3 Days Masai Mara Lodge Safari Itinerary, Price, Inclusions, Exclusions, & More
We have planned the 3 days Masai Mara lodge safari to offer you the most authentic Kenya wildlife safari experience and unlimited game drives. The 3 days Masai Mara safari from Nairobi also gives you exclusive encounters with the big 5 in their natural habitats.
We offer the 3-day Masai Mara safari packages all year-round, but the best times to enjoy a Mara safari is during the dry months, preferably June to November and January to March. Visiting Masai Mara National Reserve from July to October allows you to experience the longest land migration on earth, the Great Wildebeest Migration.
Also, the grass is short during these dry months, giving you a surreal view of the animals roaming around. At AjKenyasafaris.com, we have a team of seasoned Kenya tour guides and lovers of Mother Nature.
Our Masai Mara safari guides were born and raised around the Masai Mara National Reserve. We leverage our local expertise to deliver truly immersive Masai Mara safaris to you.
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H2: The Summarized, 3 Days Masai Mara Lodge Safari Itinerary
Arrive in Kenya, Transfer to Masai Mara, & Evening Game Drive
Overnight at Various Accommodations
Full-Day Game Drive at Masai Mara with Packed Lunch
Overnight at Various Accommodations
Morning Game Drive, Visit a Maasai Village, & Transfer to Nairobi
Exclusive use of a 4×4 safari land cruiser, Services of a professional safari guide, Park fees, Full-board accommodation, All transfers, & More
Laundry Services, Flights, Money Transfer Fee, Visas, & Tips
Per Person Sharing USD USD 955
The Detailed, 3 Days, 2 Nights Masai Mara Lodge Safari Itinerary
We offer the best 3-day safari to Masai Mara National Reserve. Here we have outlined what you should expect during this safari. We also invite you to check out our 4 days Masai Mara safari.
Day 1: Pick Up from JKIA, Transfer to Masai Mara, & Evening Game Drive
Our professional safari guide will be at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Waiting Bay, ready to welcome you to Kenya with a big African smile. The guide will be holding a placard bearing your name. So, you will effortlessly sport him.
Road Trip to Masai Mara National Reserve
After formally welcoming you to Kenya, the gold-level guide will brief you about the safari and then welcome you to your exclusive safari land cruiser. The road trip to Masai Mara will start now. It is a 6-hour journey that will see you make stopovers along the way, including Narok town, to stretch your legs.
So, comfortably lean back and enjoy the fantastic view of the attractions strategically located on the route to Masai Mara national reserve. These include the picturesque Great Rift Valley and other countryside attractions. You will be at the chosen lodge by noon, check in, take lunch, and then relax for a few hours.
Some of the top safari lodges in Masai Mara include Mara Serena Safari Lodge, Masai Mara Sopa Lodge, Sarova Mara Game Lodge, and Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge.
Flight from Nairobi to Masai Mara National Reserve
An alternative is to catch a flight from Wilson airport to Masai Mara; our safari Nairobi safari guide will transfer you from JKIA to Wilson. This airport is a few kilometers from the Nairobi city center and about 30 minutes drive from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
The flight from Nairobi to Masai Mara takes about 50 minutes. Depending on where you will stay, you will land at one of the multiple airports in Masai Mara. Our Masai Mara safari guide will pick you up and head straight for game drives at the reserve.
You will enjoy the action-packed mid-morning game drive until noon, the perfect time to check in, take lunch, and relax for a while.
Evening Game Drive at Masai Mara National Reserve 3-6 PM
Whether you came by road or flight, you have an evening game drive today. So, after checking in, freshening up, taking a meal, and relaxing, get ready for the 3 pm game today. You can take a nap and watch the beautiful scenery and wildlife from the safety of your patio if you feel tired.
Remember to pack your binoculars and camera for the evening game drive. You will get to the lodge when the sun sets for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 2: Full-Day Game Drive at Masai Mara with Packed Lunch
Early morning game drives are the best time to catch the giraffes, antelopes, and zebra foraging for food from the dewy shrubs before the sun dries them up. You are also likely to encounter large herds of mammoth elephants, majestic lions, cheetah, hyenas, and smaller cats looking for food.
Most animals will retreat as time passes and the sun gets hot. This will be the best time to take the packed lunch in the jungle. You can have your lunch by the Mara River, aiming to spot the crocodiles, hippos, and buffaloes wallowing in the muddy river.
You will then continue with the game drives until late evening. Watch out for the sunset when heading to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.
Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride – USD 450 Per Person
If you like, you can start the day with a hot air balloon ride from 5.30 am to around 9 am. A Masai Mara hot air balloon safari costs about USD 450 per person. It is a bargain when you consider the fantastic view of the green shrubbery vegetation, indigenous trees, and the thrilling wildlife you experience from the sky.
Additionally, a champagne breakfast is served at the end of the two hours of the aerial view of the Masai Mara. You will then continue the regular game drives until evening and head to the lodge for dinner and rest.
Day 3: Morning Game Drive, Visit a Maasai Village, & Transfer to Nairobi
This is the last day of your Masai Mara Kenya Safari 3 days. Our charming guide will pick you up at dawn after breakfast and check out for one final game drive. The aim is to get a glimpse of the shy night hunters taking home their prey. This is the best time to spot the leopard taking its kill up a tree.
It is also the perfect time to catch rare bird species that come out early in the morning to scout for food. The rhinos and buffaloes are also likely to be spotted at this time.
After 3 or 4 hours at the reserve, your 3 Days Masai Mara lodge safari will take you to a Maasai village as you get a transfer to Nairobi.
The Maasai Village
A visit to a Maasai village is a time to learn about their unique culture. Maasai are Kenya’s most famous tribe, known to cling to their traditions and lead a simple life in the villages, away from Nairobi city.
For fun, you can join in the local dances or help them milk the large herds of cattle in their Kraals (Cow pens). You can also set a bonfire fire with them, and as they prepare Nyama Choma (wildfire/charcoal grilled meat), learn about the Maasai Moran initiation and their pastoralists’ way of life.
This is also the perfect time to get a pair of sturdy Akalla shoes (Sandals) to take home as souvenirs. You can also buy the Maasai Shuka (Loincloth) and some beaded jewelry.
From here, the safari guide will start the long drive to Nairobi or take you to the airstrip to catch a flight. Our Nairobi guide will be punctually waiting to pick you up from Wilson airport and transfer you to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Bye!
Why Book the 3 Days Masai Mara Lodge Safari Package
At AjKenyaSafaris.com, we are always looking for an innovative way to plan Kenya Wildlife Safari packages. Our goal in this itinerary is to handcraft the perfect 3 Days Masai Mara safari for budget and luxury travelers, hence the option of using a safari land cruiser or flight for transfer.
Flying to Masai Mara lets you explore the iconic Masai Mara national reserve in a short time without sacrificing authenticity. Using air transfers, we eradicate hassles such as long drives to land you inside the reserve. This allows you to spend more time seeing the best of the Mara.
And the cost of this holiday varies depending on several factors, including your choice of accommodation, when you want to visit the Masai Mara, and whether you are traveling alone, among other factors.
At AjKenyasafaris.com, we let you choose when, how, and with whom you want to explore the Magnificent Masai Mara with. Our team then calculates the final Masai Mara safari cost based on your travel plan.
What’s Included in the Price of the 3 Days Masai Mara Lodge Safari?
- Airport pick-up and escort at the end of your safari
- A dedicated local safari director to help you plan a perfectly orchestrated, 3 days Masai Mara itinerary from start to end
- A no-obligation consultation with your tour director to answer any question you may have about visiting Kenya
- Accommodation in the best Masai Mara safari lodges.
- Unlimited game drives in our luxurious 4×4 land cruisers, designed to offer maximum game viewing opportunities.
- A visit to the Masai village. This is your chance to jump, dance, and taste traditional Masai cuisines.
- Park fees and government taxes
What’s Excluded from the Price of the 3 Days Masai Mara Lodge Package?
- Traveling insurance, expenses such as excess baggage fee, laundry charges, airtime, and luxury drinks such as champagne or other meals not indicated in our itinerary
- The optional hot air balloon safari at USD 450 Per Person
- Optional tips for porters and game guides
- All other alcoholic drinks except Tusker, Kenya’s flagship beer
- Pre-travel expenses where applicable – Passports and visas
- Money transfer fee
- Return flight tickets at USD 300
- Holiday and festive supplements
Safari Price Per Person Sharing for 2023 – Based on 2 Travelers
Masai Mara Camp/Lodge
Enkorok Mara Camp
Sentrim Mara Lodge
Zebra Plain Mara
Basecamp Masai Mara
Mara Big 5 Camp
Sarova Mara Game Lodge
Mara Legend Camp
Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Mara Maisha Camp
Mara Crossing Camp
Sand River Camp
Olare Mara Kempinski
The above price is based on 2 adults traveling together sharing a safari vehicle and a double room. Reach us for a personalized quote for the safari if you are a solo traveler or more than two.