THREE-DAY Masai Mara -

MARA ENCOUNTER

See the Big Cats On the Mara Savannah

Starting from/returning to Nairobi area hotels, airport, or location of your choice.

We’ll pick you up in style – your own private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep.

In the Masai Mara, Kenya’s most popular park, you will encounter wildlife on a scale few imagine, much less get to see right in front of them. This region boasts one of the densest concentrations of lions found anywhere. Over the golden hills of this thriving park, you’ll take in scenes of herding wildebeests, zebras, and elephants.

The dynamic Mara River is the spot where innumerable wildebeests cross… and where crocodiles, lions, and other predators await them. You will experience a vast landscape of churning wildlife in its timeless cycles on your 3-day safari adventure with Africa Kenya Safaris. So grab your gear and let’s get started.

What’s Cool about Masai Mara?

For 3 intense days, we will bring you close to all the big game in one of the richest eco-systems in the region. The Masai Mara is known as the home of Africa’s “Big Five” – lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, and rhino. But it is also home to the Great Migration. Picture thousands of wildebeests and zebras, crossing into the park on their yearly trek – a veritable train of wildlife herding over the hills, past iconic acacia trees, on their search for sustenance.

As they march on, their natural predators stalk them in the dramatic ebb and flow of the natural world. It is a sight you won’t soon forget.

On your tour, you’ll have time for other discoveries as well – experience an optional cultural encounter with the Maasai people in their nearby village. Take a hot air balloon safari over the park for a truly amazing perspective.

Your 3 days exploring this great park will be filled with sights and memories few ever get to know.

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 a bush breakfast/lunch/ dinner, traditional dances around the boma, massage, aromatherapy, Ayurveda, special dietary menus, dinner at a Maasai homestead, game walks, overlook a natural watering hole, and more.

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 your own private 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, and meals. Plus, we always offer economy, comfort, superior comfort, or luxury safari lodges or tented camps.

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

Masai Mara National Park

5-6 Hour Drive

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

7:30 am. Your driver/guide will pick you up at your hotel or the location of your choice. Hop into your private 4 x 4 Safari Jeep and we’ll head for the park, passing the Great Rift Valley escarpment. Along our route, we’ll enjoy some rest stops and take in the imposing scenery.

We’ll be heading into Masai country and you may spot herdsmen wrapped in their colorful shukas, as we near the reserve.

We should get to the park around lunchtime. You’ll freshen up and have lunch at your safari lodge or tented camp.

Then, we’ll go for the first of many game drives over the next 3 days. Your driver/guide will share his knowledge of this beautiful land and the variety of wildlife you’re sure to encounter.

If you have any special requests, areas, or wildlife you’d like to see, be sure and let him know.

Later, you’ll return to your accommodation to enjoy dinner and relax from the day’s adventures.

Day 2

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Welcome to safari time – we’ll get up early to view the first golden light and the stirrings of the park’s wildlife. Today, we’ll enjoy maximum viewing with unlimited game drives across the vast savannahs.

We’ll be tracking the big cats along with elephants, giraffes, buffalos, and the other 95 mammals found in this world-famous park.

If you’re here during the Great Migration (July – October), you’ll encounter the most fantastic movement of animals on our planet. Thousands of zebra, gazelle, and wildebeest cross into the park over the Mara River on their timeless parade searching for taller grasses to consume.

The river is also home to pods of hippos and waiting crocodiles, eyeing the vast herds crossing into their territory.

If you would like to add a cultural aspect to your Masai Mara safari, tell your driver/guide to arrange a visit with the Maasai in their local village. This optional experience will allow you to learn about these native people and see their homes up close.

For the most unique safari experience in the world, sign up for the optional early morning hot air balloon ride over the Mara. Watch the rising sun break over the park, lighting up the fields and the wildlife below. Your driver/guide can make all the arrangements.

Day 3

Masai Mara National Park - Nairobi

5-6 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Let’s start our last safari day with an early game drive. We’ll look for favorite wildlife or any you still want to check off your list.

If you haven’t already spotted cheetah, keep an eye out for them moving stealthily in the bush, along with jackal and hyena.

Breakfast will follow and then one more game drive through the park as we head back to Nairobi.

We’ll stop for lunch on the way to the city, along with other rest stops.

The drive will give you plenty of time to dwell on and talk about your 3 days of Masai Mara adventure.

We will be back in Nairobi in the late afternoon and bring you to your hotel, the airport, or place of your choosing.

Now you’ve got the pictures, memories, and stories to tell. We hope you had fun and a good taste of the safari adventure. It’s been our pleasure to show you the Masai Mara. A big thanks from all of us at Africa Kenya Safaris!

