Day Trip from Nairobi to Amboseli National Park


Number of Pax


Cost per person


1 pax

10 Hours



2 Pax

10 Hours



3 Pax

10 Hours



4 Pax

10 Hours



5 Pax

10 Hours



6 Pax and above

10 Hours



The prices of a day trip to Amboseli from Nairobi are as below and depend on the number of persons joining the trip.

Amboseli day trip agency in Nairobi

Driving to Amboseli National Park from Nairobi Route

Your Amboseli 1 day trip departs from Nairobi at 0500hrs and drives Southeast wards along the Mombasa –Nairobi highway. Two hours into the drive, you get to Emali town where you can have a quick no frills breakfast before your branch off South onto the Oloitokitok road. This is the road that goes all the way to the border of Kenya and Tanzania at Oloitokitok town.

Distance from Nairobi to Amboseli National Park

Further up this road to Amboseli, you will start to see the clear peak Kibo with its snow covered bald top. Stop the car and step outside, take several photos of the clear peak before it decides to play peek-a-boo with you. Now you can continue with your drive to the park which is another 1 hour and a half away. Its takes almost 3 ½ hours from Nairobi to Amboseli national park. But the 5 hour game drive in Amboseli day trip is worth the time on the road.

Amboseli Day Trip from Nairobi Itinerary

0500hrs: Your Amboseli day trip starts with a Pick up from your Nairobi hotel.

07:00hrs: Breakfast at a small town called Emali. Alternative is to carry a packed breakfast from your Nairobi hotel to save on time.

0830hrs: Arrive at the Erimito gate to Amboseli national park and start your game drive in the park. Start to see the elephants, buffalos, gerenuks, hippos, gazelles, lions, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests and many other animals in the plains. You will be spoilt for choice especially at the swamp area where most of the animals congregate.

1000hrs: Continue with your game drive in the park visiting the observation hill and viewing Mt. Kilimanjaro up close. The best view of Mt. Kilimanjaro are seen from Amboseli national park. This is why an Amboseli day trip from Nairobi is the most interesting of all the day trips.

1300hrs: Lunch at Ol Tukai lodge inside the park and with a view into the swampy green lands outside. The area is cool due to the water and has the best views of wildlife from the terrace restaurant under the giant acacia trees and neatly mowed grass. The Amboseli lunch experience is also a highlight in your 1 day Amboseli tour from Nairobi.

1400hrs: An afternoon game drive as you exit Amboseli national park for Nairobi. You will get a chance to look out for the elusive animals like leopards and cheetahs. Drive back to Nairobi after taking the most exciting picture of wildlife with the background of the highest mountain in Africa Mt Kilimanjaro at 5895m above sea level.

1830hrs: Arrive back in Nairobi and drop off in your hotel after an exciting 1-day Amboseli trip from Nairobi city.

End of Services.

The cost of the Amboseli Day Trip from Nairobi tour includes:

  • Transport in a standard safari minivan
  • Breakfast at Emali (Take a hot breakfast from your hotel if you can)
  • Lunch at Ol Tukai lodge
  • Services of a professional driver guide
  • Bottled Drinking water

Cost of the Day Trip to Amboseli from Nairobi Excludes

  • Park entrance fees at $60 per person payable at gate by credit card (Register for an e-citizen account in advance to avoid gate delays
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Personal travel insurance.

Contact for Amboseli National park day trip from Nairobi.

To book your 1 day Amboseli trip, you can contact Robert from Sojourn safaris ltd on or whatsapp him on +254 722 661 827


Top 13 Travel Tips for a Masai Mara

Top 13 Travel Tips for a Masai Mara Budget Safari in Kenya | Blog | Sojourn Safaris Ltd| Travel Tips

Get Best Masai Mara travel tips before your go. The Masai Mara budget lodge safari packages are offered in the vast Maasai mara game reserve located some 240km southwest of Nairobi in Kenya. Immerse yourself in an intriguing adventure through the most densely populated masai mara game reserve with all sorts of wildlife. The mara is famous for the large numbers of the big five, the ugly five animals and the millions of grazers and apex predators. Nothing prepares you for the thrill of the few days you will have in the mara in terms of viewing animals and seeing the local cultures and friendly guides. The drive to Masai mara by road from Nairobi takes anywhere between 5 to 6 hours but the roads are all tarmacked. Here are 13 things to know before going on a Masai mara budget safari.

  • Masai Mara, the Top Wildlife Cauldron of the World- Your Budget Safari Climax
  • Masai Mara the Most Popular Natural Game Viewing Amphitheatre of the World on a Budget
  • Places to Stay in Masai Mara on budget Shared Package
  • The Masai People of the Mara – Make a Budget tour to a Masai Village in the Mara
  • Bird Watching in Masai Mara on Budget or Lodge Safari
  • What to Wear for Masai Mara
  • Bugs and Insects in Masai Mara
  • How Much Is The Tip To Give to Driver Guides in Masai Mara Safari
  • Where To Change Money To Local Currency
  • Local Currency To Carry Around For Expenses On Mara Safari
  • Yellow Fever, Covid 19 and Malaria Prevention on Safari
  • Visa Application for a Safari to Masai Mara Kenya
  • Transport

1.   Masai Mara, the Top Wildlife Cauldron of the World- Your Budget Safari Climax

The mara is known for its great abundance in wildlife. It is estimated that there are more than 5 million animals in this 1510sqkm area of land. In comparison to the Serengeti, which is 13 times bigger, the Masai mara has way higher density of wildlife per square mile. This means that you are surrounded by wildlife in every direction you look, literary. Staying in a budget tented safari camp in mara means, that wildlife get to roam freely in your camp and you sometime may see a rhino right outside your tent.

The grazers including the elephants, zebras, antelopes, gazelles and buffalos form the vast majority of wildlife in the mara. Their vast numbers ensure that they can support a larger population of big cat predators like lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas and jackals. Nowhere in Africa will you see more than 4 prides of lions in a single day other than the mara. The prides are sometimes so large that they have over 20 individuals. The leopards are easier to see and the rhinos though rare are relatively easier to spot with some little effort. An affordable budget safari in Masai mara might present to you over 25 lions and a couple of leopards.


You are more likely to see a lion chase or a cheetah run in Masai mara than you are in the Serengeti, its next-door neighbor in Tanzania. The fact that so many animals are located in a smaller area earns that your game drives are rich in wildlife. In the mara, you will see the big five animals (lion, buffalo, leopard, elephant, rhino) in a single day, guaranteed. The ugly five are also common including the wildebeest, common warthog, spotted hyena, marabou stork and the vulture. You would be so unlucky to end a 3 day Masai mara budget safari without see in the big five animals and others like giraffes, zebras, Thompson gazelles, hippos, hyenas, jackals, topis, waterbucks, grants gazelles, elands, crocodiles, aardvark and many more.

As if that was not enough, add into that mix, the great wildebeest migration where more than 1.5 Million animals move in and out of Tanzania and Kenya in a circular exodus 300 mile loop. This event happens between July and October in Kenya. The migration consists of 1.1million wildebeests forming the majority in the group. They are followed closely by the zebras which number around 250,000 and the rest are gazelles. The great wildebeest migration route is cyclic in a clockwise direction. The wildebeests start the migration starts from Ngorongoro plains shortly after the February breeding season. During the 1-month breeding season, over 250,000 calves are born. These calves are born to run and within an hour can outrun a leopard. The calves have a brown coat as compared to the mother’s grey and black coat. This makes them distinct and very colourful among the green plains of Serengeti and Ngorongoro. Unfortunately, it also attracts the largest party of predators from lions, cheetahs, leopards to hyenas. It is a feeding frenzy before the animals can out run them and head north for the migration. Such wanton killing of young ones might look calamitous, but it is also natures way to keep a balance on the populations of these nature’s lawn mowers of the plains.

The herds move into the Seronera area of Serengeti as they move northeastwards towards Masai mara. By July, they are entering the mara where they will feed and move around for 3-4 months before the large herds return back home to Serengeti.  

Any river they cross presents an opportunity to the big cats on the opposite riverbank. They, the predators will sit for days in a welcoming committee waiting for the beasts to cross. The Mara river crossing is your ultimate safari experience when thousands of the wary wildebeests literally pour into the overflowing river with a lot of drama.

On your second day of a 3-day Masai mara budget migration safari, the driver will take you to the mara river crossing to join part of the predators welcoming committee. Here, drama at high noon unfolds right in front of your eyes as thousands of wildebeests push and jostle for the river frontage. For hours, they will bleat neee neee neeh neeh but none will want to take the first jump. Down, below the sharp embankment is a raging flooded Mara river, in the water several small rock islands seem to float in the raging river. But Alas! These are no islands but 18feet long Nile crocodiles ready to snap their jaws on any unlucky soul. Such are the stakes of crossing the mara river that the wildebeests will stand their ground for hours before unwillingly making the jump.

New arrivals at the rear of the herd keep building the pressure on the now almost solid block of grey wildebeest and zebra brawn. They jostle and wriggle at the riverbank until the pressure on the front-runners is too much to bear. It only takes one mad individual to make the leap of faith into the water and the wall of wildebeest bodies is jumping, falling and tripping into the water like a breached dam wall. In their attempt to distract the crocodiles, they will jump 10 feet high into the air to land into the water with a great splash, sometimes on the backs of their friends who then suffer broken limbs and spines….it’s a carnage.

