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Where is Masai Mara National Reserve Located?

Facts About Queen Elizabeth National Park, Where is Masai Mara National Reserve located?: Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the best interesting features and attractions that visitors would look at when deciding or planning to go for Kenya for the whole day's safaris

Where is Masai Mara National Reserve Located?

Where is Masai Mara National Reserve located? Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the best interesting features and attractions that visitors would look at when deciding or planning to go for Kenya for the whole day’s safaris.

Masai Mara National Reserve is found and located in the southern part of Kenya within the Great Rift Valley area.

Tourists or visitors will have to travel up to Narok County where Masai Mara National Reserve is located. The Masai Mara National Reserve is found just a few kilometers from the main town of the Narok.

Masai Mara National Reserve is found only 224 kilometers away from Kenya Capital city Nairobi and the Masai Mara National Reserve borders the famous Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.

The two conservation areas of Masai Mara National Reserve and Serengeti National park are the only park in the world with the largest ecosystem in Africa and the two conservation areas are combined through the Mara-Serengeti Ecosystem. The two conservation areas cover over 25000 square kilometers.

The Masai Mara National Reserve is drained by 3 rivers and these include Sand River, Talek River, and Mara River and this has made the Reserve so wonderful when it comes to spotting the wildlife animals in Masai Mara National Reserve.

Masai Mara National Reserve is found in the semi-arid areas what is characterized by the open savannah grassland with scattered acacia trees. The park is alongside the rift valley of the East, the Masai ranches in its Northern direction, Siria in the western direction, and then the Serengeti National Park in its southern direction.

Visitors can easily get to the Masai Mara National Reserve through various corners of Kenya by either using road or air transport.

By use of road transport, one can access Masai Mara National Reserve by driving from Nairobi to Narok County, and then you can get a matatu to the Masai Mara National Reserve gates this is when you have decided to use public transport.

You can find public transportation at the city center in Nairobi which goes up to Narok town a few kilometers away from Masai Mara National Reserve. From Nairobi, it is 224 kilometers which is a roughly 5 to 6-hour drive.

It is better however if you use the services of the local tourism operators who will arrange for you the inclusive package to Masai Mara National Reserve and this becomes more convenient as you can explore more as compared to when you have used the public transport.

The guided drive will make you explore various destination features as it provides you with great views of the East African rift valley escarpments which makes the drive so wonderful.

The drive from Nairobi to Masai Mara National Reserve is so wonderful however after Narok County, the road is jumpy with some of the potholes up to the gates of the Masai Mara National Reserve. Although the drive is a bit long the place is so adventurous and it is good for you to see a lot of wonderful sceneries.

By use of air transport, Masai Mara National Reserve can be easily accessed through various airstrips or airports. Daily flights are also available at Wilson international Airport or Jomo Kenyatta International in Nairobi. The flights from Nairobi to Masai Mara National Reserve are about 45 minutes and there are scheduled or chartered flights.

The various airstrips around the Masai Mara National Reserve include Kichwa Tembo airstrip, Shikar Airstrip, Sian springs airstrip, Masai Mara Serena Airstrip among others.

There are different companies that offer chartered and scheduled flights include the Safari link, Mombasa Air Safari, Fly540, Silverstone air, Eastafrican.com among others.

Depending on how you have planned and budgeted for your Masai Mara National Reserve safari and this you can find that roads and flights can lead you to the Masai Mara National reserve