Masai Mara Budget Safari

Departure city: Nairobi, Kenya | 3 days | Departure: Mar 20, 2018

Accommodation: Budget | National Parks: Masai Mara

only$ 259

* based on 6 participants

who’s going

Visit the world-renowned game reserve of Kenya! Embark on a three-day-two-night safari from Nairobi to Masai Mara. The Masai Mara is regarded as one of Kenya’s wildlife viewing jewels, as there is a good chance of spotting the ‘Big Five’, cheetah’s, hippo’s crocodiles and much more. The reserve is also where the annual wildebeest migration takes place, as these majestic animals cross the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and into Kenya.

Masai Mara

Mara means “mottled”, which is how the Maasai gave it its name due to its expansive open plains mottled with woodlands. Situated in the Great Rift Valley, the Maasai Mara is proudly Kenya’s largest national reserve with an area of 320 square km.

Although it is actually the northernmost part of a larger ecosystem encompassing Kenya’s Loita plains and Tanzania’s Serengeti, which makes up a total of 25,000 square km. The largest river, the Mara River, runs north to south through the reserve, towards Lake Victoria through Tanzania. That being said, wildlife is bountiful in the area, game viewing is exciting any time throughout the year – Although the peak is during the annual wildebeest migration from July to October.

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 Maasai 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 Maasai never hunt, but live peacefully alongside the wildlife in harmony, this co-existence makes the Maasai Mara one of the world’s most interesting and unique wilderness regions.

 

Day 1: The Journey Begins. Nairobi To Masai Mara (Lunch & Dinner)

The journey starts with a morning departure from Nairobi, which follows through with a drive along the Rift valley into the Masai Mara. The arrival will be in just in time for lunch, which gives plenty of time for check-in and relaxation, and in the afternoon it’s off for an evening game drive starting at 4:30 pm. After the evening game drive, the day will wind down with a return to the lodge for the arranged dinner and that concludes the first leg of the journey.

Day 2: The Adventure Continues. Masai Mara (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

The second day begins with a breakfast at the lodge. Soon after the breakfast, the adventure continues with a leave for an exciting full-day game drive at the Masai Mara game reserve, where you will get a chance to see the Big Five – Lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant and many other amazing animals. To end the exciting and long game drive, there will be one last dinner arranged at the lodge, where relaxation and photo/experience sharing time is welcomed.

Day 3: The Final Stretch Home. Masai Mara to Nairobi (Breakfast)

The last leg of the journey commences with an early breakfast at the lodge, followed by a check-out from the lodge and a return drive to Nairobi. During the trip back, there will be a stop for lunch and afterwards, in the late afternoon, you will arrive in Nairobi. You will have the option to stay overnight at Nairobi Hotel or catch a flight back home where you will reminisce about your safari experience.

Lenchada Tourist Camp

Lenchada Tourist Camp is a budget safari camp just outside the gates of the Masai Mara Game reserve, regarded as one of the wildlife jewels in Kenya. The camp is built with all the comforts of home, including solar-heated showers, bed with pillows, sheets, blankets and mosquito nets. Additionally, as a backup, a standby generator that supplies lights and refrigeration for the dining area allows cellphones and digital cameras to be recharged.

The Camp is surrounded by a natural environment, waking up to bird twittering and roaring of lions, hyena’s monkeys drama in the bush around. The camp charms guests with its warm welcome and rests along a stream valley overlooking picturesque hills and rolling plains of Oloolaimutia in Mara National Game Reserve.

Lenchada Tourist Camp or Similiar

Price of the entire trip: $ 259 *with 6 people onboard.
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. *Subject to the total number of participants & initial price paid
  • The overall rate of this trip, with every additional passenger, gradually decreases
  • The trip must be paid in United States Dollars (USD)
  • 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.
  • The maximum capacity of this trip is 6 people
  • This trip is based on a shared usage of rooms – a single usage of rooms will result in an additional fee

The rates are inclusive of: 

  • Meals as per itinerary (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Hotel/airport pickup and drop-off in Nairobi
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

The rates are exclusive of:

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.