Getting Here and Around in Masai Mara

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Getting Here and Around

Most people fly to the Mara from Nairobi Wilson airport, and scheduled daily air services (45-minute flight) land at eight airstrips in the area. The cost is approximately $185 each way (some lodges include this flight and transfer in their rates). If you're a nervous flyer, note that you'll usually travel in small turbo prop aircraft; many tour operators offer a driving option. The Mara is 270 km (168 miles) from Nairobi and takes approximately six hours to drive. You'll need a four-wheel-drive vehicle. Don't attempt to drive in the rainy season. Once in the park, there are well established, signposted roads, but make sure you know exactly where you're going before you depart. Park entry fees are $80 per person, but this is always included in package tours.

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