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Safari Overview

3 Days Masai Mara Safari: It’s difficult to surpass the Masai Mara National Reserve as a safari location. In fact, if you’ve been having safari dreams about Africa, the Masai Mara is probably quite near to what you had in mind. Wide open grassland with herds of grazers wandering over the horizon and halting in the shade of lone acacia trees in the heat of the day—this is the epitome of Africa. You’ll also get to observe plenty of predators. Finding a leopard takes a little more time and patience than finding a lion or cheetah. Consider on a 3 Days Masai Mara Safari. Here are some often asked questions and their responses, which may be useful for your planning.

Experience an exhilarating 3-day Masai Mara Safari trip that begins and ends in Nairobi and makes use of top-notch mid-range safari hotels or tented camps that are normally found inside or around the main Maasai Mara National Reserve. Road transportation from Nairobi and up to four private safari game drives inside the reserve are included in this two-night, three-day itinerary. Additionally, the tour could include optional extras like a visit to a Maasai hamlet.

For the second day of the itinerary in the Masai Mara, full-day game drives are available without paying an additional fee. Below is a list of the average safari itinerary. Keep in mind that rates vary based on the month or time of year you go, with peak season being from July to October and low season from April to mid-June.

Highlights for a 3 Days Masai Mara Safari

Day 1: Pickup from Nairobi and Transfer to Masai Mara

Day 2: Full Day Game Drive in Masai Mara

Day 3: Morning Game Drive and Transfer to Back to Nairobi

Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Pickup from Nairobi and Transfer to Masai Mara

Your driver-guide must check in at your accommodation before the safari to the Maasai Mara begins at 7: 30 or 8 a.m. This scenic journey down the Great Rift Valley before arriving to Kenya’s well-known game reserve, the Maasai Mara, taking approximately 5. 5 hours for the drive. You’ll ride in a personal safari car. Take some time to admire the breathtaking views of the biggest valley in the world, which is supposed to be visible from space, at the Great Rift Valley viewpoint on the route.

Have lunch at your lodge or camp when you reach Masai Mara. It is possible to see the amazing animals in the park, including Rhinos, Elephants, and Wildebeest, on the afternoon game drive at 3.30 pm. By 6.30 p.m., return to your lodge. Dinner and overnight stay at your selected camp or lodge.

Day 2: Full Day Game Drive in Masai Mara

Today, you will be taken on two safari game drives: one from 6.15 am to 9 am in the morning, followed by breakfast, and one from 3.30 pm to 6.30 pm in the late afternoon, following a meal. These times of the day are often when the wildlife is most active. Your game drive timings will be flexible because your Masai Mara safari is private, which is advantageous whether you’re traveling with kids or are on a honeymoon. For no additional charge, you can also decide to go on a full-day game drive that includes a picnic lunch. After supper, return to the lodge to spend the night.

Dinner and overnight at your preferred camp or lodge.

Day 3: Morning Game Drive and Transfer to Back to Nairobi

Early in the morning, you start your final safari game drive in the Masai Mara. After a leisurely breakfast at the camp or lodge, you continue your journey back to Nairobi by road. Arrive in Nairobi in the late afternoon at about 2.30pm depending on the traffic. Drop-off at your hotel or a complimentary ride to the airport for your return flight is available.


  • Vehicle Transfer to and from Nairobi
  • Accommodation as indicated in your itinerary with full-board basis at your preferred lodge
  • 4×4 Wheel Drive Safari Van/ Land cruiser with an open roof top.
  • Game Drives
  • An English speaking driver guide
  • Fuel and car park fees
  • All park entry fees
  • Bottled water during safari


  • International flight tickets and visa costs
  • Tips, alcohol drinks, laundry and all items of personal nature.
  • Credit card surcharge fees and Bank Transfer fees

What can I expect to see on a 3 Days Masai Mara Safari?

