Masai Mara Safari

4 Days 3 Nights

Tour Overview

CountryKenya
Duration4 Days 3 Nights
RoutingNairobi – Masai Mara (3) – Departure
TransportationPrivate 4WD Safari minibus OR 4 x4 land cruiser with an expert safari guide
Accommodation3 – 4 star safari lodges or tented camps

Summary Itinerary

DAYLOCATION MEALSACTIVITY
Day 1Masai Mara Game ReserveL, D
  • Pick up from Nairobi Airport (JKIA) or city hotel
  • Drive to Masai Mara
  • Afternoon game viewing
Day 2Masai Mara Game ReserveB, L & D
  • Morning and afternoon game drives
  • Hot Air Balloon Safari (optional activity)
Day 3Masai Mara Game Reserve 
  • Full Day on Safari in Masai Mara
  • Maasai Tribe cultural tour (optional activity)
Day 4Masai Mara to NairobiB
  • Morning game drive
  • Drive to Nairobi
  • Drop off at the airport
B – Breakfast / L – Lunch / D – Dinner

Tour Itinerary

Welcome to Kenya!

 

On arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met and assisted by a representative from KAYLAN TOURS & TRAVEL. After a short safari briefing on the events ahead, meet our expert safari guide. Depart for Masai Mara, Kenya’s most famous wildlife reserve offering wonderful scenery and plenty of game. Arrive and embark on a game viewing drive en route to your safari lodge or tented camp for lunch. Relax at leisure this afternoon before venturing to the reserve for a game viewing drive until dusk.

Masai Mara is regarded as one of the premier wildlife sanctuaries in Africa due to its abundant wildlife. A visit to the Mara almost guarantees visitors to see lions, elephants, cheetah, leopard, cape buffalo, and rhinoceros, as well as giraffes, hippos, hyenas, Nile crocodiles, wildebeest, zebra, gazelles, antelopes, and more.

 

Overnight – Masai Mara

Meals Included – Lunch and Dinner

This day you will have an early start at 6am with a wake-up call. Tea and biscuits are served at sunrise as you head off on your early-morning game-drive. This is generally the best time to spot the wildlife, as the temperature is cool and the animals are still very active, including the big cats, which will be returning from a night of hunting. After about two hours, return to your lodge / tented camp for a hearty breakfast.

 

At around 10am you will have a mid-morning game drive followed by lunch. Afternoon is at leisure before setting out for the last game viewing drive of the day (starts at 4pm). Alternatively, taking packed picnic lunch box from the lodge / tented with you, explore Masai Mara on a full day game viewing drive. In between the wildlife activities relax and take a swim in the lodge / camp’s pool providing uninterrupted views of the majestic African bush.

 

Overnight – Masai Mara

Meals Included – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Early this morning depart for Ngorongoro Conservation Area a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979.

Arrive and descend down the crater for an enchanting game viewing drive. Known as ‘The eighth wonder of the world' the Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa's best-known wildlife arenas. The site offers a unique biosphere, which has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. If you are after the ‘The Big Five’, it is all here waiting for you. Black rhino, Tusker elephants, lion, leopard and hyena along with healthy herds of wildebeest, buffalo and zebra. Other wildlife includes serval cat, cheetah, jackal, Grant’s and Thompson’s gazelle, flamingo and bat-eared foxes, as well as approximately 400 species of colourful birds.

 

Lunch will be at a picnic site on the crater floor. Continue with your exploration before driving up to the crater rim. You will be transferred to your hotel inside the Conservation Area or to the colourful bustling town of Karatu; the gateway to the Ngorongoro Highlands.

 

Overnight – Ngorongoro Conservation Area  

Meals Included – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Wake up at sunrise for your last game drive; who knows, you may see some wildlife that you had not seen before. Return to the lodge / tented camp for breakfast. After check out, bid farewell Masai Mara as you set on your journey back to Nairobi. On arrival in Kenya's bustling capital city this afternoon, our safari guide will transfer you back at your city hotel or to the airport for your onward international flight. 

 

Drop off – Nairobi Airport (JKIA) or Nairobi city hotel

Meals Included – Breakfast

Maasai Tribe Cultural Tour

Visit one of the local Maasai villages to see first-hand their way of life. A village guide or your Kaylan Tours guide will give you an interpretive talk during your visit during which there may be some traditional dancing. Village made souvenirs are also on sale.

