Getting to Maasai Mara National Reserve; Maasai Mara National Reserve can be easily accessed with an international flight to Jomo Kenyatta international Airport ‘’NBO’’ in Nairobi. After landing to Kenya you can take adventurous road trip and ready to deal with a few bumpy roads along the way. If you prefer a quick and easy air transfer into the airstrip which is closest to your booked safari lodge you will be staying at?
Travel by International Air transport
You can access Maasai Mara from different races of world through Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi that serves as East Africa’s biggest hub and as a result of many convenient flight alternatives are available. You can use KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Air France, British Airways, Etihad Airways, Emirates, Lufthansa, Kenya Airways, Qatar Airways among other operating flights from a multitude of main airports around the world. There are also number of regional flights options such flights that flies to neighboring countries and Southern African destination are also available.
Domestic Air Travel
Maasai Mara safaris can be either be reached from Nairobi by domestic charter flight, you can fly from Nairobi Wilson Airport ‘’WIL’’ within a short hour’s flight which is between 45 and 60 minutes to access the main destination. For this reason, it is easier to fly into the Maasai Mara as fantastic mode of travel. Although road conditions have just improved recently, in regard to this there are still considerable stretches of road that are still in poor condition.
However, there are still lot of airstrip in and out the Maasai Mara for you to land into, each one of you can fly into depending on where you decide to spend your night while on your Kenya safari.
Domestic flight which tend to operate by airlines such as safari Link and Air Kenya. Upon arrival at the airstrip which sits closer to your accommodation unit, then a safari drive guide will be waiting for you to drive you to your booked Accommodation unit in Maasai Mara. While on your safari to Maasai Mara you get a great starting point of adventuring wide population of wildlife animals by air during your flight and to those who travelled by the vehicle, you will be rewarded by with unique species.
Some tourist can fly from Kilimanjaro International Airport ‘’JRO’’ in Tanzania. You can choose to fly with direct flight mostly in peak season, from the Kenyan coast ‘’Mombasa and Diana’’ and other national parks in Kenya like a visit to Amboseli National Park and Samburu National Reserve.
You can access Maasai Mara in several airstrips which are located in and out of the park including; Keekorok, Serena, OI Kiombo, Mara North, Musiara among other.
How to get to Maasai Mare by Road Transport;
The most used route to access a travel to Maasai Mara by car is by booking an experienced safari drive guide who will make your travelling journey awesome. The driving journey starts from Nairobi which allows you to go through multiple other destination in Kenya besided the Maasai Mara.
Please note, extended perfect Kenya Safari itineraries usually includes overnight stays in Lake Nakuru National Park and Amboseli National Park. If you are interested in a combined safari itinerary, you can contact us Achieve Global Safaris for more information.
Recommended Vehicle to Use;
Travelling to Maasai Mara by car, we recommend you to use a 4×4 vehicle in order to access all the roads that runs to safari destination throughout the year. The park can be accessed through five gates such as Sand River, Talek, Sekenani, Masiara and Oloololo and these gates can be open starting at 6:00 am in the morning and close at around 6:00pm in the evening.
Entry Fees Maasai Mara National Reserve
There is no way one can access the park without paying a park entrance fees which are paid basing on the status of a visitor. Visitors aged 12 years and above, entitled to pay USD80 per person in 24 hours. Then visitors staying at accommodation in the reserve boundaries pays USD70 per person per hour.
Children aged 3 to 11 years old expected to pay USD45 and 40 per child per 24 hours respectively. And all the park fees are included on your itinerary.
Best time to visit;
Travelers can visit Maasai Mara all year around though the best undoubtedly time with fabulous life experience starts from July to October a great time to the Great Migration Event.