Tour Highlights

  • 3 action-filled days for wildlife sighting
  • Unlimited game drives in your own 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
  • Your choice of accommodations – from budget to luxury – stay in lodges or tented camps
  • 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
  • Private dedicated English or other language speaking driver guide

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Accommodations

Luxury level
Lodge/tented Camp options

Ashnil Mara Camp, Mara Eden Safari Camp, Mara Serena Safari Lodge, Sarova Mara Game Camp, Mara Engai Lodge, Ilkeliani Camp.

Superior Comfort level
Lodge/tented camp options

Mara River Camp, Tipilikwani Mara Camp, Matira Camp, Wilderness Camp, Keekorok Lodge

Comfort level
Lodge/tented camp options

Zebra Plains Mara Camp, Mara Sopa Lodge, Losokwan Luxury Camp.

Economy level
Lodge/tented camp options

Enkorok Mara Camp, Mara Chui Camp, Elangata Olerai Camp.

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

Please check out our prices for these private 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

High Season (3rdJan-15th Mar)  &  (1stNov-21st Dec)

No. Of PaxEconomyComfortSuperior ComfortLuxury
2USD600USD690Same as LuxuryUSD740
4USD480USD590Same as LuxuryUSD630
6USD450USD550Same as LuxuryUSD590
SRS*USD25USD80Same as LuxuryUSD130

Peak Season (1st Jul-30th Sept.)  & (22nd Dec-2nd Jan). Xmas Supplement to apply on selected hotels on 24th -26th Dec & 31st Dec-1st Jan

No. Of PaxEconomyComfortSuperior ComfortLuxury
2USD680USD790USD960USD1060
4USD560USD680USD820USD940
6USD530USD640USD780USD910
SRS*USD60USD100USD120USD270

Low Season (16th Mar-30th June – excluding Easter weekend).

No. Of PaxEconomyComfortSuperior ComfortLuxury
2USD590USD630Same as LuxuryUSD640
4USD470USD520Same as LuxuryUSD530
6USD440USD480Same as LuxuryUSD500
SRS*USD0USD0Same as LuxuryUSD0

*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

  • Nairobi airport hotel pick up/ drop off transfers
  • Transport in a customized 4×4 pop up top Land Cruiser jeep
  • Services of a experienced English/other language speaking safari tour guide/driver
  • Stay in economy, comfort or luxury lodge/tented camps (your choice)
  • Private game viewing drives in a 4×4 pop up top land Cruiser jeep
  • Park entrance fees
  • All meals on safari
  • Bottled drinking water in safari vehicle
  • The flying doctors medical, emergency and rescue cover
  • Pick up/drop off at Nairobi airport, Nairobi hotel or residence
  • Government taxes and local levies
Not Included In the Tour Price:
– Bottled & Soft Drinks
– Items and services of a personal nature
– Tips & Gratuities

Safari Lodge or Tented Camp?
Economy, Comfort, or Luxury?

Lots of Ways To Stay

We offer lots of ways to settle into your safari evening. Some people like the familiar four walls of a traditional lodge. Others go for the outdoors feel of a tented camp.

Either way, both lodge or tented camp come in economy, comfort, and lux editions.

Choose the accommodation style that suits your needs. And then, which level of service works for you.

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IMPORTANT So that you may know...

  • This safari tour departs daily-you may set and book according to your own scheduled safari dates
  • Safari tour price is indicated in US$-you may also book and pay in any convertible currency on-line
  • Indicated driving time between national parks / places are estimates and may vary due to prevailing road conditions, weather and traffic density.
  • If you are not keen on driving safari, you can opt for a 3 Days Masai Mara Air Safari
  • If you are on a tight budget or like being part of a small group then you can consider 3 Days Maasai Mara Group Joining tour.
  • This safari tour is private for your party and in own 4 x 4 Jeep and dedicated tour driver/ guide- (for both road travel & game viewing drives)
  • You are free to choose your specific lodge / tented camp in economy, comfort or luxury accommodation options provided-(this is subject to availability)
  • At some points during your safari tour  ,you may encounter pressure souvenir sales at areas near washroom stops and park entrance gates by Masai people (purchases for souvenirs is optional and a polite decline shall suffice)
  • Your safari tour starts at 7.30AM and finish at appr.4.30PM-Pick up and drop offs are either at your hotel, residence or Nairobi airport
  • We realize that tour participants may wish to proceed to other holiday places after this 3 day Masai Mara safari ,we can customize your pick up / drop off to meet your specifications.
  • If you prefer to proceed to Mombasa/Kenya coast by SGR Train immediately at end of safari on day 3, we can arrange for an early start at 5.00AM on first day of safari.
  • If you prefer to extend  to Zanzibar, or the Kenya coast beach resorts or simply fly to another location or home , we shall drop you off at the Nairobi airport
  • You may also choose to be dropped off at the Lake Naivasha areas or at Isebania (Kenya/ Tanzania) border (extra cost for this)
  • In case you may be interested in our Nairobi city tours and short excursions before or after your safari tour, please liase with your tour planning manager.
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