The Masai Mara National Reserve is accessible through several gates, each as a portal to the vast, untamed wilderness teeming with a diverse range of flora and fauna. Among these, the Sekenani Gate is notably prominent, serving as a popular entry point for tourists and adventurers, given its proximity to various camps and lodges.
These gates, including the Oloololo Gate and Oloolaimutia Gate, not only manage the influx of visitors but also stand as gateways to the unique experiences that the reserve has to offer. Each gate leads to different regions of the reserve, each with its distinct ecosystem and wildlife, promising a unique and unforgettable safari experience.
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|Masai Mara Safari Deals/Offers/Tours||High Season 1st Nov 2023 – 15th Dec 2023||Festive Season: 16th Dec 2023 – 3rd Jan 2024|
|3 Days AA Lodges Offer||KES 46,784 Per Person||KES 60,280 Per Person|
|3 Days Miti Mingi Eco Camp Safari||KES 48,400 Per Person||KES 53,400 Per Person|
|3 Days Orng’atuny Mara King Camp Tour||KES 49,400 Per Person||KES 58,400 Per Person|
|3 Days Sentrim Masai Mara Offer||KES 50,800 Per Person||KES 63,000 Per Person|
|3 Days Zebra Plain Mara Deal||KES 53,500 Per Person||KES 71,100 Per Person|
|3 Days Mtito Safari Camp Offer||KES 55,100 Per Person||KES 62,650 Per Person|
|3 Days Basecamp Masai Mara Package||KES 55,950 Per Person||KES 64,520 Per Person|
|3 Days Mara Sopa Lodge Package Tour||KES 56,035 Per Person||KES 66,050 Per Person|
|3 Days Mara River Lodge Deal||KES 57,400 Per Person||KES 68,400 Per Person|
|3 Days Crocodile Camp Tour||KES 58,500 Per Person||KES 71,100 Per Person|
|3 Days Mara Maisha Camp Package||KES 59,800 Per Person||KES 77,400 Per Person|
|3 Days Mara Crossing Camp Tour||KES 79,400 Per Person||KES 96,400 Per Person|
Things Included in the Maasai Mara National Reserve Packages
There are 7 entry gates leading visitors to the vast Masai Mara National Reserve. These include:
Musiara Gate is located in the northwest corner and is another popular entry point for tourists due to its variety of wildlife. It is about 210 km from Nairobi, making it a relatively accessible gate.
It leads directly into grasslands where you can find cheetahs, elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, wildebeests and zebras during game drives.
The nearby camps and lodges include Mara Serena Safari Lodge, Fig Tree Camp, Governor’s Il Moran Camp, Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp, Miti Mingi Eco-Camp, Royal Mara Safari Lodge and Angama Mara.
Talek Gate is located on the south of the reserve and is about 220 km by road from Nairobi. It leads directly to the famous Mara River that traverses through Masai Mara National Reserve, where you can find a large variety of wildlife including huge herds of elephants, buffaloes and hippos.
The nearby camps and lodges include Mara Explorer Camp, Kicheche Bush Camp, Mara Leisure Camp, and Porini Mara Camp.
Oloololo Gate is located on the western side of the reserve and is about 220 km from Nairobi by road. It leads to a large number of wildlife hotspots, including Leopard Gorge, Mara Triangle and Rhino Ridge.
During game drives, you can often see lions, cheetahs, leopards and wildebeests. The nearby camps and lodges include Mara Intrepids Camp, Ol Seki Hemingways Mara Camp, and BaseCamp Explorer Masai Mara.
Sekani Gate is located on the outskirts of Sekenani town on the east side of the reserve and is one of the more popular gates due to its proximity to various camps and lodges. It leads directly into an area with plenty of wildlife, including big cats like lions and leopards.
Some of the popular camps and lodges near Sekenani Gate include Sekenani Camp which takes you close to nature without going to the reserve. Others are AA Lodge Masai Mara, Mara Sweet Acacia Lodge, Keekorok Lodge, Mara Springs Safari Camp, Sarova Game Camp, Oldarpoi Mara Camp, Enkolong Tented Camp, Mtito Safari Camp, and Kimana Mara Tented Camp.
Sekenani Gate is about 225 km from Nairobi and is accessible by both road and air, and that’s how to get to the Mara from the capital city. It is considered the main gate of the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya and is regularly used by most guests to check in and out of the park at the end of a game drive.
Kichwa Tembo Gate is located in the northern part of the reserve and is about 210 km from Nairobi. It leads to a grassy area with a high concentration of wildlife, including elephants, lions, leopards and buffaloes.
The nearby camps and lodges include AA Lodge Masai Mara, Asilia Africa’s Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp, BaseCamp Explorer Masai Mara, Fig Tree Camp and Royal Mara Safari Lodge.
Kichwa Tembo Gate is another main gate to Masai Mara, as it provides access to Miti Mingi Eco-Camp and Asilia Africa’s Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp.
Guests visiting the Sand River gate can explore the river and Mara Triangle area, which has a high density of wildlife. This area is known for its large herds of elephants, buffaloes and wildebeests.
The gate is located on the eastern side and is about 225 km by road from Kenya’s capital city. The nearby camps and lodges include AA Lodge Masai Mara, Porini Lion Camp, Ol Seki Hemingways Mara Camp, Governor’s Il Moran Camp and Kicheche Bush Camp.
Oloolaimutia Gate is located on the western side as well and is about 225 km from Nairobi. It leads to an area of rolling plains which are home to a wide variety of wildlife, including elephants, giraffes and zebras.
The nearby camps and lodges include AA Lodge Masai Mara, AndBeyond Bateleur Camp, Asilia Africa’s Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp, Governor’s Balloon Safari Camp, Keekorok Lodge and Mara Intrepids Camp.
Below are some of the frequently asked questions about the main entry gate to Masai Mara National Reserve by guests going on a safari to the park.
The best gate at Masai Mara is determined by the type of wildlife and experience you are looking for. For example, if you want to see plenty of lions and leopards then Sekenani Gate is a great option, while Talek Gate is ideal for crossing the iconic Mara River.
The other gates such as Oloololo Gate, Oloolaimutia Gate, Kichwa Tembo Gate and Sand River Gate all offer unique experiences as well.
Sekenani Camp is located within the reserve near Sekenani Gate. It offers a selection of luxury tents and cottages for visitors looking to stay in Masai Mara National Reserve.
Sekenani Camp also has plenty of wildlife viewing opportunities right outside its doorstep with resident animals like lions, elephants and cheetahs.
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