Masai Mara National Reserve fees 2021

Masai Mara National Reserve fees 2021

Masai Mara National Reserve fees 2021

Masai Mara national reserve fees 2021: Masai Mara national reserve is a prime Kenya safari destination situated in the rift valley province of Kenya in the southwestern region of the country, Masai Mara national reserve is the most visited safari destination in Kenya receiving tourists from all parts of the world. Masai Mara national reserve is under the management and administration of Trans-Mara and Narok County Councils, this governing body responsible for drafting parks of Masai Mara national reserve and all the activities taking place in the reserve. 

Below are the Masai Mara national reserve rates for 2021  

  • Entrance fees 

Entrance fees in Masai Mara national reserve are charged to each and every individual entering Masai Mara national reserve and they are paid depending on the accommodation you are staying at on your safari either inside the park or outside. Masai Mara Entrance fees have a validity of 24 hours. 



ADULT 70 80 1,200 1,000
CHILD 40 45 500 300
STUDENT 40 FREE 500 300

Entrance fees to other conservancies and game ranches 

These fees are entrance fees protected areas bordering Masai Mara national reserve such as Mara North Conservancy, Mara Nabiosho, Olara Motorogi, Ol Kinye and Enonkishu conservancies.

Category Non-Residents (US$) East African Residents (Kshs) Kenyan citizen (Kshs)
Adult  80 – 120 1,000 – 2,000 1,000 – 2,000
Child  45 – 75 500 – 1500 300 – 1000
  • Camping fees 


Public campsite  Private campsite Public campsite  Private campsite Public campsite Private campsite
ADULT 30 40 1,000 1,500 1,000 1,000
CHILD 20 20 200 500 200 200
STUDENT 20 20 200 500 200 200

Note: private camping requires booking at a fee of Kshs 10,000


Safari vehicle 

Category/no of seats Fees (Kshs)
Less than 6 seats 400
6-12 seats 1,000
13-24 seats 3,000
24-44 seats 4,000
45 seats and above 5,000


Category in tons Fees (Kshs)
1-3 tons 700
4-7 tons 2,500
8 tons and above  3,500
  • Aircraft single landing fees 
Aircraft capacity  Fees (Kshs)
Up to 3 seats  300
3-6 seats  500
7-14 seats  1,000
15-20 seats 2,000
21 seats and above  3,000

Note: landing fees in Masai Mara national reserve are paid at the KAPS Office in Nairobi with cheques made payable to Mara Conservancy 

  • Ranger fees 
Activity  Fees (Kshs)
Game drive (more than 6 hours) 3,000
Game drive (less than 6 hours) 1,500
Full night camp security  4,000

Note: for campers at private campsites it is mandatory to hire two rangers for night- time security 

Other fees 

Category  Adult (US$) Child (US$)
Hot Air Balloon landing fees  50 20
Horse riding fees (per horse per day) Kshs 1,500 Kshs 1,500
Annual Research Permits (Non-residents) 400 400

Categories of Masai Mara rates in details

Resident rates – resident rates are applicable to residents of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi, as evidence to their status visitors are required to present their national IDs, Passport or valid working permits.

Child rates – child rates are applicable to individuals from the age of 3 – 11 years, individuals of 3 years and below are free  

Student rates  – student rates are only applicable to persons to the age of 23 years from a recognized learning institution and posses a valid student ID visiting Masai Mara national reserve on a pre arranged school-organized trip or research purposes. 

Mode of payment/how to pay Masai Mara national reserve park fees 

  • Cashless modes are also accepted at the park’s gates, cashless payments accepted at the reserve include Visa & MasterCard and for Kenyan tourists Mpesa phone payments are accepted. 

Masai Mara national reserve rules and regulations

These rules and regulations were drafted to guide tourists while in Masai Mara national reserve on a safari experience and they include 

  1. keep the speed limit in a range of 50 km/hr on graded roads and 30 km/hr on other roads 
  2. always slow down for animals 
  3. do not off-road in high use river zones
  4. off-loading in low use zone is permitted only for viewing big cats
  5. avoid unnecessary actions like clapping, cheering and shouting which result into noise while in the park 
  6. do not stir or stand on the vehicle’s roof at any time 
  7. always stay at a distance of more than 25 meters away from animals 
  8. when driving always keep on graded road and cut tracks in high use and river zones
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