3 DAY FROM DIANI BEACH – FLY & DRIVE

MASAI MARA

SOARING SAFARI GROUP TOUR

Starting from/returning to your Diani Beach or other coastal resort.

We’ll bring you to Mombasa airport for the quick flight to the Masai Mara.

And later fly you back to the coast.

Tour Departs Every Tuesday and Friday

Here’s the perfect addition to Kenya’s best beach – Kenya’s best park. By air! We’ll fly you from Diani Beach to Nairobi and then by land to the famous Masai Mara National Reserve. Save travel time and increase your safari time with this streamlined journey for big game, big cats, and big adventure.

The Masai Mara is the richest ecosystem in the region, alive with over 95 types of wildlife, including thousands of wildebeests, zebras, and gazelle herding through this vast open savannah.

On this specially designed Africa safari, you’ll enjoy Kenya’s immense rolling landscapes from above on the one-hour flight from the coast to Nairobi. There, you’ll meet your guide and join the group tour.

You’ll have lots of time for game drives throughout the park, then head back to Nairobi and fly to Mombasa and Diani Beach. It’s a perfect little safari at a great value.

What’s Cool About the Masai Mara?

Well just about everything – great prides of lions, large numbers of cheetahs, leopards, elephants, giraffes – all set on golden savannahs punctuated with picture-postcard acacia trees. Imagine a safari and you’ll picture the Masai Mara.

This is the home of the Great Migration – from July through October, you’ll witness a massive influx of wildebeest and zebra engulfing the park on their annual search for water and taller grasses.

Since this is an air safari, add to your flying time: take an optional early morning hot air balloon over the expanse below as the fields come alive with light and the movement of the wildlife below. Simply stunning.

Fast & Flexible

At AKS you write the rules. Travel and explore at your own pace in you own way. We’re fast, flexible, and always ready to respond to your requests. Book in advance or even the day before. We’ll get you out on safari – pronto!

The Extras

Depending on your choice of accommodation you can enjoy extras like sundowners, babysitting, swimming pool, traditional Maasai dances around the boma, special diets, outdoor dinning, views of zebra, wildebeests, and elephants.

Stay Connected or Not. Your Choice.

We realize you’re on safari to get away from the usual. Still, there are times you may want to go online… perhaps to share your photos and adventures with friends. Our safari vehicles connect with Wi-Fi, about 75% of the time so you can usually connect when you want.

The Details

No one is more important to the success of your safari than your guide. At Africa Kenya Safaris, we have the friendliest, most experienced driver/guides. They will guide, host, inform, and look after you like the special guest you are. That’s our guarantee.

You’ll safari in style out to the parks in a 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep – the best way to experience Africa with its higher seating for better views and its rugged all-wheel drive.

We give you more at AKS – customization, flexibility, and lots of choices. Your safari includes park entrance fees, game drives, accommodations, meals, airfare, and transfer to Diani and other resort beaches.

Please give us a shout at Africa Kenya Safaris to set up your personalized safari adventure for yourself, your family, and your friends.

Check Out Your Ride

Experience your Africa Kenya Safari in a customized pop-top roof 4x4x Safari Jeep that features: Portable fridge/Cooler Box, 4 Binoculars, long-range high-frequency radio, 4G/LTE broadband WIFI connectivity, AC 230 V Power Outlets, First Aid Kit, Safari Guide Books, Baby Seats (on request), Side steps (on request) and most importantly an expert multi-lingual safari guide who will ensure you have an incredible safari experience.

Day 1

Diani Beach – Nairobi - Masai Mara

1 Hour Flight

5 -6 Hour Drive

4:00  It’s safari time! Africa Kenya Safaris will be by early to bring you to the Mombasa Airport. Buckle into your Kenya Airlines flight to Nairobi for the 5:00 am take off. This short one-hour flight will bring you over Kenya’s landscapes as the African sunrise lights up the vast fields below.

In no time you’ll be in Nairobi where you’ll be welcomed by your guide in a 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep, joining the group tour.

Now we’re off to the Masai Mara through the Great Rift Valley. We’ll make stops along the way to rest, refresh, and check out the towering escarpments gracing the landscape.

We’ll get to the Mara in time for lunch at your accommodation, where you can plan out your day with your guide.

For the next three days your group and your guide can experience unlimited game drives over the Mara’s hills and fields, tracking for big cats, buffalo, rhino, giraffe, antelope, and so much more.

Toward evening we’ll return to your Mara safari lodge or tented camp for dinner and stories of our first safari day.

Day 2

Full Day at the Masai Mara

We’ll be up early to get this safari started. Pile into the 4 x 4 to run over the hills and through the bush tracking for lions, cheetahs, hyenas, gazelle, eland, topi, and the vast birdlife populating the park.

We’ll head down to the Mara River, site of the Migration crossing. Here you’ll witness an invasion of wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, and more wildlife streaming in from the Serengeti. Waiting for them in the river are crocodiles and then on the welcoming bank, all kinds of big cats and other predators.

