How to Plan a Masai Mara 3 Day Budget Camping Safari | Maasai Mara Group Joining Trip

Explore Masai Mara on a 3 day budget camping safari from Nairobi and see the big five animals. This article helps you to plan and find the low cost camping sites and best activities to do in the Mara on a 2-night stay. Masai Mara budget camping sites safari is your best bet to see the Mara without breaking the bank.

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Choosing Masai Mara over the other destinations in east Africa is not a hard choice. Masai Mara is the most visited and fun wildlife area to go in Kenya. You can plan a Masai Mara 3-day budget camping safari. You can join in with fellow travel-mates and drive to the 3 days Masai Mara budget camping safari from Nairobi.

  • Research for low cost 3 days masai Mara group joining camping tours
  • Book your Masai Mara 3-day budget camping joining safari
  • Explore the 3 days Masai Mara big five animals
  • Track the wildebeest migration on Mara 3 days budget camping safari
  • Discover the Masai villages in Mara on day 2

There are many other activities to do in Masai Mara and you can explore anything else that is not in the arranged itinerary. You can also hire a self-drive and drive to Masai Mara as a group or as a couple without using the services of a tour company.

1.     Research for Low Cost Masai Mara Camps

1. Research on Low Cost Masai Mara Camps

You will need to go to the internet and find out which are the cheap 3 day camps and tours. Local tour operators tend to have better prices than the travel agents in your country. An hour research on the internet will easily give you the cheapest price ranges. It is however best to look at a little better quality and pay a little more than going for the absolute cheap packages. Cheapest packages can just be that, cheap service and amenities at the camp for your liking. So try and balance the price with quality of the camp or tour package.

2.     Book your Masai Mara 3 Day Safari

2. Book your Masai Mara 3 Day Safari

You can now go ahead and make a booking of your Masai Mara 3 day safari with your chosen tour operator. Send the company an enquiry email stating the number of people, the number of days safari desired and the dates. The tour company will send you the full customized itinerary for you and if you like it, you can confirm the itinerary. They will send you an invoice to which you are expected to pay 40% of the total cost. Once they receive the money, they will advice you when to clear the balance of the tour fee. Most of the tour companies have these payment details stipulated in their terms and conditions. Once fully paid, the company will send you a tour confirmation voucher.

3.     Explore the Masai Mara Big five animals

3. Explore Masai Mara Big Five Animals

Once the booking process is completed. The company will pick you up at the airport or hotel on the date of the tour. For most 3-day masai Mara group joining safaris, pick up is usually from your Nairobi CBD hotels and not the airport. You will have to find your own means to the office or tour start point from the airport by hiring a taxi cab. The 3-day Masai Mara camping safari departs Nairobi at 0830 after everyone joins up the group. Due to the current covid19 social distancing protocols, vehicles are allowed to carry only 7 passengers, each with a window seat. Once you get to the Masai Mara, you will have 3 days to look for and find the big five animals including lions, elephants, buffalos, rhinos and leopards. Masai Mara is home to more than 3 million animals including giraffes, hippos, crocodiles, impalas, gazelles, hyenas, wildebeests, topis, zebras, elands, cheetahs, jackals and many more. Make sure you don’t leave the Masai Mara 3-day camping safari without seeing all the big five animals.

4.     Track the Wildebeest Migration in Mara

4. Track the Wildebeest Migration in Mara

One of the biggest events in the Masai Mara 3 day budget camping tour is the wildebeest migration. Over 1.5million wildebeests, gazelles and zebras move great distances in search of pasture. This migration takes place every summer between July and November. You will spend full days tracking down the migration across the plains and rivers in Masai Mara. This is the best time to go to the masai Mara if you are looking to watch the wildebeest migration and the Mara river crossing. The Mara river crossing is the single most dramatic event of the wildebeest migration. Hundreds of thousands of migrating wildebeests cross flooded river Mara at risk of being mauled by the 18 feet Nile crocodiles in the water. The scene is a stampede that can last for days as the wildebeests cross back and forth Mara river in search of green pasture on opposite banks of the river. Nothing prepares you for the enormity of the Mara river crossing and the sheer numbers of the wildebeests is so huge you cannot begin to imagine it. Don’t miss the Mara River crossing in your next summer vacation.

5.     Discover Masai Villages in the Mara

5. Discover Masai Villages in Masai Mara

You can opt to go and visit one of the famous Masai cultural villages surrounding the Masai Mara game reserve. The Masai villages offer an insight into the life of a Masai tribe’s people. You will learn how the Masai live, how they raise the children, keep cattle, and perform cultural festivals. Your visit to a Masai village in the Mara is usually done in the afternoon of the second day. You will be welcomed by dancing women and men performing the aduma jumping dance. The Masai jump so high during these dances that you will wonder if they have levitational prowess. You are welcome to join them in the dances as well. The guided Masai village tour will explain to you the Masai culture and you will be amazed about what it takes to be a full Masai warrior. The Masai village also has a Masai market where you can buy some curio and souvenirs at the gate. Learn the most about the intriguing Masai culture and how they have managed to hold onto their traditions and culture up to now.

There are many more things to do and plan for your 3-day Masai Mara budget group joining camping safari in Kenya.

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