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From Nairobi: 3-Day/2-Night Maasai Mara Group Safari

1. From Nairobi: 3-Day/2-Night Maasai Mara Group Safari

Take a 3-day tour to discover the Masai Mara Reserve, the most popular tourist destination in Kenya. Located in the Great Rift Valley, the reserve is regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas. The annual wildebeest’s migration, involving over 1.5 million animals arriving in July and departing in November, is a phenomenal spectacle that can only be seen in the Maasai Mara. Most visitors will have the opportunity to spot one of the Big 5—lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo, and rhinos. Day 1: Get picked up from your hotel in Nairobi city center at 8 AM, then drive to Maasai Mara Nature Reserve. Pass the great Rift Valley viewpoint for breathtaking views and stop for lunch on the way. After check-in at your hotel, depart for a game viewing drive in the Mara Reserve. Return back to the camp for a sumptuous buffet dinner. Stay overnight in a big tent that has a bed, linen, shower, and toilet inside. Mosquito nets and a hot shower in the evening are provided. Day 2: Spend the full day exploring Masai Mara in search of the Big Five. Enjoy picnic lunches in the Reserve as you discover the beautiful banks of the Mara River. After the game drive, you will return back to the camp for dinner and an overnight. Day 3: Enjoy the last early morning game drive in Mara Reserve followed by breakfast. Then, drive back to Nairobi where upon arrival you will be dropped back at your city center accommodation. Upgrade your tour to include a hot air balloon ride. Get picked up by the balloon safari vehicle and drive to the launching area. Drift over the park as you view the animals, take in the amazing sunrise with a buffet breakfast and champagne. Alternatively, include an evening visit to the local Masai village for a cultural tour. Learn about the Masai community and interact with the local people.

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Maasai Mara National Reserve: 1 Night Shared Camping Safari

2. Maasai Mara National Reserve: 1 Night Shared Camping Safari

Day 1: Start with pickup from your accommodation in Nairobi at 6:00 AM and travel through the Great Rift Valley valley towards the town of Narok. After a short break to stretch and get some fresh air, enter the Masai Mara National Park by 12:00 PM, where you’ll proceed to the lodge for lunch and check-in. After lunch, relax in the camp until 2:30 PM, at which point you’ll head out on your first safari drive. Drive across the spotted plains, searching for the massive herds of wildebeest who migrate across the national park. With your expert guide, you’ll have the best chance of seeing the exceptionally large population of lions, leopards, and cheetahs that call the vast national park home. After your thrilling exploration of the park, head back to your campsite (one of the following accommodation depending on availability Lenchada camp /Goshen Mara Camp/Miti Mingi Camp) for dinner, and to settle in for a night's rest. Day 2: After an early-morning departure at 6:00 AM,check out of your room and head out on another game drive in time to avoid the midday heat. Gaze out across the savanna which is covered in the vibrant colors of the sunrise. Keep a lookout over the landscape to catch a glimpse of a big cat. On your way back to Nairobi, visit a Masai village to learn about their complex and historic culture. Watch a traditional Masai dance that has been practised for centuries, and learn about the lifestyle of a group who are very much connected to the lands around them. Afterwards, stop in Narok for lunch, before heading back to your accommodation in Nairobi.

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Nairobi: Private 5-Day Masai Mara, Nakuru, and Naivasha Tour

3. Nairobi: Private 5-Day Masai Mara, Nakuru, and Naivasha Tour

Discover Kenya's premiere wildlife destinations on a 5-day tour from Nairobi and have the chance to see the famous Big 5 animals. Take several guided game drives around Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru, cycle around Hell's Gate, and spot hippos on Lake Naivasha. Day 1: Nairobi to Masai Mara After pickup at your accommodation in Nairobi, commence your drive to Masai Mara via the Great Rift Valley viewpoint and marvel at the breathtaking panorama of the valley. Arrive in time for lunch, then depart on a game viewing drive in the Masai Mara National Reserve after check-in. Return back to camp for a delicious buffet dinner. Day 2: Masai Mara Spend a day exploring the Masai Mara National Reserve in search of the Big 5 game animals. Between July and November, catch sight of the great migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from Tanzania, a spectacular annual event only seen in Masai Mara. Keep an eye out for the predators of the savanna — lions, cheetahs, jackals, hyenas, and vultures. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the beautiful surroundings. Day 3: Maasai Mara to Nakuru Enjoy one final early morning game drive in the reserve. Have breakfast before beginning the drive to Nakuru, where you'll arrive in the afternoon. Day 4: Nakuru to Lake Naivasha/Hell’s Gate After an early breakfast, head to Lake Nakuru National Park for a 3-hour game drive. Look out for the rare white rhinos — one of the Big 5 — and have the chance to see pink flamingos. Continue to Naivasha, where you'll arrive in time for lunch. Visit Hell's Gate National Park for a biking safari, then enjoy a 1-hour boat ride on Lake Naivasha for birdwatching and hippo viewing. If your energy levels aren't up to cycling, you can take a driving tour of the park instead. Day 5: Naivasha to Nairobi After breakfast at your accommodation, begin your return journey to Nairobi. Enjoy lunch along the way and conclude your tour with drop-off back at your hotel or at the airport.

