4 Days Maasai Mara Safari in Kenya

  • Maasai Mara National Reserve - Lake Nakuru National Park

Budget Safari Kenya

Do you have a passion for traveling yet in a squeeze budget or need company for your travel? Come share the spirit of adventure by joining this budget safari in Kenya. You can join as a single traveler, a couple, or a group. Bigmac Africa Safaris' in-depth experience and knowledge of the reserves and parks guarantees highly personalized, quality, and unforgettable Kenya safaris. This is also a chance to network and share ideas and experiences and learn from other.

Highlights

  • Daily guided game drives
  • Professional driver and guide
  • Transportation in an open-roof safari vehicle
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily delicious meals
  • Park and camp fees
  • 4 activity days
  • English
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You will be staying in tented camps and mid-range hotel throughout this safari.

Day 1: Nairobi - Masaai Mara

You will depart from Nairobi in the morning to Masai Mara, passing through the highly agricultural highlands of the eastern escarpment of the Great Rift Valley. You will have a stopover at view point. At 2,200 meters above the sea level, views of Mount Lngonot, hundreds of meters below on the rift valley floor, are spectacular. Lake Naivasha, the highest in altitude of the Rift Valley lakes, sparkles at a distance.

You will descend the escarpment to Narok town to stop over for a budget lunch then proceed to Masaai Mara. You will check in at the camp for a short break to refresh, then later proceed for evening game drive till dark. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Masai Mara camp.

Day 2: Masaai Mara

You will have breakfast at the camp then proceed with picnic lunches for a full day game drive. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Masaai Mara camp.

Day 3: Masaai Mara - Nakuru

You will have a pre-breakfast game drive, return to campsite for a late breakfast, and leave your campsite and then proceed to Lake Nakuru, arriving in the late afternoon. You will also have dinner and spend the night there.

Day 4: Nakuru - Nairobi

After an early morning breakfast, you will proceed for a game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park known for its millions of flamingos and other water birds. You will leave Nakuru after lunch or you will have lunch on the way to Nairobi, arriving late in the evening.

This safari will take place at Maasai Mara National Reserve and Lake Nakuru National Park.

You will be provided with daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can expect to be served with wheat, beef, chicken, sausages, eggs, vegetables, pasta or rice, chapati, and hot beverages.

  • Capture your safari experience with a camera
  • Experience a thrilling and comprehensive game viewing
  • Get a chance to see the Big five of Africa
  • Meet and interact with the locals
  • See the stunning views of Mount Longonot
  • Watch predators including lions, hyenas, and cheetahs as they stalk thousands of migrating wildebeest and zebra
  • Witness hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra traversing the Maasai Mara
  • Visit to Tomasai village (10 USD)
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Campsite fees
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Daily guided game drives
  • Maasai Mara park entrance fee
  • Professional driver and guide services
  • Transportation in an open-roof safari vehicle
  • Items of personal nature
  • Personal insurance
  • Tips for the guides

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO).

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Verified BookAllSafaris.com reviews

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    Review by Daniel Jakli from Kenya

    Not as good as expected

    CONS Cons: The first thing was, that the drivre showed up 1 1/2 hours later, so that we lost this time on the first day for our Game Drive. He supposed to pick me up at 10. Also the program didn't make very much sense. I don't know why we didn't met at 7 in the morning or something so we could have made a half day Game Drive at the first day and not just 2 hours in the evening. 80$ entrance fee for 2 hours is way too high. But of course Muzungus are all rich, and don't care about money. The second thing was that the driver didn't stopp for birds or stopped too late so that they flew away. Although the driver had some knowledge about the animals, we mostly had to ask for more details. He didn't really seem to be a wildlife enthusiast. Also the third day we stayed in the park for about 3 hours. That is still too less. I think next time I will organize the safari by myselfe. Because if I have to pay 80$, I want to stay in the park the whole day. Furthermore everybody told us something else where the money goes to. It is easier to pay so much money when you know where it goes to and that the money is needed to run a park like this. The same with Nakuru. 60$ for a park of that size is really much. But if you explain to me, that you need the money for protecting for example the rhinos 24/7 or something else, it is okay for me. So there are a lot of things which should be improved..

    PROS Pros: The accomodation and the other groupmembers were very nice. Also the Full Day Game Drive was wonderful. Visiting the Masai Village was also very interesting. It was not as touristic as I thought, but quite authentical. We had a very good driver.

