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3-Day Safari in Kenya – Top 5 Three Days Tours in Lodges, Camps and Parks in Kenya

Explore 3-Day Safari in Kenyan Parks. Kenya offers you exciting 3-day safaris in big five wildlife national parks and game reserves around the country. There are a few most popular three-day joining safari packages you can take in Kenya including Masai Mara 3 day group joining safari, 3 days Amboseli lodge and camping safari, Samburu 3 days camping safari, Tsavo national park 3 day tour and Aberdare and Mt Kenya three day hiking safaris.

Going for a 3-day safari in Kenya, you need to consider these budget safari options:

  1. 3 Day Masai mara game reserve safari
  2. 3-Days Amboseli national park safari
  3. 3 Days Samburu Game reserve safari
  4. 3 Days Tsavo East and west national park safari
  5. 3 Days Mt Kenya hiking safari

Here are the most popular 3-day joining budget safaris you can take in Kenya at a budget or in luxury game lodges in some of the most visited national parks for big five wildlife viewing.

1.   Visit 3 Days Masai Mara Safari for the Big Five and Migration

If you are looking for the most popular wildlife park in Kenya, then Masai mara is at the very top of game areas. The best time or duration to go to Masai mara is 3 days, you will have at least 1 full day game drive on the second day there. The Masai Mara is the top 3 day safari in Kenya. A short 3-day Masai mara itinerary for you to consider is as below:

Day 1: Nairobi – Masai Mara

Your driver will pick you up from your Nairobi hotel for the 3-day safari to mara. We will drive north westwards through kikuyu highlands, drop into the great rift valley with a 30 minute stop over for the views into the valley.

We arrive in Masai mara in time for check in at our lodge or camp and lunch. After some relaxation in the lodge, we will go on a 2hr game drive in the park at 1600hrs until dusk. This is the best time to see the big five as they step out in the cooler evening weather.

Your driver will drive you back to your lodge or camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Masai Mara Full Day

This is our day to explore all of Masai mara game reserve to see all the animals here. Your second day is a full day game drive with packed lunch. We will drive around the park after a buffet breakfast. We have a target of tracking the great wildebeest migration across the plains and at least see a mara river crossing stampede.

After that we will cross the plains looking for the big five animals including lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards and buffalos. After a picnic lunch, we have an option of going to visit a Masai village outside the park or to continue with our game drive inside Masai mara game reserve.

In the evening, our game drive driver will driver us back to our lodge or camp for dinner and overnight. You can always spend some time at the campfire sharing stories with new friends.

Day 3: Masai Mara – Nairobi

This is our last day in the Masai mara and we will start early with some bitings and a hot cup of coffee at 0600hrs. We will drive out into the park for a last minute game drive in this morning. We will be looking out for the rare animals we may not have seen earlier. Look out for the leopards, rhinos and wild dogs.

We will drive back to lodge at 0800hrs for a full breakfast and later check out of the lodge or camp by 1000hrs. Our driver will drive us back to Nairobi with an en route lunch at Mai Mahiu or Narok town.

Our 3-day Masai mara safari ends with a drop off in Nairobi at 1600hrs or earlier if you have early flights out of Nairobi.

End of 3 Day Masai mara game reserve safari. You can combine this 3 day camping safari in Kenya with other destinations if you have more days in the country.

2.   Explore Amboseli National Park 3 Days Safari in Kenya South

2. 3- Days Amboseli National Park Safari

Your second most popular national park for a 3- day safari in Kenya is the Amboseli 2 – night safari. Amboseli is the 3rd most popular national park in Kenya in terms of visitation numbers per year. The biggest attractions that will see you going to Amboseli include the Mt Kilimanjaro and the over 1500 wild African elephants found here. 3 Days amboseli national park safari is a great way to also see the masai tribe.

Day 1: Nairobi – Amboseli

Your driver will pick you up from your hotel in Nairobi at 0800hrs for the drive south westwards to Amboseli national park. We will drive along the Mombasa highway A109 up to Emali with some nice views of wildlife along the way. We turn right at Emali town into oloitoktok road and drive to Erimito gate arriving at your Amboseli lodge by 1200hrs.

After some buffet lunch in our lodge or camp, we will have a siesta until 1600hrs. This is when we will go for our first game drive to see the Mt Kilimanjaro and the hundreds of elephants. There are hundreds of other animals that we will see in our game drive including buffalos, lions, hippos, giraffes, hyenas, baboons, zebras, cheetahs, leopards, gazelles, wildebeests, impalas among others.

We will drive back to our Amboseli lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Amboseli

This is our full day game drive in Amboseli national park. We will start at 0800hrs after a full buffet breakfast at our lodge. Drive into the park for your full day game drive seeing the elephants, lions, and buffalos in the park. Make sure to take a lot of pictures of animals with the Mt Kilimanjaro as your background.

