Olololo gate Masai Mara entrance fee

Reserve Entry Fees & Park Rules

Entry fees to Masai Mara is based on the location of the Camps and Lodges at which one is staying at in the larger reserve due to the fact that for accommodation located inside the main Reserve, the entrance fee is USD 70 per adult per 24 hours and USD 40 per child under 12 years of age, while for properties outside the main reserve the entry fee rises to USD 80 per adult per 24 hours (see below). 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 are also extended the child rate.
For Camps and Lodges located outside the main Masai Mara reserve, the entry fee is USD 80 per adult per 24 hours and USD 45 per child under 12 years of age. Please note all information and fees listed below are subject to change without notice and should be confirmed for accuracy with the respective reserve authorities

Masai Mara National Reserve (Narok County ~ Sekenani, Talek, Musiara & Oloolaimutia Gates) Applicable 2019 ~2020


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

* 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 retes 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
east african citizens
public campsite private campsite*
east african citizens
public campsite private campsite*
non-resident
public campsite private campsite*
Adult KES 1,000 KES 1,000 KES 1,000 KES 1,500 US$ 30 US$ 40
Children KES 200 KES 200 KES 200 KES 500 US$ 20 US$ 20
Student** KES 200 KES 200 KES 200 KES 500 US$ 20 US$ 20

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

*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 retes 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
east african citizens
public campsite private campsite*
east african citizens
public campsite private campsite*
non-resident
public campsite private campsite*
Adult KES 1,000 KES 1,000 KES 1,000 KES 1,500 US$ 30 US$ 40
Children KES 200 KES 200 KES 200 KES 500 US$ 20 US$ 20
Student** KES 200 KES 200 KES 200 KES 500 US$ 20 US$ 20

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

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.





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