Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya? If you're planning to go to Maasai Mara National Reserve, we have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Based on the climate and weather in Maasai Mara National Reserve, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

Important essentials for Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Maasai Mara National Reserve, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection available.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently become worn. An unreadable card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly option.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb option.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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What to wear/what to pack for Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya by month

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January

January is warm. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

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February

If you go to Maasai Mara National Reserve in February, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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March

March for Maasai Mara National Reserve is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

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April

April is warm. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains most days.

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May

If you go to Maasai Mara National Reserve in May, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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June

June here is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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July

July in this region is warm. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

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August

If you go to Maasai Mara National Reserve in August, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 10s C).

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September

If you go to Maasai Mara National Reserve in September, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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October

October in this region is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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November

If you go to Maasai Mara National Reserve in November, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

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December

If you are traveling to Maasai Mara National Reserve in December, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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