3 Days Big Five Safari in Maasai Mara, Kenya

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The Mara is unequivocally one of the best safari destinations in Africa, irrespective of the time of the year you travel. This guide will escort you to Kenya’s most famous game reserve, The Masai Mara, where most of Africa’s wildlife gathers on the sun-bleached grasslands that turn a lush green in the rainy season. You will experience the true wildlife watching in one of Africa’s most popular game park as you go on game drives with your professional guide.

Overview

  • Group size: maximum 7 persons
  • Starting point and ending point: Nairobi
  • Main wildlife to be viewed: hippo, crocodile, gnu, zebra, hyenas, lions, leopards, wild dogs, elephant, gazelle, and lion
  • Children policy: The minimum age allowed to join this safari is 4 years old.
  • Vaccines needed: You may be required to show a yellow fever certificate upon entering the country(s) visited.

Highlights

  • 5 game drives
  • Glimpse of the African Big Five
  • Explore the Maasai Mara National Reserve
  • Transport in a comfortable seven-seater minivan with an open roof
  • Witness the authentic safari experience
  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • Daily delicious meals

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3 activity days in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 7
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Free parking
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance

During this tour, you will be staying in budget tented camp, situated on the slopes of the Oloolamuita Hills. This Masai Mara budget camp offers magnificent views across the eastern part of the National Reserve. The camp is located one kilometeres from the Ololaimutia Gate and just seven kilometers from the Sekenani Gate.

Explorers Wild Adventures Safaris in Kenya Itinerary

Your safari holiday will take a total of three days. You will experience the true wildlife watching in one of Africa’s most popular game park as you go on game drives with your professional guide. This is a great offer for you who want an African adventure with an affordable price.

Explorers Wild Adventures utilizes a comprehensive approach to be sure they choose and employ the best tour guides and service providers within the destinations. Their holidays are some of the best throughout in East Africa, offering a personalized and extraordinary experience.

Day 1: Nairobi - Masai Mara

At 07:00, you will meet your guide for a briefing at the hotel or airport, then start your journey for the approximately four to five hours drive to Maasai Mara National Reserve. Skirting around Mount Suswa the road first heads north to Maai Mahiu, south of Lake Naivasha, before turning west to Narok and continuing west and south to the Masai Mara.

A highlight of the journey is the first glimpse of the huge Rift Valley emptiness just past Limuru, at the top of the escarpments of the valley. You can take photos and buy souvenirs as you listen to African tales about the formation of the rift valley.

Arrive at your camp for check-in then you will enjoy lunch provided at the camp and later in the afternoon embark on your first game drive to explore the Masai Mara.

Your destination today will be at the Masa National Reserve. Today's meal plan includes lunch and dinner and you will be staying in a budget tented camp.

Day 2: Full day in Masai Mara National Reserve

Full day morning and afternoon game drives. Start your day early by getting up before dawn at 6:00 a.m. to embark on early morning game drive in your tour vehicle to explore the Masai Mara National Park which is a vast expanse of 1500 square kilometers.

Situated at an average altitude of 1650 meters, its plains are an ideal landscape for the elegant and sprightly gazelles. Green in the rainy season, the high-growing grass is dry for the rest of the year, offering one a view of eternal Africa.

You will enjoy a picnic lunch with the hippos and crocodiles at the Hippo pool. Perhaps you will be lucky enough to observe gnu, zebra and their predators (hyenas, lions, leopards, and wild dogs), especially during the migration period between August and September.

Immerse yourself in this prime wildlife area and connect with nature on every level. Variety is what distinguishes the exceptional from the mundane and this reserve offers copious amounts of variation.

Keep your camera handy to capture everything from elephants to gazelles and crocodiles to lions. You can also have the option to participate in a hot air balloon ride or go on a Maasai Village visit at an additional cost.

Today's meal plan includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner and you will be staying in a budget tented camp.

Day 3: Masai Mara - Nairobi

On this morning, enjoy a pre-breakfast game drive between 6.30 a.m and 9 a.m. After this, return to the camp for a hot breakfast after which you will begin your journey back to Nairobi where the Kenya Camping Safari ends.

Today's meal plan will only include breakfast.

Location

This tour will take place at Kenya's Masai Mara National Park which is a vast expanse of 1500 square kilometers. Situated at an average altitude of 1650 meters, its plains are an ideal landscape for the elegant and sprightly gazelles. Green in the rainy season, the high-growing grass is dry for the rest of the year, offering one a view of eternal Africa. Immerse yourself in this prime wildlife area and connect with nature on every level.

Kenya is simply the best wildlife viewing destination in Africa. Travelers from all over the world are drawn here by its essence: the chance to immerse yourself in the spectacle of the big game, the predators and the prey ritually entwined in a cycle of life and death. Kenya straddles the Equator with geography ranging from snow capped Mount Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa, to lush tropical rainforest and golden sands at sea level.

Kenya is a land of contrasts and extremes: a country with an extraordinary variety of landscapes and locations, all of them striking in their own particular way. It has earned the epithet "the cradle of mankind" for the discovery of archaeological evidence of the earliest origins of mankind.

Kenya not only boasts every known landform but also a wealth of animal and bird life which owes its very existence to the contrasts in the country’s terrain. You do not have to be an ornithologist to enjoy its one thousand species of birds or a zoologist to be amazed by its variety of animals - birds range from the beautiful to the bizarre and the wildlife from the weird to the wonderful…

People nowadays are among the last generations to have the opportunity to experience the vanishing cultures of East Africa. Kenya is the tribal home to 40 different ethnic groups, many still living exactly as their ancestors did thousands of years ago. You can immerse yourself in the ways and culture of some of Africa’s proudest and most striking tribes.

Kenya has 480 kilometers of Indian Ocean coastline and a coral fringe reef, which is home to a colorful plethora of marine life. You can explore its balmy waters by dhow, yacht or powerboat; dive, snorkel and swim in the clear azure waters over fabulous coral beds; hunt for Marlin, Tuna and Sailfish or explore the mangrove swamps and creeks where the cycle begins. The coast is home to a striking mix of people and cultures with beautiful ancient architecture contrasting with the modern day bustle of the 21st century.

Nearby places

  • Ololaimutia Gate, 1 kilometer
  • Sekenani Gate, 7 kilometers

Food

Your meal will consist of breakfasts, lunches, and dinners.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

There are optional activities for you to participate in during this tour at additional cost. You can take to the skies with a hot air balloon safari that will see you soar above all of the action. Ask your safari expert about adding a hot air balloon adventure to your safari. You can also experience how the Masai people live in the middle of the bush with zebras grazing and lions roaring just outside their homes and get to know their culture and customs on a visit to the traditional Maasai village.

What's included

  • 5 game drives
  • English speaking professional driver and guide services
  • Transport in comfortable seven-seater mini van with open roof during safari
  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners
  • Bottled water whilst on safari
  • VAT or bed Levy applicable at the time the costing is done and that can change without notice
  • Vehicle and driver park fee

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Hot air balloon ride and Maasai village visit
  • Park entrance fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Visa fees

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

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

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 15 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 25 days before arrival.
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