    Organizer response: Thank you very much for the feedback, Reading through your review its clear that you did not like the services we offered, we highly apologize for that. As per your explanation, Game drives went as per itinerary(evening game drive on the first day, fullday game drive the second day, morning game drive the third day before you left for Nakuru, then the last day at Nakuru) I would like to clarify why we do as above, First as i explained to you earlier, it is a group safari where you share with others and you said it was okay with you, i stated we do pick-ups at different points, not one place, hence we can't have finished all pick-ups by 7:00am in a group safari, you were to be picked at Mai-mahiu which is a place near Naivasha, hence you could not picked at 7;am as you would have preferred. The distance from nairobi to Masai mara is around 6hours drive, hence we could only manage to do an evening game drive on the first day, the third day, you were to go to nakuru which is around 4.5hours to 5hours drive, hence at masai mara you could only do a morning game drive, and you did the three hours so as to get time for the drive to Nakuru. As per itinerary, Nakuru we do upto mid-day, as you mentioned, it is not a big park, you demanded for extension of the game drive for upto 4:00pm, we went out of our way respected that despite having stated in the itinerary that you leave after lunch, which was an inconvenience to the other travelers, but i thank God they gave us positive reviews in various travel sites.. For the park fees, we don't have any control, it is set by the parks management. In a group, it hard to know each individuals interest, you stop for birds, other complain you are wasting time with birds instead of looking for Big5, so it better you explain to the guide your preference, however we will pass this to the driver so that he should be explaining more details on all wildlife. -we have private safaris which can be customized as per your preference in terms of timing, game drives...etc We welcome you again to experience our safari customized as per your preference. Thank you once again for traveling with us.

    2017-May-12 04:50:58

Testimonials

  • Review by Patrick L. from Great Britain
    10 out of 10

    "First time to Kenya but not the last. Thank you Magdalena and Anthony of BigMac Safaris for making my first safari to the game Parks of Kenya an unforgettable experience. Born in South Africa and having experienced many safaris in South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Namibia, I have finally achieved a lifelong bucket list - the wildebeest migration and the flamingos. My choice of lodges were excellent, with good accommodation and good food. Anthony came to meet us at the airport and seeing his friendly face immediately put me at ease. We visited the Masaai Mara, wildebeest migration, Lake Nakuru, flamingos, Samburu, samburu 5, Ol Pejeta rhinos and chimps, and Ambeseli Mount Kilimanjaro, even managed to visit Masaai and Samburu villages to experience their hospitality and culture. The wildlife was spectacular - lion prides, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, zebras, wildebeest, buffalo. Even saw a serval. Thank you Anthony as you made my trip so memorable. I could even charge our devices in the 4 x 4 and listen to my iPod music. You were always aware that there were others in the vehicle and your driving through the heavy traffic from time to time was another example of your skills. I highly recommend this wildlife company with excellent services. Can’t wait to see you all again."

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  • Review by Chelsea Z.
    10 out of 10

    "BigMac runs a professional and enjoyable safari. I went on the three-day wildebeest migration safari in the Masai Mara. Anthony, our driver, went out of his way to give us the best photographic opportunities. We got close to a leopard, saw several cheetahs atop a photographer's van, and drove alongside herds of migrating zebras - and were often among the first companies to reach the scene. In addition to the usual lions, elephants and giraffes, the above shots really exceeded my expectations. Given that I booked the budget option, the lodging was comfortable and the food decent. When one member of my group complained the first night about the bathroom, BigMac rebooked us into a different camp for the second night. They were attentive to our needs. I highly recommend them to anyone going on a Masai Mara safari."

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  • Review by Lluis C. from Spain
    10 out of 10

    "We was a week with BigMac Africa Safaris and it was the best travel in our lifetime. The company people are amazing and they always help you and it was safe us for our trip. We would recommend this company because they are nice, responsible, workers, and professionals. We are sure that it will be the best travel in your life."

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  • Review by Dillion B. from Utah
    10 out of 10

    "We booked with Bigmac for a three day, two night tour of the Masai Mara Game Reserve. They kept in contact with us all the way through the process. They were very accommodating by picking us up at our bus station. Our driver and guide, Lawrence, took us to an ATM to get shillings and then to a restaurant to have something to eat before our drive to the reserve. During the drive, he would give us information about the Great Rift. We stopped and had lunch (provided by BigMac) and were able to shop a little bit. We then traveled the rest of the way to the reserve. The accommodation were a lot better than we were expecting. Tents sleeping two to three with nets, shower, and toilet. We had tea and immediately head out to the reserve. It took about half an hour to reach the reserve from the camp and on the first day we had almost seen all of the animals. Lawrence did an awesome job at getting as close as he could for pictures and giving us information about all the different animals. The food at the camp was very well prepared and tasted delicious. Having hot water for showers were also a plus. The second day was filled with even more animals. The rhino and leopard are the two most difficult animals to see and we found both. Lawrence able to get us an awesome view of the leopard before it disappeared and the rhino was too far to get any good pictures but he had binoculars for us to see him at a distance. We then had our lunch under a tree in the shade. Some of our team didn't find the packed lunch super appetizing but it held you over until dinner. The last day we went to the reserve for a short time and then made our way back to Nairobi. Lawrence stop at any of the souvenir shops that we wanted to go back to and then back to a restaurant to eat before we got on our bus to leave. This was an amazing experience for us all and truly did not want to leave on the last day. I would recommend BigMac for a great African safari."

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  • Review by Allan M. from Great Britain
    9 out of 10

    "We booked with BigMac Africa Safaris for a tour of the Masai Mara Game Reserve two months ago. From the beginning, everything about the tour was well organised. The arrangements for the meals and the accommodation during the safari were excellent. The staff were professional, very helpful, and knowledgeable about the wildlife in the Masai Mara. Special thanks to Magdalene. I would certainly recommend BigMac Africa Safaris for a truly memorable Kenyan safari."

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