The mara river wildebeest-crossing stampede causes such a melee that the splash on the water is heard from the opposite bank. Thousands and thousands pour into the water and swim as fast as possible to the opposite bank. Crocodiles start to drift along the edges of the swimming wildebeest and zebra’s profile. Some are grabbed and drowned but most make their way across only to be met by the welcoming committee of lions and leopards on the opposite bank. It sure does not pay to be the first arrivals in a wildebeest migration. Many die here but even more survive to come back a year later, sure that their survival on the next exodus will be guaranteed by their sheer numbers…..until it’s your turn to take one for the team…and its curtains! Do not miss the mara river crossing when you go for a 3 days Masai mara shared budget safari whether in a group or solo.

2.   Masai Mara the Most Popular Natural Game Viewing Amphitheatre of the World on a Budget

Your Masai mara private or shared budget safari package will take you to the most scenic and even plains ideal for game viewing. The mara is blessed with thousands of kilometers of undulating and unending plains fraught with millions of all types of wildlife. In what resembles the wheat fields of Ukraine, the Masai mara plains extend to the horizon in some light yellow and brown hues. There is little tree cover in most areas of the Masai mara game drive plains which means your game viewing drives are not interrupted by forests.

The gentle and expansive plains of Masai mara are at midday interspersed with the dark shadows of the small clouds. The shadows cast on these yellow plains resemble a leopard’s rosette coat and creates one of the most symbolic artistry of nature. It’s like the plains are declaring to the world what they are known for- wildlife viewing. Absolutely amazing.

From the early azure of the morning sunrise to the midday shadows on the plains and finally the sinking golden sunrays over the horizon at sunset; the Mara’s drama unfolds like a Chinese face fan. The Masai mara plains, wildlife, the sun and clouds act like a punctual cast in a natural theatric performance that unfolds right in front of your eyes daily. The lumbering dark silhouettes of wildebeests, giraffes and elephants against the downing sun at sunset presents you with the final act of this Masai mara daily theatre concert.


But you have to know how to appreciate the big and little things and happenings in the mara to enjoy a wholesome experience. Let your guide while on an affordable Masai mara private lodge safari package; show you the little insects, the fauna, let him explain the inter-play between the weather, the animals and the Masai people that make the mara ecosystem.

Your best bet to experience the best of the Masai mara plains is to do it in the air, and not in a noisy enclosed aircraft. You need to take a hot air balloon flight at dawn to really enjoy the silence, beauty and expanse of the mara plains. Masai mara group balloon safari rides start at 5.00am with a pick up from your lodge to the airstrip. The basket takes 12 pax and you are in the air just before sunrise. Feel the fresh, cool and crispy early morning air in the open hot air balloon. The only noise is the occasional blast of hot gasses and flame into the colourful balloon over your heads.

Every day, the sun reveals some stunning scenic and golden hue raising the curtain to the daily Masai mara concert. One by one you start to see the wildlife below including the majestic giraffes, the multitudes of wildebeests and the cacophony of gazelles. Startled by the silently moving shadow of your balloon, the animals break into a short run and stop to gaze up nonchalantly.  Soon you see the whole expanse of the ground below, the millions of animals are now clearly visible as they lazily wake up to their daily routines.

This 1-hour balloon ride is your climax for a Masai mara game viewing experience. On descent, the team has a bush champagne breakfast to warm your insides. The breakfast leaves nothing to your imagination as you get to experience a 3-course meal in the bush. A glass of champagne to celebrate your experience is offered on landing. Later the team takes to an hour of game drive enroute back to your lodge for the rest of the day’s game viewing activities. A hot air balloon ride allows you to see the full expanse of the wildebeest migration herds and the lion prides.  You also get a certificate of participation upon landing. It is highly recommended in your Masai mara affordable family lodge safari package or a senior citizen hot air balloon safari. A lot of American family safaris prefer to take the hot air balloon ride safari at the end of their stay in mara.

3.    Places to Stay in Masai Mara on budget Shared Package

The mara has many accommodation options that you can choose from depending on your budget. One thing we agree on is that there is no need to break your bank trying to watch the big five animals. Moreover, the Masai mara safari planner has an option for all kinds of budgets from the high end $1,500 a night luxury camps to the budget tented camps for $40 a night and the basic ground camping options. In between these are hundreds of comfortable lodges.

You can contact a Kenyan Masai mara family safari planner in Nairobi directly and they will advice you on which accommodation options are suitable for you. The vast majority of people visiting the Masai mara usually stay in the budget tented camps, which are comfortable but utilitarian. All of these budget tented camps and camping grounds in Masai mara are located right outside the park boundary. There is no fence however and wildlife are free to move in and out of the reserve. Moreover, all game drives are done inside the Masai mara game reserve even for camp guests located outside the park.

The greatest advantage of using a Masai mara budget shared camp is that you get to share the vehicle and tents with total strangers. Meeting new people and making friends is part of these packages and the only sacrifice you make to enjoy a mara safari on a shoestring budget. The tented camps include a general tent equipped with a comfortable bed and clean beddings, you have a hot water shower area and a private WC toilet at the back of the tent. The furniture is basic safari seats and table and you have a balcony to yourself. All of these camps offer simple but fresh buffet meals at their common restaurant and have a bar that stocks the common spirits and beers in Kenya. An example of popular budget tented camps include Mara Sidai budget camp, Mara Manyatta camp, Enkorok Mara camp, Miti Mingi tourist camp, Mara Hippo camp, Rhino Camp, Talek river camp, Lenchada tourist camp, Wajee camp, Acacia camp, Flamingo camp, Simba and Oryx camp, Jambo safari camp among others.


Following the budget tented camps are the safari lodges in Masai mara. Most of the luxury family safari lodges in the park are located right inside the Masai mara game reserve. These lodges tend to be sighted in very scenic areas of either deep acacia forest, high on a cliff with a view or around the mara river bends and curves. These Masai mara safari lodges offer the most comfortable and homely stay for an affordable Masai mara family vacation with young children as they have large grounds. These family friendly mara lodges also feature family rooms with interconnecting doors and dinning and seating rooms. They also offer the most secure family safari lodge environment in Kenyan parks. The children friendly Masai mara family lodges also offer nanny services and animators that will keep your kids occupied at the lodge.

Masai mara family lodges also come with business centers, a health spa and sports bars to cater for Dads and Moms that want to be pampered while on an African safari in Kenya. For the senior citizens, a lot of these lodges have provided for ramps in place of stairs in all common areas as well as support bars in washrooms and wet areas. Most of these lodges also provide free Wi-Fi for you to be able to upload your safari pictures in the evenings. You also get camera and phone charging power sockets on the walls in your room to make sure you never run out of power while on a game drive. The food in these mara safari lodges is A+ with most meals being a buffet catering for all dietary regimens including Vegetarians.

These Masai mara wildlife lodges have an average of between 50 to 100 rooms and this means they are very large and can be crowded at peak seasons. The cost of staying in these lodges ranges from $170 a night to $ 350 per night per person. An example of some of the best family and children friendly lodges in Masai Mara include Mara Serena game lodge, Sarova Mara Game camp, Mara Sopa Lodge, Mara Simba Lodge, Keekorok Mara lodge, Ashnil Mara Camp among others.

The most expensive and luxurious accommodation in Masai mara are the high-end exclusive camps. These are few and located in remote areas within the Masai mara game reserve. These are small camps that offer exclusivity and luxury with the largest of them having only 10-12 units. The idea here is to offer the best luxury to a very few couples or individuals who can dine and wine on a single dining table hosted by the resident managing couple. The tents are located great distances from each other to offer privacy.

The furnishing f these tents is high end with rustic beds and architecture reminiscent of the colonial hunting expedition’s luxuries of the early 20th century. You will have open showers or open-air bath tubs with a view to a river and the tents are mostly completely open on the front end. When resting in your tent, you feel like you are in the Masai mara entirely alone. They want you to feel like you are all alone, left to enjoy the Masai mara wildlife, nature and views all by yourself but pampered with extreme luxurious furniture, linen, furnishing and ambience. Some even offer you a personal plunge pool or a Jacuzzi right outside your tent frontage. The price you pay for a night in these high-end luxury camps starts from $700 to over $1800 a night. Most of the safaris organized to these high –end luxury camps in Masai mara are mostly 3, 4,5,6,7 day air safaris by scheduled flights or charter.

An example of top end luxury tented camps in Masai mara Kenya include Governors camp, Mahari pazuri, Ollare Kempinski camp, Batelluer camp, Cottars camp 1920 among others.

4.    The Masai People of the Mara – Make a Budget Tour to a Masai Village in the Mara

You cannot mention Masai mara safari without mentioning the people that have safe guarded this ecosystem for ages. These are the people that have lived side by side with this wildlife and conserved them for us to enjoy. The Masai people are nomadic pastoralists that depend on cattle for their livelihood. It is the predominant community that surrounds the Masai mara game reserve as well as the Serengeti national park in Tanzania.

Masai people have retained their traditions for ages and they still wear the red colored shawls around their body. They have mastered the art of living in the wilderness and among the most dangerous wildlife peacefully. Traditionally, a Masai warrior was inducted to the adulthood through an initiation ceremony that involved killing of a male lion. Although such practices no longer exist, it does show how brave and War some these community has been over the years. The Masai warriors were among the most feared among old Africa communities. They have retained most of the less injurious traditions, which they still practice to date and are more than happy to share with you in your next visit.


