Masai Mara Community Fee


The Masai Mara

Dear valued Guest and Travel Partner,

We would like to inform you of an important update regarding your bookings at our Masai Mara camps.

A Community Fee is now payable as part of the new lease agreement from the Narok County Government. We are therefore passing on a charge USD $50 per guest per night, regardless of age or residency, towards the cost of this new fee.  This new Community Fee is applicable to guests staying at any of our Masai Mara camps as per the below:

  • Governors’ will cover the cost of the Community Fee for any existing bookings that are already confirmed, which are for travel between 14th of November until 31st of December 2023.
  • For any new bookings made, that are for travel between 14th of November until 31st of December 2023, the Community Fee will be charged to the guest on the invoice at time of booking.
  • For all bookings (both new and confirmed) that are for travel from 1st of January 2024 onwards, the Community Fee will be charged to the guest on the invoice at time of booking.

We understand that this additional cost may raise concerns, especially in conjunction with the increased Masai Mara National Reserve entry fees for 2024. However, it is crucial to recognise that the Community Fee is a part of the Narok County Government’s initiative to ensure that the benefits of tourism are distributed more broadly to the surrounding communities. This fee will also contribute to the sustainability and, where possible, the regeneration of the Masai Mara ecosystem from both a conservation and wildlife perspective.

The Community Fee will be added to the booking invoice at the time of booking. We will be updating all bookings for travel starting from the 1st of January 2024 (including those that are confirmed) and your Travel Designer will be in contact with you soon to provide further information on this adjustment. If you have any questions or require clarification in the meantime, please feel free to reach out to us.

We greatly appreciate your continued support and understanding as we work together to promote responsible and sustainable tourism in the Masai Mara.