It can be a scene of great expression –  all the drama of the natural world playing out before you.

Expand your safari with several optional outings – visit a nearby Maasai village and get to meet these local people, learn about their culture, and perhaps pick up some of their beaded handiwork.

For more airborne drama, sign up for the optional pre-dawn hot air balloon safari over the park. As the rising sun lights up the fields below, you’ll see the park come alive with the new day, the wildlife emerging over the fields and hills. It’s an unforgettable moment.

We’ll spend our second safari night at your Mara accommodation.

Day 3

Masai Mara – Nairobi – Mombasa/Diani Beach

5 – 6 Drive

One Hour Flight

Last safari day so let’s hit the trail and see if we can find more giraffe, rhino, and big cats.

Then it’s time to take to the road. On our journey, we’ll have a relaxing lunch stop amidst the scenery of the Great Rift Valley.

Back in Nairobi, we’ll hop aboard our plane for the quick flight back to Mombasa, our last opportunity to view the beauty of the Kenya landscape.

18:30 hrs. (6:30 pm) Fly out on Kenya Airways

19:30 hrs. (7:30 pm) Arrive at Mombasa Airport

At the airport, an Africa Kenya Safaris driver will meet you for the ride back to your Diani Beach or other resort hotel.

Kenya by air – what a way to see the country. The only thing better was your close-up safari on the ground. We hope you enjoyed the Masai Mara and got to collect some dramatic memories. From the team at Africa Kenya Safaris, thanks for your time and trust. We hope to see you again soon!

Train schedule

11:24 am. Depart Mtito Andei for Mombasa

14:18 (2:18 pm) Arrive at Mombasa train station.

You’ll be met by an Africa Kenya Safaris representative for the transfer to your Diani Beach resort.

We can also bring you to your hotel in Mombasa, Kilifi, Malindi, or Watamu. 

You did it! Six active safari days full of discovery, adventure, and lots of wildlife. We hope you stored lots of memories and took plenty of pictures. Thank you so much for placing your trust in us. We at Africa Kenya Safaris, offer you our deepest thanks!

Jeep option to the coast

If instead of the train you wish to continue in your Jeep to the Kenya coast with your guide, you can choose to do so at no extra cost. You’ll arrive at your beach resort at approximately 5 pm.

Flight option to the coast

Here’s a fast, fun way to get to your coast resort while enjoying more time in the park – take advantage of our optional flight safari. You’ll be picked up mid-afternoon for your flight to Diani, Malindi, or Mombasa.

The flight is about 1 hour and costs an additional $330 per person. Just ask your Africa Kenya Safaris rep for details.

Tour Highlights

  • Aerial views of Kenya’s landscapes and the Great Rift Valley
  • Unlimited game drives in a comfortable Safari pop-up top vehicle
  • The Big 5 – elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo & leopard… Plus zebra, cheetah and much more
  • Experience the Masai Mara, home to an ancient culture
  • Optional Masai village – Please arrange with your driver/guide – $20 per person
  • Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride – please ask us about this unique opportunity – $420 per person
  • Dedicated English or other language speaking driver/guide

Accommodations

Masai Mara

Comfort
Lodge/tented camp options

Mara Sopa Lodge

Economy
Lodge/tented camp options
Enkorok, Ol Moran, Mara Chui Camp

ALL SAFARI PRICES ARE LISTED BY SEASON, NUMBER OF PERSONS, AND COMFORT TIER

Please check out our prices for these group safaris – you’ll see they are the most reasonable anywhere for each tour. There are no hidden fees, plus you’ll travel in safari-style in a 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep.

Prices are in USD per person for a double/twin en-suite room.

To view our tour prices for the 3 Safari Seasons, please click High, Peak or Low

*Single Room Supplement

*Safari price per person for 3 persons shall be 6% less the per person price of 2 persons.
*Safari price per person for 5 persons shall be 3% less the per person price of 4 persons.
*Solo person safari price: add 50% to per person price based on 2 persons.
*Easter Supplement: USD 35 Per Person Per Night.
*Christmas / New Year Supplement on Dec 25th, 26th, 31st and Jan 1st: USD 35 Per Person Per Night.

Your Tour Includes

  • Transport in a 4 x 4 Landcruiser Jeep
  • Pick up and drop off at your Diani resort/South Coast locations
  • Our experienced and friendly English speaking/other language guide/driverr
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Park entrance fees
  • Game viewing drives
  • Air fare Mombasa Airport – Nairobi – Mombasa
  • All meals on safari
  • Government taxes and local levies
  • The Flying Doctors emergency medical evacuation/rescue insurance cover
Not Included In the Tour Price:

– Bottled & Soft Drinks
– Items and services of a personal nature
– Tips & Gratuities

Make Some Friends

A group safari is a great way to make friends and meet other safari-loving adventurers. Share photos, swap stories, and maybe even discover other parks together. We can arrange other group tours for you throughout our country-wide choices of great national wildlife reserves.

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