Maasai Mara Park Fees and Rules

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Visiting the magnificent Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya is an experience like no other. The vastness of the reserve, its diverse wildlife, and the rich culture of the Maasai people make it a must-visit destination for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers.

Managed by Narok County Government, it is one of the most renowned safari destinations globally. Home to a wealth of biodiversity, the reserve continues to attract adventurers with its breathtaking landscapes, abundant wildlife, and captivating cultural heritage. The revenue generated from the entry fees plays a vital role in maintaining the reserve’s ecosystem and ensuring the longevity of its diverse wildlife.

For visitors planning to embark on a safari adventure in Maasai Mara in 2024-2025, it’s crucial to familiarize themselves with the revised entry fees. The new fee structure reflects the growing demand for access to the reserve’s unparalleled beauty and wildlife and will strengthen the conservation efforts within the Maasai Mara.

Effective from January 1st, 2024, the revised fee structure accommodates two distinct travel seasons:

1st January – 30th June 2024 (inclusive) for non-residents:

  • USD 100 per day, per adult
  • USD 50 per day, per child (9-17 years; 8 years and below are free)

1st July – 31st December 2024 (inclusive) for non-residents:

  • USD 200 per day, per adult
  • USD 50 per day, per child (9-17 years; 8 years and below are free)

Kenyan Citizens Park Fees

AdultsPer PersonKes 3000
Children (9-17 Years)Per PersonKes 1000
StudentsPer PersonKes 1000

East African Residents Park Fees

AdultsPer PersonKes 4500
Children (9-17 Years)Per PersonKes 2000
StudentsPer PersonKes 2000

12-Hour Rule

Effective from July 1st, 2023, a 12-hour ticket validity has been implemented. This means that the entry fees cover a 12-hour period, valid from 6 am to 6 pm.All guests departing from the Reserve by road should exit no later than 10 am. Exiting beyond this time will attract additional entry fees.

However, this rule does not apply to guests departing on morning flight schedules.

Guests participating in activities within the Mara Triangle/Mara Conservancy on the morning of their departure, such as a hot air balloon safari, are required to pay a full day park fee for that day.

Masai Mara Vehicle Entry Charges

In addition to the entry fees, visitors will also need to pay vehicle entry charges. The charges vary depending on the size and type of vehicle. The vehicle entry fee structure for 2024 is as follows:

  • Less than 6 Seats: Kes 500
  • 6 – 12 Seats: Kes 1000
  • 13 – 24 Seats: Kes 3000
  • 25 – 44 Seats: Kes 4000

Mode of Payment at Masai Mara National Reserve

When visiting the Masai Mara National Reserve, it’s essential to be aware of the modes of payment accepted for park entry fees and other charges. Here’s the information on the mode of payment at the Masai Mara National Reserve based on the search results:

  1. Accepted Currencies and Payment Methods 

    • Payment in Cash in US Dollars or Kenya Shillings is accepted at all the entry gates of the Masai Mara National Reserve.
    • At the western side of the reserve, namely Mara Triangle – Mara Conservancy area, only cashless payments are accepted. This includes payment via Visa, Mastercard, or Mpesa Mobile Money.
  2. Pre-Payment Option 

    • Pre-payment for tickets in advance is possible through the KAPS company located in the KATO Office, Longonot Road, Upper Hill, Nairobi.
  3. Resident Rates and Identification 

    • Citizens and residents of Kenya are required to carry identification and proof of residence to avail the cheaper resident rates.
  4. Private Campsite Booking Fee 

    • For private campsite bookings in the Masai Mara National Reserve, a non-refundable booking fee of Ksh 10,000 is required.
  5. Aircraft Landing Fees 

    • Aircraft landing fees can be paid at the KAPS Office in Nairobi with cheques made payable to Mara Conservancy.

Rules for Visitors in Masai Mara National Reserve

When visiting the Masai Mara National Reserve, it’s crucial to adhere to the rules and regulations to ensure the conservation of the environment and the safety of both visitors and wildlife.

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