Masai community own and occupy the vast lands that surround Masai mara game reserve. Infact, the land owned by the Masai is many times larger than the actual area of the Mara reserve. Since there are no fences separating the mara and the community lands, the wildlife are free to roam in and out of the park. The Masai lands therefore become dispersal areas for the animals especially in drought seasons. This means that the Masai literally live inside a wildlife area; and that calls for grit.

The community has built settlements called Manyattas and that dot the landscape in their characteristic rounded shapes. The village will usually be fenced with thorny branches of the acacia trees to keep away the lions and other animals at night. Their houses form a circle within the thorny fence and in the middle of the houses is the livestock kraal, which is also surrounded by a thorny fence.

These Masai villages in the mara are open to visitation by tourists that come for game viewing in the park. For a small fee, visitors can come to the villages and learn the traditional Masai culture and traditions. First, to welcome you are Women with their dances and white smiles. The men will show you to do the Ajuma dance, which is some kind of levitational hops, which seem to defy gravity. This jump dance of the Masai and their heavy bass singing is the hallmark of all activities in the village.

They will also teach you how to throw a traditional spear at a target and make fire using just two stick and some dry elephant dung. In some villages, you can even go for a walking safari among the wildlife, although this is offered strictly outside of the park boundaries. Later, you may buy some souvenirs from their village Masai market for some African jewelry, beadwork, carvings and footwear. The mood is merry and fun as you dance and get to learn how they all live among the game with a big smile and warm hearts.

5.    Bird Watching in Masai Mara on Budget or Lodge Safari

The mara is home to more than 400 species of birds and has some wetlands, which form Important Bird Areas. Many birders also visit the park for bird watching as opposed to game viewing. The Masai mara game reserve has 3 main habitats that support different types of birds namely the savannah grasslands, the forest areas and the wetland swamps. Each of these areas supports different types of birds with the bigger birds of prey occupying the savannah grasslands.

The fish, frogs and water organisms eating birds are mostly found wading in the swamps or resting up on trees near the wetlands. The African fish eagle is one such bird that waits patiently with its acute vision trained on the water below. On seeing a fish or snake in the water, it will swoop down at tremendous speed and wing control to grab the it off the water and perch on a tree branch for its meal. The herons and hadada and sacred ibises florick the edges of the swamps looking for the frogs and other water insects.

The tawny eagles are large and scout he savannah in search of antelope fawn, hares, snakes and rats to grab. The secretary bird and kori bustards simply walk the plains in their majestic gait looking for snakes to kill and eat…what a diet.



In the air making circular motions are the vultures that will circle a carcass and drop to the ground to wait their turn to finish off the remains. The vultures are very patient and will wait on the bit cats and hyenas to finish the meat on bone and they come in in their hundreds to clean off the scene with their sharp curved beaks.

The large ostriches can be seen walking the plains and some with their chicks in tow. They are wonderful to watch and are in plenty throughout the grasslands. The African crested cranes are always in pairs near wetlands as they florick with the bright colors. If you are luck you may form, the audience of a male crested crane doing the dance of his lifetime to woo a female…it doesn’t always end well for the dancer.

Sometimes you will get a blacksmith plover having nested in the middle of the road near a swamp. He makes a lot of noise as you approach as if to alert you that she has her nest right on the road. It will be up to you to respect her right of way and veer off the road to avoid damaging her next.

A small kingfisher is perched on a thorn tree near the swamp with a fish twice its length inside its mouth. You are sure that if it swallows the fish head first, the head is going to come out its rear end before the fish’s tail gets into its mouth…but nature is magical and now you see the fish and next minute you don’t!!!

If you take your time and spend a full day watching birds in Masai mara, you will be amazed at how much you can learn in these plains. You will be astounded at how much you have missed by not giving time to watch the birds and their concert.

As if you haven’t seen enough of birds, you round a corner and you meet this old buffalo male. Nothing is unusual with him as he trots lazily across the plains. All but the fact that there is an ox-pecker bird that is busy building its nest using wet mud, right in the middle of his horns. The buffalo has finally given her the consent to become a tenant on his horns, if that will allow him report to tick picking duty on time. Sort of like taking residency on the company grounds sort of thing. Rent free.

Such is the fun in watching birds in Masai mara in a 3 or 4-day bird watching budget safari itinerary. You will definitely get help from our resident bird guides to identify and tick off over 250 species of birds in the 2 nights birding tour in Mara.

6.    What to Wear for Masai Mara Safari

Masai mara game reserve has a large di-annual temperature range. This means that the nights can be extremely cold and the day can be brutally hot. You will therefore need to be prepared either way for the cold and the heat of the day. You can pack some light t-shirts and shorts for the daytime. A straw hat or cap is advisable for the sun when you have to step out of the vehicle. East African sun has high dose of ultra violet rays, which are harmful. Long sleeves and khaki trousers might actually be advisable if you will going for a walking safari to avoid the sun and cuts from grass and sticks.


For the morning game drives carry a shawl or buy one of the Masai shukas/kikoi, they are great for covering yourself by creating a layer of warm air around your body in the dawn game drives. It can be extremely chilly. At night, the lodges provide enough warm beddings but tents can become very cold especially in the July winter in Kenya. Carry some warm fleece jacket that you can wear in the evenings and even sleep in at night. If you wish, you can carry an extra blanket just to be sure especially in the months of June-august.

Your footwear need to be flat soled with good grip for walking. Open shoes are discouraged due to injuries and snakes when you have to walk in the tall grass.

7.    Bugs and Insects in Masai Mara

Masai mara is a malaria area and especially during the wet season when mosquitoes are at their breeding time. Yes…it’s the wilderness and bugs and insects are part of the package you will buy into. Most lodges and camps provide you with a mosquito net for your bed but you still need to take care to avoid bites when you are around the camp.

Nairobi supermarkets sell very good pyrethrum based insect repellant in the form of a lotion or spray. So you are able to choose between both. Wearing a short has one advantage in the mara walking safaris in that you can feel as the ticks crawl up your legs. However, at the same time, your legs are exposed to cuts from grass and sticks. A trouser on the other hand protects your legs from cuts but provide the ticks a highway to your upper body.

Let me explain, ticks when fully-grown climb to the tips of grass strands waiting for the next animal to hitch a ride and feed on. If that happens to be you with your trousers, you will be removing ticks from your balls a week after the African safari. Therefore, it’s also advisable to check your Netherlands areas every evening during your shower. Ticks love it there as its warm with lots of blood flow which is their food….suckers!! I once went for a similar walking safari and I removed ticks off my Cajones 2 weeks after the walk…and the only reason you notice they are there is when you start to feel the itch….hahahaha!!

8.    How Much Is The Tip To Give to Driver Guides in Masai Mara Safari

Tips are optional and dependent on the service delivered. Having said that, the salaries that these drivers are paid are hardly enough to make ends meet. Moreover, these guys guy over and beyond their call of duty to make sure that you have the greatest time in Masai mara. So it’s only fair to say thanks in the way of a good tip.

The recommended but by no way the maximum tip is $10 – $20 per day per person. So if you are 4 in a car, you can tip anywhere from $40 -$80 every day of the safari for the entire group. However, as I mentioned, tips are discretionary but recommended.

Tips in restaurants are usually standard as anywhere else around the world where its 10% of the value of the food or drinks consumed. Unless of course one is, a celebrity or a ball player and they can try to knock the waiter/waitress unconscious with a shock of a tip….

Having said that, not all standards of service deserve a tip and the decision is entirely yours to make based on the circumstances. You can decide to carry some local cash for the tips to make your work easier.

9.     Where To Change Money To Local Currency

There are foreign exchange bureaus right at the airport where you can change dollars to Kshs but the rate is afew shillings less than the ones in the CBD. Therefore, you can ask your driver to take you to a forex exchange bureau for some change before the safari. This will give you some local currency to spend for your local expenses.


The exchange rate changes frequently and sometimes drastically, you can check the current Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) exchange Rates on google. The CBK rates are however estimates of the market rates and may vary by a shilling or 2. It is also fare to mention that rates at hotels are very low and you should avoid changed large amounts of money at your hotel. Your best bet are the foreign exchange bureaus which are everywhere on the streets of Nairobi.

Alternatively, you can get to an ATM and withdrawal money in local currency to spend. This is convenient but again the exchange rates you get are bank rates and they are not known to be very friendly. Your last point where you can access an ATM before going to the Masai mara is the last major town known as Narok Town. Narok is located about 100km from Masai Mara.

10.    Local Currency To Carry Around For Expenses On Mara Safari

A safari package mostly includes the major elements like park fees, accommodation, meals and transport to and flo. The meals included are the buffets and rarely are drinks covered in the cost of the tour. This means that you will need extra cash to buy drinks as well as any other souvenirs that might interest you along the way. Please note that the local traders are unable to process card payments, buy can accept both Kenya shillings and us dollars. You are at an advantage if you are buying in Kenya shillings nonetheless.

On average, you can spend anywhere between Kshs 1,000 – Kshs 3,000 if you are entertaining friends. That is about $20 a day. Of course you can use much less than this if you wish. For buying souvenirs, the amount you will need will depend on what type and quantity of items you want to buy. You could budget anywhere between usd 30 – usd 100 per day if you want to do piecemeal purchases. You could opt to buy at the end of your safari on a single location but you would lose the choice of buying cheaply from vendors in rural areas like the local Masai markets in Masai mara area.

