Distance Between Masai Mara to Serengeti By Flight/Road

Here is a list of the best routes from Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city, or Masai Mara to Serengeti National Park. While the Masai Mara National Reserve and the Serengeti National Park are close to one another and only divided by the Tanzania–Kenya border, traveling from one side of the road to the other is more difficult than it appears on the map.

The following contains pertinent information about how to go to Serengeti from Masai Mara by road and air as well as how to travel to Serengeti via Nairobi, Kenya, from outside, including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Europe, Australia, India, and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. For information about available flights abroad, please contact us.

Where to Go on an African Safari – Masai Mara vs Serengeti

By Road From Masai Mara To Serengeti

Traveling by road between Masai Mara and the Serengeti is available by either the border at Namanga, which is located to the east of the Serengeti, or through Isebania, which is located to the west of the Serengeti.

Crossing At Isebania

At a little border crossing called Isebania, you can cross the border between Kenya and Tanzania just west of the Masai Mara and Serengeti. The road is exceedingly uneven and difficult on both sides of the border, which is the main issue with the route through Isebania. Additionally, it can take more than half a day to get from Mara to Isebania and then to a camp in the Serengeti. This does not account for any potential time lost at the border, which could range from an hour to several hours, depending on the volume of traffic there. On this trip, an overnight stay is frequently necessary.

Crossing At Namanga

For individuals who want to avoid paying for flights but still want to go on safari in both countries, the Namanga route is a preferable choice. Even though the trip through this path is a little more comfortable, the problem with it is that it is also rather far from both of the areas. The requirement to obtain a vehicle permit when crossing the border is yet another issue with road travel. You might pay dearly for this! If you’re not driving, you can walk across the border and then make arrangements for another travel agency to pick you up on the other side.

Overall, the road trip isn’t worth the bother because you wind up wasting a lot of time on it. Depending on how many people you’re traveling with and how many individuals the expense needs to be split among, it might even be more expensive than flying.

By Air From Masai Mara To Serengeti

By Air From Masai Mara To Serengeti

By Air From Masai Mara To Serengeti

Option A: Masai Mara – Migori Airtstrip – Tarime Airstrip – Serengeti Flight

The best and most common way to get from Masai Mara to Serengeti National Park is via air. You can cross the border at Isebania by taking a flight to the Migori Airstrip on the Kenyan side of the border, which is close to Isebania. Once across the border, a car will be waiting for you to transport you to the Tarime airfield so you may fly to the airstrips in Serengeti National Park. However, this service is only offered during the busiest travel period! Because it all relies on how long the line is at the border, it is impossible to predict with certainty the flight time.

  • Masai Mara to Migori Airstrip: Typically, flights leave around 8:45 am and arrive at 9:30 am.
  • Seronera Airstrip Serengeti to Tarime Airstrip; Departs at 13:20 and Arrives at 14:15

Option B: Masai Mara – Nairobi Wilson – Kilimanjaro Tanzania – Seronera Airstrip Serengeti:

Flying to Nairobi, Arusha, and the Serengeti airstrips are other options for air travel. The alternative of traveling to the Migori Airstrip in Kenya, crossing the border, and then taking a flight from the Tarime airstrip to the Serengeti is the most practical. You can simply follow these steps in reverse if you wish to travel from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara.

  • Masai Mara to Nairobi Wilson: 11:00 am departure, 12:30 pm arrival; typical flight timings
  • Nairobi Wilson to Kilimanjaro Tanzania; 13.15 hr departure, 14.10 hr arrival
  • Seronera Airstrip in Serengeti from Kilimanjaro; depart at
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