3-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

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

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

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

Accommodations

Luxury level
Lodge/tented Camp options

Mara Simba Lodge/Camp, Mara Siria Camp, Mara Serena Safari Lodge, Ashnil Mara Camp, Mara Sarova Game Camp, Royal Mara Safari Lodge, Kandili Camp, Mara Engai Camp, Karen Blixen, Eagle View Camp, Fig Tree Camp-Ngamboli Tents, Naserian Mara Camp, Fairmont Mara Safari Club, Mara Crossings Camp

Superior Comfort level
Lodge/tented camp options

Keekorok Lodge, Sekenani Camp, Tipilikwani Mara Camp, Mara River Camp, Matira Camp, Emayian Luxury Camp, Ilkeliani Camp, Loyk Mara Camp, Olengoti Eco Safari Camp, Hammerkop Migration Camp, Wilderness Camp

Comfort level
Lodge/tented camp options
Fig Tree Camp, Osero Camp, Zebra Plains Mara, Base Camp Explorer, Losokwan Luxury Tented Camp, Sentrim Mara Camp, Azure Mara Haven, Mara Sopa Lodge, Mara Leisure Camp, La Maison Royale (LMR) Mara Camp, Mara River Lodge
Economy level
Lodge/tented camp options
Enkorok, Ol Moran, Mara Chui Camp, Jambo Mara Safari Lodge

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

*Single Room Supplement

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

Lots of Ways To Stay

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

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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