11.    Yellow Fever, Covid and Malaria Prevention on Safari

Entry to Kenya requires you to have a yellow fever injection at least 2 weeks before date of travel. Kenya is classified as a yellow fever area and you are advised to check with your doctor about vaccination jab. You will be issued with a yellow fever vaccination card, which you will present on entry.

Recommended immunizations before coming to Kenya include the below. By no means do you need all of them:

  • Malaria
  • Tetanus
  • Typhoid
  • Diptheria
  • Yellow fever
  • Cholera

Covid 19 travel restrictions have since been lifted for visitors to Kenya. You therefore do not need Covid vaccine certification prior to travel to Kenya. Precautions on safari like wearing of masks and use of hand sanitizer have also been relaxed since. However, it is best to practice hand hygiene while on safari like frequent watching of hands to avoid other surface borne ailments.

In the case of malaria, you are advised to make sure you start prophylactic or preventive treatment at least 1 week before travel. You should continue with the dosage during travel and a few days after return home. There is a dose given for preventive malaria treatment and your doctor is best suited to give you that advice. In the event that you arrive in Kenya and have not started the treatment, some pharmacists in Nairobi will help you start the right dose.

12.    Visa Application for a Safari to Masai Mara Kenya

You will need a tourist visa if you are coming from a country that has not waivered visas with Kenya for their citizens. You can access the full list of which countries that do not need a visa to Kenya from the Kenya immigration website here:



Luckily, visa application can now be done online using the government’s portal at You will need to submit copies of your passport for the application and pay the requisite fee for a tourist visa at $51. (see: )

Make sure to apply at least a week or more before departure to help you with your planning. Visas are processed depending on its urgency. This means that visas whose arrival dates are close will get priority. This means, that if you apply late for your visa, it will also be approved late and close to your travel date, which can cause uncertainty to your travel plans.

13.   Transport

There are several airports and airstrips in the major cities and towns in Kenya including Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, Nakuru, Isiolo. There are also tens of bush airstrips in the national parks, which serve the tourists visiting parks and staying in lodges in Masai mara, Amboseli, Samburu, Tsavo etc. Local or civil air services are extensive with scheduled and chattered services offered from major towns.

There is now a very reliable train service between Nairobi and Mombasa with the Standard Gauge Railway or SGR. The SGR Mombasa train takes 4 hours from Nairobi to Mombasa and is quite prompt. The western end of the railway line to Kisumu and Kampala in Uganda is still work in progress and is frequently ceased until an SGR line is built. Train travel to Mombasa through the SGR is however a lot of fun. Most of the locals use the cheaper economy class for $8 while tourists usually use the first class for $26 a ticket.


The public road transport is by means of privately owned taxis, minibuses and buses that ply the city routes as well as upcountry areas of Kenya. All routes of Kenya are well covered and these taxis can take you to any end of the country. However, make sure to negotiate the prices before boarding the vehicle as prices can be jerked at any time the conductor feels like it.

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Masai Mara 3 Days Joining Safari Package

Joining Masai Mara 3 days camping safaris are three day and 2 nights in Mara reserve from Nairobi. It is the most optimal time to see all the wildlife in the Mara. You will join a group of six other guests and share the game drive vehicle as well as the twin bed tents at the camp. If you do not mind sharing a tent with a friend, then the Mara joining tours are what you need to save money.


Agente de viajes de África En Madrid España Asociación | Socios De La Empresa De La Agencia African Safari

Socios De La Empresa De La Agencia African SafariAgente de viajes de África En Madrid España Asociación | Socios De La Empresa De La Agencia African Safari

Estamos buscando agentes de viajes de África en España para asociarnos con Sojourn Safaris de Kenia. Nuestro programa de asociación de safaris entre España y África está dirigido a agentes de viajes en España que venden destinos africanos. Somos una empresa de turismo africano en Kenia y actualmente ofrecemos paquetes de safari a África Oriental, incluidos Kenia, Tanzania, Uganda, Ruanda e incluso Etiopía.

Unirse España a África Contrato de Socio de Viajes

Dirigidos al mercado de viajes español, tenemos la intención de firmar contratos de agencia de viajes/operador turístico con empresas de viajes ubicadas en Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Valencia, Sevilla, Costa del Sol, Marbella dentro de España. Estamos buscando establecer asociaciones de marketing con agentes de viajes de España a nivel de organización y agente individual. Por lo tanto, puede unirse a nuestro programa de socios de safari africano incluso si es un agente de viajes independiente que trabaja desde su oficina en casa.

Agencia de Viajes Española Ofertas Safari en África de Sojourn Safaris

Ofrecemos emocionantes paquetes que atraen a su mercado español, incluidos paquetes de luna de miel, recorridos de observación de la vida silvestre, vacaciones en la playa, aventuras de montañismo, safaris de senderismo, recorridos en bicicleta, vacaciones de aniversario, recorridos por la playa de Zanzíbar, vacaciones en la playa de Seychelles, safaris en globo, safaris en campamento y mucho más. más.

¿Cuánto puede ganar como agente español para viajes africanos?

La forma en que funciona es que firmamos un contrato basado en volúmenes y porcentajes de comisiones por el cual gana más, cuantos más clientes nos recomiende. Ofrecemos altas comisiones del 10% al 18% dependiendo de la cantidad de clientes de viaje que pueda entregar por año. También ofrecemos safaris de incentivo y familiarización a los agentes para que puedan venir y probar nuestros destinos en Kenia, Tanzania y Uganda. Esto le permite a usted, como agente de safari español, poder comercializar mejor nuestros productos.

Incluyendo lugares famosos como Masai mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Kilimanjaro, Amboseli, Lake Nakuru, Gorilla tracking, Mombasa.

Safari africano anual gratuito para el agente de guías turísticos en España

Además, también ofrecemos paquetes gratuitos para cualquier agente que vaya acompañado de un grupo de más de 15 clientes de pago. Tus gastos estarán totalmente pagados si tienes grupos de safari de más de 15 pax desde España. Esto quiere decir que puedes poder disfrutar de un safari a África gratis todos los años desde España si puedes montar un grupo cada temporada de verano o en cualquier otra época. ¿No es eso muy emocionante? Usted, como agente de viajes/safari de España, podrá alojarse en alojamiento de 4 o 5 estrellas en nuestros lujosos alojamientos y tiendas de campaña… todo gratis.

Asistencia a Mercados Turísticos Internacionales/Exposiciones en España

Además de esto, podrá obtener ingresos increíbles como una empresa de viajes corporativos. El destino de África Oriental es una región muy popular entre los turistas españoles. Podrá aumentar los flujos de ingresos de su agencia de viajes vendiendo África a través de nosotros. Además de esto, podemos colaborar con usted para tener un stand de exhibición en los mercados emisores de viajes españoles en Madrid como la Feria / exposición Internacional de Turismo Fitur en enero de 2023 de cada año. Le proporcionaremos materiales de marketing como folletos, carteles, videos y contenido para que pueda promocionar mejor nuestro destino. Solo puede ser una situación de ganar-ganar para usted y para nosotros.

Nuestras visitas guiadas en español en África

Nuestros safaris incluyen guías de conductor de habla hispana e inglesa que pueden explicar todas las cosas en la naturaleza en el idioma de sus clientes. Tenemos muchos guías que pueden hablar español con fluidez y tienen una gran cantidad de conocimiento sobre la vida silvestre y los animales. Por lo tanto, tendrá la garantía de que sus clientes están teniendo la mejor experiencia y aprendiendo todo sobre nuestros parques y animales, en su propio idioma.

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1 Day – Mt Kenya Hike from Nairobi | Hiking Tour Packages


1 Day Mt. Kenya Hike Safari


0500hrs – Nairobi to Mt Kenya

Your tour starts with pick up at 0500hrs from your Nairobi hotel or airport and drive to Mt Kenya in central Kenya highlands region. This 1 – day Mt Kenya hiking tour from Nairobi starts before dawn and includes a 5hr hike in deep forest and moorland.

A fantastic 1 day – hiking safari tour on Mt Kenya package, Kenya’s best hike and popular climbing day adventure destination. This 1-day hike on Mt Kenya National Park is a full day climbing experience on the second highest mountain in Africa at 5899m above sea level.

Book your 1 day Mt Kenya hiking tour safari from Nairobi from any tour company in the city. The best part is that they all allow last minute bookings even from the JKIA Nairobi airport layover. You will be glad you decided to step out of your hotel or airport for a full day hike near Nairobi.

Road trip to Mt Kenya 1 Day Hiking

Your 1 day Mt Kenya hiking  tour experience starts from your hotel when your diver guide picks you up and heads northbound towards the central regions of Kenya. This 1 day Mt Kenya hike tour is a very engaging adventure, which can be done in a day. The drive starts predawn and the rural Kenya will be waking up and starting their day as you drive along the village roads towards the mountain.

There will be school kids dressed with layers of clothes and balaclavas as they rush to school in their school uniforms. The adults will be streaming alongside the roads to their workplaces at dawn. While the cattle keepers can be seen driving the cows to the cattle dips and for grazing. The multi-coloured Kenyan Matatus or public transport whizz past you like they own the roads while the 20plus wheeler trucks lumber along in slow agonizing speeds.