Hot Air Balloon Safari

This is a popular excursion in the Masai Mara. Balloons take off early each morning at sunrise and glide over the plains for approximately an hour before landing. Upon touchdown, a champagne breakfast is set up before you. The excursion finishes with a game drive back to your safari lodge or camp. The excursion can be booked through your safari planner at Kaylan Tours and Travel.

Price Guide

HIGH SEASON (March & November – 14 December)
No. of guests3 star3 ½ star4 star
Each of 2USD 889USD 1,017USD 1,126
Each of 4USD 720USD 847USD 956
Each of 6USD 664USD 791USD 900
LOW SEASON (April – May)
No. of guests3 star3 ½ star4 star
Each of 2USD 854USD 962USD 980
Each of 4USD 633USD 793USD 8100
Each of 6USD 684USD 736USD 754
PEAK SEASON (January – February, June – October & 15 December – 31 December)
No. of guests3 star3 ½ star4 star
Each of 2USD 1,107USD 1,271USD 1,659
Each of 4USD 937USD 1,105USD 1,489
Each of 6USD 882USD 1,045USD 1,433

Safari Lodges And Tented Camps Used For This Safari

3 STAR

AA Lodge Mara, Sentrim Mara Camp, Aruba Mara Camp, Mara Concord Game Lodge, Mara Chui Resort, Ol Moran Tented Camp, Siana Springs Tented Camp, Elangata Olerai Camp

3 ½ STAR

PrideInn Mara Camp, Mara Simba Lodge, Mara Leisure Camp, Fig Tree Camp, Basecamp Masai Mara, Il Keliani Camp, Mara River Camp, Mara River Lodge, Sekenani Camp, Keekorok Lodge, Mara Kimana Camp, Oldarpoi Mara Camp, Mara Sopa Lodge, Matira Camp, Loyk Mara Camp, Jambo Mara Safari Lodge

4 STAR

Ashnil Mara Camp, Sarova Mara Game Camp, Mara Serena Safari Lodge, Tipilikwani Cam, Mara Eden Safari Camp, Mpata Safari Club, Mara Siria Camp, Hammerkop Migration Camp, Mara Crossings Camp, Mara Siria Luxury Camp, Royal Mara Safari Lodge, Zebra Plains Mara Camp, Emayian Luxury Camp, Mara Maisha Camp, Mara Treetops Luxury Camp, Kandili Camp, Mara Engai camp

Safari Inclusions

  • Meet and Assist in Tanzania by a representative from Kaylan Tours & Travel
  • Pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Memorable game viewing drives
  • All park entrance fees
  • Ngorongoro vehicle crater fee
  • Private transportation in a 4 x 4 land cruiser jeep
  • Complimentary Bottled water provided in the vehicle while on safari
  • Services of a professional safari guide
  • Transfers to Maasai village for cultural visits
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in safari lodges or tented camps
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Free Wi-Fi in featured hotels
  • Tourism Development Levy
  • Concession Bed night Fees, WMA Entry Fees and WMA Entry Bed night Fees where applicable

24 hours stand-by contact number and support

Safari Exclusions

  • Tanzania Visa
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Tipping
  • Arusha pre safari overnight (can be arranged on request)
  • Alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages
  • Other expenses of personal nature
  • Optional excursions while on safari
  • Easter, Christmas and New Year Eve supplements (quotation for Christmas period on request)

Optional Tours And Supplements

Maasai Tribe Cultural Tour USD 25
Hot Air Balloon Safari USD 410
Upgrade to 4 x 4 safari land cruiser jeep Each of 2 – USD 140 Each of 4 – USD 70 Each of 6 – USD 45

NOTE

  • All prices based on the lowest priced accommodation in the hotel category chosen
  • All prices quoted above are based on per person sharing in a double or twin room
  • Single Room Supplement and Child Rates in Request
  • Transportation is using a customized safari 4 x 4 land cruiser jeep with an expert guide from Kaylan Tours & Travel
  • Contact our Kenya safari experts on sales@kaylantravel.com to help plan your holiday in Africa