How to travel to Masai Mara?

It is near and it is easy; you leave Europe in the afternoon/evening – and join your Maasai Guide on the savannah by 11am next day. We care for you from the moment you land at Nairobi International Airport until the moment you leave.


Major airlines worldwide have direct flights to and from Kenya regularly. 

Following preventive safety measures enforced by some of the major and busiest airlines, some have gone further and introduced extra security measures by providing a global cover for Covid-19 to boost passengers’ confidence.

Ethiopian Airlines will cover the medical insurance including repatriation, evacuation, and quarantine costs related to COVID-19 from 1st October 2020 to 30 June 2021. The coverage applies to all Ethiopian international flights booked with the airline’s ticket. This inclusive extra cover is a great way of minimizing travelers’ financial risk when traveling during the pandemic. Read More 

Qatar Airways passengers traveling from any destination within Africa now enjoy two luggage allowances in Business Class and Economic to the selected destinations. These travel classes include:
Business Class: up to 64 Kg split over two pieces, each not exceeding 32 Kg.
Economy Class: up to 46 Kg split over two pieces, each not exceeding 23 Kg.

Kenya Airways (KQ) has resumed direct flights to New York from Nairobi operating once a week. This direct flight to the US cuts the journey to 15 hours, passengers will no longer be required to take long layovers in other airports before proceeding to the US. Travelers onboard this direct flight from New York have a chance to experience the Masai Mara, in just about 15 hours. We are thrilled to make your safari seamless and memorable.

Below are some popular non-stop international flights flying directly from major city airports around the world to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Kenya (IATA code – JKIA). Please visit the airlines’ respective websites or contact your travel agent to make flight bookings.

Kenya Airways with direct flights from New York, Rome, Paris, Amsterdam, Dubai, and Guangzhou
Lufthansa with direct flights from Frankfurt
Qatar Airways with direct flights from Doha
Turkish Airlines with direct flights from Istanbul
Ethiopian Airlines with direct flights from Addis Ababa
Air France with direct flights from Paris
Swiss Air with direct flights from Zurich
China Southern with direct flights from Changsha and Shenzhen
Emirates with direct flights from Dubai 


Visas are not available on arrival in Kenya.  All visitors requiring Visa to enter Kenya must apply online prior to their travel on this link All visitors to Kenya need to go through the passport control system. The identity of all travellers to Kenya will be checked both upon arrival and departure. Keep your passport safe and secure during your stay in Kenya. Please remember to check updated requirements for travel to Kenya. 


Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), our driver will be waiting to welcome you to Kenya and to transfer you to your next destination. At Wilson Airport, a domestic airport in Nairobi is a 20- 45 minute drive from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Depending on the traffic, you will start your flight to our camps in the Masai Mara Game Reserve and Mara Naboisho Conservancy as soon as you get to the airport. The duration of the flight to our camps is approximately 1 hour. Please confirm with your travel agent if your holiday rate is inclusive of domestic flights.


Once you arrive at the airstrip in the savannah, our Maasai guide will welcome you to your first safari experience in the wild! We will transfer you to our camps as you enjoy a leisurely game drive en route. If you have booked our Basecamp Circuit safari experience, we will take care of all the transport between the different camps, while enjoying a game drive along the way.


Driving to Nkoilale from Nairobi

If you are driving to Eagle View or Leopard Hill, head out of Nairobi passed Westlands towards Narok then proceed to Nkoilale.
The drive from Nairobi to Nkoilale is approximately 4 hours (236 km).
You will stop at Nkoilale where our Maasai guide will pick you up for onward transfer to Eagle View or Leopard Hill.

Driving to Basecamp Masai Mara from Nairobi through Sekenani Gate

If you are driving to Basecamp Masai Mara through Sekenani Gate, head out of Nairobi passed Westlands towards Narok then processed to Sekenani Gate.
The drive from Nairobi to Sekenani Gate is approximately 4 hours (231 km). 
Once at Sekenani Gate, proceed to drive for approximately 40 minutes to Basecamp Masai Mara (19.8 km)



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