Maasai Mara National Reserve

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Reserve:Maasai Mara National Reserve
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Top Descriptions

If you’ve done any research at all into East African safaris then you’ll have no doubt heard of the Maasai Mara. The Mara is ‘s premier game viewing spot, but it’s only a small portion of the area that extends into the even more famous Serengeti in . Come here at the right time of year and you’ll be privileged to witness one of the world’s most impressive natural spectacles. Visit the reserve at almost any other time of year and you’ll still be graced with a gorgeously wild and beautiful environment filled with a variety of African wildlife. It doesn’t matter how long you come here for, it will never be enough. An enthusiast could spend a lifetime exploring this huge reserve, and most tourists can easily handle a few days and still be left wanting more. But the situation here isn’t all positive. The Maasai tribes who have hunted in this land for generations now live in less-than-clean villages surrounding the limits of the reserve. These peoples are constantly at battle with both the preservation of the reserve and with maintaining their own ways of life. – Daniel
 
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Top Tips

Many tour operators in run good value budget tours to the Maasai Mara, such as , but as the drive is quite lengthy you’ll want to make sure you have as long in the reserve as possible as this area is huge!
As this park is not managed by the government but by Narok County, the regulations here are not so strict. That means that you can probably expect to be allowed into the park a little earlier than the official opening time, and you’ll also see drivers frequently venturing off-road for a closer look.
While it is allowed to do a self-drive safari here, the Maasai Mara National Reserve is so large and criss-crossed with tracks that you’d be hard pressed to get good sightings of certain animals without a guide, a radio and a decent map.
 
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The Location

What should we know?

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Also known as:The Mara
 
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Environment type:hill, mountain, river, savannah, scrub
Location type:reserve, rural, village

What can we see or do there?

Activities:game drives
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Services:bathrooms, ticket offices
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Animals:African elephant, cheetah, crocodile, eland, hippopotamus, hyena, jackal, lion, Thomson’s gazelle, topi, warthog, waterbuck, zebra
Birds:crested crane, secretary bird, maribou stork, ostrich, vulture

How much will it cost us?

Currency:Kenyan Shilling (KES)
Average daily budget:KES11,500
 
Ticket type:Cost:
24-hour adult (non-resident)KES8,000 (USD80)
24-hour child (non-resident)KES4,500 (USD45)
 
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When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:2 nights
 
Day:Opens:Closes:
everyday6am6pm
 
High season:June to October
Low season:March, April
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Language(s):English, Swahili
Timezone:UTC+03:00
Country calling code:254

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The Directions

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The Directions

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The Directions

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What are the numbers and averages?

Number of attractions visited:3
 
Travel time to attractions:20 minutes
Travel time to next location:6 hours
 
Altitude:1500-2180m
Size:1,510km2

Local Availability

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Beer (multinational)500ml
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Beer (national)500ml
Fizzy drink1 litre
Fruit juice1 litre
Gin (multinational)1 litre
Gin (national)1 litre
Milk1 litre
Oil1 litre
Rum (multinational)1 litre
Rum (national)1 litre
Vodka (multinational)1 litre
Vodka (national)1 litre
Water1 litre
Whisky (multinational)1 litre
Whisky (national)1 litre
Wine1 bottle
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Almonds100g
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Apples1kg
Bananas1kg
Bell pepper1kg
Bread1 loaf
Carrots1kg
Chillies1kg
Chocolate (multinational)1 bar
Chocolate (national)1 bar
Coconut milk1 can
Cucumber1kg
Eggs1 dozen
Garlic1kg
Ginger1kg
Honey1 jar
Ice cream1 unit
Jam1 jar
Onions1kg
Oranges1kg
Pasta1kg
Peanut butter1 jar
Peanuts100g
Potatoes1kg
Raisins100g
Rice1kg
Sandwich1 unit
Tomatoes1kg
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Antifungal shampoo1 bottle
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Conditioner1 bottle
Condoms1 pack
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Laundry soap1 bar
Razors1 pack
Sanitary towels1 pack
Shampoo1 bottle
Soap1 bar
Tampons1 box
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Antiseptic cream1 tube
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Bandages1 pack
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Mosquito repellent1 bottle
Nail clippers1 set
Plasters1 pack
Sun cream1 bottle
Sunglasses1 pair
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Batteries4-pack
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Chilli powder100g
Cigarettes (multinational)20-pack
Cigarettes (national)20-pack
Coriander100g
Cumin100g
Fuel1 litre
Internet1 hour
Lighter1 unit
Matches1 pack
Paprika100g
Travel multiadapter1 unit
Travel plug1 unit
Turmeric100g
Stock1 pack

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