We will go for a picnic lunch at the observation hill and have an elevated view of the whole park from this small hill. You still have an option of going back to your lodge for a buffet lunch which splits your game drive into two instead of the full day option.

You will drive back to your lodge for dinner and overnight with some of the best vies of the Kilimanjaro right in the evening from 5.00pm to dusk.

Day 3: Amboseli – Nairobi

The third day is our last day in Amboseli national park safari. We will go for an early game drive in the park on this day before breakfast to try and see the rare animals including leopards and wild dogs. You will be sure to take some of the best pictures this morning.

After the morning game drive, we will drive back to the Amboseli lodge for full breakfast and depart at 1000hrs for Nairobi.

Exit the park with an en route game drive and drive to Nairobi arriving at 1330hrs.

Go for a lunch at the carnivore restaurant before you are dropped off at your Nairobi hotel.

The Amboseli three day tour is probably the second most popular 3 day safari in kenya.

End of 3-day Amboseli national park safari.

3.   Discover 3 Days Samburu National Reserve Safari in Northern Kenya

3. 3-Day Samburu National Reserve Safari

Discover the drier wilderness of the Samburu in this 3-day Samburu national reserve safari in some of the most picturesque rangelands in Kenya. Samburu is known as the land of contrasts from the blue mountain ranges to the semiarid grassland and from the yellow dry grass to the ever green riverine forest along river Ewaso Ngiro.

See the wildlife in Samburu which is different from their cousins in the south of the equator. Watch the elephants come to drink water besides your vehicle as you park along the beaches of river Ewaso Ngiro. Don’t forget to take in the picture perfect natural rock sculpturing on the banks of this river as you sip in some wine on one of the river beach sundowner dinners.

Day 1: Nairobi – Samburu

Our drive starts from Nairobi at 0800hrs driving northwards through central Kenya highlands and past Karatina town. You will see Mt Kenya on the right side as you drive towards to Nanyuki. We will have a short stop over at the equator to experience the collioris force demonstration on either side of the northern and southern hemisphere.

We will drop down into the semi-arid northern Kenya arriving at Samburu, Ashnil, Sopa or Serena lodge. Check into your lodge, shower and enjoy a sumptuous buffet lunch with majestic views from the restaurant. The sun is hot but an afternoon breeze sooths your senses as you watch the vast landscape from your restaurant wide open windows.

A 1600hrs game drive around the now cooler park will reveal hundreds of animals including lions, elephants, giraffes, leopards, hyenas, gerenuks, Oryx, gravy zebra and the blue necked Somali ostrich. Most of the animals here will amaze you with their different morphologies to their cousins in the south of the equator.

Our driver will drive us back to our lodge for a hot dinner and overnight accommodation at any of the Samburu lodges.

Day 2: Samburu

We will spend the whole day exploring the Samburu game reserve and have some interesting game viewing at the Ewaso Ngiro River. There are hundreds of interesting places and animals to see in Samburu and the river is one of the greatest attractions here. Buffalo springs game reserve next door is full of natural springs that emanate from the white limestone ground.

You can have the option for a picnic lunch or return to the lodge for lunch and siesta depending on how zealous you are to watch the game. We return back to the lodge for our dinner and overnight accommodation after a rewarding game drive in Samburu game reserve.

Day 3: Samburu – Nairobi

We start with an early wake up at 0600hrs followed by some hot coffee and biscuits. Thereafter our driver will drive us to an early game drive to try and catch the elusive animals that we may have missed. Look out for the hyenas, the crocodiles and the wild dogs. A sighting of a leopard in the early morning sun is always a welcome surprise.

You will return to the lodge at 0800hrs for a proper breakfast and thereafter departure at 1000hrs for Nairobi.

We will arrive in Nairobi at 1300hrs for a lunch at the Blue Springs hotel in Thika. Our drop off in Nairobi hotel after the Samburu national reserve 3-day safari is at 1500hrs.

3 day Samburu private safari is the most unique short 2 night safari from Nairobi.

End of 3 days Samburu game reserve safari.

4.   Travel to a 3 Day Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Park Safari

4. 3- Days Tsavo East West National Park Safari

Tsavo east and west national park are the largest wildlife areas in Kenya. The parks are located mid-way between Nairobi and Mombasa and you can therefore start this 3-day safari from either of these towns. Known for their notoriously aggressive and testosterone pumped lions, Tsavo is also a gem in contrasting landscape and mighty rivers. The Tsavo as they are endearingly referred to, are rich in wildlife and different landscapes to view including mountain ranges, natural springs, volcanic lava flows, plateaus, huge rivers and dams. This is the most popular 3 day safari from Mombasa to Tsavo East and West national park.

