Getting To Masai Mara National Reserve

Getting To Masai Mara National Reserve

Routes & Shortcuts to Reach The Masai Mara

To get to Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, you can follow these general directions:
By Air:
Fly into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) in Nairobi, which is the primary international gateway to Kenya.
From Nairobi, you have a few options: a. Take a domestic flight from Wilson Airport (located near Jomo Kenyatta International Airport) to one of the airstrips in Maasai Mara. Several local airlines operate regular flights to destinations like Keekorok, Ol Kiombo, Musiara, or Mara Serena. b. Arrange a chartered flight directly to one of the private airstrips within or near Maasai Mara National Reserve. Many lodges and camps have their own airstrips for guests.
By Road:
Maasai Mara National Reserve is approximately 260 kilometres (161 miles) southwest of Nairobi, and the journey takes around 5-6 hours.
Rent a vehicle or hire a driver/guide and head west on Narok Road (A104) from Nairobi.
Drive through Narok town and continue on Narok-Maasai Mara Road (C12).
Follow the road until you reach Sekenani Gate or Talek Gate, which are the two main entrances to Maasai Mara National Reserve.
It’s important to note that road conditions can vary, and the last stretch leading to the park may be unpaved and rough. It’s advisable to use a reliable vehicle, especially during the rainy season when some sections may become challenging to navigate.
Always check the current conditions, road closures, and any travel advisories before embarking on your journey to Maasai Mara National Reserve. Additionally, consider booking your accommodations in advance and consulting with a local travel agency or tour operator for more specific guidance tailored to your travel plans.

The hillside which are mist-covered are sheltered by one of the ancient and biologically varied rainforests in Uganda.
Bwindi Impenetrable national park can also be reached from Queen Elizabeth national park in Mweya which estimates 170 kilometers and takes about 3 hours by road.

Also, you can access Bwindi from Kabale-Ruhija-Buhoma the driving distance cover about 100kilometers and from Nkuringo route it takes about 90 kilometers which is about 2.5 hours’ drive.
Alternatively, you can fly to Bwindi, there are domesticated flights from

Kajjansi Airfield or Entebbe by Aero link airline or eagle air to Kihihi or Kisoro Airstrip and takes about 1:15 hours then from landing, you will be picked up by the safari driver/ guide and transfer you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park. Also note that; Visitors trekking gorillas in Buhoma sector, are advised to use a chartered plane to Kayonza Airstrip.

For more information on transport and how to get to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, contact one of the trusted tour operators who will arrange for you affordable trip to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park and also make arrangements for reservations for accommodation, gorilla permits and transport means.

Also all you need to know about Bwindi Impenetrable forest is the climate and the best time to visit Bwindi impenetrable forest, being a tropical rainforest, Bwindi has got cold climate thus requires all the visitors in Bwindi to carry right essentials for the safari including; rain jacket, sweater, long sleeved shirt and trousers, water proof bag to keep your documents safe, other essentials include; Hiking boots for hiking steep slopes, hat, binoculars, walking stick, insect repellent, enough drinking water to keep you hydrated and energy giving snacks among other.

Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is an all-year-round experience but the best time to visit is from the month of June to mid- September and December to February which are the dry month thus easier to trek through the trails also by this time, the trails are dry.

Accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, is one of the famous Uganda national parks receiving the biggest number of travelers visiting the park for gorilla trekking. Besides the Gorillas, there are other animals and various bird species, Butterflies among others. The park has also got various accommodation facilities with good quality amenities ranging from luxury, Midrange to Budget accommodation. The lodges include, Silverback lodge, Mahogany springs lodge, Engage lodge, Volcanoes safari, Bwindi Guest house, Bwindi safari lodge, Buhoma lodge, Four gorillas lodge, Gorilla mist camp, Trekkers Tavern Cottages among others.

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