Maasai Mara Reserve Entry Fees & Park Rules 2024 & 2025

Maasai Mara Reserve Entry Fees & Park Rules 2024 & 2025 : Maasai Mara is Kenya’s nature’s epic masterpiece and the most popular safari destination in Kenya located in South West Kenya spanning an area of 1,510 kilometers, the reserve is part of a much large ecosystem – Mara – Serengeti Ecosystem including Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.

Non-Residents (Accommodation inside the Park) – Per Day

Category Rate (US $) Season
Adults USD 200 July – December
Adults USD 100 January – June
Children USD 50 All year – round
Students USD 50 All year-round

 

Non – Residents (Accommodation outside the Park) – Per Day

Category Rate (US $) Season
Adults USD 200 July – December
Adults USD 100 January – June
Children USD 50 All year – round
Students USD 50 All year-round

 

Citizens – Per Day

Category Rate (KSH) per person
Adults KSH 3,000
Children KSH 1,000
Students KSH 1,000

 

Narok Residents – Per Day

Category Rate (KSH) per person
Adults KSH 2,000
Children (under 10 years of Age) FREE
Children (Above 10 years of Age) KSH 500

 

East African Residents Per Day

Category Rate (KSH) per person
Adults KSH 4,500
Children KSH 2,000
Students KSH 2,000

 

Note:  Daily Entry Fees in Maasai Mara National Reserve are valid from 6 am to 6 pm (12 hours’ basis)

Departure By Road – all visitors departing from the Reserve by road should exit the reserve not later than 10 am, exiting beyond this time will attract additional entry fee

Departure By Air – All visitors residing both inside and outside the reserve exiting by air should arrive at the airstrip not later than 10 am, extension beyond this time will be considered an additional day in park so extra entry fees will apply. A 2-hour transit ticket will be issued to the guests coming from facilities out side the reserve, at the gate of entry to allow the visitors reach the airstrips with the reserve.

How to Pay / Mode of Payment

Fees in Maasai Mara National Reserve are made in Cash US Dollars or Kenya Shilling and they are accepted at all the entry gates except if you are paying for entry at the western side of the reserve that is Mara – Triangle – Mara Conservancy area where only cashless payments are accepted, either Visa/Mastercard or Mpesa Mobile Money.

Cashless modes are accepted as an option for all the other entry gates including Sekenani and Talek gates. Citizens and Residents of Kenya are required to carry identification and proof of resident to avail for the Resident rates.

Maasai Mara Reserve Entry Fees & Park Rules 2024 & 2025
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Pre-Payment (obtain tickets in advance) is possible through the KAPS company located in the KATO Office, Longonot Road, Upper Hill Nairobi.

Camping Fees

 

CATEGORY  

NON – RESIDENTS

 

EAST AFRICAN RESIDENTS

 

EAST AFRICAN CITIZENS

Public campsite Private Campsite Public

Campsite

Private

Campsite

Public Campsite Private 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

 

Note: For Private, a Non-refundable booking Fee of Ksh 10,000 is paid

Vehicle Entry Fees

SAFARI VEHICLE
Less Than 6 Seats Ksh 500
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

 

Note: 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.

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

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

 

CATEGORY  

NON – RESIDENTS

EAST AFRICAN RESIDENT KENYAN CITIZEN
INSIDE PARK OUTSIDE

PARK

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

 

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

 

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

 

Note: 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 and Game Ranches Bordering Maasai 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

 

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