Day 1: Mombasa/ Nairobi – Tsavo East

Your driver will pick you from your Nairobi or Mombasa hotel for the drive to the Tsavo east national park. Arrive in time for a sumptuous buffet lunch and great views of the wildlife at the Voi safari lodge. There are hundreds of elephants to see at the watering hole right outside your lodge. The park has red soil and the elephants have a red tinge as well.

Relax for the afternoon with a siesta until 1600 hours in time for an evening game drive. Drive to Aruba dam to see the hundreds of animals here. There are lots of animals you will see here like the lions, elephants, hyenas, leopards, cheetahs, buffalos, giraffes, zebras and many others to see here. Your driver will drive you back to the lodge for dinner and overnight after the tour.

Day 2: Tsavo East – Tsavo West National Park

Wake up to the singing of birds and watch have some bitings and hot coffee. We will drive for our last game drive here to try and look out for the animals we may have missed so far. Look out for the elusive leopards, wild dogs and the rhinos.

You will drive back to your lodge for a proper breakfast and check out at 10:00am. Drive out of the park and into Tsavo west national park. Check into Ngulia lodge or Serena Kilaguni lodge for lunch. You are free to take a swim in the pool or have a siesta in the afternoon.

We will go for an evening game drive in Tsavo west national park to see the rhino sanctuary, shetani lava flows and the mzima springs. This park is full of exciting landscape views including mountains and rivers.

Return to the lodge by disk for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: Tsavo West Nairobi / Mombasa

On this day we will wake up to a sumptuous breakfast followed by a game drive in the park enroute to the gate for exit. You will see the mane less lions of Tsavo and the large herds of red coloured elephants.

Arrive in Mombasa or Nairobi in time for lunch at 1300hrs.

End of 3 days Tsavo east Tsavo west national parks safaris.

5.    Go Hiking on a 3 Days Mt Kenya National Park Climbing Safari

5. 3 Days Mt Kenya National Park Hiking Safari

If you are a lover of active tours, then a hiking 3 day safari climbing Mt Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa is up your alley. Mt Kenya peaks are a beautiful scene with the ice capped Batian, Nelion and Lenana tops. Your 3-day Mt Kenya climbing safari can follow the Naro Moru route which has banker beds and camps all along or the scenic route of Chogoria.

Day 1: Nairobi – Mt Kenya

Our driver will pick us up at our hotel at 0800hrs and drive north through the central Kenya highlands. Arrive in Nanyuki town for some food shopping and lunch in a local hotel. You will pick your cook and mountain guide and porters in Nanyuki.

Drive out to Sirimon or Naro Moru route to access the park gates. After the gate formalities, you will drive to the first camp of either Old Moses or met station depending on the route you are using to climb. Check into your camp and set up your lodgings with dinner in the evening. This is a climatisation day at 3300m above sea level.

Day 2: Old Moses to Mckinders camp

On day 2, depart after breakfast for a 9 hour hike to the Mackinders camp, closer to the peaks. You will be able to summit to point Nelion on the morning of the 3rd day.

Day 3: Summit – Nairobi

At midnight depart for a 5 hour hike to point Lenana summit arriving at dawn to take the awesome pictures with the sunrise.

Later you will descend to the Mackinders camp for lunch and hike further down to old Moses base camp. Your driver will pick you from here for the drive back to Nairobi.  Drop off in your Nairobi after end of the Mt Kenya 3-day hiking safari.

End of your 3 days Mt Kenya climbing safari from Nairobi.

There are many other 3 days Kenyan safaris but the above 5 tours are the most popular among three day trips from Nairobi and Mombasa.

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Masai Mara 2-Day Group Joining Camping Safari

Masai Mara 2 day group joining camping safari from Nairobi

Explore Masai Mara game reserve on a Maasai Mara 2-day group joining camping safari from the JKIA NBO airport. This is a great tour for visitors on a work travel and would like to sample the Masai Mara in an overnight tour. You will get to see the big five animals among many other attractions.

5 Tips on Masai Mara 2-Day Group Joining Camping Safari

Masai Mara-2 day group joining camping safari is a popular tour from Nairobi for people who have limited time. You can go on a join in 2 day Masai Mara safari joining camping safari from NBO Nairobi airport or hire a private vehicle for the trip from Nairobi.

Masai Mara 1 night overnight safari in a group is one of the cheapest ways to experience the Mara. This tour has 2 game drives only but with Masai Mara even 2 game drives are more than enough to see lots of wildlife. Invite a few friends to go to Mara and enjoy the 2 days group joining camping safari and do game driving, hiking, walking, balloon ride and bird watching.

