3 Days Masai Mara Safari Package

Kenya's Masai Mara safari
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Masai Mara Safari The Great 2 Nights Tours Full of Action

This Masai Mara safari package takes you to the most famous reserve in Kenya. It borders Tanzania’s Serengeti National Reserve. Both of the reserves are not fenced. The wildlife migrates between the two countries unhindered. The two reserves are served by the Mara River as the main source of water, but there are other sources of water.

These include some tributaries that drain into the Mara River. Swamps are also available, that never dry. They too serve as a source of water and constant green grass for the Kenya wildlife. It is where the world famous migration takes place. These two days safari can be part of a bigger trip that has other destinations. For example, Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru or any other destination that time allows you.

The Highlight of 3 Days Masai Mara Safari:

Day 1: Nairobi- Masai Mara safari
Day 2:Masai Mara safari, full day
Day 3:Masai Mara safari-Nairobi
3 days Kenya safari highlight

Day 1: Nairobi- Masai Mara safari tour

Leave Nairobi in the morning and continue towards the rift valley. Drive down the rift valley and enjoy the beautiful views of the great valley with its evergreen shrubs and trees. You can have a brief stop in one of the viewpoints to take some shots and proceed. Continue on the floor of the rift valley to Masai Mara, arriving on time for lunch. Later, leave for your game drive and spend the afternoon exploring the rolling hills and plains of Masai mara. Dinner and overnight at your camp or equivalent.

Day 2: Masai Mara safari, full day

Full day exploring the magnificent Masai Mara national reserve with all morning game drive and afternoon game drive. Optionally, leave the camp with picnic lunches and spend more time out with wildlife. Masai Mara has so much to offer to learn. It is one of the best places in the world to see the big cats. In addition, the concentration of wildlife and the balance of nature in this reserve is one set to amaze you. Meals and overnight at your camp.

Day 3: Masai Mara safari-Nairobi

Time allowing, you can first enjoy an early morning game drive and come back to camp for breakfast. After breakfast, check out and start your drive back to Nairobi. You will have a lunch enroute. Arrival in Nairobi will be late in the afternoon. Your Masai Mara safari package ends.


Masai Mara is one of the most famous and important wildlife wilderness areas in Africa. It is one of the very famous safari holiday destinations. The reserve is located Southwest of Kenya and is a world-renowned natural habitat of gently rolling savannah plains bordering Serengeti in Tanzania.

It is a premier holiday destination and not just for wildlife, but also as a get a way destination to get a breather from our regular routines. Its name comes from the local community, which means, the ‘spotted land of the Masai People. It is probably the park with the highest concentration of wildlife in Africa.

The gazelles and other smaller antelopes can be seen roaming freely undisturbed. The reserve measures 1510 square Kilometers of some mixed habitats. From swamps, semi-permanent rivers, permanent rivers, riverine forests and some escarpments. It is here that the buffaloes lift their heads and sniff the air as the vehicles pass by. Sensing no danger, they go about their business of feeding.

The Masai community have coexisted here with the wildlife for centuries. They live on the outskirts of the reserve. The community have also been educated on the need not to bring their herds into the reserve. Noticeably, there is less competition for grazing lands with the wildlife.

The reserve is one of the best places in the world to watch the big cats. The lions move freely in this reserve and at night, the lions can be heard roaring from a distance, making their presence be known as the males proclaims ownership over their Kingdom, their territory.

In the same case, if you are keen, most of the nights you can hear the hyenas ‘laughing’ after they have managed to get some food. Early in the morning, as you head out for your wildlife drives, you could see them returning back to their dens. And if its already warm, you can see them lying down in some muddy pools to cool off.

The reserve is the home of the famous Kenya wildebeest migration. The beasts flock in from Serengeti and pour into the plains of the Masai Mara. The preying animals have such an easy time making kills while the crocodiles lay in wait in the murky waters of Mara river and other smaller permanent rivers. Eventually, the wildebeests do cross the river, and crocodiles take their share of the wildebeest cake. The cameras are busy with click-click, recording memories that will be treasured forever.

