FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled a list of commonly asked questions regarding your safari to Masai Mara. Please find the answers to each of the questions below;

Where is Masai Mara National Reserve ?

Masai Mara National Reserve is a large game reserve in Narok County in Kenya, which is a country in East Africa. It covers approximately 1500sq. kms in size and bounds the Serengeti Park to the south. It is globally renowned for its exceptional wildlife and perhaps for the Great Migration.

What is the best time to visit Masai Mara ?

Masai Mara National Reserve is regarded as an year round safari destination as it offers ideal climate with abundant resident wildlife for excellent game viewing. However, the best wildlife viewing months in Kenya are during the dry season from late June to October. This is also when the spectacular wildebeest migration occurs.

What is great migration ?

The great migration also known as the wildebeest migration is the mass movement of over a million plus animals including wildebeest, antelope, Zebra and the Big Cats such as Lion from Serengeti into Masai Mara. The migration is actually a continuous year long clockwise movement encompassing Serengeti in Tanzania and Masai Mara in Kenya, influenced by a number of factors including weather, pasture and mating~birthing cycles.

Do I need a Visa to enter Kenya?

Yes. Anyone travelling to Kenya and does not have Kenyan identity papers (passport or identity card) must be in possession of a visa inorder for them to enter the country.

Is it safe to visit Masai Mara ?

Absolutely. The African bush is safe, quiet and far away from any danger. Throughout the night, your security is assured by the watchmen and during the day, our professional guides will instruct you on how to approach the wildlife in the safest way, either on your game drive or your walking safari.

How much is it to enter the Masai Mara ?

Park entry for non-residents is currently $80 per adult and $45 per child for 24hrs. For residents it is KES 1200 per adult and KES 300 per child or student for 24hrs. For a vehicle with 6 seats and under is it KES 400 and for 6-12 Seats is it KES 1000 per 24hrs.

Can a child come on a safari?

Yes, and there is no age limit.

What equipment should I bring ?

The most important items that you must remember to include in your packing list are your camera, binoculars, spare memory cards and spare camera battery as well as a flash light or a torch.

Is there mobile network coverage at Masai Mara ?

Yes. Both Safaricom and Airtel mobile service providers have coverage at the Mara. Some lodges and Camps have complimentary WI-FI and computers for guest's use.

How many days do you need in Masai Mara ?

Ideally, a minimum of 3 days and 2 nights is perfectly okay. This will give you enough time to explore and view the entire variety of wildlife and sceneries in the park.

What activities can I expect to do ?

To make most out of your safari; here is a list of to do activities: Safari Game Drives, Hot Air Balloon Safaris, Masai Village Tours, Nature & Bush Walk, Picnics in the wild as well as Bush meals and sundowners.

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