3 Days Masai Mara Safari Package - Detailed Itinerary & Pricing

3 Days, 2 Nights Masai Mara Safari - AjKenyaSafaris.com

Our 3 days 2 nights Masai Mara safari takes you from Nairobi to the heart of Mara, where you will experience the best of Africa wildlife adventure. The experience starts with a road drive to the Masai Mara through the Great Rift Valley.

On arrival at the Masai Mara National Reserve, you head out into the savannah searching for the Big Cats, Big Five, and other animals. There is a lot to do and see during the 3 days Masai Mara safari, but if you do not have time for a 2-night safari, you can try out our 2-day, 1-night Amboseli Safari or Nairobi National Park Day Tour.

Maasai Mara National Reserve is among Africa’s most famous safari destinations and was named Africa’s Leading National Park from 2013 to 2018. It rests in the Great Rift Valley and is mainly open grassland, making it ideal for wildlife viewing.

The park sees an increase in its activities during the annual Great Migration that sees over 1.8 million wildebeests, zebras, and antelopes visit the reserve. While the migration happens between July to September, you can still find over 95 species of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and over 400 bird species around the year.

 How to Book Your 3 Days Masai Mara Safari with AjKenyaSafaris.com

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You can also reach our team through email at james@ajkenyasafaris.com or safarioffers@ajkenyasafaris.com.

 Summarized, 3 Days Masai Mara National Reserve Itinerary

Trip DetailsHighlights
Day 1

Airport Pick Up, Transfer to Mara, and Evening Game Drive

Overnight at Various Options

Day 2

Full-Day Game Drive at Masai Mara with Packed Lunch

Overnight at Various Options

Day 3Morning Game Drive, Visit a Maasai Village, & Transfer to Nairobi
Items IncludedFull-Board Accommodation, 4×4 Safari Land Cruiser, Park Fees, Game Drives, Pick Up, and More
Items ExcludedVisas, Tips and Gratuities, Money Transfer Fee, Laundry Service, and Holiday Supplements
Safari PricePer Person Sharing from USD 

The Detailed 3 Days 2 Nights Masai Mara Safari Itinerary

Our 3-day, 2-night Masai Mara Safari takes you on a journey in search of lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras, leopards, giraffes, crocodiles, hippos, antelopes, birds, and other animals. We have detailed this Masai Mara safari 3 days itinerary to enable you to understand what you can expect during the trip.

Day 1: Pick Up from Airport, Transfer to Masai Mara, & Afternoon Game Drive

Day one will see you take a 6-hour drive to Masai Mara, with a quick stop at the Great Rift Valley Viewpoint, Narok Town,  and an afternoon game drive.

3:00 am – 6:00 am: Pick-Up, Safari Briefing, and Departure

Our professional safari guide will meet you at the airport 1-hour before your arrival. We recommend you book a flight that lands at JKIA by 5:00 am so we can start the road trip at 6: oo am.

If you are already in Kenya, the guides ensure they arrive at the designated pick-up point 30 minutes before the departure time. This can include our offices in Ruiru, a hotel in Nairobi, your apartment, or other places.

Our driver/guide will do a short briefing about the tour before you depart for the Great Rift Valley Viewpoint.

7:30 am: Great Rift Valley View Point Photo Session

The guide stops at the viewpoint to allow you to stretch your legs, visit the washrooms, and take some photos. Note that our guides are also professional photographers; they can take professional photos that you can take with your when you head home.

7:45 am: Road Trip to Narok

The road trip to Narok takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes. It is the ideal time to enjoy the countryside environs. You will make your second stopover (for 10 minutes) in Narok town at Tuskys Supermarket – stretch your legs, visit the bathroom, and do some final shopping.

10:30 am: Road Trip to Masai Mara

The last part of your road trip to Masai Mara will see the driver drive for 3-hour to the park’s Sekenani Gate. He will drive through the reserve toward the Talek Gate and then check-in in at our hotel.

Masai Mara hotels are about 500 meters from the reserve. We book our guests in accommodations with excellent facilities during the Masai Mara safari. The guide will let you freshen up, take lunch, and relax for about 1-hour and 40 minutes.

3:00 pm: Afternoon Game Drive

You will enjoy an afternoon game drive until late. You will get the opportunity to see giraffes, jackals, zebras, antelopes, birds, and other animals. Later, you will head to the hotel for supper and overnight rest.

