Masai Mara Sekenani gate

Masai Mara park fees 2024

 A Guide to Masai Mara Park Fees 2024

Getting ready for your Masai Mara adventure? You’re in for a treat! But before you head out on safari, here’s a quick rundown on Masai Mar Park fees 2024.

Understanding the Masai Mara Fee Structure:

The Masai Mara  park fees 2024 are structured based on whether one is a citizen, resident, or a non-resident:

  • Citizens: Adult citizens of East African Community (EAC) countries pay the least amount.
  • Residents: Kenyan residents (with valid proof of residency) fall under a separate fee category.
  • Non-Residents: Tourists and visitors from outside the EAC pay the highest entry fees.

Categorized Fee Breakdown (as of 2024):

Category January to June July to December
Adult Non-Resident USD 100 USD 200
Child Non-Resident (9-17 years old; 8 years and below are free) USD 50 USD 50
East African  Resident Ksh 4,500 Ksh 4,500
East Africa child resident (9-17 years old; 8 years and below are free) Ksh 2,000 Ksh 2,000
Citizens

Child citizen (9-17 years old; 8 years and below are free)

Ksh 3000

Ksh 1,000

Ksh 3000

Ksh 1,000

 

Additional Fees to Consider:

  • Vehicle Entry: Budget for a separate vehicle entry fee, applicable to all vehicles entering the reserve.
  • Conservancy Fees: Some conservancies bordering the Masai Mara may have additional charges.

Planning Your Masai Mara Experience:

Beyond the fees, consider these aspects for a seamless Masai Mara experience:

  • Peak Season: The peak season (July-October) coincides with the wildebeest migration, impacting fees and accommodation availability. Book in advance with us! Check out some Masai Mara safari packages on Safaris in Kenya
  • Accommodation Options: Masai Mara offers lodges, camps, and tented accommodations that suit diverse budgets.
  • Guides: Consider hiring a reputable tour operator with professional guides to enhance your wildlife viewing experience. Saunterland Africa Tours is unmatched on experienced, warm and professional guides

Masai Mara Entry gates:

The Masai Mara National Reserve boasts several entry gates, conveniently spread out to allow access from various points. Here’s a breakdown of the main gates:

  • Sekenani Gate: The most popular entry point, Sekenani lies on the eastern border, easily accessible from Nairobi.

    Image of Sekenani Gate Masai Mara
  • Musiara Gate: Located on the northeastern tip, Musiara offers access to the eastern and central parts of the reserve. This gate is perfect for those hoping to witness the wildebeest migration.

    Image of Musiara Gate Masai Mara
  • Oloololo Gate: The main eastern gate, Oloolaimutia (also spelled Oloololo) is known for sightings of elephants and giraffes right as you enter. Dramatic views of the Oloololo escarpment add to the charm.

    Image of Oloololo Gate Masai Mara
  • Talek Gate: Situated on the northwestern side, Talek borders the Talek River, a natural boundary between the reserve’s eastern and western areas.

    Image of Talek Gate Masai Mara
  • K Mara Gate: Located near the Keekorok Lodge, this gate offers quick access to the central reserve.

  • Mara Triangle Gate: Providing access to the Mara Triangle, this gate is ideal for those seeking a more exclusive wilderness experience. The Mara Triangle is a conservancy with its own set of fees.

    Image of Mara Triangle Gate Masai Mara

Masai Mara entrance gate timings:

Masai mara entry gates typically open at 6:00 AM and close by 6:00 PM. When choosing your entry gate, consider your accommodation location within the reserve and the areas you’d like to explore first.

Beyond the Fees: Unveiling the Magic Awaits

The Masai Mara’s magnificence transcends entry fees. Witnessing the Great Migration, encountering the Big Five, or simply soaking in the breathtaking savannah will leave an indelible mark.

Let the Adventure Begin!

With careful planning and this fee guide, you’re all set to embark on an unforgettable Masai Mara adventure in 2024. Make memories  with Saunterland Africa Tours that will last a lifetime!

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