Getting to Maasai Mara National Reserve
Getting to Maasai Mara National Reserve is simple whether by air transport or by road transport. And what requires travelers to be able to access the park are the personnel documents which can easily identify traveler’s nationality and this can be helped by a trustworthy tour operator who can knowledge you more about tour packages before landing to Nairobi- Kenya. Maasai Mara national reserve sits in the Northwestern part of Nairobi the main capital city of Kenya and reaching to Maasai Mara by road transport from Nairobi city it estimates 270 kilometers by drive and in driving hours it can last about 5hours but most of the travelers prefers flying to the park since it takes 45minites to 1 hour.
However, reaching Maasai Mara can either be driving or flying but both has advantages and disadvantages. And whatever means of transport you acquire will be determined by your budget, comfort and the time.
Note that, road transport provides more excitements along the way as you drive through rewardable scenery landscape, have a chance of viewing hill side, country side as well as enjoying photo shooting along the way. Which is not favorable to one who might use air transport.
Travel by car to Maasai Mara
Nairobi to Narok town it can take about 3 or 4 hours by drive and as your tour operator or tour guide drives you in order to access safari destination in the Maasai Mara you will go warding with great breathtaking view and the scenery, the amazing Rift valley escarpment view and you will be given a chance to look down the escarpment. Since the journey is somehow longer you may have a stopover along the way to stretch your legs, have picnic lunch. The road from Nowak to kilima camp is notoriously bad. Ideally, road transport is recommended to use a 4×4 wheel driving vehicle and this will make your drive smoother.
If the traveler drawback the journey will become longer and tiresome thus ending up using 5 or 6 hours’ drive to reach the safari destination in Maasai Mara.
N.B The Road transport option is cheaper when you compare to the flight most especially when the guests are more than two in number.
Travel by Air to Maasai Mara
Getting to Nairobi is easy since the city is the main African transport key point, for the traveler to be able to land in the country. Note that Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is the major landing international airport arrival ‘’NBO’’ to enter the country of Kenya. Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is located in the southeastern part of Nairobi.
From Nairobi is very simple to catch a domestic flight to Maasai Mara while using a charter flight that flies you to one of the nine airstrip in the park or outside the park or you can use scheduled flight which can be booked via several domestic flights such as Mombasa Air safari, Kichwa Tembo airstrip, Safari link, Air Kenya which lasts 1 hour’s flight to land to the park. Using domestic flight also offers awesome experience as you go viewing an aerial view of the country. These domestic flights offer comfort sitting configuration, leg room to the travelers.
In spite the fact that, all Kenya’s national parks can be reached by either road or by flight in order to access the national park. Flight to Maasai Mara can be charted or scheduled by the help of the recognized tour operator who has much knowledge about the tour packages as well as arranging traveler’s pick up from the Airport or accommodation facilities. Number of travelers enter Kenya by means of Air transport and main landing Airport is Jomo Kenyatta international Airport, you can as well reach in the Maasai Mara while using Wilson Airport one of Kenya’s national Airport.
Maasai Mara National Reserve can be accessed by Air while using direct domestic flight from Wilson Airport to Kichwa Tembo airstrip. In regard, a tour operator to organize for your flight booking arrangement, it requires a traveler to send in his personal document such as scanned passports, Visas in order to verify your identity.