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3 Days Best Masai Mara Safari with Annual Migration Special in Kenya

Masai Mara, Kenya

Popular Safari in Masai Mara

It's time for you to experience a Masai Mara safari. You will enjoy this tour regardless of your budget. This adventure will live long in your memory. Enjoy excellent game drives, optional hot air balloon ride and visit the local Maasai people to learn a bit of their culture. Safari Masai Mara team will help you plan this escapade that will be a memorable, fun-filled safari adventure. This short safari is by far the most popular tour package in Kenya, especially for those with limited time but would like to make the most of it including encountering the Big Five. If you are interested, there is an option of flying to Mara at an extra cost of 395 USD per person return. Make your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity the most remarkable safari!

Key information

  • Private and group safari possible
  • Minimum group size: 1 person for budget camp, 2 persons for mid-range and luxury options
  • Maximum group size: 6-8 persons per pop-up roof, 4x4 Landcruiser
  • Children policy: Children from the age of 1 year are allowed to participate under the supervision of a parent or guardian.
  • Languages: English speaking guides
  • All park fees are included.

Highlights

  • 3 days with game drives
  • Ample time to explore Masai Mara, the most popular park in Kenya
  • Chance to see the Big Five, cheetah, antelopes, gazelles, and 470+ birds
  • Transportation in a safari van with a pop-up roof for easy photography and game viewing
  • Special annual migration of wildebeest, gazelle, and zebra (July to October)
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and bottled mineral water included
  • Free pick up from Nairobi hotel or residence
  • 2 nights accommodation

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3 activity days
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
08:15
Check-out Time:
17:00

Facilities

  • Environmentally friendly

Safari Masai Mara has different accommodations from budget tents to high-end luxury tents or lodges. For the budget, the tents are shared by two people; from 3 stars to high-end lodges and camps, it can be a single room, double or twin bed double or triple or family room. The accommodation requested is subject to availability.

Budget camp: Lenchada Tourist Camp

Lenchada Tourist Camp is a budget semi-luxury accommodation and eco-friendly safari tented camp in the north-west of the Masai Mara. Located on the Oloolaimutia hills on the Western border of this world-famous reserve, Lenchada Tourist Camp offers the perfect starting point for your safari. Lenchada Tourist Camp has en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold water, western toilets, changing rooms, and lockers for valuables. The tent canvas wall front can be opened completely to allow an open view from the sleeping and bathroom areas. A generator is provided to charge phones and cameras from 6:00 p.m to 10:00 pm and 6:00 a.m to 8:00 a.m.

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bush garden
  • Dining area
  • Campfire
  • Mosquito net
  • Generator
  • Western toilet
  • Changing room and locker
  • En-suite bathroom equipped with safari shower, hand wash basin and flush toilet

Mid-range lodge: Masai Mara Sopa Lodge

Located high on the slopes of the Oloolaimutia Hills, the Maasai Mara Sopa Lodge was one of the first safari lodges to be built in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, a reason why its gardens and trees are so lush and mature. The lodge has 50 guest cottages divided into two wings to either side of the main public areas. Each of these houses has two spacious guest rooms with queen and king size beds, mosquito nets, electronic safes, dressing tables, en-suite bathrooms, and sheltered verandas that all have views over the gardens and the game reserve beyond.

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Out-door boma dining area
  • Swimming pool
  • Gift shop
  • TV in the bar
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Conference room

Mid-range lodge: Jambo Mara Safari Lodge

Located in the heart of Masai Mara National Reserve, Jambo Mara Safari Lodge offers complete relaxation and rejuvenation. Enjoy and relax in the surroundings of complete nature, from tropical gardens to spectacular wildlife and unbelievable African sunshine on your lovely private balcony.

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 24/7 hot water
  • Meeting room
  • Room service
  • 24-hour power
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
  • Billboard
  • Table tennis
  • Chess
  • Table football
  • Eco-friendly

Luxury lodge: Mara Serena Safari Lodge

Located at the very center of the famous "Mara Triangle" in the world-renowned Masai Mara National Reserve, the Mara Serena Safari Lodge is the ultimate safari destination. Set high on a bush-cloaked hill with long views over the savannah and down to the winding coils of the hippo-filled Mara River, it stands center-stage to one of Africa's most dramatic wildlife arenas, providing guests with a ringside seat to the "greatest wildlife show on earth", the legendary migration of the wildebeest.

Styled to echo the circular motif of a traditional Maasai manyatta, the Masai Mara Safari Lodge blends international sophistication with raw African beauty, while featuring twin rows of individual rooms, each with its own view of the famous Mara River.

