The Masai Mara is a national reserve in the south-west of Kenya. Each year the reserve plays host to thousands of tourists who come to see the famous wildlife and birdlife. Fortunately due to the experienced staff, there are very few dangers in relation to visiting the reserve.
Here are some extra tips from Accident Advice Helpline. Remember, should the unfortunate happen and you suffer an accident whilst at the reserve, then you may be entitled to travel accident compensation.
How to get around?
Moving around in Masai Mara National Reserve should only take place by car – preferably by 4-wheel drive safari vehicles. Because of the wild animals it is absolutely forbidden to move about on foot outside the camp sites and lodges. It is also possible to travel around the reserve by hot air balloon.
When this guide was published, Masai Mara National Reserve fees were £50 per person (ages 13 and older) or £25 per child (3-13) per day. Children under 3 receive free admission. Always ask whether these fees are included in any accommodations package and, if so, ensure that you have evidence of having prepaid these fees with you when you travel into and around the park.
The risks to health whilst travelling will vary between individuals and many issues need to be taken into account, e.g. activities abroad, length of stay, and general health of the traveller. It is recommended that you consult with your General Practitioner or Practice Nurse 6-8 weeks in advance of travel. They will assess your particular health risks before recommending vaccines and /or antimalarial tablets.
The most common diseases which travellers to the reserve can be subject to are:
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
Length of the safari:
The length of your safari is predetermined and it is unlikely that you will be able to prematurely end your safari should you become uncomfortable at any stage.
If you have booked, or are considering booking a trip to the Masai Mara reserve, then follow the above guide for helpful hints and tips on what to do when you’re there.
Date Published: December 2, 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Accident abroad