods’ window” from the Siria escarpment sets the tone for the unforgettable safari experience offered by Kilima Camp. At an elevation of nearly one mile, the camp overlooks the Mara River and borders the official perimeter of Kenya’s Maasai Mara Game Reserve.

Guests can choose luxury accommodations in one of the twelve standard tents or one of the two deluxe tents. The standard tent features a spacious room, private veranda, and en-suite bathrooms, and each can include an extra bed (for child sixteen or younger). The recently added deluxe tents are larger and able to accommodate up to five guests (three adults and two children). The deluxe tents offer amazing views from the expansive wooden deck.

Each evening around dinnertime, the manager meets with guests to discuss their specific wishes for the next day’s itinerary. In addition to exciting day and evening game drives, Kilima Camp offers a variety of other activities including bush walks, guided nature walks, walking safaris, hot air balloon safaris, visits to Maasai Manyatta (village), archery, sundowners, visit to a bush school, bush lunches, bush dinners, and beauty treatments and massages at the spa.

One of the most impressive natural spectacles in the world is the great migration, which happens in July and October between the Kenya’s Maasi and Tanzania’s Serengeti. Crossing the plains in search of fresh pasture, over one million wildebeest, along hundreds of thousands of Thomson’s gazelle, zebra, topi, and eland participate in this phenomenon. Of course, predators such as lion and hyena are not far behind, preying on straggling animals. The sheer concentration and diversity of wildlife provide excellent viewing opportunities for safari-goers.

All of Africa’s “big five” call the Maasai Mara home: lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino. In addition, many antelope species flourish such as Grant’s gazelles, impalas, duikers, Coke’s hartebeests, and Roan antelopes. Hippopotami and Nile crocodiles inhabit the Mara and Talek rivers, major suppliers of fresh water to the reserve. Other magnificent animals abound, including cheetah, jackal, bat-eared fox, and almost 500 distinct bird species.

Kilima Camp strives to be an example of eco-tourism at its finest. In fact, Ecotourism Kenya awarded Kilima Camp a bronze medal for its conservation efforts in the Maasai Mara as well as its support of the local Maasai communities.

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