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Off Road Permit in the Mara

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Off Road Permit in the Mara

I know we have special permits to allow film making and so on in Kenya. . .

. . . but I heard that there are also off road permits for you to go off track in the Mara. Is that a thing? Or is that guide/camps not following the recommended rules and stressing out the fauna or flora?

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Glasgow, United...
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1. Re: Off Road Permit in the Mara

Its Private conservatories who allow off road driving,

Some specific parks also allow night drives, between 8pm-10pm, again probably it's private conservatories,

Otherwise KWS rangers are watching or may find out,

For specific permits contact KWS office who will have more info.

Glasgow, United...
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2. Re: Off Road Permit in the Mara

Sowi should have said,

Private Conservancies.

Salford, United...
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3. Re: Off Road Permit in the Mara

It is my understanding that you must keep to the tracks - if you are spotted driving off road, then you risk a sizeable fine.

Here is some information relating to filming and driving off road:

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4. Re: Off Road Permit in the Mara

In Mara Triangle (west of the Mara river part of reserve), you are allowed to go off-road for big cat (lions, cheetahs, leopards) sightings in "low used areas" of the park. But those sightings are usually strictly regulated by local rangers, who enforce limited number of vehicles near the animals and limited time each of those vehicles spend near the cats.

But frankly, I really don't understand this urge for off-roading. I see it as very selfish and kind of voayeurish behavior of tourists.

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