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Nairobi: 3-Day Maasai Mara Safari

4. Nairobi: 3-Day Maasai Mara Safari

The tour starts with departure from Nairobi in the early morning as you head to the Maasai Mara. Admire the stunning landscapes along the way, and stop at a local viewing point to capture some breathtaking photos across the region. Arrive at your camp or hotel in time for lunch and enjoy some afternoon relaxation after the drive. In the late afternoon, it’s time to head out for a game drive and catch your first glimpse of Africa’s native wildlife. On day 2, get up close and personal with nature as you travel into the heart of the Maasai Mara. Marvel at the wonders of the animal kingdom as you watch lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, rhinos, buffalo, gazelles, elands and many more animals in their natural habitat. Enjoy a packed lunch next to the Mara river and listen to the sounds of the singing birds all around you. On the final day of the safari, depart for another game drive to immerse yourself in a truly unique African adventure and admire the wonders of the world. As you leave the park, take some time to relax and eat lunch, sharing your tales of the trip with your tour leader before returning to Nairobi.

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Lake Nakuru and Maasai Mara Private 4 Day Safari

5. Lake Nakuru and Maasai Mara Private 4 Day Safari

This tour give you an experience of Lake Nakuru, a well known bird watchers paradise as well as Maasai Mara, which is the most famous National Reserve in Kenya. The massive population of Flamingos is the main drawcard, but there is also an abundance of other wildlife waiting to be discovered. Lying in the volcano-strewn Rift Valley, Lake Nakuru is one of a chain of 8 lakes which stretch the length of Kenya from Tanzania to Ethiopia. Maasai Mara with its abundance of wildlife is renowned for its good game viewing. It sustains all of the “Big Five” – elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard as well an astonishing wealth of other game. Often a whole range of different species is in view at one time. Each year, usually in July/August the Mara is host to millions of wildebeest who migrate north from Serengeti. The marvelous wide open views and interplay of light and shadow are themselves worth a visit to the Mara. Spend two nights in the famous reserve allowing you plenty of time to start ticking off the "Big Five" (Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard, Lion and Rhinoceros) or even the "Big Nine" (Cheetah, Zebra, Giraffe and Hippo). If wildlife is what you came to Kenya for, look no further. Itinerary: • Day 1: Depart from your Nairobi hotel or airport for the Rift Valley, arriving on time for lunch at your lodge, followed by an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight stay at Lake Nakuru Lodge or similar. • Day 2: After breakfast drive to Maasai Mara National Reserve to arrive in time for lunch, followed by an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight accommodation is at AA Mara Lodge or similar. • Day 3: Early morning and late afternoon game drives. All meals and overnight accommodation is at AA Mara Lodge or similar. • Day 4: After breakfast, return to Nairobi and get dropped off at your Nairobi hotel or the airport

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Kenya: 4-Day Safari to Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara

6. Kenya: 4-Day Safari to Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara

Day 1: Nairobi – Masai Mara Game ReserveGet picked up from your hotel and drive to the Great Rift Valley Viewpoint to take some pictures of the beautiful panoramic views. Then proceed to the Masai Mara National Reserve. Upon arrival at your lodge accomodation, enjoy some free time to settle in and relax. In the afternoon, experience your first game drive, your first up-close experience with African wildlife. Day 2: Masai Mara Game ReserveSpend the entire day game viewing and exploring the park’s high concentration of wild animals. Get up close and personal with cheetahs and leopards hiding amidst the acacia. In the afternoon, visit a traditional Masai village if you wish (additional fee of 15 USD). Be welcomed by a song and dance from the locals, a sacred ritual that forms part of their rich tradition. Get a glimpse into their local homes and way of life. Day 3: Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru National ParkStart the day with an early morning game drive. Afterward, depart for Lake Nakuru National park located in the Great Rift Valley. See the flocks of lesser and greater flamingos that turn the lake shores into a magnificent pink stretch. Watch out for over 400 native bird species such as white pelicans, plovers, egrets, and Marabou Storks. Here you can also see the white and black rhino and rare Rothschild’s giraffe. Day 4: Lake Nakuru – NairobiStart the day with an early morning game drive in Lake Nakuru before heading back to Nairobi. Get dropped off at your hotel or at the airport.

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Maasai Mara 3-Day Budget Safari

7. Maasai Mara 3-Day Budget Safari

Depart Nairobi in the morning and drive to the floor of the Rift Valley to Maasai Mara Game Reserve with lunch. Then proceed to Masai Mara for your afternoon game drive, dinner and overnight in a tent camp.  The next day explore Maasai Mara, Kenya's most popular game sanctuary where you will have the best chances of spotting the Big Five: lions, leopards, buffalo, rhinos and elephants. Game drives are flexible, with the option of going out with picnic lunch boxes to spend the entire day in the park. You will also have the option of visiting a local Masai village (price is not included).  On your last day, enjoy another early morning game drive in Mara, then depart after breakfast and drive back to Nairobi arriving at approximately 5:00 PM.

