Reserve Entry Fees & Park Rules

Entry fees to Masai Mara is based on the location of the Camp or Lodge at which one is staying at in the Reserve. If staying at accommodation located inside the main National Reserve, the entrance fee is USD 70 per adult per 24 hours and USD 40 per child under 12 years of age.

If staying at accommodation outside the main reserve the entry fee increases to USD 80 per adult per 24 hours (see below) and USD 45 per child per 24 hours. This applies to both the Narok side of the main reserve as well as Mara Conservancy in the western corridor of the Maasai Mara though for Mara Conservancy note that persons under 18 years of age are also extended the child rate.

In case you are wondering how much it costs to go to Masai Mara for a tour, most Masai Mara Safari packages already include the entry fee for tourists so do confirm with your tour operator. Fly~In Safaris are the exception as the fee is usually payable upon landing. Note all information and fees listed here is subject to change without notice and should be confirmed for accuracy with the respective reserve authorities. For Kenya National Park entry fee the official authority is the KWS (Kenya Wildlife Service).

How to Pay / Mode of Payment : Payment in Cash US Dollars or Kenya Shillings is accepted at the entry gates. Cashless modes are also typically accepted and you can pay via Visa & Mastercard as well as the local Kenyan Mpesa phone payment. Citizens and Residents of Kenya are required to carry identification and proof of residence to avail the cheaper Resident rates. Pre-Payment (obtain tickets in advance) is possible through the KAPS company located in the KATO office, Longonot Road, Upper Hill, Nairobi.

Masai Mara National Reserve (Narok County ~ Sekenani, Talek, Musiara & Oloolaimutia Gates) Applicable 2020 ~2021


category
non-residents
inside park* outside park
east african resident** kenyan citizen
Adult US$ 70 US$ 80 Ksh 1,200 Ksh 1,000
Child*** US$ 40 US$ 45 Ksh 500 Ksh 300
Student**** US$ 40 Ksh 500 Ksh 300

* Some of the well known Lodges and Camps located inside the Masai Mara National Reserve ( best accessed from Sekenani Gate) 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 and Sand River Masai Mara Camp. The rate of USD 70 per adult per 24 hours therefore applies.

**Resident rates are applicable to residents of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi. Visitors are required to present their National ID (for Kenyan citizens) or Passport displaying Work permits or appropriate Visas to prove resident status upon entrance into the reserve. Visitors without a valid passport are required to pay the non-resident rates.

*** Child rates are applicable to persons 3 to 11 years old. Persons under 3 are free.

****Students rates are only applicable for persons aged up to 23 years old, sponsored by a recognized learning institution, and in possession of a valid student ID and visiting the reserve on a pre arranged school-organised trip or for research authorized by ticketing office of the Masai Mara Reserve in Narok. Students must obtain permission to use these special rates at least two weeks in advance of their visit.

Camping Fees

category
non-residents
public campsite private campsite*
east african residents
public campsite private campsite*
east african citizens
public campsite private campsite*
Adult US$ 30 US$ 40 KES 1,000 KES 1,500 KES 1,000 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

* Private Campsite Booking Fee = Ksh 10,000(more details on Camping & Booking)

Vehicle entry fees

safari vehicle
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
trucks
1 - 3 tons Ksh 700
4 - 7 tons Ksh 2,500
8 tons and above Ksh 3,500

ranger fees

activity ranger fees
Game drive (+6hrs) Ksh 3,000
Game drive (-6hrs) Ksh 1,500
Full night camp security Ksh 4,000

* It is mandatory for campers at private campsites to hire two rangers for night-time security. Rangers are transported to/from your campsite and food and accommodation for the rangers is not required. For more details see Camping & Booking.

