If you are going to visit one of the national parks of Africa and Kenya in particular, then it is extremely important to understand how to behave during your visit to the world of wild nature. To make you visit does not disturb animals and to ensure your own safety, simple rules were developed, which, however, should be taken very seriously. 
You will probably want to get close to wild animals and sometimes animals themselves exhibit no less curiosity and come at a very close distance. For beautiful shots tourists often put themselves at incredible risk, forgetting that many animals, even not predatory ones, are a great danger. 
Guides, that try to win clients favor and earn good tips, often take risks and break rules, exposing both themselves and you to danger and delivering a lot of inconvenience to animals. 
Please get acquainted with the rules and regulations of Maasai Mara national park. Rules can differ in other parks and reserves but in general they are quite similar. Anyway, we recommend that you should get acquainted with the rules of the park you are going to. At the entrance to any park you can easily obtain them at the administration. If you notice that you guide break the rules, do not be afraid to rebuke him. Thus, you will not only protect the nature but also yourself. Also it’s significant that for breaking the rules you can be penalized. 
If you are a photographer and need more possibilities then you should prepare all the necessary permits and get the necessary instructions in advance. If you need any help our team is always at your service.
Maasai Mara National Reserve Rules and Regulations
 – Respect the privacy of wildlife, this is their habitat 
 – Don't feed animals it upsets their diet and leads to human dependence 
 – Keep quiet, keep radio at a low volume – noise disturbs the wildlife and may irritate your fellow visitors
 – Stay in your vehicle at all times, except at designated picnic sites
 – No alighting from vehicles at river crossing points
 – Do not chase, follow or harass animals
 – Cheetahs on/in the vehicle are strictly prohibited. Keep a distance of 25 meters from a cheetah, especially with cubs, and under no circumstances do not approach cheetahs moving towards your car, as it may encourage them climbing a vehicle. Abusing this rule will be equated to the animal harassment. 
 – Do not accelerate or make any noise to attract animal's attention, respect privacy of animals
 – Do not use flash while taking photographs of animals, it can affect their vision
 – Refrain from standing or sitting on the rooftop or bonnet of vehicles while on game drive or at any wildlife sighting. 
 – Keep below the maximum speed limit 50 km/h on main roads and 30 km/h on game viewing roads
 – No pets are allowed into the park
 – Never drive off-road, this severely damages the habitat. Keep to graded roads and cut tracks
 – When viewing wildlife keep to a minimum distance o 25 meters and pull to the side of the road so as to allow others to pass 
 – Do not make a circle around the animal, it needs to check an enviroment for a potential danger
 – Leave no litter and never leave fires unattended or discard burning objects
 – Ensure that you get correct receipts at KATO Office or at the gate and produce these to the park officials on demand
 – Use designated entry/exit gates only
 – Leave before dusk. Visitors are not allowed in the Park between 6:30 pm and 6:35 am
 – Do not cross Tanzanian border
 – Night game driving is not allowed
 – Resident vehicles should have a valid annual Park licenses displayed
 – When there are more than five vehicles waiting to see an animal, viewing time is restricted to 10 minutes
 – Vehicles waiting the see the sighting must wait at a distance of 100 meters
 – Do not use specialized equipment (drones, remote recording devices) without authorization from the Narok County Covernment
 – For any complain, please contact the Chief Park Warden's office at Sekenani park headquarters
 – Enjoy your stay in Maasai-Mara National Reserve, your satisfaction is our happiness 
 – Welcome again to Maasai-Mara National Reserve
If you break any of the rules above, the Narok Country Government Rangers have the legal right to:
 – Impose an on-th-spot fine of KSh 10,000
 – Have a vehicle and/or people removed from the Park immediately
 – Have a vehicle and/or people banned from the Park
Violation Category Penalty
Default on payment of Park Entry Fee
a) Motor Vehicle = KSh 2,000 per entry
b) Driver = KSh 2,000 
c) Repeat default = KSh 4,000 
Posession of an invalid ticket – KSH 3,000 per person 
Off-road driving KSh 10,000 and ban for repeat offenders
Animal harassment – KSh 10,000 
Littering inside the Park – KSh 5,000