Game Drives

Enjoy Unparalleled Wildlife Viewing As Seen On The Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, National Geographic, and the BBC.

There is no better place in Africa to witness the Big Five than here in Kenya’s legendary Masai Mara. Our game drives take you to the most unique and wildlife rich spots for optimal game viewing. Meet the large “Maternity” pride and “Aitong” pride near the Royal Mara. If you are lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of Koyiaki’s very own white lion — only found here in Koyiaki Conservation Area (also spelled as “Koiyaki”). Visit another one of Koyiaki’s star locations, Leopard Gorge, as seen regularly on the BBC’s Big Cat Diary program and you may run into Zawadi (“Shadow”), the world famous leopard, or alternatively take a drive to Aitong Gorge where you may find the mama leopard with her two cubs. In the Koyiaki Acacia woodlands near Leopard Gorge, you can also catch a view of the three lionesses with their eight cubs. Or take a drive to “Rainbow Hill” and enjoy a game walk with a family of white rhino, who recently welcomed a new baby white rhino which the rangers aptly named “Kofi Annan”.

The area between Royal Mara and Aitong is also prime hunting territory for three different cheetah coalitions… getting close to a mother cheetah and her two cubs is an opportunity not to be missed. If you prefer black rhino take a drive to the BBC famous Rhino Ridge where they periodically migrate from the Serengeti. En route stop by the BBC filmed Musiara Marsh and you may run into more cheetah on the hunt. Or if it is elephant or buffalo herds you prefer you need not go too far. They usually graze outside the Royal Mara and visit our camp waterhole daily.

All game drives are conducted in our new 4WD Toyota Landcruisers, under the supervision of our expert certified guides. Watch breathtaking savannah sunsets from specially selected scenic viewing points on an afternoon game drive highlighted by a complimentary sundowner. Game drives are especially rewarding during the Great Migration season of the Wildebeest, when more than two million Wildebeest, Zebra and Gazelle migrate up from the Serengeti to cross the Mara River and feast on the plains of the Masai Mara. It is during the Great Migration that the river crossing points at Mara Serena and Koyiaki-Kichwa become active with plenty of high stakes drama. Be sure to visit our Great Migration page for more info.