1.      Stop At Great Rift Valley View Point

Enroute to the Masai Mara, you will stop at the view point to have a look into the Great Rift Valley and marvel at this scar of nature. The view from the eastern escarpment is just amazing as you watch the floor of the valley below with its brown landscape.

The rift valley is so great that it has lakes and mountains on its floor. You will be looking at Mt Longonot below and Mt Suswa. Further ahead are the vapor plumes of the hells gate geothermal wells also on the rift valley floor.

2.      Watch Evening Game Drive in Masai Mara for Big Five Animals

You will watch the big five animals on your first game drive on day 1 in Masai Mara. It’s only in the Mara that you can see all the big five animals in a single day. The big five animals include the leopards, lions, elephants, buffalos and rhino. You will also get a chance to see the much other wildlife which are said to be more than 2.5million in total.

3.      Find the Wildebeest Migration in the Mara Plains

If the wildebeest migration is in season between July and November, you will watch the largest wildlife exodus. The migration is 1.5million animals strong and moves between Kenya and Tanzania in search of pasture. You will be able to track and follow the wildebeest migration in Mara for the few days that you are here.

Make sure to go to the Mara River and watch the river crossing where the stampede is just too exciting. Over 10,000 wildebeests dies each year at the Mara River crossing from drowning, stampede and crocodiles.

4.      Soar Over Mara Hot Air Balloon Safari at Dawn from Your Budget Camp

Fly in a balloon safari in the Mara 2-days migration safari. You will be picked from your camp at 0500 for the ride. The hot air balloon ride lets for an hour and you will be able to see the sunrise and the animals below.

It’s an amazing feeling riding in a balloon in Masai Mara especially during the wildebeest migration. The balloon ride comes with a bush breakfast and you are also served with champagne.

5.      Visit a Masai Village enroute back to Nairobi

Go and visit a Masai village in Masai Mara before your departure. There are several Masai villages around the Masai game reserve which you can choose to visit. Your driver guide will make the arrangements to visit the Masai village. 

The Masai at the village will show you all about the intricate Masai life including how they live, their traditional rites and dances. You also get to enter one of their houses. This is a good way to end your Masai Mara 2-day group joining safari.

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4-Day Masai Mara Nakuru Joining Group Safaris

4-Day Masai Mara Nakuru Joining Group Camping Safaris

Discover 4-day Masai Mara and Nakuru joining group camping safaris from NBO airport and watch the big five animals and the wildebeest migration. Combining Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru national parks is a good way to see all big 5 and the flamingos among many other animals.

6 Highlights of a 4 Day Masai Mara Nakuru Group Joining Camping Budget Safari

Going to 4 day Masai Mara Nakuru group joining camping budget safari allows you to do various enjoyable activities. Get together with friends and enjoy a 4 day group joining safari to Masai Mara game reserve for hiking, riding horses, walking, and balloon safaris among others. Here are 4 day Masai Mara nakuru joining group camping safaris from Nairobi NBO Airport below:-

  • Day 1:  Explore Mara Game drive to see animals on a 4-day masai mara joining group camping safari
  • Day 2:  Fly in a hot air balloon in the Masai Mara 4 days group joining adventure
  • Day 2:  Follow the Wildebeest migration in Masai Mara 4-day group joining safari
  • Day 2:  Visit a Masai Village to know the Maasai culture
  • Day 3:  View the Flamingos of Nakuru national park
  • Day 4:  Watch the Scenic sites of Nakuru including Makalia falls, Baboon cliff and the lake

There many other things to do on Nakuru national park including camping, picnicking and sightseeing. You can join a group and enjoy a 4 day camping safari in Mara and Nakuru from the NBO Nairobi airport.

1.      Explore Mara Game Drive to View Animals on a 4-Day Joining Group Camping

You will have more than 8 comprehensive game drives in Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru national parks. The game drives primary goal is to find the big 5 animals and allow you to take photos of them from up-close as possible. The big 5 animals include lions, elephants, buffalos, rhinos and leopards. These are the primary animals that your guide will be looking for. However all the other animals are important and you will also be taking pictures of giraffes, zebras, hippos, crocodiles, elands, wildebeests, gazelles, impalas and many others.

2.      Fly In a Hot Air Balloon in Masai Mara 4-Days Group Joining Adventure

Join a group for a balloon ride in the Masai Mara. Balloon ride safaris are the ultimate experience for a 4-day Masai Mara joining group safari. You will be picked up from your lodge or camp at 0500hrs on your second day in Mara. You will join the other people doing a balloon ride for that day at the field before dawn. Very soon the balloon will be filled with hot air by the pilot and you start your flight just before dawn. The Masai Mara sunrise is an amazing experience especially when seen from a hot air balloon ride.

