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Masai Mara

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Ideal duration: 2-3 days

Nearest Airport: Serena Check Flights

Best Time: June-October Read More

"The Land of The Lush Wilderness "

Masai Mara Tourism

Masai Mara is a well-known national reserve area of Kenya. It is an extremely popular tourist spot as well, on account of the wildlife and exotic bird species that exist here.

Masai Mara is blessed in terms of the variety of its topography. The topography of this area ranges from bushes and soft sand to vast grasslands. It is also a haven for animal lovers. The Big Five can be most easily spotted here _ the lion, the elephant, the rhino and the buffalo. This is a prime area for nature and wildlife lovers, as the flora and fauna is rich and varied and more than enough to leave you with an unforgettable experience.

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Currency in Masai Mara

The currency used here is the Kenya Shilling (KES). Dollars are accepted by most places.

Exchanging Money in Masai Mara

You will find currency exchange stations at airports. ATMs for your use will also be available at the airport.

Daily Budget for Masai Mara

Masai Mara is not a budget destination. Staying here is an expensive proposition, coming upto at least USD 100 per person or KES 10,375, on a daily basis.

Religion of Masai Mara

Christianity is the predominant religion here, followed by the Masai people.

Masai Mara Customs

Tipping is not obligatory. But you could always tip for good service, which is obviously considered polite.

Language of Masai Mara

The Masais speak English, their local dialect Maa and even Swahili.

History of Masai Mara

Masai Mara was first established as a wildlife sanctuary in 1961. It was a fairly small area. It was later extended and then converted into a game reserve area. The status of a National Reserve was granted to Masai Mara in 1974.

Nightlife in Masai Mara

As it is a wildlife reserve, the nightlife here is relatively quiet. You could at the most enjoy a luxurious dinner within the hotel youre put up at.

Shopping in Masai Mara

Again, it being a wildlife reserve, there arent any shopping destinations or malls in Masai Mara, as such. However, you will find the odd gift shops outside the reserve area selling jewellery and other souvenirs. Your resort could also have an in-house gift store that you can shop at.

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FAQs on Masai Mara

What is the best time to visit Masai mara?

This is Masai Maras dry season. It is also during this period that wildlife viewing is at is peak, making it the best time to see the many animals and birds.
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What is the local food in Masai mara?

Kenya overall, is of course very famous for its non-vegetarian cuisine. The resorts and lodges here have lavish spreads in terms of a buffet. A popular choice is the all you can eat buffet at Masai Mara Serena Lodge, with veg and non-veg options.
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What is the best way to reach Masai mara?

You can get to Masai Mara either by plane or by a cab or car.
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How much does a package cost for Masai mara?

The packages for Masai mara start at INR 24900 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the places near Masai mara?

The top places near to Masai mara are Nairobi which is 206 km from Masai mara, London which is located 6739 km from Masai mara, Dubai which is located 3672 km from Masai mara, Amsterdam which is located 6600 km from Masai mara, New york city which is located 11696 km from Masai mara

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