1 Day – Mt Kenya Hike Tour from Nairobi Package Itinerary

0500hrs – Nairobi to Mt. Kenya. Your driver will pick you from your Nairobi hotel and drive to Mt. Kenya Tour. Mt Kenya is located almost at the middle of Kenya. Your will stop for a breakfast at 0700hrs and proceed to the Naro Moru gate. There are several gates to do your 1 day Mt Kenya hiking trip but the Naro Moru gate is the closest to Nairobi in case you are pressed with time.

Day – Hiking on Mt Kenya Forest

0900hrs – Arrive at the Naro Moru gate and start the Mt Kenya national park gate formalities. After this you will still drive up until you get to 3300m Asl to Met. Station. This is the first stop from where you will start your 1 day Nairobi to Mt Kenya hike. It’s all tarmac road from the gate to the Met station. This station is located in the middle of the alpine rain forest and it’s thick and wet. Start your hike proper from here. Your objective for this 1 day Mt Kenya hike is to clear the alpine forest and get to the clear alpine grassland or moorland for a better view of peaks Lenana, Nelion and Batian. The thick rain forest section is the best part of your Mt Kenya 1 Day Hiking safari as most wildlife can be seen here including elephants, giant forest hogs, leopards, rhinos, buffalos and many more.

1100hrs – Clear the alpine rain forest on Mt. Kenya and arrive at the bamboo line continuing to the moorland. Here you will walk through alpine bog and moorland grassland with giant lobelia. On a clear day, the peaks on Mt. Kenya are clear.

Views from Mt Kenya Day Hiking Trips

1200hrs Continue to the edges of the alpine moorland and to close proximity of the alpine desert. At this point you can see the alpine rock and scree section of the mountain which marks the rock and ice top section of the Mt Kenya. 

1300hrs Arrive at the Batian peak observation point and set up for your packed lunch. Have lunch with the best views of the Mt. Kenya beyond. The simmering ice on the top of Batian peak with the sun reflecting against the white cascade is a sight to behold.

Descending Mt Kenya on a 1 Day Hiking Tour from Nairobi

1400hrs After a peaceful and quiet lunch, start you slow descent to the met station. Pass through the wet and muddy alpine bog and moorland savannah on your way down towards the met station. Your second pass through the heavy thick rain forest on Mt Kenya might present new view of different animals. The descent on your 1 day hiking tour on Mt Kenya is more tiring.

1500hrs Arrive at the met station and connect with your driver. Drive down to the Naro Moru gate and exit the park for the drive back to Nairobi.

Cost of Mt Kenya 1 Day – Hiking Safari Tour

1830hrs Drop off back to your Nairobi hotel after end of the Nairobi to Mt. Kenya 1 day hiking trip.

Cost of 1 Day Mt Kenya Hiking TourUsd 250 per person (Minimum of 2 Pax)

Cost of 1 Day – Mt Kenya Hiking Tour Package Includes

  • Park entrance fees
  • Packed lunch
  • Services for a mountain guide
  • Services of a driver guide
  • Bottled drinking water

Cost of Mt Kenya 1 Day – Hike Excludes

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips to driver and guides

Book your 1 day Mt Kenya day hike from Nairobi, contact Robert on whatsapp +254 722661827 or send an official email on 

12 Días / 11 Noches Naivasha, Masai Mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Zanzíbar

12 Días / 11 Noches Naivasha, Masai Mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Zanzíbar

Día 1: Nairobi – Lago Naivasha – Parque Nacional Hells Gate

Reúnase con su guía en el aeropuerto de Nairobi y conduzca hasta el lago Naivasha. Llegue y regístrese en el mejor campamento del oeste de Naivasha. A su llegada, tome un paseo en bote de 1 hora para observar aves y buscar hipopótamos y un safari a pie en Crescent Island. Observe las jirafas, las cebras y los ñus mientras camina por esta isla mágica. Por la tarde, diríjase al Parque Nacional Hells Gate para un safari en bicicleta. Durante la noche: Naivasha West Best Camp:

Día 2 (D, A, C): Naivasha –Masai Mara

Desayuno temprano y salida de Naivasha hacia Masai Mara. Pase por el fondo del Gran Valle del Rift y llegue a las llanuras de Loita de Mara. Regístrese en el campamento de Enkorok o similar. Almuerzo y safari nocturno a las 16:00 h hasta el anochecer.

Noche: Campamento Enkorok Mara:

Día 3 (D, A, C): Masai Mara

Todo el día en Masai Mara con un safari a las 06:30 y de nuevo a las 16:00. Tiene la opción de tomar un safari en globo esta mañana para un desayuno con champán en el monte.

Noche: Campamento Enkorok Mara

Día 4 (D, A, C): Masai Mara

Salga del campamento de Enkorok y regístrese en el campamento de las llanuras de cebra en el lado Talek de Masai Mara. Game drive de día completo con almuerzo campestre en el parque. Visite un pueblo masai por la noche para aprender sobre su cultura. Durante la noche: Campamento Zebra Plains:

Día 5: (D, A, C) Serengeti

Conduzca hasta la frontera en Isebania y pase por la aduana de Kenia y obtenga una visa de Tanzania. Conozca a su conductor, guía y chef de Tanzania a la 1 p.m. Comience un viaje de 2 horas a Serengeti, llegando a tiempo para un safari al atardecer. Durante la noche: Serengeti savannah camp:

Día 6 (D, A, C): Serengeti

Después del desayuno, salga hacia las infinitas llanuras abiertas y los impresionantes cielos del Serengeti. Un recorrido panorámico de 4 horas, un safari de día completo junto con un safari nocturno. Pernocte: Serengeti Savannah camp

Día 7 (D, A, C): Ngorongoro

Game drive temprano en la mañana y luego, después de una mañana relajante y un almuerzo temprano, diríjase a Ngorongoro, donde pasará la noche en el área de Karatu. Alojamiento: Country Lodge Karatu.

Día 8 (D, A, C): Ngorongoro

Desayuno temprano, diríjase directamente al suelo del cráter para un recorrido de día completo por el cráter con almuerzos tipo picnic. Alojamiento: Country Lodge Karatu

Día 9 (D): Arusha – Zanzíbar

Conduzca a Arusha por la mañana y llegue alrededor del mediodía. Tome un vuelo por la tarde a Zanzíbar y luego conduzca hasta la playa de Bweju. Alojamiento: Evergreen Beach Hotel / Dhow inn Boutique 

Día 10 (D): Zanzíbar

Desayuno y día completo en la playa de Zanzíbar. Visita opcional a plantaciones de especias y pueblo de piedra. Alojamiento: Evergreen Beach Hotel/Dhow inn Boutique

Día 11 (D): Zanzíbar

Día completo en la playa de Zanzíbar disfrutando del sol y el mar. Alojamiento: Evergreen Beach Hotel/Dhow inn Boutique

Día 12 (D): Zanzíbar- Nairobi

Salga después del desayuno y conduzca una hora hasta el aeropuerto, y luego vuele a Nairobi. Tome su vuelo de regreso a casa por la noche.

Costo del tour: $ 3,800 por persona


• Tarifas de entrada a los parques

• Alojamiento en campamentos MID RANGE

• Transporte en jeep 4x4

• Todas las comidas según el itinerario

• Servicios de un guía de habla inglesa/española


• Billetes de avión a Zanzíbar ($410 por billete ida y vuelta)

• Elementos de Carácter Personal

• Bebidas Y Bebidas

• Consejos para guías

1 Day Amboseli Joining Budget Trip| Game Drive Package

1 Day Amboseli Joining Budget Trip| Game Drive Package in Kenya by Local Agent Guide

A fantastic 1 day fun trip to Kenya’s second most popular game drive national park. This 1-day trip to Amboseli national park includes road transport, park fees, guide services, 5 hour game drive and lunch in the park.

Visit Amboseli Kenya with this 1-day amboseli safari tour package. The Amboseli day-trip is a full day excursion from Nairobi to Amboseli national park from Nairobi to see the wild elephants and the views of Mt Kilimanjaro. Amboseli 1-day trip packages include a full day game drive, lunch, transport in a safari minivan with roof hatch and services of a professional driver guide. Amboseli day tour-packages from Nairobi can also be a 1,2 or 3 day safari to see more of the wildlife and the mountain.

Start 1 day amboseli safari at 5.00am and drive south eastwards along Mombasa highway. Branch off right at Emali town into Oloitokitok road and drive for a further 1 hour to get to amboseli national park. Amboseli day tours from Nairobi takes about 3.5 hours one way.

Here are 6 Amboseli Day Trip Prices for different categories

Amboseli Day Trip Group Cost per person  excel park fees $
1 person Amboseli private Day trip 350
2-3 persons Amboseli private Day trip 220
4-5 persons Amboseli private Day trip 210
Above 6 persons masai mara private tour 200
Children under 18yrs 75% of adult rate
Children Below 3 yrs Free of charge

Explore the Amboseli day trip from Nairobi to see the most scenic views of Kilimanjaro and the wild elephants. The 1 day amboseli safari captures the authentic African adventure by featuring the highest peak in Africa amidst the savannah game and the Masai people. Some of the highlights of an amboseli day tours from Nairobi include the below.

