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Masai Mara National Reserve Park Fees 2024

Normaly,the park entry fees of Masai Mara National Reserve is based on the entry points and the location of your lodge.

The rate for individuals residing inside the park is $70 while those outside the park is $80.

NOTE: IMPORTANT UPDATE 01: From 01st JULY 2023, a 12 (twelve) hour ticket validity is to be effected. Some of the points to note are that guests staying outside the reserve will be required to pay a daily entry fee wherein the ticket will be valid from 6am to 6pm. DEPARTURE BY ROAD:

Secondly, all guests departing from the Reserve by road should exit the reserve not later than 10am. Exit beyond this time will attract additional entry fee. DEPARTURE BY AIR: Guests residing both inside and outside the reserve departing by air should arrive at the airstrip not later than 10am. Extension beyond this time will be considered an additional day in park fee. A 2 hour transit ticket will be issued to guests coming from facilities outside the reserve, at the gate of entry, to allow them to reach the aistrips within the reserve. Additional rules apply. Please check with the official Narok County Government offices or website for additional information ( www.narok.go.ke ).

PROPOSED PARK ENTRY FEE FROM 01st JANUARY 2024


Narok County Government has proposed ( subject to confirmation) that Masai Mara Park Fees for 2024 be increased to USD 100 per non resident adult per day from 1st January 2024 and to USD 200 per non resident adult per day, from 1st July 2024 ( Peak Season). These rates have been suggested and may undergo a consultative process prior to official confirmation by the County Government. It is therefore widely expected that irrespective of the exact increment, 2024 Park Fee will nonetheless be revised upwards.

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 operatorFly~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 except if you are paying for entry to the western side of the reserve, namely Mara Triangle – Mara Conservancy area, where only cashless payment is accepted ( either Visa / Mastercard or Mpesa Mobile Money). Cashless modes are also accepted as an option fo all the other gates including for Sekenani and Talek gates. 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 Reserve (Narok County) Mara Conservancy (Mara Triangle) Other Conservancies Park Rules

Masai Mara National Reserve (Narok County ~ Sekenani, Talek, Musiara & Oloolaimutia Gates) Applicable 2023

CATEGORY NON-RESIDENTSINSIDE 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-ResidentsPublic CampsitePrivate Campsite* East African ResidentsPublic CampsitePrivate Campsite* East African CitizensPublic CampsitePrivate 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-RESIDENTSINSIDE 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.

The great Migration

Camping Fees

CATEGORY Non-ResidentPublic CampsitePrivate Campsite* East African ResidentsPublic CampsitePrivate Campsite* East African CitizensPublic CampsitePrivate 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.

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