4 Days, 3 Nights Kenya Safari to Naivasha & Masai Mara - Itinerary & Price

4 Days Kenya Safari to Masai Mara - AjKenyaSafaris.com

Our 4 Days Kenya safari introduces you to one of the best national reserves in the world, Masai Mara. It was consecutively voted as Africa’s leading safari destination between 2014  to 2019, and it is the arena where wildebeest migration, the biggest wild race of all, takes place.

If you plan your 4 Days Masai Mara and Lake Naivasha Safari between July and October, you will have a chance to witness this event. It has been dumbed the largest land migration on earth and is a must-see panorama for lovers of Mother Nature. It’s one of the eight wonders of the world.

If your budget allows, we will add a hot air balloon safari to your 4 Days Masai Mara and Lake Naivasha Safari for USD 450. The balloon ride lets you rise to the sky and enjoy all the drama from above.

But even before that, your 4 Days, 3 Night Masai Mara safari itinerary will see you spend a night at Naivasha. Here you will engage in several activities like boat rides, walking safari, and cycling at Hell’s Gate National Park.

Hell’s Gate is the only park in Kenya where you can get out of your safari vehicle and walk amidst various animals. Its highlights include bathing in natural hot springs, climbing mountains, bike rides, surreal gorges, caves, and volcanic towers.

Now, combine an expedition to Hell’s Gate with Game Drives in Masai Mara, and you have a fun-packed 4 Days itinerary to Lake Naivasha and Masai Mara. A safari package that even the loyal family would enjoy.

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We have designed this 3 Nights Kenya safari itinerary to help you envision the possibilities of what you can see and do in Kenya in four days. You can reach us at james@ajkenyasafaris.com or safarioffers@ajkenyasafaris.com.

We are also available by phone or WhatsApp at +254-748-258-880.

The Summarized, 4 Days Masai Mara and Lake Naivasha Safari Itinerary

Trip Details Highlights
Day 1

Pickup from JKIA, Cycling at Hell’s Gate, Boat Ride at Lake Naivasha, & Walking Safari at Crescent Island

Overnight at Lake Naivasha Country Club

Day 2

Transfer to Masai Mara & Afternoon Game Drive at Masai Mara National Reserve

Overnight at Mtito Safari Camp or Enkorok Mara Camp

Day 3

Full-Day Game Drive at Masai Mara National Reserve with Packed Lunch

Overnight at Mtito Safari Camp or Enkorok Mara Camp

Day 4 Morning Game Drive, Visit a Maasai Village, & Transfer to Nairobi
Items Included Pickups & drop offs, Professional safari guide, Park fees, Full-board accommodation, Cycling at Hell’s Gate, Boat ride at Lake Naivasha, Walking Safari at Crescent Island, Game drives at Masai Mara, & More
Items Excluded Hot air balloon, Tips & gratuities, Flights, Money transfer fee, & Personal expenses
Safari Price Per Person Sharing from USD 1109

The Detailed, 4 Days Masai Mara and Lake Naivasha Safari from Nairobi Itinerary 

The 4 Days Kenya safari itinerary gives you enough time to explore the wonders of the best reserve in the world and have ample time for non-game drive safaris. Here is what you can expect to get during your Hell’s Gate, Lake Naivasha, Crescent Island, and Masai Mara safari. 

Day 1:Pickup from JKIA, Cycling at Hell’s Gate, Boat Ride at Lake Naivasha, & Walking Safari at Crescent Island 

Your designated professional safari guide will be waiting at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to welcome you to Kenya. We recommend you book a flight that lands in Kenya in the morning to ensure you start the safari immediately.

Our safari guides arrive at the airport at least 1 hour before your designated arrival time. So, rest assured there will be a friend waiting for you. After greeting you, the guide will brief you about your 4 Days Kenya Safari and welcome you to your exclusive 4×4 safari land cruiser

The road trip to Naivasha starts now. Today you will explore the best of Naivasha, including Hell’s Gate National Park, the lake, and Crescent Island. You will check in the hotel and run in between these activities. 

The road trip to Naivasha will see you stop at the Great Rift Valley Viewpoint to take in the breathtaking sceneries below, buy a few treasures, and interact with the locals. From here, the guide will head straight to Hell’s Gate National Park.

There is something about this park that you can’t get enough of. It could be the surreal volcanic gorge, its gigantic volcanic towers, hot springs, and geysers, or it might just be the way it bonds you with nature.  That’s why we have included Hell’s Gate National Park in your Lake Naivasha to Masai Mara itinerary. 

Bird watchers will also get their fill with the unlimited species available at this place. If you can’t climb rocks, you can hike up the gorge and enjoy a spectacular view of the Great Rift Valley.

If time allows, you can swim in Olkaria Geothermal Spa with its hot springs and natural minerals. It’s like a therapeutic spa day for your tired bones. The best activity here is cycling, and you might come across wildlife like giraffes, zebras, antelopes, monkeys, and even buffalos.

At around midday, the safari guide will take you back to Naivasha, only 40 minutes from Hell’s Gate. You will head to the hotel, check in, take lunch, and then head to Lake Naivasha and Crescent Island in the late afternoon.

