3 Days Masai Mara Safari

Departure city: Nairobi, Kenya | 3 days | Departure: Mar 15, 2018

Accommodation: Budget | National Parks: Masai Mara | Special Interest: Wildlife Safari

only$ 300

* based on 6 participants

who’s going

Discover Masai Mara game reserve in 3 days! Masai Mara is regarded as one of Kenya’s wildlife viewing jewels. Mara means “mottled”, which is how the Masai gave it its name due to its expansive open plains mottled with woodlands. Situated in the Great Rift Valley, the Masai Mara is proudly Kenya’s largest national reserve with an area of 320 square km. It’s also a place where you have a good chance of spotting the ‘Big Five’ (Lions, Rhinos, Buffalos, Elephants & Leopards) as well as other cheetah’s, hippo’s crocodiles and much more.

There is a large number of other plains game include zebras, different species of antelopes, giraffes, and warthog, which are residents of the are all year round. The Mara is a perfect kingdom for the lions but there are also smaller predators such as cheetahs, hyenas, and jackals that roam the Mara area.

Another natural inhabitant is, of course, the Masai people. A semi-nomadic ethnic group known as fierce warriors and have largely remained very independent, staying strong to their traditional values and lifestyle. The Masai never hunt, but live peacefully alongside the wildlife in harmony, this co-existence makes the Masai Mara one of the world’s most interesting and unique wilderness regions.

Day 1: Nairobi to Masai Mara
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel at 8:00 am and the adventure will begin. We will drive west to Maasai Mara Game Reserve with lunch en-route arriving in time for an evening game drive. Masai Mara game reserve is Kenya’s finest wildlife sanctuary. Including migrants, well over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. Although July, August, and September are the months when the Mara plains are filled with migrating wildebeest and zebra, there is also resident wildlife year round. The famous Maasai tribesmen live within the dispersal area of the game reserve. Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at the camp

Day 2: Masai Mara
After breakfast, we will proceed with a full day of game viewing within the reserve. The landscape here is scenic savannah grassland on rolling hills. The reserve is the best park for game in Kenya as it has an extensive road and track network which allows for close range viewing and photography. Break for your picnic lunch at the hippo pool, looking out for hippos and crocodile. Dinner and overnight accommodations are at the camp.

Day 3: Masai Mara to Nairobi
Early breakfast will be followed by a day of tracking game with your guide in this park of Savannah grassland. The driver will drop you at the camp for breakfast. Afterwards, you will depart to Nairobi with lunch en route. Arriving in the evening to be dropped off at the airport to connect flight back home or drop you to your hotel on your own. Time to say goodbye and to reminisce about this experience.  

Miti mingi eco camp
Miti mingi eco camp is situated on the outskirts of the Masai Mara National Reserve. You will spend the night in one of the 25 tents. All of them have a variety of bed configurations and en-suite bathrooms. Guest can view a variety of bird- and wildlife because the camp is situated on the banks of the Ololaimutia River.

 

Price of the entire trip: $300 *with 6 people or more on board.
Gather your friends or join with other travelers on this trip to bring the price down!

Terms & conditions

  • A better price for everyone! Get a refund for every additional traveler joining your trip.
  • The overall rate of this trip, with every additional passenger, gradually decreases
  • This trip will be paid via Direct Pay Online, an easy & reliable service that all modes of payments, all cards, mobile money, all currencies, mobile apps & card readers.
  • This trip is based on a shared usage of rooms – a single usage of rooms will result in an additional fee.

Inclusive:

  • Park entrance fees
  • Transportation in safari van with hatch roof
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • All meals
  • Professional guide & driver
  • Statutory taxes

Exclusive:

  • Personal insurance
  • Items of personal nature such as beverages, laundry, and telephone calls
  • Balloon safari
  • Masai Village
  • Visa
  • Tips for guide & driver

 

CHECKLIST


Here are some of our recommendations to you for getting through a safari:

  • Plenty of sun protection, lotion or cream (High SPF)
  • A wide-brimmed hat to shade you from the sun, this should have string/straps if standing in the van or jeep as it could be blown off.
  •  A good pair of sunglasses as you are on the equator where the sun is very strong. Prescription sun spectacles are not recommended as may scratch or fall off the vehicles.
  •  Bottle’s or jugs of water to keep you hydrated. Spending a lot of time in the sun, even when wearing hats and sunglasses will dehydrate you in most cases
  • A fleece/jumper/sweater for the early morning (or a safari jacket) and evening game drives, as it tends to get very chilly, especially in the highlands and in the Masai Mara.
  • Shorts and t-shirts or light trousers for the daytime.
  • Long trousers and long or short-sleeved shirts for the evening and protection from mosquitoes
  •  Plenty of film or flash card memory for your camera and a battery charger for all electronic devices.
  •  Swimming costumes/bathing suits as most of the lodges and camps have swimming pools.
  •  A good pair of binoculars (there’s usually just one pair in vehicles).
  •  A pair of safari shoes or trekking boots.
  • A pack of wet wipes.
  •  Mosquito repellent.

TIPPING GUIDELINES


The following amounts should only be used as a guideline, but of course, for outstanding personal service, you are more than welcome to give a higher tip:

  •  Porterage                   US$ 1.00 per bag
  •  Dining room staff         US$ 1.00 per person per day
  •  Your driver/tour guide   US$ 10.00 per person per day