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From Nairobi: Private 3-Day Safari to Masai Mara

8. From Nairobi: Private 3-Day Safari to Masai Mara

Masai Mara is the most famous National Reserve in Kenya, with its open rolling grasslands and abundance of wildlife renowned for its good game viewing. It sustains all of the “Big Five” – elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard as well as an astonishing wealth of other game. Often a whole range of different species is in view at one time. Each year, usually in July/August the Mara is host to millions of wildebeest who migrate north from Serengeti. The marvelous wide open views and interplay of light and shadow are themselves worth a visit to the Mara. Itinerary: Day 1 - Nairobi - Masai Mara Depart from your Nairobi hotel or airport for Masai Mara National Reserve to arrive in time for lunch at the lodge, followed by an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight accommodation is at AA Mara Lodge or similar. Day 2 - Masai Mara Early morning and late afternoon game drives. All meals and overnight accommodation is at a lodge or luxury camp in mara. Day 3 - Masai Mara – Nairobi After breakfast, return to Nairobi and dropped off at your Nairobi hotel or Airport.

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Overnight Private Safari To Masai Mara

9. Overnight Private Safari To Masai Mara

Start with an early pickup from your hotel in Nairobi and start the drive to Maasai mara with a stop over at the Great Rift Valley view point. Here you can see the effects of volcanic activities which happened many years ago. Upon arrival to the Masaai Mara game reserve, you will see vast vegetation and also spot animals like: zebra, giraffe, topi, and Thompson gazelle, among others. After a one-hour drive, you will arrive at the lodge and the staff will brief you about your stay. Lunch will be served at the lodge and later on you will do an evening game drive, from the afternoon until the park closes in the evening. Afterwards, settle in for dinner and then sleep. The next day, you will have an early morning game drive as you catch the sun rise over the horizon. Have a late breakfast and then depart back to Nairobi. Your tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel.

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Nairobi: 3-Day Masai Mara Camping or Lodge Safari

10. Nairobi: 3-Day Masai Mara Camping or Lodge Safari

Day 1: Nairobi to Masai Mara Your tour will begin as you depart from Nairobi towards the Maasai Mara Reserve via the Great Valley Viewpoint, where you will have a stopover for sightseeing (weather permitting). From there you will arrive in a tented camp in time for lunch and will later enjoy a game drive in this breathtaking land to truly enter the wild. You can hunt for the "big five", as well as the plain game such as the gnus (which are are abundant in this area). Day 2: Masai Mara On your second day you will enjoy a full day of game viewing through the rolling grass of the Mara, which consists of endless plains where more than 2 million wild beast gnu's migrate from the Serengeti in Tanzania with their calves. You will then visit the banks of the Mara River to try and spot hippos, before having the option to visit a Maasai village to learn of their unchanged traditional culture. Day 3: Masai Mara to Nairobi Your day will begin with a morning drive to try and search for what you have not spotted so far, before you return to the camp for lunch and checkout. It will then be time to say "kwaheri", a Swahili word for good-bye, to the pastoral Maasai as you depart for your return trip to Nairobi.

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What people are saying about Maasai Mara National Reserve

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 6 reviews

I had a great trip to Masai Mara in June 2021. I opted for the Toyota LandCruiser Jeep and was not disappointed. Some other cars got stuck in the mud in the reserve and we helped them out (but we did not have rain the entire trip). The driver and guide Leonard was very knowledgeable and helped us to have a memorable experience. In the first day we had lunch on the way to Masai Mara at a restaurant, followed by an afternoon game drive. The people from the group were split to 3 different camps and I landed at Linciada Camp, the same as in my previous trip. The staff was very friendly and the food was excellent. Sleeping in the tent was very comfortable. There were Maasai people in the camp among the staff, which added to the experience. The second day we had a full day of game drives, with so many sightings, such as lions, cheetahs with their prey, elephants, giraffes, hippos and crocodiles at the Mara river. I warmly recommend this safari also in 2021, since it never disappoints!

The 3 day safari through the Masai Mara was just perfect! We had the chance to see several lions, elephants, giraffes, wildebeest, zebras, antelopes and gazelles of all kinds, and a very rare rhinoceros, cheetah and leopard. We stayed at the Manyatta Lodge in comfortable although modest tents which made the experience even more authentic. Provide a flashlight as power cuts may occur. The staff are welcoming and friendly. The buffet meals are good. Georges our guide gave us precise explanations and answered all our questions. He was warm and fun. We did not choose the option of visiting the Masai village.

It was an unforgettable trip. The travel company is very professional and caters to the wishes of the travelers (the wishes are always preferred even if it is not on schedule) We had George as our tour guide and he was the best. We never had a tour guide with whom you felt so safe and had so much fun.

Me and husamd had the mos amazing time on the massi mara safari , it was an incredible experiance , our driver issac was brillaint , he is very knowledgeable and brilliant at what hd does , he went above and beyond to make sure our safari was perfect

We had a great experience with Paul as a guide. We saw many animals and beautiful landscapes. Paul is a very good guide, an experienced driver and gives good explainations on the context.