Maasai Mara Gates & Camps/Lodges Locations

Maasai Mara in Southwestern Kenya occupies a total area of 1510km. The park is highly celebrated for its luxuriant population of distinct animals as well as the annual great migration which occurs between the peak months of July, August, September, October.  Maasai Mara national Reserve has several entry gates, situated in distinct locations with all the main camps within their regions.

All entrances into and exits out of the park are restricted between 6:00am and 6:30pm outside which, no car or individual is allowed in the park except cases with the permission from the reserve warden like a vehicle breakdown or bad weather conditions leading to closure of roads.

Maaai Mara National Reserve has 6 gates, with main camps/lodges, that are evidently distributed to allow travelers get in to the reserve by road, as well as exit, like: Sekanani gate, Talek gate, Musiara gate, Oloololo gate, Ololaimutia Gate, Sand River Gate as comprehensively detailed below.

#Highlights of Gates Of Masai Mara

  • Sekenani Gate
  • Talek Gate
  • Musiara Gate
  • Oloololo Gate ( Mara Conservancy )
  • Oloolaimutia Gate
  • Sand River Gate (Closed)

Sekenani Gate

Gates of Masai Mara

Sekenani Gate receives the highest population of  entries, due to its location  at the Eastern border of Maasai Mara National Reserve.  The gate has a direct access from Narok town and settles in the outskirts of Sekanani town. The prime lodging close to this gate include Mara Sarova game Camp, Keekorok Lodge, Mara Sweet Acacia Lodge, Mara Springs Camp, Enkolong Tented Camp, Kimana Mara Tented Camp, Oldarpoi Mara camp, Sekanani Camp, AA lodge Maasai mara,

Talek Gate

Talek gate sits amidst the large Open Savannah grassland on the Western side of Maasai mara national Reserve. The gate is popularly used, yet it is the most developed among other entrance gate. Talek gate neighbors the Talk River which acts like a natural boundary separating the western region from the Eastern region of  Maasai Mara game reserve. The  best lodges accommodations within this region include, Mara Intrepids Tented Camp, Julia’S River Camp, Aruba Mara Camp, Tipilikwani Mara Camp, Mara Leisure Camp, Fig Tree Camp, Azure Mara Haven, Mara Simba Lodge, Mara Serena Safari Lodge, Entry Gates To Masai Mara, Talek-Gate,

Musiara Gate

Musiara Gate is placed adjacent to Oloololo gate North East of Maasai Mara National Reserve. The gate overlooks the Mara River and the best accommodation options in this place  include

Musiara Gate is situated on the north eastern end of Masai Mara national reserve, in a short distance east of the Oloololo gate and on the opposite side of the Mara River. Accommodation options located near the gate include, Little Governors Camp

Governors Camp, Governors’ IL Moran Camp, Kandili Camps, Angama Mara, Karen Blixen Camp, Kilima Camp and, Nyota Mara Camp.

Oloololo Gate ( Mara Conservancy )

Oloolo gate approaches Maasai Mara National Reserve from the North Eastern Region, and is established a short distance  south of one of Mara river Tributaries. The is reached through C13(Aitong road) and C14(Singo – Kaboson road). You can also use this gate to drive to the west of Mara River, and a brief distance  north of the walls of the Valley of the Ololoo escarpment. The  best accommodations in this area are listed as: Mara Big Five Lodge, Fairmont Mara Safari Club, Entim Mara Camp, Oltome Mara Magic

Oloolaimutia Gate

Oloolaimutia gate of Masai Mara is situated on the suburbs Oloolaimutia Town, just between the hilly eastern edges of Masai Mara national reserve. The best accommodation options around Oloolaimuita gate are: Ol Moran Tented Camp, Mara Sidai Camp, Acacia Camp Mara among others,

Sand River Gate (Closed)

The sand River gate sits on the northern banks of the Sand River, one of the tributaries of the Mara River  on the southern border of Maasai Mara National Reserve, which shares an international borderline between  Kenya & TanzaniaThe Mara River is still the outstanding crossing point of the wildebeest migration.

The sand river gate along with Bolongoja gate of Serengeti National Park are still closed to tourists,  because of the border attacks between Kenya & Tanzania