Other fees

category adult child
Hot Air Balloon Landing Fee (per person per landing) Note - This is usually included in the Balloon Flight prices US$ 50 US$ 20
Horse Riding Fee (per horse per day) Ksh 1,500
Annual Research Permits (Non-resident) US$ 400



Mara Conservancy (Mara Triangle) Entry via Purungat Bridge Gate, Oloololo Gate or Serena Airstrip


category
non-residents
inside park* outside park
east african resident** kenyan citizen
Adult US$ 70 US$ 80 Ksh 1.200 Ksh 1,000
Child*** US$ 40 US$ 45 Ksh 500 Ksh 300
Student**** US$ 40 Ksh 500 Ksh 300

*Some of the lodges and camps located inside the Mara Conservancy are Mara Serena Safari Lodge and Little Governors Camp.

**Resident rates are applicable to residents of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi. Visitors are required to present their National ID (for Kenyan citizens) or Passport displaying Work permits or appropriate Visas to prove resident status upon entrance into the reserve. Visitors without a valid passport are required to pay the non-resident rates.

*** Child rates are applicable to persons 3 to 17 years of age. Persons under 3 are free.

****Students rates are only applicable for persons aged up to 23 years old, sponsored by a recognized learning institution, and in possession of a valid student ID and visiting the reserve on a pre arranged school-organised trip or for research authorized by ticketing office of the Masai Mara Reserve in Narok. Students must obtain permission to use these special rates at least two weeks in advance of their visit.

Camping Fees

category
non-resident
public campsite private campsite*
east african residents
public campsite private campsite*
east african citizens
public campsite private campsite*
Adult US$ 30 US$ 40 KES 1,000 KES 1,500 KES 1,000 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

* Private Campsite Booking Fee = Ksh 10,000(more details on Camping & Booking). Public Campsites include Eluai, Iseiya and Oloololo Campsites. Private campsites include Ndovu, Dirisha, Kijito, Kishanga, Kiboko and more. See www.marabookings.co.ke/ to book these directly with the Reserve / Park.

Masai Mara Vehicle entry fees

safari vehicle
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
trucks
1 - 3 tons Ksh 700
4 - 7 tons Ksh 2,500
8 tons and above Ksh 3,500

ranger fees

activity ranger fees
Game drive (+6hrs) Ksh 3,000
Game drive (-6hrs) Ksh 1,500
Full night camp security Ksh 4,000

* It is mandatory for campers at private campsites to hire two rangers for night-time security. Rangers are transported to/from your campsite, and food and accommodation for the rangers are not required. For more details see Camping & Booking.

aircraft single landing fees

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

* Landing Fees can be paid at the KAPS Office in Nairobi with cheques made payable to Mara Conservancy

Other fees

category adult child
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



Other Conservancies & Game Ranches bordering Masai Mara National Reserve such as Mara North Conservancy, Mara Naboisho, Olare Motorogi, Ol Kinyei & Enonkishu Conservancies


category non-resident east african resident**
kenyan citizen
Adult US$ 80 -120 Ksh 1,000 - 2000 Ksh 1,000 - 2000
Child*** US$ 45 -75 Ksh 500-1500 Ksh 300-1000

Park Rules



Rules are intended to ensure that visitors enjoy a superior safari experience without endangering themselves or the wildlife of the Mara Triangle. Please respect the rules and our rangers who are there to protect visitors, the wildlife and the environment.

* Please refer to our visitor map. ** When there are more than five vehicles waiting to see an animal, viewing time is restricted to 10 minutes. Vehicles waiting to see the sighting must wait at a distance of 100 metres.

If you break any of the above rules, Mara Conservancy rangers have the legal right to:

  • Impose an on-the-spot fine of KSh 10,000
  • Have a vehicle and/or people removed or banned from the park immediately


violation category penalty
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 must be paid at the rangers office before departing from the Mara Triangle. Please ensure that you obtain a receipt for payment. Failure to pay fines can result in banishment from the Mara Triangle for a period of six months, depending on the offence.

Help us to protect the Mara Triangle. If you see park rules being broken, please take a photograph of the incident, note the date/time, tour operator, and vehicle license number and send it to mara@maratriangle.org. Or inform our rangers at Oloololo and Purungat Bridge Gates.
Similar rules apply to Masai Mara National Reserve on the Narok county side.