Our Most Booked 2 Nights, 3 Days Masai Mara Safari Itinerary

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Imagine embarking on an adventure that brings you face-to-face with Africa’s most magnificent wildlife, traversing through breathtaking landscapes, and witnessing one of nature’s most incredible spectacles – the Great Migration. Welcome to the enchanting world of a 3 days Masai Mara safari in Kenya. 

In this itinerary, we will take you on a journey through the wonders of this unparalleled safari experience, from the rich ecosystem of the Masai Mara National Reserve to the awe-inspiring sight of millions of wildebeest and zebras crossing the Mara River. 

As you venture through this package, you will discover detailed information about the 3 days Masai Mara safari itinerary, accommodation options, safari vehicles and guides, pricing and inclusions, as well as valuable tips for a successful Masai Mara safari. So, strap in and prepare for a thrilling ride through one of the world’s most captivating natural wonders.

How to Book Our 2 Nights, 3 Days Masai Mara Safari Tour

We invite you to contact us via WhatsApp,  phone, or email, and we shall plan the best Kenya safari for you. Whatsapp: +254-748-258-880 and Email: james@ajkenyasafaris.com  or Safarioffers@ajkenyasafaris.com. We are the local experts in Kenya tour package safaris from India, and we promise to show you Kenya better than anyone else. 

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The Summarized, 2 Nights, 3 Days Masai Mara Safari


Safari Details 

Day 1

Nairobi to Masai Mara – Afternoon Game Drive

Day 2

Full-Day Game Drive at Masai Mara

Day 3

Morning Game Drive & Transfer to Nairobi

Items Included

See Items Included at the End of the Itinerary

Items Excluded 

See Items Excluded at the End of the Itinerary

Safari Price 

Safari Price Per Person USD 742 – Based on 2 People 

Your 3-Day Masai Mara Itinerary - The Detailed Tour

Having introduced the wonders that await you in Masai Mara, it’s time to delve into the specifics of your 3-day itinerary. From thrilling game drives to cultural experiences and optional hot air balloon rides, your Masai Mara safari is packed with unforgettable moments that will leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

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3 day Masai Mara safari from Nairobi

Your journey offers opportunities to spot the Big Five, visit local Maasai villages, and absorb the breathtaking landscapes of the Masai Mara National Reserve. With a carefully planned itinerary, expert driver guides, and comfortable accommodations, you can focus on enjoying every moment of your incredible safari experience.

Day 1: Nairobi to Masai Mara

Your adventure begins with a departure from Nairobi at 7:30 am, embarking on a scenic drive through the Great Rift Valley. As you make your way towards the Masai Mara National Reserve, you’ll marvel at the stunning landscapes of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, offering a glimpse of the natural beauty that awaits you on your safari. Don’t miss the opportunity to stop at the Great Rift Valley viewpoint to fully appreciate the breathtaking scenery.

Upon arrival at Masai Mara, you’ll enjoy lunch at your chosen accommodation, be it a safari lodge or tented camp, before heading out on your first afternoon game drive at 3:30 pm. As you explore the reserve, keep your eyes peeled for magnificent wildlife, such as big cats, elephants, and giraffes, and embrace the thrill of your first encounter with the natural world of the Masai Mara.

Day 2: Full-Day Exploration of Masai Mara

On the second day of your Masai Mara safari, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Spend a full day exploring the reserve
  • Start your day with an early morning game drive from 6:30 am to 9 am
  • Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast at your accommodation
  • Visit a local Maasai village for a cultural encounter with the Maasai people (optional)
  • Take an exhilarating hot air balloon ride over the park at an extra cost (optional)
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Indigenous Maasai people seen on 3 day Masai Mara safari from Nairobi

In the late afternoon, embark on another game drive from 3:30 pm to 6 pm, where you’ll have the chance to spot even more of Masai Mara’s incredible wildlife, including the elusive leopard and the mighty lion. As the sun sets over the savannah, return to your accommodation to relax and share stories of the day’s adventures.

Day 3: Final Game Drive and Return to Nairobi

On the final day of your Masai Mara safari, you’ll embark on a shortened morning game drive to catch a last glimpse of the reserve’s remarkable wildlife. As you traverse the plains, be on the lookout for cheetahs, jackals, and hyenas, and capture those final moments with your camera before bidding farewell to the park.

After your game drive, you’ll head back to Nairobi with a heart full of memories and unforgettable experiences. As you return to the city, take a moment to reflect on the incredible wildlife encounters, breathtaking landscapes, and lasting connections forged during your 3-day Masai Mara safari adventure.

What is Included in the 3 Days, 2 Nights Masai Mara Safari?

  • Pickup from Nairobi – JKIA, Hotel, or any other location
  • Exclusive use of a 4×4 safari land cruiser 
  • Bottled mineral drinking water during the safari 
  • Services of a professional safari guide 
  • Masai Mara Park Fee
  • 2-night accommodation at Masai Mara
  • Afternoon game drive at Masai Mara on day 1
  • Full-day game drive at Masai Mara on day 2 with picnic lunch
  • Morning game drive at Masai Mara on day 3 (when staying inside the reserve)
  • Visit a Maasai village during the safari
  • Transfer to Nairobi – JKIA, Hotel, or any other location

What is Excluded from the 2 Nights, 3 Days Masai Mara Safari?

