4-DAY Masai Mara -

“BIG FIVE” MARA SAFARI

Explore Kenya’s Greatest Park

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.

When it comes to Kenya’s most famous and popular park, the Masai Mara National Reserve, there aren’t enough words to describe its grand place in the natural world – home to Africa’s “Big Five”, the greatest density of big cats, the richest eco-system in the region, and so much more.

Where else will you find untold numbers of wildebeests flooding into the park during the Great Migration? And where but the Mara can you imagine the fantastic array of lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, rhinos, and some 90 other mammals, plus over 400 types of birdlife.

This crown jewel of Kenya’s natural reserves is its most visited park boasting dramatic bursts of wildlife on a bright palette of rolling hills, golden savannah, and distinctive acacia trees framing its unforgettable sunsets. No one who visits the Masai Mara is untouched by its shocking beauty.

For 4 days Africa Kenya Safaris will guide you through this magnificent park. This total immersive safari will give you plenty of time to absorb the Mara’s plains, rivers, and habitats, and the deep variety of animals that populate this ancient land.

What’s Cool about Masai Mara?

It’s big, beautiful and busy! During the animal migration season up to 2 million wildebeests, zebras, and gazelle stream into the park on their yearly cycle for ever taller grasses on which to feed. Lying in wait for them at the crossing point on the Mara River are crocodiles and other predators such as lion, leopard, and cheetah in a timeless play for survival.

Here you may witness the beauty and drama of the forces of nature on display.

The Mara is also home to Maasai tribes, the original people of this land. We offer an optional visit to their local villages so that you may meet them and learn about their culture and enjoy their crafts.

If you wish, you’ll also have time over your 4-day adventure for an optional early morning hot air balloon safari above the park. As the morning light illuminates the hills below, you’ll witness the herds of wildlife filling the plains on a flight you will never forget.

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

Nairobi - Masai Mara National Park

5-6 Hour Drive

7:30 am.  Your driver/guide will pick you up at your hotel, the airport, or the location of your choice. Board your private 4 x 4 Safari Jeep and we’ll head off to the Masai Mara Reserve.

Our route will take us through the Great Rift Valley, complete with dramatic views of the escarpment as we pass local farmlands and communities. We’ll make rest stops along the way and as we proceed to the park, we’ll head down to the Rift Valley floor, entering Masai country.

You may see the local herdsmen tending their flocks just as they have done for hundreds of years.

We’ll arrive at the park and take a break to refresh and enjoy lunch before setting off for our first game drive.

Heading over the great savannahs of the park, you’ll witness its vast stretches of grasslands, home to the greatest concentration of wildlife in the region.

Over the course of your 4-day safari, your driver/guide will share his extensive knowledge of the park and its animals. If you have any requests, please let him know and he’ll be happy to oblige.

As evening floats in you’ll head to your safari lodge or tented camp to relax and enjoy dinner.

Day 2

This will be a day of unlimited game drives, starting early so we can catch the wildlife as it steps into the morning light. This is a quiet, cool, and peaceful time to watch the animals’ first stirrings.

The Masa Mara is famous for its diversity and numbers of big cats, elephants, buffalos, giraffes, and other large game.

During the season of the Great Migration (July – October) prepare to witness the largest display of herding animals on the planet. You’ll see thousands of wildebeests crossing into the park over the Mara River in an endless flow.

The river is also home to hippos and crocodiles, adding to the splendor and variety of wildlife filling the scene here.

We offer an optional visit to the local Maasai village, should you want to enjoy another aspect of this exceptional reserve. You’ll get to meet the people and learn about their culture, firsthand. Your guide will be happy to arrange the visit for a small fee.

We’ll spend our second evening at your accommodation of choice.

Day 3

Perhaps the best aspect of this 4-day safari is time – you will have time to take as many game drives as you desire. You may want to revisit a favorite location in the park, perhaps a lookout point or special spot down at the river.

But you’ll also have time to relax. If you so choose, enjoy the facilities of your safari lodge or tented camp. Or go for a guided walk. It’s your safari so you get to choose how you will spend your day. Just let your driver/guide know your wishes and he’ll be happy to help.

You can also start this day with an extraordinary optional event – an early morning hot air balloon safari over the park. There’s no experience quite like seeing the sunrise over the Mara, its light illuminating the hills and herding wildlife below. Your driver/guide can make all the arrangements.

Day 4

Masai Mara National Park - Nairobi

5-6 Hour Drive

It’s our last day on safari so let’s get up for an early game drive and add to our list of sightings.

Besides the big game, don’t forget the park hosts an astonishing array of smaller wildlife like hyena, jackal, fox, topi, eland, and plenty more.

We’ll enjoy breakfast at our accommodation and then jump into the 4 x 4 for a final game drive through the park.

Heading back to Nairobi, there will be time to enjoy the vistas along the route, and we’ll stop for lunch to soak up the scenery.

We should be back in town toward the late afternoon and will bring you to your hotel or the site of your choosing.

We’ve just experienced four days of game drives over the storied savannah of the Masai Mara with its cornucopia of wildlife. We hope we helped create vivid memories for you. For everyone at Africa Kenya Safaris, it has been our honor to make your holiday happen. We thank you for the privilege.

Tour Highlights

  • 4 action-filled days of 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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