Best Guide to Navigating Flights to Maasai Mara

 Navigating Flights to Maasai Mara

There are several airlines flying from Nairobi to various airstrips in Maasai Mara. The flights are offered by the airlines usually twice per day by which every flight takes only one hour.

All these airlines have a reliable service and credible safety record. The airstrips in Maasai Mara National park and conservancies, are all over in different parts of the park. This is to serve lodges and camps in close distances to them and  to reduce the time taken from the airstrip to the hotel.

Almost all these flights take off from Wilson airport in Nairobi and you need only be at the airport about 45 minutes initially to the flight. Walk with me as we   navigate the best flights to  Maasai Mara.

From abroad to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) Nairobi

Major airlines worldwide have direct flights to and from Kenya regularly. Kenya Airways (KQ) and offers you direct flights, from Europe, Asia, United states of America, middle East and within African continent. We are happy to make your safari calm and memorable.

If you are flying directly from major city airports around the world to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Kenya (JKIA), You can  visit the airlines’ respective websites or contact your travel agent to make flight bookings

Kenya Airways with direct flights from New York, Rome, Paris, Amsterdam, Dubai, and Guangzhou
Lufthansa– with direct flights from Frankfurt
Qatar Airways -with direct flights from Doha
Turkish Airlines -with direct flights from Istanbul
Ethiopian Airlines– with direct flights from Addis Ababa
Air France -with direct flights from Paris.
China Southern– with direct flights from Changsha and Shenzhen
Emirates -with direct flights from Dubai

From Nairobi to Maasai Mara

There are only two airports in Nairobi to start your journey to Maasai Mara, which are Jomo Kenyatta airport and Wilson airport.  Depending from  where you are coming from, the first destination is either  the two airports which are within Nairobi city. The scheduled time for the flight are;

– Morning Flight: Depart Nairobi 10am – Arrive Maasai Mara 11am
– Return Morning Flight: Depart Maasai Mara 11am – Arrive Nairobi 12pm
– Afternoon Flight: Depart Nairobi 3pm – Arrive Maasai Mara 4pm
– Return Afternoon Flight: Depart Maasai Mara 4pm – Arrive Nairobi 5pm

There are several airlines that can fly you daily to the Maasai Mara from Nairobi, Kenya they include, Safarilink Aviation, Mombasa Air Safari, Air Kenya, Kenya Airways, and Jambojet. Through booking the flight it only takes approximately 45 minutes, making it a quick and happy way to reach this beautiful destination.

Most flights depart from Wilson Airport in Nairobi, and Lands at one of the several airstrips in the. Maasai Mara such as Keekorok, Ol Kiombo, Musiara, Kichwa Tembo, Serena, siana conservancy Airstrip.

Just before landing on the flight, you will enjoy aerial views over the famous Maasai Mara, you can catch a site of the  savannah  with acacia trees. The rivers that cut through the terrain offer truly an unforgettable and inspiring experience. It sets the tone for the adventure that awaits you on the ground. Kenya is very blessed to have such diverse landscape.

 Landing to Maasai Mara by Air

After getting through the whole flying journey from Nairobi to arrival at the airstrip in the Maasai Mara, the guests are warmly meet by greetings and traditionally clothed and are sang maasai receptionist songs.

The safari guides are always ready to transport and give security to their visitors to their chosen accommodation at whatever time they get in. Whether it’s a luxury tented camp or a traditional lodge, the warm hospitality and exceptional service of the lodges in the Maasai Mara is of a highest level that ensure a comfortable and memorable stay.

In addition, the overall journey to Maasai Mara by air is a convenient and exciting way to begin an unforgettable safari adventure for visitors.

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Frequently Asked Questions 

1.Which airports in Nairobi offer flights to Maasai Mara, and why is Wilson Airport preferred over JKIA?

Flights to Maasai Mara mostly take off from Wilson Airport in Nairobi. Wilson Airport is preferred for its proximity to the city and reduced travel time to hotels in Maasai Mara.

2.How can I book a flight from abroad to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi?

Major airlines worldwide offer direct flights to and from JKIA. Visit the respective airline websites or contact your travel agent for flight bookings.

3.Which major airlines offer direct flights to JKIA from various international destinations?

Airlines such as Kenya Airways, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Air France, China Southern, and Emirates offer direct flights to JKIA.

4.How many airports are available in Nairobi for flights to Maasai Mara, and what are the scheduled flight times?

There are two airports, Jomo Kenyatta Airport and Wilson Airport. Scheduled flight times include morning and afternoon departures.

5.What airlines provide flights from Nairobi to Maasai Mara, and how long does the journey take?

Airlines such as Safarilink Aviation, Mombasa Air Safari, Air Kenya, Kenya Airways, and Jambojet offer daily flights, taking approximately 45 minutes.

6.Which airstrips in Maasai Mara do most flights land at, and what can passengers expect during the scenic flight?

Flights usually land at various airstrips, including Keekorok, Ol Kiombo, Musiara, Kichwa Tembo, Serena, and Siana Conservancy Airstrip. Passengers enjoy aerial views of the vast savannah, acacia trees, and winding rivers.

7.What happens upon landing in Maasai Mara, and how are guests welcomed?

Guests are warmly meet with traditional Maasai greetings and songs by safari guides. Guides ensure safe transportation to chosen accommodations, offering exceptional hospitality.

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