The sun will come up mid-flight and you can now start seeing the animals beneath you. It’s an awesome experience and you can take as many photos as you can. After the 1 hour balloon flight, you will be served a champagne breakfast on the savannah bush. Thereafter you get a 1hr game drive and drive back to your hotel or camp. Don’t miss a hot air balloon ride next time you visit the Masai Mara. It’s the stuff of your bucket list!

3.      Follow the Wildebeest Migration in Masai Mara 4-Day Group Joining Safari

Great wildebeest migration in Mara takes place every year in summer from July to November. It is the single largest movement of wildlife probably the world where over 1.5million wildebeests, gazelles and zebras move across 3000miles of savannah in search of pasture. The wildebeest migration is a huge movement which can actually be seen from space as a black moving mass across the Serengeti and Masai Mara plains. You will be able to follow the migration day by day from the plains to the Mara River.

The Mara river stampede is the best place to see these animals as they cross river Mara in their thousands. A lot of these wildebeests die from the crocodiles while others drown in the flooded river Mara. An even bigger number die from stampeding on each other and others from the tens of waiting big cat predators on the opposite side of the river.

4.      Visit a Masai Village to Know the Maasai Culture

You are advised to also visit a Masai village to learn how the Masai people live in this wildlife area. The Masai villages are located outside the Masai Mara game reserve and they are managed by the Masai elders. These are owners of the group ranches and conservancies surrounding the Masai Mara. In most cases and if your group is interested, you driver can arrange to take you to visit the Masai village on the afternoon of day 2. You will be guided and told about the intriguing Masai tribe and how they have lived side by side with wildlife.

The Masai village guide will tell you all about their life, their traditional customs, rites of passage including birth ceremonies, initiation ceremonies, and elder ceremonies. Their war rituals are the most interesting and the aduma Moran jumping dance. The Masai will teach you how to survive in the bush by making fire from 2 sticks and you will also be invited to enter one of their houses. Finally visit their Masai market and buy some souvenirs and curios made by the Masai women to support their children in school.

5.      View the Flamingos of Nakuru National Park

Your third day will see you go to see the flamingos and wildlife in Lake Nakuru national park. Nakuru is a 177 sqkm park located right in the middle of the Great Rift Valley. It is part of the 9 lakes along the length of the rift valley in Kenya. The lake is home to one of the largest population of flamingos numbering more than 2 million birds.

Nakuru park is also a sanctuary for the white and black rhino, the Rothschild giraffe and a bird sanctuary. The flamingos are a special pull factor to Nakuru national park and in most cases it’s included in a any masai Mara itinerary longer than 3 days.

6.      Watch the Scenic Sites of Nakuru Including Makalia Falls, Baboon Cliff and the Lake

Lake Nakuru is strewn with many scenic spots to visit and take in the wonder of natural landscapes and scenery. The lake itself is an awesome sight to take pictures of flamingos and great white pelicans swimming and swimming on the lake. Nakuru national park has a magnificent fall called the Makalia water falls which is next to a camping site.

The Makalia falls are a sight to behold especially in the rainy season when the fall is at its heaviest and loudest. The baboon cliff is another high point where you can go and watch the whole of the park and lake from a vantage point to see the flamingos and animals below.

There are many other activities you can do in Lake Nakuru national park in a 4-day Masai Mara group joining camping safaris from Nairobi airport.

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2-Day Masai Mara Safari from NBO Airport

Explore Masai Mara game reserve in a 2 day or 1 night camping site safari in Kenya. Masai Mara is the best 1 night group joining tented camp safari to see the big five animals and the wildebeest migration. The Mara is also home to the Masai warrior tribe and you can see them in their Masai village in Maasai Mara.

5 Tips to 2 Days Masai Mara Joining Camping Safari        

2-Day Masai Mara budget camping safari direct from NBO airport is a great way to spend your time from the airport. You can be picked directly from the Nairobi airport to Masai Mara for game drive. Go on a 2-day Masai Mara budget camping safari from NBO Nairobi airport below:-

  • Day 1: View scenic rift valley from the eastern escarpment enroute to 2-day Maasai Mara budget camping safari trip
  • Day 1: Cross the rift valley floor with views of Mt Longonot from the NBO airport
  • Day 1: Track wildlife and big five animals in your first game drive in Mara 2 day camping tour
  • Day 2: Follow the wildebeest migration in your 2-day Mara camping trip from JKIA airport
  • Day 2: Visit the Masai village to see how the people live with animals

Enjoy a full 2 days camping safari in the masai Mara living in a budget tented camp as you enjoy exciting game drives to watch the big five animals and the millions of wildebeest during the migration. You can invite a friend and go to the Mara for game drive, hiking, walking safaris, bird watching, balloon safaris etc.