Day 2: Full Day Game Drive at Masai Mara National Park with Packed Lunch

Today, you shall experience a wildlife viewing extravaganza. You will rise early to ensure that you take breakfast by 6 am and carry packed lunch for a picnic later in the day.

You will first-hand experience Masai Mara’s varied and high concentration of wild animals. The guide shall traverse this grassland searching for lions, cheetahs, leopards, antelopes, giraffes, zebras, elephants, wildebeests, birds, and other animals.

A morning game drive provides you the best opportunity to see lions and cheetahs making a kill.

12:00 PM: Picnic Lunch at the Jungle

You will continue with the game drive for about 6-hour and choose the best picnic location.  You will spend about one hour – taking lunch, drinks, and photos.

Later, you will continue with the game drive as you search for hippos and crocodiles in river Mara. The afternoon game drive will continue until dusk. You will then head back to the hotel for supper, and the guide will leave you to enjoy the rest of the night.

Lion at Masai Mara - AJKenyaSafaris.com

Day 3: Morning Game Drive, Visit a Maasai Village, and Transfer to Nairobi

On day three, you will take an early breakfast and be in Masai Mara National Park by 6 am for your final game drive (IF STAYING INSIDE THE PARK). You can start with this game drive or opt for a hot air balloon safari at an extra cost of USD 500.

10:00 am: Visit a Maasai Village

The morning game drive will continue to around 10:00 am, the ideal time to head to a Maasai village. Here you will learn many things about this community and then start the drive to Nairobi.

11:00 am: Road Trip to Nairobi & Airport Transfer

The road trip from Masai Mara National Park to Nairobi can take up to 6-hrs. That means you will arrive in the evening. If you would like, the safari guide can stop at Narok town to let you take lunch.

You will be at JKIA at around 6 pm today. We would recommend you book a return flight that leaves past 9 pm.

 Items Included in the 3 Days Masai Mara National Reserve Safari Price

  • Pick up from Nairobi – JKIA, Apartment, or Hotel on day 1
  • Services of a professional safari guide
  • Exclusive use of a 4×4 safari land cruiser
  • Bottled mineral drinking water during the safari
  • Masai Mara National Park Fee
  • 2-night, full-board accommodation at Masai Mara
  • Afternoon game drive at Masai Mara Park on day 1
  • Full-day game drive at Masai Mara Reserve with Packed Lunch on day 2
  • Visit a Maasai village on day 3
  • Transfer to Nairobi – JKIA, Apartment, or Hotel on day 3

 Items Excluded from the 3 Days 2 Nights Masai Mara National Park Safari Price

  •  Hot air balloon safari at USD 500 Per Person
  • Lunch and dinner on day 3
  • Morning game drive at Masai Mara on day 3 
  • Travel insurance, expenses such as excess baggage fee, laundry charges, and airtime
  • 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
  • Easter, Christmas, New Year, and other holiday supplements at USD 50 Per Night Per Person
  • Money transfer fee when sending

 Price Per Person Sharing for the 3 Days Masai Mara Safari 2024

Masai Mara Camp/Lodge Jan, Feb, March,
June, Nov, &
up to 15th Dec
April & May Migration Season Festive Season
Basecamp Adventure USD 945 USD 890 USD 1770 USD 1280
Crocodile Camp USD 965 USD 910 USD 1740 USD 1250
Enkorok Camp USD 950 USD 865 USD 1815 USD 1325
Sentrim Mara  USD 975 USD 910 USD 1780 USD 1290
Masai Mara Sopa Lodge  USD 1000 USD 878 USD 1893 USD 1483
Sarova Mara Game Camp USD 1205 USD 1023 USD 2290 USD 1784
Keekorok Lodge USD 1035 USD 1037 USD 2106 USD 1706
Sekenani Camp USD 1170 USD 1040 USD 2190 USD 1660
Mara Serena Safari Lodge USD 1153 USD 1007 USD 2190 USD 1770
Mtito Safari Camp USD 1130 USD 1010 USD 1980 USD 1490
Basecamp Masai Mara USD 1140 USD 980 USD 2000 USD 1560
Ilkeliani Mara USD 1510 USD 1350 USD 2630 USD 2190
Mara Maisha Camp USD 1350 USD 1120 USD 2425 USD 2040
Entim Mara USD 1590 Closed  USD 2780 USD 2340
Mara Intrepids  USD 1510 USD 1220 USD 2938 USD 2420
Mara Explorer USD 1982 USD 1612 USD 3238 USD 2520

The above price is based on 2 – 6 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