As they say, “there is only one Crescent Island Game Sanctuary.” It is the lake’s best-kept secret in the rift valley. It is a beautiful island surrounded by water, meaning that you take a boat to access it from the West or East side.

The boat ride is a fun activity by itself; you get to spot some aquatic animals like hippos, waterbucks, and others. The island shores host different bird species also, like fish-eagles, cormorants, and pelicans. 

There is more wildlife on the island per acre than in any other park in Kenya. These include zebras, gazelles, waterbucks, and wildebeest. Hippos also come to graze here at night, often sighting hyenas and buffalos.

Day 2: Transfer to Masai Mara & Afternoon Game Drive at the Reserve 

After breakfast, you start the 5-hr drive to Masai Mara. Should you wish to fly to the Mara, the safari guide will take you to Wilson airport for a local flight that takes only 45 minutes. 

For the road trip, you will be checking in the Masai Mara accommodation five hours later. The guide will leave you to freshen up, take lunch, and relax for a while. Masai Mara camps and lodges offer options for meals: vegan, vegetarian, and options for meat lovers.

After that, you will get ready for the afternoon game drive, which starts at 3 pm and lasts 3 hours. You don’t want to miss this game drive. The first time I went to the Mara, I figured I could miss this one and go for the morning one to give myself time to rest, but I’m glad I dragged my tired self to the safari land cruiser.

The late afternoon is when every habitat of the Mara comes out to hunt, seeing as the sun is going down and the parents need food for the family. Monkeys are putting on a show while the mighty elephant starts the journey back to its sleeping quarters.

Lionesses and cheetahs are on their best hunting game as their playful cubs cheer momma on. Gazelles, zebras, and other herbivores of the Mara are in full survival mode, one race after the other. Don’t be surprised if you forget to film the whole ensuing drama. It is spectacular.

The drive is also the perfect time to experience the orange rays of the African sun as it goes down to meet the mountains. If you are like me, you will get lost in the glory of those rays and only notice when it’s too late that you did not capture the most alluring sunset.

Dinner in The Mara is a romantic affair.  You will have a wide selection of organically grown vegetables, all types of meat, including wild game, and drinks (both local and international).

The night is only starting when the bonfire is lit, and Maasai warriors arrive with their spears. They invite you to jump with them as they serenade you with their traditional songs and exaggerated stories of how they got their scars.

It’s also the perfect time to catch up with fellow travelers, but you also want to get to bed early for your next day morning’s drive (and optional hot air balloon ride).

4 Days Kenya Safari - Zebras

Day 3: Full-Day Game Drive at Masai Mara with Packed Lunch 

Your 4 Days, 3 Nights Masai Mara Safari will see you start day three early. The day starts with breakfast, and you are ready to leave for the jungle for a full-day game drive.

Morning game drives are peaceful. While there is not much hunting, the herbivores are free to feed and roam, albeit cautiously. Elephants are heading to their grazing patches, and buffaloes are out grazing.

The King of the jungle is waking up while his Queens are watching over their overly cute and playful cubs. The sun salutes the blue sky, and all the birds serenade their creator.

If you would like an aerial view of the Mara, we will organize a hot air balloon ride for USD 450. This gives you a bird view of the Masai Mara National Reserve. The balloon starts early, at around 5.45 am, and ends with a champagne breakfast in the jungle. You then continue with regular game drives until late afternoon.

You catch dinner at the hotel and get ready to leave for Nairobi the next day. 

Day 4: Visit a Maasai Village, & Transfer to Nairobi 

Start the day with breakfast at your lodge/camp, check out, start the road trip from Masai Mara to Nairobi with a stop over at a Maasai village.

It is time to learn about the Maasai culture and tradition before driving to Nairobi to arrive in the late afternoon. This drive will make you stop at Narok town to have lunch. Our safari guide will then transfer you to JKIA for your international flight. 

Items Included in the 4 Days Kenya Safari Price

  • All pickups and dro poffs 
  • Services of a professional safari guide
  • Full-board accommodation during the safari
  • Bottled mineral drinking water during the game drives
  • Exclusive use of a 4×4 safari land cruiser 
  • Cycling at Hell’s Gate National Park
  • Bike hire charges
  • Boat ride at Lake Naivasha 
  • Boat hire charges 
  • Walking safari at Crescent Island 
  • Game drives at Masai Mara 
  • Visit a Maasai village 

Items Excluded from the 4 Days Naivasha & Mara Safari Price

  • Transfer flight within Kenya
  • Hot air balloon ride at USD 450 Per Person 
  • Pre-travel expenses – visa and passports.
  • Optional tips for game guides and porters.
  • Traveling insurance and other expenses such as laundry charges, luxury drinks, airtime, excess baggage fee, or other unique dishes you might request.
  • Money transfer fee

Safari Price Per Person Sharing for 4 Days Kenya Safari

Travel MonthsPrice Per Person Sharing
Jan, Feb, & MarchUSD 1265
April & MayUSD 1109
June USD 1340
July & Aug USD 1905
Sep & OctUSD 1651
Nov & Up to 15th DecUSD 1465
16th Dec to 2nd Jan 2025USD 1955

The price is based on 2 people traveling together sharing the safari vehicle and accommodation. Kindly reach us to get a customized quote.