1.      View Scenic Rift Valley on Eastern Escarpment Enroute to Mara 2 Day from Airport Safari

The Great Rift Valley is the awesome sight when you are driving down to Masai Mara. The great rift is the scar that remained when tectonic forces tried unsuccessfully, to tear Africa into two. It is a wide depression which on its floor contains volcanic mountains, fissures, geysers and hot springs. You will make a scheduled stop at the Great Rift Valley view point only 1hr from Nairobi to view this geographical marvel. Mt Longonot towers right inside the rift valley and it’s still active to date.

2.      Cross the Rift Valley Floor with Captivating Views of Mt Longonot

You will drive across one of the most scenic valley floor while Mt Longonot towers above you on the rift and Mt Suswa some distance to the left. The rift valley crossing is amazing as you drop down on the eastern escarpment and drive straight across the valley. Later you will climb up onto the green western escarpment dotted with amazingly beautiful wheat fields.

3.      Track Wildlife and Big Five Animals in Your Game Drive In Masai Mara 2 Day Safari

On arrival to Masai Mara, you will do your first game drive that evening to see the big game. Look for the big five animals like lions, leopards, rhinos, elephant and buffalo. The leopards and rhinos are difficult to find but with some patience and hard work you will see them. There are also many thousands of other animals in Masai Mara to see in a game drive as well.

4.      Follow the Wildebeest Migration in Your 2 Day Masai Mara Trip from the Airport

Go to the Mara River to the north of the park and witness the wildebeest migration crossing the river Mara. It’s an amazing sight to see the wildebeest migration river crossing. Thousands of wildebeest stampede into the river Mara to cross the flooded river full of crocodiles. The crocodiles will usually grab tens of them in the river and others die from stampede, drowning or from capture by leopards and lions on the opposite bank.

5.      Visit the Masai Village to See How They Live

You can opt to visit a Masai village in Masai Mara 2 day safari from NBO Nairobi airport. You will be met with happy faces of the men and women. A Masai guide will take you through the village explaining to you the culture and customs of the warrior Masai people. You will have a chance to get into one of their houses, learn survival skills of making fire using sticks and elephant dung learn to throw a spear and their famous traditional dancing and songs. Finally you can buy a souvenir at their Masai market in the village.

2-Day Masai Mara Camping Safari Directly From Nairobi NBO Airport Itinerary

Day1: Nairobi – Masai Mara

0800hrs: Arrive in NBO Nairobi airport

0830hrs: Pick up from the airport for the 2-day Masai Mara camping safari from the airport

0930hrs: Stop at the Great Rift Valley for a view of the rift valley below

1200hrs: Lunch at the season’s hotel in Narok town

1600hrs: Check in to your Masai Mara tented camp and go for a game drive in the park until dusk

Dinner and overnight at the Masai Mara budget tented camp

Day 2: Mara – Nairobi

0630hrs: Morning game drive in Masai Mara to see the elusive animals

0800hrs: Return to tented camp for a sumptuous breakfast.

1000hrs: Depart from the tented camp with an enroute game drive or a visit to a Masai village.

1100hrs:  Drive back to Nairobi

End of your 2-Day Masai Mara Budget camping safari directly from NBO Nairobi Airport

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How to Book a Masai Mara Camping Safari in Kenya

Masai mara camping safari

Explore Masai Mara game reserve in a camping safari from Nairobi. Exploring Masai Mara will see you view the big five animals and the wildebeest migration in July to October. Immerse yourself in this amazing wilderness staying in some of the most comfortable lodges or tented camps. The tented camps of Masai Mara can be either luxury camps or budget tented camps.

8 Steps to Booking a Masai Mara Safari in Kenya

For some people, booking an Masai mara safari is as easy as walking into a travel agency and picking a holiday off the rack. While this is the easy way to buy a package, it is also the most expensive. You can use this article to do your own research and find a local operator to book with hence saving hundreds of dollars.

For example, if you want to book a Masai Mara safari, you generally should;

  • Do your research
  • Use a local tour operator company
  • Check their tripadvisor reviews
  • Request for tailor made Itinerary
  • Bargain on the prices
  • Pay a down payment of not more than 40%
  • Request for proof of payments
  • Pay the Balance on tour cost

While this may look hard, its pretty easy to follow these steps and get a fairly priced local tour operator in Nairobi Kenya. Follow this step by step article and you may save some good money in booking your next tour to Masai Mara.

