3 Day Masai Mara Safari from Nairobi

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.

Map of 2 day safari tour of the Masai Mara from Nairobi

In the Masai Mara, Kenya’s most popular park, join us for a 3 day Masai Mara safari from Nairobi, where 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.

Our Masai Mara 3 Day Tour

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.

The front of a safari jeep with a large aerial for wireless connectivity

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 any of our amazing Masai Mara safaris in advance or even the day before. We’ll get you out on safari – pronto!

Mara Sopa Swimming Pool

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.

An African safari jeep driving through the outback paths & lush grasslands

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

5:00 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 a breakfast stop and collect our packed lunches for the day.

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 in the mid-morning and proceed for a an extended game viewing drive until early evening when you check into your accommodation.

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.

Your safari lodge or Camp accommodation shall provide  dinner and relaxation  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

After breakfast, you shall proceed to Nairobi on a leisurely drive with stops to view landscapes and attractions along the way.

This morning / day, you may make optional tours at an extra cost  as follows:

1)Masai village visit = $ 20 per person.

2)Hot air Balloon flight over the Masai Mara Plains = $ 460 Per person.

3)A Visit to Kiambethu Tea Farm + Lunch en-route = $ 35 per person.

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 early 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!

PS:Game Viewing drive sequences may vary due to seasons and location of wildlife ,lodges / tented camps.

Highlights of Our 3 Day Masai Mara Safari Tour from Nairobi

  • 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 – $460 per person
  • Private dedicated English or other language speaking driver guide

Accommodations

Room with double bed in a Masai Mara safari lodge
Luxury level
Lodge/tented Camp options

Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Mara Engai Lodge
Tipilikwani Mara Camp
Matira Camp
Wilderness Camp
Keekorok Lodge
Ashnil Mara Camp**
Mara Eden Safari Camp**
Sarova Mara Game Camp**
Ilkeliani Camp**
Mara River Camp**

Bedroom in Masai Mara safari accommodation
Comfort level
Lodge/tented camp options

Zebra Plains Mara
Camp
Osero Camp
Enkorok Mara Camp
Mara Sopa Lodge
Emayian Luxury Camp **
Olengoti Eco Safari Camp **
Basecamp Masai Mara**
Losokwan Luxury Camp**

View into national park from a Kenya safari tented camp
Economy level
Lodge/tented camp options

Mara Chui Camp,
Orng’atuny Mara King Camp,
Elangata Olerai Camp
Jambo Mara Safari Lodge*

Accommodations with a * attract a supplement. Your tour consultant shall advice on the supplement value.

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, and Accomodation Levels

High Season (3rd Jan-31st Mar) & (16th Oct-22nd Dec) Extra $ 220 per person during November and December.

No. Of Persons

Economy

Comfort

Luxury

1

USD1130

USD1150

USD1450

2-3

USD760

USD810

USD960

4-5

USD610

USD650

USD800

6-7

USD560

USD600

USD750

SRS*

USD90

USD100

USD180

Peak Season (1st Jul-15th Oct.) & (23rd Dec-2nd Jan)
Xmas Supplement to apply on 24th -26th Dec & 31st Dec-1st Jan

No. Of Persons

Economy

Comfort

Luxury

1

USD1430

USD1480

USD2010

2-3

USD910

USD980

USD1320

4-5

USD 740

USD810

USD1150

6-7

USD 680

USD750

USD1090

SRS*

USD100

USD120

USD300

Low Season (1st Apr – 30th June Excluding Easter Weekend)

No. Of Persons

Economy

Comfort

Luxury

1

USD1060

 USD1090

 USD1110

2-3

USD740

USD760

USD780

4-5

USD600

USD630

USD650

6-7

USD560

USD580

USD600

SRS*

Child Rates:
*Children below 3 years: Free
*Children 3-11 years: 75% of Adult rate.
*Children 12 years and above are treated as adults

NOTE: Masai Mara Reserve & Conservancies

  • Visitors staying in safari lodges and tented camps within the Mara Triangle, Mara Conservancy and Masai Mara Game Reserve shall pay an extra USD 100 per person per day From 1st July – 31st December.

Your Tour Includes

  • 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

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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