Facilities

  • Swimming pool and sundeck
  • Spa and gym and extensive range of safari spa treatments
  • Gift shop and business center
  • Satellite TV in communal areas
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour on-call medical services
  • Conference center and under-canvas events facilities
  • Extensive incentives portfolio
  • Baby-sitting, family rooms, children's dining, Christmas Eve children’s activities
  • Board games and library of Africana books
  • Special dietary needs catered for with advance notification
  • Complete wedding planning service and honeymoon portfolio
  • Unforgettable bush experiences

Luxury tented camp: Sarova Mara Game Camp

The rolling plains around the camp teem with wildebeest, gazelles, and zebras during the migration months, and the camp is situated right in the center of their migration path. By virtue of its location and layout, the camp offers an unparalleled plethora of activities and experiences from luxury tented living to bird-watching, mini golf, sport fishing, and a unique insight into the Maasai culture at the adjoining Maasai village.

Facilities

  • Spa
  • Massage
  • Outdoor free swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Boma
  • Gift shop
  • Bureau de change
  • Room safe deposit box available
  • Laundry services
  • Mini-library
  • Baby-sitting services
  • Fuel station
  • Each tent has a permanent roof and a
  • modern bathroom.
  • Tea/Coffee making facilities
  • Voltage of 240 volts
  • Personnel on call
  • European type power sockets 220V- 240V
  • A safe deposit box
  • Mini golf
  • Pool table
  • Archery
  • Table tennis
  • A selection of board games

Program

Day 1: Nairobi - Masai Mara

Your driver will pick you from your hotel in Nairobi or airport on arrival and after safari briefing you will be driven to Maasai Mara game reserve with the first stop at Great Rift Valley for photos. You will then drive to Narok town where you refuel and have lunch. You will also have a chance to do some personal shopping then drive to Maasai Mara arriving in time for evening game drive. Thereafter, you drive back to camp late in the evening just in time for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Full day game drive in Masai Mara Game Reserve

After breakfast, you take picnic lunch ready for a full day game drive. You drive across the plains in search of the big cats (black manned lions, cheetahs, and leopards) with picnic lunch served at the Mara River site.

Vast herds of wildebeest and zebra wander across the Mara grasslands in huge numbers during this period of the annual migrations take place when millions of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle traverse the Mara plains landscape to feed on the rich new grass from the Serengeti. You also have a chance to see other wild games like antelopes, gazelles, topi, hartebeest, and eland. The Big 5 found in this park include lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, and leopard. Dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Masai Mara - Nairobi

You will have an early morning game drive. It will be your last game drive in the Maasai Mara before coming back for breakfast and packing for Nairobi arriving late afternoon.

Location

Masai Mara is one of the largest national parks and the most famous in Kenya. It is located southwestern Kenya. The locals call the place the Mara. It is named after the local inhabitants, the Masai. Masai Mara Game Reserve is the northern continuation of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Being in the world records as the home of the seventh wonder of the world, it is famous for the annual wildebeest migration.

Distances

  • Narok town, 100 kilometers - 2 hours 30 minutes' drive
  • Nairobi, 240 kilometers

Food

Full board meals as per the itinerary are included in the price. Bottled drinking mineral water during game drives will also be provided.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

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)

  • Visit to Maasai village (20 USD per person)
  • Hot air balloon ride (420 USD)
  • Flying to Mara (395 USD)

What's included

  • All transport will be in a safari van with a pop-up roof for easy photography and game viewing
  • Pick up from Nairobi hotel or residence
  • Services of an experienced driver/guide
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner as per the itinerary
  • 2 nights accommodation as per the chosen package
  • Bottled drinking mineral water during game drives
  • Government taxes, tolls, and levies
  • All park entry fees

What's not included

  • Airport transfers
  • Transit visa fees
  • Visit to Maasai village
  • Hot air balloon ride
  • Flying to Mara package
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Expenses of personal nature e.g laundry
  • Gratitude’s (tips to guides/porters)

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO). Pick up from Nairobi hotel or residence is included in the price. If you would like to be picked up from the airport, Safari Masai Mara can arrange it at an additional cost.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 40% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Safari information
  • The mid-range and luxury safari require a minimum of 2 participants.
  • For the budget option, there is daily departure with no minimum participants.

 

Children information
  • Children below 11 and above 3 years are charged 50% of the adult rate if sharing the rooms with parents.
  • If staying in a separate room, they are charged 75%.
  • In the case of a flight package, the children pay the full rate of flight.

 

Availability

This safari is available all year round. Please select your arrival date below.

 

Low season
  • April 1 to May 30 (except Easter holidays)

 

High season
  • January 2 to March 31
  • June 1 to June 30
  • November 1 to December 20
  • Easter holidays

 

Peak season
  • July 31 to October 31 (wildebeest migration)
  • December 21 to January 1 (Christmas holiday)

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