Families do have a great time ticking the animal checklist as they continue adding to what they meet every day of safari and learning from the guides.

The Masai mara is actually a reserve managed by both the county government of Narok and conservancies on behalf of the Masai community. There are some clusters of lands owned by individuals, but they have come together to form private conservancies where animals traverse freely. They have formed what we to do call private conservancies with the aim of protecting their own habitat and that of the wildlife that they share with. It is important to note that the communities have co-existed with the wildlife since time immemorial. It is only fair then, to protect that co-existence, based on conservation principles.  

The Masai community have also made some sacrifices through education by letting the wild animals be left in peace. For example, it was a tradition for them to go out and kill a lion in the name of manhood in the village. That has been overtaken by both time and conservation education.

The diverse wildlife of Masai Mara teamed with the rich culture of the Masai community without a doubt makes Masai Mara one of the great places to visit. The cultural mix with wildlife since time immemorial takes you back in history of the Masai where they co-existed with this wild game. It is not surprising then, that the reserve has been voted as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.

As the name suggests, from the sky you see the many thorny acacia trees that dot this expanse savannah. The great wildebeest migration only adds to this. The mass movement takes place from mid-June ending in August.

The last few years have seen some changes, whereby the migration have poured into Kenya in July and we have seen it continue to the end of September. The weather patterns have also shifted world wide, and eventually affecting the wildebeest cycle. But the general pattern remains the same. It is a good thing to consult your agent or tour operator about the best time to watch the migration.

What is there to do in masai mara?

For any family, this a great place for a holiday and you will enjoy a lot of nature together. You will spend a lot of quality time as the guides educate and enlighten you about this great holiday destination and its wildlife plus the rich Masai culture.

The photographers will be really at home here, playing with angles of the light and waiting for that last minute golden hues that every photographer is looking for. Yet, it is a signal to you that the end of the day has come and you have to go and rest, ready for another day tomorrow.

The birder too will be flipping his field guide companion, checking the differences between the males, females, juveniles and adding to their list as they search for the more than 450 species found here. It is absolutely a home to everyone.

When is the Best time to visit Masai Mara?

You can visit Masai Mara all year round. The only time to avoid is the rainy season, Partly in  March to the end of May. Not because there isnt anything to see, but because of the muddy situation in the park. Game drives still continue, but with some mild hardship because of the mud. Interestingly, it is a great period to travel to Mara because it is usually quiet with much less traffic in the reserve. If you can brace the wet weather, by all means go enjoy. It is an all year round game viewing in the Mara.

Accommodation levels in masai mara.

Just like the myriad wildlife that exists in the Mara, the hotels and camp varieties are not left behind. You can get any hotel level you want. From super luxury boutique safari camps to budget camps. There are luxury levels in different grades. Then we have safari lodges and camps in mid-range. And even in that category of lodges you have several levels. The budget traveller will also find a place for his pocket. There is a absolutely no reason NOT to enjoy your safari in Masai Mara within your pocket reach. Contact us for you safari, and we will craft it with YOU in mind.

Modes of transport for your Masai Mara Safaris

In addition to different lodge levels, there are several ways you can enjoy your Masai Mara game viewing.

Fly -in: return, one way fly-in: This is where you will use the domestic flights to take you to Masai Mara. Upon arrival, your safari guide will be waiting for you in one of the bush airstrips. Obviously, it is the fastest way to get to the mara. It off course saves you a lot of driving time and within no time you are already enjoying the wildlife of this world-famous reserve. You can choose to do a return flight or one way route to enjoy some country side drive on your back to Nairobi or any other destination.

Drive in: As the name suggest, you simply drive through the rift valley if going from Nairobi. In the afternoon you will be enjoying your drive around the park after your lunch, either enroute or at your hotel. Although the drive-in takes more time compared to the flight, it enables you to see more of Kenya, the ways of life and traditions in addition to the wildlife. You can use your drive-in vehicle, or with extra arrangement, you could use an open jeep for your game drives in Masai Mara.

Contact us for further information about Your Masai Mara Safari: safaris@kenya-safaris.co