How to Get to Maasai Mara

There are two ways to get to the Maasai Mara. This can either be by road or by flight. Whichever method you want to use will be determined by your comfort.

Flight to Mara

Flying is the quickest way to get to Mara. There are daily flights to the Mara from Wilson Airport provided by companies such as SafariLink and Air Kenya. A flight to Mara takes around 45 minutes. On arrival, the aircraft will land on an airstrip nearest to your camp. Basecamp guests are usually picked up from Olseki or Olkiombo airstrips. From there, guests will be transferred by road to their particular camp.

Drive to Mara

The Maasai Mara is about 280 km. west from Nairobi City. A drive to Masai Mara takes about 5-6 hours. While driving you will enjoy breathtaking views including that of the Great Rift Valley and also Mount Suswa and Mount Longonot. The road from Narok to the reserve is quite rough and it is advisable to use a 4×4 vehicle as this will make your ride a bit smoother. Once you get to Masai Mara there are a number of entry gates such as Sand River, Musiara, Talek, Sekenani or Oloololo Gate.

Make your Travel Arrangements

We can help you with your flights and road transfer arrangements from Nairobi or elsewhere in Kenya direct to Masai Mara prior to your visit. For flight rates, flying and road safari packages please contact us.


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