  • View exciting scenery enroute to Amboseli day trip
  • Watch the Mount Kilimanjaro on your Amboseli 1 day trip
  • Drive among the elephants of Amboseli national park
  • Climb the Amboseli observation hill
  • See the mirage of Lake Amboseli in your day trip
  • Enjoy a buffet a mid-day lunch in one of Amboseli lodges
  • Stumble upon a pride of Amboseli lions in your day trip

1.    View Exciting Scenery Enroute to Amboseli Day Trip

Your day starts early with a predawn drive down the A109 towards Mombasa. Scenes along your 1 day amboseli safari are equally exciting. At dawn, giraffes and zebras will great you from behind the fences of the many private game ranches enroute. The sun’s rays beating upon your forehead with its golden yellow colour. Smell the freshness of the rural areas away from Nairobi’s smog and settle in for an eventful Amboseli day trip.

1. Scenery enroute to Amboseli Day Trip

1. Scenery enroute to Amboseli Day Trip

Masai homesteads dot the plains with their cattle and red clad males going about their business in this early morning drive. At Emali town, branch off right into oloitoktok road and driving for an hour in such scenic Kapiti plains, you will loose yourself to the sights. Kilimanjaro will be visible at a certain point where you start to see the ice covered peak Kibo from miles away.

Ask the driver to stop so that you can take some amazing pictures of the roof of Africa. You dont want to miss the biggest attraction of your amboseli day tours from Nairobi.

2.    Watch the Mount Kilimanjaro on Your Amboseli Day Trip

2.  Mt. Kilimanjaro - Amboseli Day Trip

2. Mt. Kilimanjaro – Amboseli Day Trip

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Kenya Day Trip Packages – Nairobi ½ Day-Tour Package to Nairobi National Park JKIA Airport Pick Up and Drop Off| Sojourn Safaris Ltd

Nairobi National Park Day Trip Packages in Kenya

The Nairobi half day trip packages are ½ day excursions to the Nairobi national park Kenya to wildlife just afew minutes from any one of Nairobi hotels. Nairobi park day tour package includes a 4 hour game drive, transport in a safari minivan, pick up and drop off at the JKIA NBO airport and drinking water.

Here are the 6 Nairobi national park half day trip prices as per category of group sizes.

Group Size Nairobi Half Day Trip Cost Of Day Trip Per Person
1 Person private ½ day trip $ 90
2-3 persons private ½ day trip $ 70
4-6 persons private ½ day trip $ 60
Above 6 persons private ½day trip $ 70
Children below 18 yrs 75% of Adult rate
Infants below 3 yrs Free of charge

** Prices excludes park entrance fees of usd 43pp

Nairobi National Park Half Day Trip Itinerary

0600hrs: Your Nairobi national park half day trip departs with a pick up from your hotel. You can opt for an earlier pick up if you want to see the sunrise at the park at dawn.

0630hrs: Finalize with the gate formalities and enter the park. This is the best time to see the Nairobi park animals as they rise up for feed. Make a dash to the Impala view point to see the sunrise at 0630hrs. It’s amazing to watch the sun rise in the background with the savannah in your foreground.

Down below, you will see tens of grazers including zebras, buffalos, wildebeests, impalas and gazelles. The Nairobi skyline with its tall skyscrapers forms your horizon to the north. It’s just surreal to be in Nairobi national park for your half day game drive this early.

0645hrs: Drive to the Ivory burning monument. Here you will marvel at the ash from the previous ivory burning events that have happened over the years. There are some informative boards explaining why the ivory is burned and the goal. Sometimes, you will find a few buffalos and even lions around this site. Caution is advised when approaching this area as it’s a visited by all kinds of animals.

0800hrs: Your driver will drive you to the hyena dam as you watch wildlife. View the hundreds of birds in the dam as they florick including the giant heron, grey heron, spoon bills, Hadada ibis, sacred ibis, spurwings, African fish eagle, kingfishers, and Marabou storks among others.

You will also see hippos inside the water while others may be basking on the banks. They will be making their loud noises and yawning while they bop their heads in and out of the water. You may also see an occasional crocodile in this waters.

You will also get a chance to see a lazy lion pride resting under a tree or a lone female stalking impalas along the road. Sometimes they will use the cover of your game drive vehicle to approach their prey before pouncing.

If luck is on your side, you may stumble on a lone cheetah male on a fresh kill and take some amazing close up photos. Around the bend, you will come face to face with a herd of 50 buffalos and they all stop to feed and stare you down. All 100 sets of eyes on you without twitching a muscle. The calves are put inside the circular formation, followed by the females and at the perimeter, the large bulls look outwards for trouble.

A lone old giraffe male straddles the road and won’t give an inch. The stubborn giraffe will force you to drive around him as he stands smack in the middle of the game drive track. But atleast you get to take some of the closest-up pictures with the giraffe standing 4 feet away from your vehicle pop up roof hatch.

0900hrs: At nine, go for a visit to the Mbagathi River for a small walking safari. The Nairobi walking trip along the river winds around the river bank in thick brush and acacia forest. Here, you have to get an armed escort or 2 to make sure you are safe. This is an area frequented by lions, giraffes and buffalos.

At the Nairobi river hiking trail, you will see many terrapins in the water and also crocodiles and sometimes hippos in the water. There is a small Masai market for the local people across the footbridge where you can buy some artifacts.

1030hrs: Start your departure from Nairobi Park with an enroute game drive. Drive to the kingfisher picnic site and the Mokoyiet picnic site for some of the most scenic views and for a bathroom break.

Watch the other grazers and baboons on the plains as they go about their business. There are over 500 species of birds here and your guide will point them out for you.

Exit the gate and visit the Sheldrick elephant orphanage of its part of your morning tour.

End of services


  • Transport in a safari minivan with pop up roof top
  • Pick up and drop off at the JKIA airport
  • Services of an English speaking driver guide
  • Drinking water
  • Comprehensive 4hr game drive


  • Park entrance fees
  • Tips

You can book your Nairobi half day trip now from Robert on whatsapp or call +254 722 661 827 or email Directly. We take on last minute bookings as well and will pick you from your hotel, home, school or hostel.

Nairobi park half day trip - tour | sojourn safaris- Kenya lodge & joining budget camping safari

Half-Day Nairobi Game Drive Trip | Game Viewing Package in Kenya

Half-Day Nairobi Game Drive Trip | Game Viewing Package in Kenya

An exciting Half-day game trip to Nairobi’s nearest game viewing national park. This ½ -day trip to Nairobi national park includes a pick up from hotel air airport, guide services, 4×4 or safari mini van game drive, water and park fees.

The Nairobi national park half day trip Packages: A half-day trip in Nairobi national park package in Kenya is a great way to spend your morning or afternoon watching wildlife. If you fancy nature, it’s only 10 minutes away from your hotel in Nairobi CBD. You can take the Nairobi park half day tour as private, shared, student group tour, bird watching tour, walking safari, photo tour etc. So convenient is Nairobi national park Kenya that you can have a morning game drive and get back to your hotel for an afternoon meeting. Do you have to go to the Nairobi national park gate for a game drive vehicle? No. You can get a pick up from hotel, home, university, hospital or hostel within Nairobi.

Here are the 6 Nairobi national park half day trip packageprices as per category of group sizes.

Group Size Nairobi Half Day Trip Packages Cost Of Day Trip Per Person
1 Person private ½ day trip $ 90
2-3 persons private ½ day trip $ 70
4-6 persons private ½ day trip $ 60
Above 6 persons private ½day trip $ 70
Children below 18 yrs 75% of Adult rate
Infants below 3 yrs Free of charge

** Prices excludes park entrance fees of usd 43pp

Booking a Nairobi national park half-day trip, you will enjoy the various attractions including:

  1. Enjoy the sunrise from Nairobi national park view point
  2. Visit the ivory burning monument on you Nairobi park day trip
  3. Watch the Wildlife of Nairobi park in a morning or evening trip
  4. See the hippos at the river and the Nairobi park dams
  5. Go on a walking trail near the Mbagathi river in the park
  6. Visit the Mokoyiet view point ending your Nairobi national park trip

It’s the only park that gives you a chance to watch and take shots of the game with the city skyline forming your background. The park is only 7km from the center of Nairobi capital and it’s the only park to be located inside a capital city in the entire world.  You can request for a budget, cheap, guided or private Nairobi national park half day tour in the morning or evenings. You can also do the Nairobi half day park safari in a safari minivan or a 4×4 Landcruiser.

1.  Enjoy the Sunrise from Nairobi National Park View Point

Impala hill observation point is one of the first place to visit on your morning game drive. If you want to see the best sunrise in Africa, you will need to go to the impala hill right near the gate. This observation point is one of the best places to see the sunrays as it rises from the eastern plains of the park.

The sunrise is between 6:10am to 6:30am and you can actually see it rise up within 2 minutes. It’s an amazing way to start your day here as you gaze at the sun in the chilly morning air. Crispy freshness and calm surrounds you on this hill as you look down to the sun and the animals below.

Morning Nairobi national park half day trip is usually the best way to start your day in the wilderness if you have 1- day to spare in between your meetings in the city.

2.  Visit the Ivory Burning Monument on You Nairobi Park Day Trip

Kenya has always stood stoically against the trade in ivory. To show our commitment to the ban in elephant tusks, our governments have occasionally burnt stock piles of ivory recovered from poachers and traffickers. So far 3 such events have taken place and the place that hosts the burning of the ivory is called the ivory burning monument. Here you can see the ash remains of the past burns with some info graphics posted on sign posts.

You are allowed to walk around the monument and enjoy the views from here as you learn about Kenyans struggle to fight poaching and the illegal trade in ivory. It’s not surprising that Kenya is a big proponent of the ban on ivory trade during each of the (Conference of Parties) COP global meetings by IUCN to discuss indexing of endangered species.

