Masai Mara Day Trip – Tour By Road or By Air/Flight| African Safari Holidays

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Daily Tour 1 Day Trip Masai Mara Availability: 2019-01-01
Masai Mara National Reserve, Narok, Kenya Kenya

Masai Mara Day Trip $270 per person by Road or By Flight / Air

The Mara day trip is a full day excursion from Nairobi to Masai Mara game reserve departing Nairobi before dawn and enjoying a 5 hr game drive. You can also do a masai mara 1 day trip by air/flight using helicopter charter, Air Kenya, ALS or Safarilink airlines.

Top 6 Tips on Masai Mara 1 Day Trip from Nairobi

Going to a Masai Mara 1 day trip from Nairobi, you are likely to see the below highlights

  • 1-day Masai Mara trip from Nairobi starts with scenic views of great rift valley
  • Masai Mara Day Trip Big five animals in a single Nairobi day excursion including lions, leopards, rhino, elephants and buffaloes. Masai Mara game reserve is home to 3 million animals.
  • Masai Mara 5 hour game drive to see the wildebeest migration if in season
  • Views of the masai mara plains through the air in a flight /helicopter 1 day trip
  • Masai people living outside the Mara boundaries, Masai village visits possible in a Nairobi day trip
  • The vast abundance of wildlife to see in a Nairobi day trip, in the Masai Mara game reserve
  • Views of Great rift valley en route to the Masai Mara 1 day trip
  • Amazing photographic safari in Masai Mara in a day from Nairobi

Contact us by filling in the enquiry form on this page to get a current quote for Masai Mara 1 day trip from Nairobi or via whatsapp on +254 722 661 827 

Below is a Masai Mara day trip itinerary and timings. Request for rates for masai mara flight/air day trips.

Masai Mara Day Trip (1 Day Tour Mara)

1 Pax

2 Pax 3 Pax

4 Pax

$ 380

$270 $250


Here are 3 Masai Mara day trip Tips and Information on a Mara 1 day tours package. Remember you can take the Mara day safari from any place including Brackenhurst Conference and Retreat Centre, Naivasha, Nakuru, Best Western Meridian hotels or any other hotel in Nairobi. Flight day trips to masai mara depart from Wilson airport at 7.30am and the last flight in from mara is at 4.15pm. Masai mara helicopter day trips have the advantage to land anywhere in mara.

1. Wildlife to see in a Masai Mara Day trip

Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the most popular tourism destinations in Kenya- Africa. The reserve is located in the Great Rift Valley in primarily open grassland.

Wildlife tends to be most concentrated on the reserve’s western escarpment.

2. See the Wildlife Migration in a Masai Mara Day Trip

The Masai Mara is regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas. The annual wildebeest’s migration alone involves over 1.5 million animals arriving in July and departing in November.

3. Types of Animals and birds found in Masai Mara Day Trip 

There have been some 95 species of mammals, amphibians and reptiles and over 400 birds species recorded on the reserve.

Nowhere in Africa is wildlife more abundant, and it is for this reason a visitor hardly misses to see the big five (buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, and rhino).

Tour Highlights

10 Best of Masai Mara Day Trip Attractions

Here are Best 10 attractions of a Masai Mara Day Trip itinerary  

The Masai Mara Day Trip highlights are as below:

1: Greatest abundance of wildlife than in any park in Africa

2: Masai Mara Highest concentration of big cat predators including lions, cheetahs, leopards, cerval cats

3:  Largest Masai Mara prides of lions with some as large as 40 members

4: Easiest park to see the big five animals including Buffalos, elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos

5: Greatest migration of wildlife with 1.5 million wildebeests, zebras and gazelles

6: Masai Mara River and its large 18ft crocodiles and hippos

7: The intriguing Masai people’s culture

8: Over 400 species of birds to see in Masai Mara

9: View of the Great Rift Valley enroute to the Masai Mara

10: The awesome Mara river crossing of the wildebeest migration season.

Send Robert a Whatsapp message to ask for a quote here: +254 722 661 827 (whatsapp). Get current rates for masai mara day trip by air/flight/helicopter tour prices.

Timings of Masai Mara Day Trip Safari by Road or By Air / Flight

Here is the schedule of a Masai Mara Day Trip itinerary  

0500 Hours: Masai Mara game reserve day trip starts from your Nairobi hotel going through the Great Rift Valley floor and up the western escarpment into Loita plains.

0900 Hours: Arrive in the Masai Mara game reserve and start your game drive in this unending savannah grasslands consisting of undulating plains and uninterrupted views. Masai mara day trip by air/flight arrives at 0810hrs in Mara.

Masai Mara game reserve is located some 280km north west of Nairobi on the Loita plains.

The game reserve size is 1510sqkm and is only small part of the larger Serengeti ecosystem. The Masai Mara game reserve has the highest plant biomass per square mile as compared to Serengeti.

Masai Mara game reserve is home to more than 3 million animals and the greatest concentration of big predators including lions, leopards, hyenas, cheetahs, jackals, serval cats and others.

The game reserve is also home to some of the highest numbers of plains game including the elusive black rhinos.

Masai Mara game reserve is the most popular national park in Kenya due to its abundance in wildlife and rich game drives as well as the annual wildebeest migration which sees 1.5 million wildebeests, zebras and gazelles migrate over 3,000km across two countries.

1000 Hours: Continue with your full day game drive looking for elusive animals like the leopards and rhinos. Observe the cheetahs taking a vantage point over your vehicles hood or the lions using the shade of your vehicle to escape the midday sun.

1300 Hours: Enjoy your packed lunch in the comfort of your car as you do your game drive.

1400 Hours: View the Wildlife in the plains and the hundreds of lion prides as you exit the park.

1500 Hours: Exit Masai Mara game reserve for your return journey back to Nairobi. Your departure in a masai mara 1 day flight safari is at 1600hrs.

1900 Hours: Drop off in your hotel in Nairobi

End of Masai mara game reserve day trip

Cost person: 

Price: Usd 270 per person     (in a group of 2 persons minimum)

Request for masai mara flight day trip by air rates from contacts below.

Price Inclusions

  • Transport to and from Nairobi hotel
  • Services of a driver guide
  • Packed lunch box
  • Bottled drinking water

Price Exclusions

  • Direct charges: Including park entrance fees payable directly at gate by cash or card at Usd 80pp
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Drinks and beverages besides what’s included above
  • Tips to drivers and guides

Here are 6 Masai Mara Day Trip prices for different categories

Masai Mara Day Trip Group Cost Per Person excl park fees $
1 person Masai Mara private trip 380
2-3 persons Masai Mara private trip 270
4-5 persons Masai Mara private trip 250
Above 6 persons masai Mara private tour 230
Children above under 18yrs 75% of adult rate
Children below 3 yrs Free of charge

To get more details, please contact Robert on whatsapp at +254722661827 or email us on

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