Nairobi to Masai Mara Distance | How Far is Masai Mara from Nairobi

Distance between Nairobi and Masai Mara:  Many safari enthusiasts usually ask, what is the distance from Nairobi to Masai Mara? The distance from Nairobi to Masai Mara Game Reserve usually depends on the property that you are going to stay within Masai Mara.

Distance between Nairobi and Masai Mara

Distance from Nairobi to Masai Mara is 260 km. This is the distance if you are staying at Mara Sopa, Keekorok lodge and other lodges and camps near Sekenani gate.

The distance between Nairobi and Masai Mara, if you are staying at Ashnil, Mara River Camp and Mara Serena safari lodge is about 320 km.

Distance between Nairobi and Masai Mara

Nairobi to Masai Mara

Nairobi is Kenya’s capital city and largest city. The name comes from the Masai phrase Enkare Nairobi, which means a place of cool waters. Nairobi is a city where most tourists enter the country. It is the first stop for most tourists. It is where most safaris in Kenya start.

Nairobi is also known to be a vibrant city, a capital city with the only national park in the world. It is also home to major international companies and organizations.

If you are seeking an adventure away from the city and your daily work, then you need to take a tour to the Masai Mara Game Reserve, home to abundant wildlife. It is here you will be able to spot the big five. The big five animals include the African elephant, African leopard, African lion, The African buffalo or Cape buffalo, and Black rhinoceros.

The Masai Mara game reserve is also known to be the home of the seventh wonder of the world: The Great Wildebeest Migration.

This is the immense movement of wildebeests and zebras that happens between the Serengeti National park in Tanzania and Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya between July through October. The move is mainly in search of greener pastures. The animals have to pass across the Mara River in the Maasai Mara from the Serengeti where the crocodiles prey on them. This is an amazing experience and you need to capture the moment, you can do a 4 Day Masai Mara Safari

Find how to get to Masai Mara National Reserve from Nairobi.

Nairobi to Masai Mara distance by Road

Driving from Nairobi to Masai Mara by car should take you 5 to 6 hours. The distance covered and time will also be determined by the location of the camp or lodge within the Masai Mara game reserve.

During your drive to Masai Mara from Nairobi, you will have the opportunity to experience the beautiful scenery and see different cultures along the way.

You will have a stopover along the way just to enjoy the scenery. You will stop at the Great Rift Valley escarpment Viewpoint and Narok before proceeding to Masai Mara.

The best vehicles to use are 4 by 4 vehicles, customized Safari vans, and safari Land cruisers. This will ensure that you have a comfortable and amazing safari experience.

Flying to Masai Mara from Nairobi

You can also opt to fly to Masai Mara from Nairobi. A flight from Nairobi to Masai Mara will take approximately 40 – 45 minutes. This option is best if you don’t want to spend so much time on the road.

There are several airstrips within Masai Mara; therefore it is good to land near the lodge or camp that you will be staying.

Airstrips in Masai Mara:

  • Maasai – Mara North
  • Mara – Angama
  • Mara – Keerokok
  • Mara – Kichwa
  • Mara – Musiara
  • Mara – Ngerende
  • Mara Olare Orok
  • Mara Olseki
  • Mara Serena

Safari Masai Mara Nairobi Packages

Visiting Masai Mara, Southern Valley Safaris offers several safari packages to Masai Mara to choose from.

Below are some of the Nairobi to Masai Mara Safari packages to choose from.

Masai Mara Safari 3 Days
4 Day Masai Mara Safari
4 Days Masai Mara Lake Nakuru Safari from Nairobi
5 Days Kenya Safari from Nairobi
5 Days Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru Safari