Masai Mara national reserve Entry Fees
Masai Mara Park Entry Fees 2022 : Masai Mara national reserve is the most popular safari destination in Kenya famed for hosting the largest abundance of wildlife in Africa including Big Five and hosting the great annual wildebeest migration.
Masai Mara national reserve is an excellent safari destination to visit in Kenya, like other safari destinations in Kenya. There are entry fees to Masai Mara national reserve, these fees are drafted by the Management of Trans – Mara County and Narok County.
Masai Mara national reserve Entry fees are charged basing on the location of the accommodation option (camp or safari lodge) you choose to stay at during the Masai Mara safari.
Rates for tourists staying at accommodation facility located inside Masai Mara national reserve are as follows
Rates for tourists staying at the accommodation located outside Masai Mara national reserve, Masai Mara entry fees are as follows
These Masai Mara entry fees apply to the Main Masai Mara national reserve, the Narok side as well as Mara conservancies situated on the western corridor of the reserve.
- These fees are valid for 24 hours and are paid per person
- Persons under the age of 18 are considered children and are required to pay child rate.
PARK FEES FOR NAROK COUNTY, SEKANANI, TALEK, MUSIARA & OLOOLAIMUTIA GATES (MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE).
|CATEGORY||NON-RESIDENTS||EAST AFRICA RESIDENTS||KENYAN
|INSIDE THE PARK||OUTSIDE THE PARK|
|ADULT||US$ 70||US$ 80||Ksh 1,200||Ksh 1,000|
|CHILD||US$ 40||US$ 45||Ksh 500||Ksh 300|
|STUDENT||US$ 40||US$ 45||Ksh 500||Ksh 300|
Most of the famous accommodations that is safari lodges and tented camps in Masai Mara national reserve are situated inside, these accommodation options are best accessed using The Sekenani Gate. These accommodations include
- Sarova Mara Camp
- Keekorok Lodge
- Governors Camp (main)
- Ol Moran Camp
- Mara Explorer Camp
- Mara Leisure camp
- Fig Tree camp
- Mara Intrepids Camp
- Mara Simba Lodge
- Sand River Masai Mara Camp.
|CATEGORY||Non-Residents||East African Residents||East African Citizens|
|Public campsite||Private campsite||Public campsite||Private campsite||Public campsite||Private campsite|
|Adult||US$ 30||US$ 40||KES 1,000||KES 1,500||KES 1000||KES 1,000|
|Children||US$20||US$ 20||KES 200||KES 500||KES 200||KES 200|
|Student||US$20||US$ 20||KES 200||KES 500||KES 200||KES 200|
Campsites in Masai Mara national reserve are of 2 kinds that is private campsites and public campsites, these campsites are as follows
- Public campsite includes Eluai, Iseiya and Oloololo campsites.
- Private campsite include Ndovu, Dirisha, Kijito, Kishanga, Kiboko among others
As a traveler, you can book your camping experience through Focus East Africa Tours.
Note: for campers seeking to stay in private campsites, a booking fee of Ksh 10,000 Ksh is required.
Each and every individual accessing in Masai Mara national reserve including campers need to hire 2 rangers for the purposes of night – time security, it is mandatory to have rangers and they are charged as follows.
Note: transport, food and accommodation for rangers are included in the ranger fees.
|Game Drive (+6hrs)||Ksh 3,000|
|Game Drive (-6hrs)||Ksh 1,500|
|Full Night Camp Security||Ksh 4,000|
Masai Mara Vehicle Entry fees
|Less Than 6 Seats||Ksh 400|
|6 – 12 Seats||Ksh 1,000|
|13 – 24 Seats||Ksh 3,000|
|24 – 44 Seats||Ksh 4,000|
|45 Seats And Above||Ksh 5,000|
|1 – 3 Tons||Ksh 700|
|4 – 7 Tons||Ksh 2,500|
|8 Tons And Above||Ksh 3,500|
Aircraft Single Landing Fees
Every aircraft landing in Masai Mara national reserve is charged basing on the carrying capacity, these landing fees are paid at the KAPS office in Nairobi inform of cheques payable to Mara Conservancy.
|AIRCRAFT CAPACITY||LANDING FEES|
|Up To 3 Seats||Ksh 300|
|3 – 6 Seats||Ksh 500|
|7 – 14 Seats||Ksh 1,000|
|15 – 20 Seats||Ksh 2,000|
|21 Seats And Above||Ksh 3,000|
|Ballooning Landing Fee (Per Person Per Landing)||US$ 50||US$ 20|
|Horse Riding Fee (Per Horse Per Day)||Ksh 1,500|
|Annual Research Permits (Non-Resident)||US$ 400|
Entrance fees to other conservancies and Game ranches bordering Masai Mara national reserve such as Masai Mara National Reserve Such As Mara North Conservancy, Mara Naboisho, Olare Motorogi, Ol Kinyei & Enonkishu Conservancies
Maasai mara safaris
|CATEGORY||NON-RESIDENT||EAST AFRICAN RESIDENT**||KENYA CITIZENS|
|Adult||US$ 80 -120||Ksh 1,000 – 2000||Ksh 1,000 – 2000|
|Child***||US$ 45 -75||Ksh 500-1500||Ksh 300-1000|
|Default On Payment Or Park Entry Fee||A) Motor Vehicle = Ksh 2,000 Per Entry
B) Driver = Ksh 2,000
C) Repeat Default = Ksh 4,000
|Possesion Of Invalid Ticket||Ksh 3,000 Per Person|
|Pff-Road Driving||Ksh 10,000|
|Animal Harassment||Ksh 10,000|
|Littering Inside The Park||Ksh 500|
|Illegal Grazing||A) Cattle = Ksh 2,000 Each
B) Sheep/Goats = Ksh 50 Each
Fines in Masai Mara national reserve must be paid at rangers’ office before departing from the reserve and make sure you obtain a receipt of payment. Failing to pay the fines can result into banishment from Masai Mara national reserve for a period of 6 months depending on the offense thus .
CATEGORIES OF RATES IN MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE
- Citizen rates
Citizen rates in Masai Mara national reserve are applicable to tourists who are residents of Kenya and East Africa community countries that is Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda.
- Resident rates
Resident rates are applicable to foreigners who are reside in Kenya and are in possession of working permits or residence permits, residents are required to present valid passport and work permits which are issued by the government of Kenya to thrill while on Kenya Safaris Tours .
Note: Residents with no valid passport or National IDs will be required to pay for nonresident rates.
- Child rates
Child rates are applicable to visitors of the reserve from the age of 3 to 11 years old, persons below the age of 3 years are free of charge.
- Student rates
Student rates are applicable to individuals visiting Samburu national reserve for research and learning purposes, the individuals are to be aged to 23 years old and are on a trip sponsored by a recognized education institution. Students have to get a student clearance from the ticketing office of Masai Mara national reserve in Narok. To be granted special student rates, the institution has to send a letter describing their trip to the authorities of Masai Mara.
HOW TO PAY/MODE OF PAYMENT
Entry fees to Masai Mara national reserve are paid in form of US Dollars and Kenya Shillings are also accepted, cashless modes are accepted using Visa, MasterCard and the local Kenyan Mpesa phone payment.
Prepayment methods are also accepted in Masai Mara national reserve, this is a way of obtaining tickets in advance, these tickets are got through the KAPS Company located in the Kato Office along Longonot Road, Upper Hill, Nairobi.
As you make payments
- Citizens and residents of Kenya re required to carry national IDs and proof of resident.
- Non-Foreign residents are required to carry passports or other proof of identification