Don’t take the ivory ash away as its illegal to carry any part of the parks ecosystem. Take a few pictures and especially the information posters for later reference when writing your travelogues.

3.  Watch the Wildlife of Nairobi Park in a Morning or Evening Trip

Drive along the savannah grasslands and soon enough you will start to see lots of animals especially the grazers. What animals can you see in Nairobi national park half day trip? The park is full of grazers including zebras, buffalos, giraffes, rhinos, impalas, gazelles, elands, hartebeests, wildebeests and many more. These are plentiful especially around the Athi Basin where the grass is plentiful and there is a large dam for the animals.

A stubborn male giraffe will stand right in the middle of the game track allowing you little space for your game drive vehicle to pass. A great chance to take close up photos of this gentle giant. A pair of white rhinos lazily grazing 3 feet away with no care in the world.

You might be in luck and see a lion pride with a kill. Usually, the circling vultures up in the air are a good indicator of a kill. You can sit for an hour just watching the lions feed or socialize with each other just afew feet from your vehicle. There are about 35 lions in 5 prides in this park.

A lioness on the prowl for prey walks along the game drive track alongside your vehicle for 30 meters, while a satiated cheetah lies next to her kill. Obviously too full to continue eating it all by herself. Over at the dam, you see a juvenile crocodile stalking some Egyptian geese while a pair of lazy hippos lie on a small island on the lake. It’s all happening in Nairobi national park. If you are unlucky enough a naughty baboon will make off with your bagels or the coffee cup at the Mokoyiet picnic site. It’s all happening in your Nairobi national park half day game drive, you blink your eye and miss a moment.

4.  See the Hippos at the River and the Nairobi Park Dams

As you drive on the savannah plains of Nairobi national park, there are loads of hippos in the water. Some of these man made dams have tens of hippos which can easily be seen as they stand on the water. The hippos come out to feed on grass at night and can travel many kilometers from the dam. They will yawn at you and stare with menacing eyes.

In Africa, hippos remain the number 1 animal that causes the most fatalities among people. This is mostly due to the fact that humans use the same rivers and dams to watch clothes and fetch water for their uses. It’s therefore very common to run into aggressive bulls or mother hippos with their calves, who are exceedingly dangerous to humans.

In some evening game drives, you will actually see the hippos coming out of the water and start to graze around the dam or just block your path as you are trying to exit. Hippos can also be found on river Mbagathi which forms the southern boundary of the park.

4.  Go on a Walking Trail near The Mbagathi River in the Park

Nothing beats a walk along the Mbagathi River as you end your group game drive in a Nairobi national park half day safari. There is a short walking trail along this river inside Nairobi national park. Here you can see wildebeests, giraffes, lions, and buffalos among the brush.

In the Mbagathi River, there are crocodiles and hippos and some terrapins. The river is full of fish and the crocodiles here live on them. It is such a refreshing walk but you have to have some armed guides to show you around and provide security in case of dangerous animals.

The river hiking trail in Nairobi Park is made even better as you will be walking below the canopy of the acacia trees lining the sides of the Mbagathi River. This makes great shade and escape from the now scorching sun. There is a community bridge at some point where you can cross and buy some souvenirs from local Masai women staying across the park.

5.  Visit the Mokoyiet View Point Ending Your Nairobi National Park Trip

Viewpoints are the highlights of your Nairobi national park ½ day trip. One of the most dramatic view point is the Mokoyiet picnic site view point. You will drive on a graded section of the road leading to the Mokoyiet picnic site. Look over the metal fence into the ravine below to see the river Mbagathi lined with evergreen acacia trees. It is one of the most scenic site that you yearn to go down there by the trees shade.

Just a few feet below your legs are families of rock hyraxes. A small rodent like animal that lives on rocks and is never shy to approach you for food. It’s amazing to watch them dash in and out of the rock crevices which they call home. Occasionally, you will see them make a hazard call and in a second they are all out of sight. It is then that you see the wide wings of a martial eagle above your heads as it sweeps around for prey. The rock hyrax is one of their delicacies and they make hundreds of runs near these cliff to try their luck for a piece of tender meat. On this occasion, the security sentry man of the hyraxes was all eyes and ears and say the eagle from miles away.

Watch out for the crazy baboons here too which are fond of snatching food and sometimes mugging you of your snacks if you resist. Naughty baboons can even tell the difference between a male from a female human. They are more aggressive towards the women as they demand food. But the driver guides are always armed with a red shawl and a whip which they have a mortal fear for. The whips are mostly used to scare them off and never will they be used to hurt the animals.

You can book your Nairobi national park half day trip now from Robert on whatsapp or call +254 722 661 827 or email Directly. We take on last minute bookings as well and will pick you from your hotel, home, school or hostel.

3 Days Masai Mara Joining Cheap Safari | Camping Package in Kenya

3 Days Masai Mara Joining Cheap Safari | Camping Package in Kenya

A fun 3 days cheap adventure safari to Kenya’s Masai Mara, among worlds top game viewing reserve.

This 3-days budget safari includes park fees, guide services, accommodation in shared tented camps, game drives and hot showers and private flush toilets.

Book Masai Mara 3 days safari budget packages joining camping. This 3-days Mara safari package is a cheap way to enjoy watching big five wildlife.

Booking this three-day Masai Mara budget game drive camping safari is easy from Nairobi city tour operators.

The Mara 3 days Safari to Maasai game reserve is a Three-day game drive safari to see big five animals.

The Masai Mara 3 days budget trip includes a full day game drive on day 2, 2 nights’ accommodation, park entry fees, transport in shared van, services of a driver guide, optional Masai village visit and all meals as per itinerary.

The Masai Mara 3 day’s budget safari includes some 3 main attractions among others. Below are things to do in your three day safari to Masai Mara game reserve.

  • Big five Game Drives in Masai Mara Game Reserve on day 1, 2 and 3
  • Stay in a tented camp on a Masai mara 3 days safari
  • Visit a Maasai village next to the Masai Mara Game Reserve on day 2
  • See the wildebeest Migration in a Masai mara 3 days safari
  • Fly over the Maasai Mara reserve in a hot air balloon safari on day 2 morning
  • Enjoy a 1-day Walking safari in private conservancies around the Mara
  • Go on bird watching game drives in Masai Mara plains
  • Witness the Mara River crossing by the wildebeest in a maasai mara 3 days safari

1.  Big Five Game Drives in Masai Mara 3 Days Safari Kenya

3 -4 Day Tour

8 – 10 Hour Game Drives in 3 Days Stay

Driving to the Masai Mara Kenya is exciting as you get to drive through the Great Rift Valley floor. The Mara is like no other place in the world with its flat plains stretching for miles on either side.

In some areas, there is only a solitary tree in a sea of grasslands that are teaming with plains game. The Sekenani gate ushers you into unending expanses of green or gold grass fields depending on the seasons.

Right at the gate, you will start to see tens of herbivores including zebras, gazelles, topis, hartebeests, wildebeests, impalas and many others. A little further on, the predators begin to reveal themselves hidden under shrubs or just frolicking under the tall grass.

A bold cheetah mother and her adolescent cubs will climb on your vehicles bonnet or roof to get a better view of the prey further afield. To them, you are just a convenience and nothing more.

Its safe to say that the numbers of wildlife you will see in your Masai Mara 3 days safari will be overwhelming.

Mara is known for its abundance of the big five animals including lions, buffalos, rhinos, leopards and elephants. These are the big five animals that the Mara guarantees you will see before your 3 days are over.

Watch the lion pride of 25 members sprawled on a rocky patch or on the grass in between prey kills. Occasionally, one or two of them will stand up and try to launch a hunt but give it up as soon as they start.

In between the false starts is a real lion hunt. Lions are very organized hunters and they do this by encircling their prey from all fronts.

A lone lioness then proceeds to openly chase the prey towards the waiting ambush until they get a kill.

Leopards in the Masai Mara 3 days safari are relatively easier to see as compared to other places. This is not to mean you won’t put in much effort to find it.

As the driver navigates closer to the riverine bushes, a monkey cries out or the go-away bird chatters incessantly. That is your cue that a leopard might be on the move close by.

A few meters further on will expose a leopard on the prowl along the river bank or just lazily snuggled on an acacia tree branch after a busy night hunting.

Elephants are everywhere and make their presence known with large herds moving across the plains of Mara.

Masai Mara game drives are much fun since it’s easy to see most animals from far distances and drive up to them.

The Mara game reserve is a 1500 sqkm area of unending plains, teaming with millions of wildlife.

The flat plains for miles and the fact that there are fewer trees to obstruct your view makes the Maasai Mara national park an amazing natural theatre for wildlife viewing.

You move to the next ridge and meet with a thousand eyeballs from a herd of buffalos grazing 5 feet from the game drive track.

They all stop their feeding and raise their heads to stare at you for a full 5 minutes, unsure if you are friend or foe.

It’s unnerving to have all those eyes on you, even from the safety of your game drive vehicle. That’s a group stare from 50 to 100 individuals made of a tonne of brawn and horns each.

You decide it’s safer to move on to the next less intimidating animals down the plains.

You are lucky if you see the flirting image of a black rhino. These creatures are so shy that you play a game of hide and seek with them all day in the Masai Mara.

