Sand river gate

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Altitude:1600 m.a.m.s.l.

An entrance/exit point located the southern end of masai mara national reserve, near the border adjoining it and Tanzania's Serengeti national park. Due to the nearby border between Kenya and Tanzania being closed to tourists, the gate is seldom used, with most using the Isebania border instead.

What to do there?Short safari walks, view Wildebeest crossing the river when in season, birdwatching and game drives in the nearby area. Or visit other attractions in Masai Mara, a list of which can be found on our attractions page.

Best time to visit?The July — August or November months, when the Wildebeest are either crossing into or out of the Masai Mara respectively.

Location of Sand river gateThe Sand river gate is on the northern banks of the Sand river, one of the tributaries for the Mara river as well as a crossing point for the wildebeest migration.

It also sits on the southern border of masai mara national reserve, a few metres from the border between Kenya and Tanzania as well as the Bologonja gate into serengeti national park.

For more information on this location, please see the map below.

How to get there?By air or road.
Although they aren't any in its immediate vicinity, you could still use other airstrips in the Masai Mara national reserve.

Or take the scenic route and drive through the rest of the park before getting there.

For information on the park or its entrance fees, please see the Mara conservancy website.

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