Guide to Maasai Mara National Reserve

Guide to Maasai Mara National Reserve : The Big Five are just one of the many attractions of the luxurious tourist destination Masai Mara National Reserve. Because the game reserve is a luxury one, you may believe that the cost of a Masai Mara Safari is unaffordable. This Masai Mara Trip Cost Guide will show you that’s not the case. In conclusion, a three-day budget Masai Mara safari departing from Nairobi for two people can be had for about USD 400 PD/PP. For a mid-class safari, this can increase to USD 700 PD/PP, and for a luxury safari, USD 1000.

On a budget safari, lodging is provided at 3-star, 4-star, and 5-star establishments, depending on level of luxury. In this article, we go into Masai Mara Safari Prices in more detail, but first, let’s look at how to reserve one of our safari packages. The most well-known game reserve in Kenya is Masai Mara. Situated roughly 280 miles southwest of Nairobi, it is in Narok County. The Masai people who inhabit the park’s limits gave it its name.

In the indigenous Maa language, Mara means “spotted,” presumably derived from the numerous trees that abound in the region. Famously, the Masai Mara is host to the annual wildebeest migration. Every year, millions of wildebeest travel from the Serengeti into Masai Mara between July and October in search of pasture and water.

The Masai Mara is home to a high population of wild species, including the big five (lions, buffaloes, leopards, elephants, and rhinos), in addition to the wildebeest. Maasai Mara safari packages can be reserved year-round and come with a fantastic tip.

Every year, millions of wildebeest travel from the Serengeti into Masai Mara between July and October in search of pasture and water. The Masai Mara National Reserve is home to a high population of wild creatures, including the big five (lions, buffalo, leopards, elephants, and rhinos), in addition to the wildebeest. Maasai Mara safari packages can be reserved year-round and come with a fantastic kenya safari tip.

If you only visit Kenya once, schedule your kenya  safari in the Masai Mara National Reserve between July and October. Without a doubt, the greatest time to travel to Kenya is during the wildebeest migration.

In addition to numerous other animal species, Masai Mara  national reserve is home to over 69 mammal species, including giraffes, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, and antelopes. It’s also possible to see a variety of birds on a kenya safari in the reserve. More than 400 different species of birds can be found there, such as the wary guinea fowl, orange buff Pel’s fishing owl, Ross turaco, and white-tipped crest.

The Masai Mara is made up of the main reserve and a number of private conservancies that are located around it. These conservancies also provide five-star lodging and excellent chances to see wildlife.

Enonkishu Conservancy, Mara North Conservancy, Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Mara Naboisho Conservancy, and a few more are well-known Masai Mara conservancies. The Tanzanian Serengeti National Park, another renowned park, and Masai Mara share the same ecology. The reserve has garnered recognition on a global scale due to the yearly Masai Mara migration and the exceptional quality of wildlife observation it provides.

How to get there

By Air

The cost of the journey from JKIA to Wilson airport is the one drawback of taking a flight from Nairobi to Masai Mara. Depending on the time of year you travel, this journey might cost anywhere from USD 50 to USD 150 per transfer vehicle.

The airline tickets are the next expense. Depending on the service provider, you can pay anywhere between USD 100 and USD 250 one-way in this instance.

You’ll save time by taking the domestic aircraft from Wilson Airport to Masai Mara, but the cost of your Masai Mara safari will go up considerably. Furthermore, nothing compares to the excitement of a road trip to Mara. If you are planning a family safari in the Masai Mara, we suggest Masai Mara vacation packages that include air transfers (particularly with a toddler on board). For honeymooners and those looking for an opulent safari experience, a flight safari is also the ideal choice. If your safari is limited to two days, then you should also choose for the flight.

By  Road

Whether you choose to travel by air or road, keep in mind that you will want a safari vehicle. So even if you choose to take an aircraft for the transfer, you will still be responsible for the Masai Mara Safari Cost.

Depending on the time of year you travel, the opulent safari land cruisers cost between $250 and $350 per day. The daily cost of the smaller safari van will range from USD 160 to USD 200. The 4×4 Safari land-cruisers are the ideal option for safaris in Masai Mara during the rainy season and for the best chances of seeing wildlife. Tour vans are best used in situations where money is really tight.

For the best possible game viewing, we suggest a 4×4 safari Land cruiser with an elevated rooftop if cost is not a major factor for you. Should you choose a safari Land cruiser for your two-person trip, budget at least USD 125 PPS/PD. Once more, each person’s cost decreases with the number of persons sharing the safari Land cruiser.

It takes about five to six hours to drive from Nairobi to Mara, although it is far less expensive than flying.

Guide to Maasai Mara National Reserve
Maasai Mara National Reserve

Accommodations in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Package for Masai Mara Safari Cost is also affected by the type of lodging you select ranging from budget, mid-range to luxurious. Kenya Maasai Mara is a top-notch park including some of the most opulent safari hotels globally. Luxurious lodgings such as the Mahali Mzuri and Sir Richard Branson’s can easily cost you USD 1000 per person each night.

Mara Maisha Camp, Sarova Mara Game Lodge, and Mara Serena Safari Lodge are a some of the upscale Masai Mara safari camps that run almost half of that price.

Budget accommodations typically cost about USD 100 PP/PN, whereas mid-luxury lodging can cost up to USD 300 PP/PN. Once more, the cost will vary depending on the month of your trip. Typically, 4-star and 3-star hotels make up the mid-luxury and low-cost hotel categories.

It all boils down to your budget, and the good news is that there are lots of options to suit all price ranges. In general, the cost of a hotel in Masai Mara varies based on a variety of factors, including the season, the kind of lodging you select, the length of your visit, and more.

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