It is possible to see the Big Five (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo, and Rhino), as well as many other animals from the Big Nine, including Cheetah, during a single game drive in the Masai Mara, despite the fact that Wildebeest are the area’s most numerous mammal. The Masai Mara Ecosystem is home to around 450 different bird species.

What can I do during my 3 Days Masai Mara Safari?

Game Drives

When it comes to game drives, you have two choices: a daytime game drive or a nighttime game drive. Set out on twice-daily interpretative game drives with knowledgeable Maasai drivers who will show you the Mara’s beauties. Only in conservancies like Mara Naboisho Conservancy do night game drives occur. You could spot lions, elephants, cape buffalo, rhinoceroses, giraffes, hippos, hyenas, crocodiles in the Nile, wildebeest, zebra, gazelles, antelopes, and other animals.

Embark on guided nature walks in Mara.

On a once-in-a-lifetime guided walking safari, rekindle your sense of adventure by tracing the paths of historic explorers and native Maasai caretakers of this pristine wilderness area. Learn about tracking game along the trip, and keep an eye out for odd bugs and species that are rarely seen from a car. While not permitted in the reserve, walking safaris are possible in Naboisho Conservancy.

Experience the unique Masai Culture.

Include a cultural trip so that you may engage in various traditional events, learn about the Maasai people’s beliefs, and discover the difficulties facing their way of life. The health clinic, education, and water initiatives in Talek Town, as well as the Basecamp Masai Brand (BMB), a handicraft studio where women create traditional jewelry and leatherwork for sale in our curio shop, are all accessible to you throughout the safari.

Witness the Great Wildebeest Migration.

Kenya Wildlife safarisAs the first of the millions of migratory wildebeest cautiously approaches the Mara River’s brink, you wait with bated breath. As it bravely enters Kenya’s crocodile-infested Mara River waters, you can almost sense the optimism. As the first wildebeest enters the area, more herds of wildebeests and zebras follow, and the action starts, you have your camera ready and your pulse is racing. The Great Wildebeest Migration is an incredibly enjoyable event.

Experience the African Sundowner.

A Basecamp sundowner in the bush is the ideal way to round off a day of exhilarating safari activities and animal viewing. Enjoy a cool beverage while watching the sun set beyond the horizon while taking in the sights and sounds of Africa under an acacia tree.

Enjoy a Hot Air Balloon Safari.

Enjoy a breathtaking hot air balloon ride over the Masai Mara grasslands to start your morning. Take a charming balloon flight over the vast Mara plains to observe the local wildlife and flowers. You get the opportunity to be amazed by the plentiful wildlife encounter during the journey, which lasts for about an hour. You’ll have a champagne brunch after the flight, then take a leisurely drive back to the camp.

How can I get to Masai Mara?

In order to avoid driving, you may choose to fly from Nairobi or the coast of Kenya to one of the airstrips located in or close to the Masai Mara. The Mara Serena, Musiara, or Keekorok airports are inside the reserve; the Mara Shikar, Kichwa Tembo, or Ngerende airports are inside the Mara conservation area; and both daily scheduled flights and private charters utilize these airports.

Driving options from Nairobi to the Mara through the Narok district include renting a car or going with a tour operator guide. Both options require a three to five-hour journey to Masai Mara. In the Mara, there are several developed roads and pathways.

When is the best time to visit Masai Mara?

The annual wildebeest migration is a well-known event that draws a wide range of tourists and photographers, who always arrive earlier in Kenya between July and October to catch the migration as it is noted on the Mara calendar. Through the Mara River, this migration travels from Mara to Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park.

How can I book a safari to Masai Mara?

If you are interested in visiting Masai Mara, I recommend you book through a trusted and registered tour operator company. You might want to check out the tour operator’s reviews on TripAdvisor or Safari Bookings just so that you know exactly what kind of company you are dealing with and if others travelers before you were offered quality services and a great experience. Most tour companies will tailor a Masai Mara Safari to suit your preferences; and at Laba Africa Expeditions, we do just that!

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