1.     Do your research

You will need to do some research for find a good local agent to book a Masai Mara camping safari with. A quick search online will give you a sample of good tour companies in Nairobi Kenya. Based on the prices, you can tell which company is making an effort to give you discounted rates. You can look for group joining safari packages so as to save money by sharing the vehicle.  You will find that many Nairobi tour companies offer daily departures from Nairobi. Depending on the number of days you want to go on safari, you will get a very good idea on what is the range between budget and pricy packages.

2.     Use a Local Tour Operator Company

Local tour operator prices generally tend to be cheaper than prices from foreign travel agents. The reason is simply the fact that, by the time packages get to the international agents, the prices will have been marked up at least twice. So you are likely to get better Masai Mara safari deals from local operators if you deal directly with them. You can get many of the local tour operators listed on Online Travel Agents (OTAs) websites like Safari bookings, Viator, Expedia among others. It’s also possible to simply Google the package you want like 5 days Masai Mara safari in Kenya, and check the prices and deals being offered by the various local tour companies.

Local Tour Operator company

3.     Check the Operator Tripadvisor Reviews

Trip advisor is a destination and tour company review platform where travellers can look up what past customers are commenting about a company. Trip advisor also provides a forum where travellers can ask questions to past visitors about a certain destination they want to visit. It’s a highly respected website in the travel industry. A good local tour operator will have some good reviews posted by their past clients. You can easily tell a not-so-good company by the frequency and number of negative reviews they have received as compared to the positive ones. Make sure to check out your selected companies before you can engage them.

Check operator on tripadvisor

4.     Request for a Tailor-Made Itinerary

Once you have selected the local tour company you want to work with, you can now request them for an itinerary based on your number of days available. Make sure to ask them to make a tailor made itinerary and not necessarily buy off the shelf from their website. Try and explain in great detail, what you are interested in terms of number of days of safari, places you are interested to visit or animals you would like to see. The tour operator will go to great lengths to try and make a perfect-fit itinerary for you. This tailor-made maasai mara itinerary will also depend on your group dynamics including age, family, lifestyle and interests. You will have a back and forth with the tour operator until you have an itinerary that suits your needs in price and places included.

5.     Bargain on the Prices

Local tour operators are usually fairly priced and you should be able to get a good deals when booking directly. However, you can always try to bargain for discounts on the quoted price especially if you feel your tour group is large enough to justify it. Most of the local Kenyan tour operators will be able to offer you a small discount especially for the lodge based safari packages to Masai Mara. However, masai mara budget tour packages are mostly fixed in price due to their already reduced pricing points. So unless you feel that a tour package is overpriced, the budget Masai Mara safari packages are usually take-as-is.

6.     Pay a Down Payment to the Safari

Once you have agreed on the safari itinerary content and prices with your tour outfitter, you can proceed to pay a down payment on the safari. In most cases, the safari operators in Nairobi will request you to pay 40% deposit on the tour and the balance at least 45 days to arrival date. This is more so important if you are booking within the peak season between July and October. During this peak season, rooms are scarce due to demand and you should make an effort to book your safari as early as possible. This will help the tour operator to secure your rooms in lodges well in advance.

7.     Request for Proof of Payments

Your local tour operator in Nairobi will furnish you with proof that your lodge has been booked. This will help you to know that some part of your safari has already been confirmed. Kindly note that any cancellation from this point onwards will come with cancellation fees. The hotels usually charge between 25% to 100% of any payments if your booking is cancelled anywhere between 45 days and a no show.

8.     Pay the Balance of Tour Cost

For bookings during peak season, make sure you have paid the balance of 60% of the tour cost at least 45-30 days before your arrival date. Most hotels insist that full payment of the booking should be done 45 days before arrival especially in the peak season. In case you are paying at last minute, 100% payment for the tour may be requested of you as a 1 off payment. Rooms are seriously scarce during the months of July to October and any chance you get to secure your masai mara accommodation should be taken as quickly as possible.

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Top 8 Masai Mara Game Reserve Highlights in Kenya | Sojourn Safaris Ltd

Masai Mara Game Reserve Highlights

Discover Masai Mara game reserve safari from Nairobi. Explore Maasai Mara 3, 4 or 5 day safari staying in luxury lodges or budget tented camps. Watch the big five animals and the great wildebeest migration and the Mara river crossing stampede. Whichever Masai Mara tour package you choose, you will be in for a treat in one of Africa most sought after wilderness vacation.

Here are 8 best Masai Mara game reserve safari highlights and things to do in Mara.

