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Getting to Masai Mara National Reserve

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Driving to Masai Mara from Nairobi

Most international flights into Kenya arrive at NBO, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. It is possible to drive to the Masai Mara, with the drive taking just under six hours in normal weather conditions. 

Driving to Masai Mara from the Serengeti

Since the Masai Mara and the Serengeti are contiguous parks, driving from one to the other is, essentially, seamless. However, you will need to switch guides when going from one park to the other, and the border crossing can take time, especially during peak times. 

Flying to Masai Mara from Nairobi

Daily flights out of Nairobi-Wilson airport (about 20 minutes away from NBO) and Masai Mara make it convenient for those who don't wish to drive the ~ six hours. The flights are roughly 45 minutes in duration. Companies that offer domestic connections include:

International airlines that service towns near Masai Mara

Aerolink

AeroLink Uganda Limited is a domestic airline offering both scheduled and charter flights into Uganda's national parks. From its base at Entebbe International Airport, AeroLink using its Cessna Grand Caravans, offers daily flights into Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (Kihihi and Kisoro airstrips), Queen Elizabeth National Park (Kasese and Mweya airstrips), Murchison Falls (Bugungu, Pakuba and Chobe airstrips), Semuliki National Park (Semliki airstrip) and Kidepo Valley National Park (Apoka airstrip). Effective 1st June 2019, in partnership with its sister company Airkenya Express Limited, Aerolink commenced scheduled flights from Entebbe International Airport to the famous Maasai Mara in Kenya via Kisumu International Airport for Immigration. AeroLink Uganda is affiliated to Airkenya Express in Kenya and Regional Air Services in Tanzania. From its hub at Wilson Airport Airkenya operates both scheduled and charter flights across the region. Airkenya flies into Kenya's best-known game reserves namely the Masai Mara, Amboseli, Nanyuki, Meru, Samburu, Loisaba and Lewa Downs. Airkenya also operates a scheduled daily flight to Kilimanjaro in Tanzania where Regional Air Services is able to offer convenient connectivity into the Northern Serengeti, Manyara and Arusha. Other Regional Air routes include Seronera, Grumeti, Sasakwa, Kleins Camp, Ndutu and Kogatende, Zanzibar, Dar-es Salaam, Saadani, Pangani, Mkomazi and charter flights throughout the country. Check out www.airkenya.com and www.regionaltanzania.com for more information.AeroLink Uganda is affiliated to Airkenya Express in Kenya and Regional Air Services in Tanzania. From its hub at Wilson Airport Airkenya operates both scheduled and charter flights across the region. Airkenya flies into Kenya's best-known game reserves namely the Masai Mara, Amboseli, Nanyuki, Meru, Samburu, Loisaba and Lewa Downs. Airkenya also operates a scheduled daily flight to Kilimanjaro in Tanzania where Regional Air Services is able to offer convenient connectivity into the Northern Serengeti, Manyara and Arusha. Other Regional Air routes include Seronera, Grumeti, Sasakwa, Kleins Camp, Ndutu and Kogatende, Zanzibar, Dar-es-Salaam, Saadani, Pangani, Mkomazi and charter flights throughout the country. Check out www.airkenya.com and www.regionaltanzania.com for more information. Website

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AirKenya

Regional services within Kenya. At Airkenya safety and security are of paramount importance. As one of Africas leading aviation companies Airkenya aspires to reach new heights of service delivery. At Airkenya our diverse operations are looked into with eagle eyes. Our aircraft are thoroughly inspected by highly trained engineers to ensure our passengers enjoy consistently smooth safe flights. Our excellent maintenance facilities have been approved by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority and the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority in accordance with international airworthiness safety standards. This together with our dedicated ground team has secured Airkenya an impressive track record for safety. Website

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Auric Air

Auric Air Services Ltd is Tanzania's preferred corporate and safari airline with a wide network of domestic scheduled services. From its bases at Mwanza Airport—Mwanza, Julius Nyerere International Airport—Dar-es-salaam and Arusha Airport, Auric Air provides scheduled flights to some of the most remote and otherwise inaccessible destinations within Tanzania. Auric Air now provides daily scheduled services to more than 30 destinations and handles approximately 8500 passengers every month. The airline operates 12 aircraft consisting of Cessna Grand Caravans C208Bs and Cessna Grand Caravan EXs, a fleet which is amongst the youngest of Caravan fleets in this region. With the reliable turbine engine, this type of all-weather aircraft has been chosen to meet the specific requirements of operating into bush airstrips within Tanzania's world famous game parks, hunting strips and to not so well maintained airstrips within East Africa. All of Auric Air's aircraft are equipped with the Glass cockpit, and, in order to enhance safety, optional state of the art avionics including latest in traffic terrain avoidance systems - Synthetic Visual Technology and Satellite-Based real-time tracking systems have been installed. Website

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Coastal Aviation

Coastal Aviation is an airline operating out of Dar es Salaam - charter flights. Coastal Aviation flying to some 100 strips located in some of the most isolated pockets of the East African Region. The scheduled Coastal network also connects visitors to Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda with the world-famous Serengeti, links the emerging tourism destinations of Mozambique with the Southern Tanzania parks of Selous and Ruaha, and unites the tropical island paradises of Pemba, Zanzibar, Mafia and Fanjove Private Iaslandwith the National Parks and towns of the mainland. Our state of the art fleet is composed of 20 aircraft and has been expertly-adapted to the African safari environment, without compromise to safety and comfort. Website

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Mombasa Air Safari

Mombasa Air Safari is a Kenya coast scheduled airline. MOMBASA AIR SAFARI has been based at Mombasa's Moi International Airport since 1974. Our offices at Mombasa and Diani Beach Ukunda Airport are open during normal business hours. Our agent in Malindi Southern Sky Safaris have offices in the centre of Malindi. Our fleet consists of five aircraft with a seat capacity exceeding 100 seats. We have our own maintenance capability based at Moi International Airport Mombasa. Website

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Safarilink

Premier safari airline and charter. Safarilink is Kenya's premier safari airline with a network of connecting domestic scheduled services to all the best safari destinations within Kenya and across the border into northern Tanzania. From it's base at Wilson Airport, Nairobi SafariLink provides daily scheduled flights to Masai Mara, Amboseli, Tsavo West, Naivasha, Nanyuki, Lewa Downs, Samburu, Lamu, Kilimanjaro, Loisaba, Migori and Diani Beach. Additionally it can also provide private charter flights if a client's particular requirement as regards destination or timing cannot be met by the scheduled services. Website

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