It doesn’t help that they also love to stay in the more wooded edges of the park. The white rhino however is more comfortable around vehicles and you can see a family grazing 3 feet from the road without a care in the world.

At this point make sure your driver guide tells you the difference between a white and black rhino. It’s not their colours as it suggests!

It is only in the Masai Mara 3 days safari that you are guaranteed to see all the big five animals in a single day. Three days is actually an overkill and just to be sure you don’t miss out on any of the animals.

Day 2 is actually your full-day game drive in Mara game reserve. But if you think the Masai Mara attractions are done with you, you got another thing coming!

2.  Stay in A Budget Tented Camp for 3 Days in Mara Trip

3 Day , 2 Night Safari

If you are like most people that want to enjoy the Masai Mara three days joining safari without breaking the bank, then you need to stay in budget or mid-range tented camp. The Mara has tens of budget tented camps mostly located just next to the park boundary.

There is no fence around the Mara and the animals are able to move in and out of the park. Don’t be surprised to see an elephant herd strolling inside your camp in broad day light or hear a hippo mowing the lawn at night.

Budget tours usually use the budget tented camps for accommodation. These, no frills basic but comfortable tents come with a comfy bed, a private bathroom, a hot water shower and some safari furniture.

They are very clean and well-kept with mosquito nets around your bed. You can occupy the tent as a single, double or twin room depending on how many are in your group.

The experience in a budget tented camp is sublime with evening bonfire stories and buffet meals.

You are able to relax by the tent verandah in between your game drives and engage with the local Masai people employed at the camp.

Since most Mara budget tours are shared, you will have a chance to meet people from all over the world here and share stories and exploits.

3.  Visit a Maasai village next to the Masai Mara Game Reserve on day 2

Day 2

1 – 2 Hour Visit

The Masai people are located right next to the Masai Mara game reserve. These people have learned to live with the wildlife in their small mud walled homesteads.

The Masai people still practice their age old traditions and are known as the warrior tribe of east Africa. Masai culture is very rich and guests are awed at their way of life.

Masai people are happy to share with you their lifestyle including a visit to their homes. You will also be invited to participate in their dances like the levitation Ajuma dance where men jump to unimaginable heights.

Learn how to make fire from 2 sticks without matches and how to throw a spear or shoot an arrow.

Visiting a Masai village is a great value ad on to the wildlife viewing package in Mara. The Masai people are very welcoming and you will learn a lot on how indigenous African cultures operate.

Most importantly is their love for colours ranging from their red ochre hair, to the red sheets on their bodies and the varied beadwork jewelry that they adorn.

Your driver guide will be happy to arrange a visit to the nearest Masai village on your day 2 in a 3-day Mara shared safari.

4.   See the Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration in a 3-Day Tracking Safari

Day 2

4-5 Hour Tracking

July to October of every year brings along the largest animal migration into the Mara. The great wildebeest migration is an exodus of 1.5 million wildebeests in a 3,000km journey in search of pasture.

The wildebeest move in a cyclic clockwise pattern crossing 2 countries of Tanzania and Kenya as they follow the fresh grass from recent rains.

This phenomenon is so great it can be seen from space as a dark moving mass across the Mara plains.

You will drive among the thousands of wildebeest strewn across the plains with their young calves.

Your driver will drive you to the migration hotspots where you will be immersed into the huge herds of the animals in the Mara plains.

The predators including lions, cheetahs and leopards see this season as a time of plenty. They will gorge themselves to sleep with heaps of carcass.

So much so that the predators usually escort the herds for miles away from their territories.

On your day 2 of the 3 days Masai Mara budget tour, you will go for the Mara river crossing.

5.     Fly Over the Maasai Mara Reserve in A Hot Air Balloon Safari on Day 2 Morning

Day 2 Activity

1 Hour Flight, 1 Hour Champagne Breakfast, 1 Hour Game Drive

If you fancy an air game ride, then the balloon safaris of the Mara are up your alley. Some of the best panoramic scenes of the great wildebeest migration are captured from a hot air balloon.

The fact that these Masai Mara hot air balloon safaris are done at dawn ads a magic of calmness to the ride. The drifting shadow of the balloon startles the wildebeests below into a run as the giraffes bend their necks to see what’s aloft.

A hot air balloon ride allows you to see the real extent of the wildebeest migration as you can see the herds stretching for miles on either side. Flying in a balloon shows you another angle of game viewing in your Masai Mara 3 days safari.

You will be picked at 5:00am from your lodge by the balloon company 4×4 Landcruiser to assemble at runway.

It’s still dark and most of the operations of setting up the balloon are done under vehicle headlights.

It’s still dark and things move fast to be able to catch the sunrise from the air. The chilliness of the morning air still infiltrating your nostrils as you struggle with the last remnants of your sleep.

Soon you are bundled into the balloon basket which can take 12 pax per flight. The pilot increases the throttle, the burner roars into life and soon your balloon starts to gain height.

A full hour of exceptional views gets you to appreciate the actual size of the Masai Mara and the hundreds of wildlife in the park. Its mind boggling.

On landing, which is not always a gracious affair, you will be welcomed to a bush breakfast with a glass of champagne.

Your table is set on the grass and the servers will make sure you are served with fresh food.

After this, you will go on a 1hr game drive in the 4×4 as you return back to your lodge.

Usually taken on day-2 of your three days tour, the balloon ride in the Mara is the icing of the cake in a Masai Mara 3-days luxury safari.

Hot air Balloon ride is the most popular activity in a three-days Masai Mara wildebeest migration safari.

6.  Enjoy a 1-Day Walking Safari in Private Conservancies around the Mara

1 – 2 Hour Walk

Nothing compares to the experience of walking on the savannah as you watch the hundreds of plains game and the predators as a distance. The thrill of being on the ground with the animals is so exciting.

To get this experience once needs to visit the conservancies outside of the Masai Mara Park itself. They will offer you an armed guide or local Masai guides who are adept at seeing wildlife from miles away.

The guides will be able to point out the trees with medicinal value. They will show you how to track animals and how to tell which foot print is from which animal.

You will even learn to tell how long an animal passed a certain place from the nature of the footprint or the warmth and state of their dung.

You will be able to approach elephant herds safely by telling the wind direction using your own spit or a piece of grass. You then move downwind and approach to a safe distance where you can see them close by and yet they can’t notice you.

A visit to the maasai village is always worth your time in your masai mara 3 days safari.

Going on a Masai Mara walking safari is usually done on day-2 in your 3 days budget safari from Nairobi. You will also learn a lot about the different animal behaviors and how the Masai have managed to live with them peacefully.

It’s always an exciting experience to be out there in the savannah with the local guides watching wildlife in the sun.

7.  Go On Bird Watching Game Drives in Masai Mara Plains

Day 1, 2, 3

8 – 10 Hour Birding

Ardent birders will be spoilt for choice in the Masai Mara game reserve. You can go on a 3-day Masai Mara bird watching safari from Nairobi and identify over 200 birds.

The Mara has more than 400 species of birds to see.

Your birding game drive will take you to see birds in the riverine forests and the savannah grasslands.

The birds to see in Masai Mara include the egrets, African fish eagle, African jacana (Jesus bird), martial eagle, go away bird, hammerkorps, pelicans, hadada ibis, sacred ibis, kingfishers, black smith plovers, wagtails, marabou storks, wood peckers, ostriches, kori bustards, secretary birds among others.

The best way for a birder to experience and identify most of these birds is to get a specialized bird guide.

Although this may come at an extra cost than a normal Masai Mara 3 days safari, the experience for the birder is priceless.

You will get to learn a lot, even how to identify some of these birds by their calls. 

8.     Witness the Mara River Crossing By the Wildebeest in a Masai Mara 3 Days Safari

Day 2

3 – 4  Hour Drive

From July to October every year, the Masai Mara teams with millions of wildebeest herds streaming from Tanzania’s Serengeti national park.

These wildebeests have to cross the Mara river at multiple locations in pursuit of the greener pastures on opposite banks of the river.

Mara river wildebeest crossing is singularly the most captivating event to watch of the migration. Here, thousands of the animals congregate along the Mara river bank.

For hours, none is brave enough to enter the flooded river which is also full of 18 feet long Nile crocodiles. So the animals bleat in trepidation for hours.

In the meantime the rear flanks are filling up with new arrivals at the river bank. The pressure on the front runners keeps building up until the tipping point when one brave wildebeest makes the jumps.

As if on cue, the rest of the animals stampede and jump into the water in fits of madness. The higher they jump, the bigger the splash, and in their minds, the scarier they look to the crocodiles below.

Sure enough the crocodiles are wise to keep to the flanks of the animals.

One by one, the crocodiles start to grab the wildebeests on the sides of the file. At the opposite bank, there is a welcoming committee of leopards and lions, who, so far have not had a taste of the wildebeest fiesta.

As soon as the first wildebeests make it across and up the river bank, the lions and leopards will grab them.

The scene is chaotic as they run in the midst of safari vehicles trying to escape the predators.

Many wildebeests lose their lives here as they stampede on to each other braking bones while others drown from raging floods, the crocodiles will eat their fill.

At times, the opposite bank gets so trampled that a thick layer of mud traps the weaker individuals to their death.

It’s a carnage.

But it’s important to keep their population in check. Its advisable to know that the river crossing is never a guarantee and you could spend your entire masai mara 3 days safari without seeing a real crossing.

So cross your fingers.

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