  • Explore Big five game drives
  • Discover Mara Walking safaris
  • Camp in tented camps
  • Watch the birds
  • Track the Wildebeest migration
  • Visit a Masai village
  • Ride a horse
  • Fly in a Masai Mara balloon safari

1.     Explore Big Five Game Drives

Explore Masai Mara game reserve in 2 daily game drives to look out for the lions, elephants, buffalos, leopard and rhinos. You will experience a game drive at 6:00am and again an evening game drive at 16:00hrs until dusk. Drive along the expansive Mara plains with wildlife strewn all over the plains. Masai Mara is home to over 3 million animals including giraffes, zebras, hyenas, cheetahs, gazelles, hippos, jackals, baboons, wild dogs among other millions of animals. You will be able to view the big five animals in a single day in the Masai Mara.

Explore Big five game drives

2.     Discover Mara Walking Safari

Discover Masai Mara walking safaris in private ranches around the Masai Mara game reserve. Most of the group ranches around the Masai Mara offer walking safaris. You will be picked by an armed Masai warrior and walk among the wildlife in the plains in the early morning to view wildlife as close as possible. Your Masai Mara guided walking safari will last s for 1hr or 2 hours and you are able to see the lions, elephants, giraffes, rhinos at a much closer proximity.

Discover Masai Mara walking safari

3.     Camp in Tented camps

You can camp in tented camps in Masai Mara to get that exciting oneness with nature feeling. Experience immersion in nature by sleeping in a tented camp complete with a bed, private bathrooms and a verandah to watch the sunset from. You don’t have to break the bank by staying in lodges while you can stay in some of the Masai Mara budget tented camps just next to the Masai Mara game reserve. Enjoy a bon fire in the evening outside your tented camp as you savor the day’s exploits in the game drives.

Camp in Masai Mara tented camps

4.     Watch the Birds in Masai Mara

Go on bird watching trips in Masai Mara and watch the more than 400 species of birds in the game reserve. Masai Mara has many species of birds in the various ecosystems including the riverine and ponds, the savannah grassland birds and the forest area birds around the forested areas. There are some resident masai mara bird’s species and some migratory birds that you can watch in Masai Mara. Some of the birds you will see in grasslands include secretary birds, kori bustards, ground hornbills, jaunty crowned plovers etc. on swampy areas you will see the saddle billed storks, yellow billed storks, sacred ibis, goliath heron and rufous bellied heron. Birds of prey include the martial eagle and the pigmy falcon including the majestic bateleur eagle.

Watch birds in Mara

5.     Track the Wildebeest Migration in Masai Mara

Track wildebeest migration for 3 or 4 days across the plains of Masai Mara safari. You will go on long game drives viewing the millions of wildebeests across the grasslands. Get a chance to see most of the 1.5 million wildebeests, zebras and gazelles migrating from Tanzania into Kenya and back. Your wildebeest tracking game drives will see you get close to live lion kills, cheetah chases and leopard ambushes. All the big cats will keep you entertained as they chase around the wildebeests. Mara river crossings are great places you will visit to see the awesome river stampedes as thousands of wildebeest scram and swim in the flooded river. Against all odds and marauding crocodiles, the wildebeests cross the river Mara in great numbers and you will able to witness and discover the migration in all its greatness.

Track Wildebeest Migration

6.     Visit a Masai village

You can visit a Masai village on your second day in Masai Mara. You have option of several Masai villages to go to in one of the afternoons. Learn how the Masai people dance the jumping dance, how they make fire from sticks, how they marry and many other local traditions. Visit one of their houses that have little ventilation and made from dirt and cow dung. Visiting the Masai village, you should also be ready to be asked to buy some trinkets and curios made by the Masai. These are mostly beadworks as the traditional knives and daggers won’t get into a plane. The Masai will be happy to invite you to join in their traditional jumping dance.

Visit a Masai Village

7.     Ride a Horse

Ride a horse and go on horse riding game drives in the private conservancies around Masai Mara game reserve. You will go on a guided horseback game drive in Masai Mara to watch the animals up close on horses. These are very popular safaris that allows you to ride off road as opposed to going on a game drive in a car which restricts you to the motorable tracks only. This will ensure that you are able to get as close as possible to the game and wildlife.

Ride a Horse

8.     Fly in a Masai Mara Balloon safaris

Go fly in a balloon safari in Masai Mara and watch the wildlife from up above. You will be picked early before dawn for your balloon safari in Masai Mara. Your Mara balloon flight starts before dawn and you will be able to see the sunrise and the animals below as they scamper from your balloon. The cool morning weather coupled with the millions of animals below and the thrill of the actual ride makes a Mara balloon safari a must activity. After the flight, you will be served with a champagne breakfast and go on a 1hr game drive as well as get a certificate after the ride. Make sure to go on a Masai Mara balloon safari. The Masai Mara balloon safari cost is worth the time you will spend and the experience.

Fly in Masai Mara balloon safaris

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