  • Money transfer fee
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Hot air balloon at USD 475 Per Person
  • Price not applicable during the Easter Weekend 

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


Jan – Mar 2024, June 2024 & Nov  – 15th Dec 2024

April & May 2024

July – Oct 2024

15th Dec 2024 – 3rd Jan 2025

Basecamp Adventure 

USD 892

USD 767

USD 1345

USD 1450

Sentrim Masai Mara

USD 922

USD 787

USD 1355

USD 1460

Enkorok Camp*

USD 897

USD 742

USD 1390

USD 1495

Masai Mara Sopa Lodge 

USD 947

USD 755

USD 1468

USD 1653

Mtito Safari Camp *

USD 1052

USD 887

USD 1555

USD 1660

Basecamp Masai Mara 

USD 1062

USD 857

USD 1575

USD 1680

Keekorok Lodge 

USD 1039

USD 832

USD 1681

USD 1876

Sarova Mara Game Lodge

USD 1127

USD 900

USD 1765

USD 1854

Tipilikwani Mara

USD 1122

USD 967

USD 1795

USD 1900

Ashnil Mara Camp

USD 1092

USD 845

USD 1799

USD 1666

Mara Serena Safari Lodge 

USD 1125

USD 934

USD 1865

USD 1990

Mara Crossing Camp

USD 1485

USD 1147

USD 1935

USD 1990 

Mara Maisha Camp *

USD 1222

USD 997

USD 2075

USD 2210

Ilkeliani Camp

USD 1382

USD 1227

USD 2255

USD 2310

Entim Camp

USD 1462

USD 1287

USD 2405

USD 2460

Mara Ngenche Camp

USD 1512


USD 2495

USD 2620

Mara Intrepids 

USD 1383

USD 1097

USD 2563

USD 2618

Mara Explorer Camp

USD 1854

USD 1489

USD 2763

USD 2818

Key Takeaways

  • Experience the unparalleled beauty and wildlife of Masai Mara National Reserve on a 3-day safari.
  • Enjoy game drives, cultural experiences, and optional hot air balloon rides to spot Africa’s Big Five.
  • Prepare for your adventure with custom 4×4 vehicles, knowledgeable guides & tips on packing & photography skills.
  • * – The camp is located outside the reserve

Experience the Magic of a 3-Day Masai Mara Safari

There is something truly magical about a 3-day Masai Mara safari. As you traverse through the vast plains of the Masai Mara National Reserve, you’ll encounter diverse wildlife, including:

  • The majestic “Big Five” – lions, leopards, buffalos, elephants, and rhinos
  • Zebras
  • Gazelles
  • Cheeky hyenas
witness zebras while on a 3 day Masai Mara safari
Cheap Masai Mara safari packages

And if you’re fortunate enough to visit during the Great Migration, you’ll witness the incredible spectacle of millions of wildebeest, zebras, and other animals crossing the Mara River, braving the treacherous waters and cunning predators.

Your 3-day Masai Mara adventure includes a variety of accommodation options. You might stay at places like Basecamp Masai Mara, which offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Your safari tour microbus will be your trusty steed, providing a comfortable safari pop-up roof for optimal game viewing.

So, are you ready to embark on an amazing safari that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime?

Masai Mara National Reserve

The Masai Mara National Reserve is renowned for its diverse ecosystem and impressive concentration of wildlife, boasting the highest density of animal populations compared to other parks in the vicinity. Home to Africa’s “Big Five” and over 95 mammalian species, it’s no wonder that the reserve is considered one of the most exceptional wildlife destinations on the planet.

Game drives through the reserve offer the opportunity to observe elephants, giraffes, buffalos, and big cats such as lions, leopards, and cheetahs in their natural habitat.

Stay at Enkorok Mara Camp or Mara Sopa Lodge, which both offer luxury accommodation in the heart of the reserve, providing the perfect base for unlimited game drives and unforgettable wildlife encounters.

The Great Migration

One of the most awe-inspiring events in the natural world is the Great Migration, the largest movement of animals on the planet. Each year, millions of wildebeest, zebras, and other animals make the perilous journey from the Serengeti in Tanzania to the Masai Mara in Kenya. The dramatic climax of the migration occurs when the herds reach the Mara River, where they must cross the crocodile-infested waters to reach the fresh grazing lands on the other side.

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Wildebeest crossing as seen on a 3 days Masai Mara budget safari

Witnessing the Great Migration is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will leave you in awe of the power and beauty of nature. As you watch the animals traverse the plains and brave the treacherous waters of the Mara River, you’ll gain a deep appreciation for the challenges that these magnificent creatures endure in their quest for survival.

So, why not make the Great Migration a part of your Masai Mara safari adventure?

Accommodation Options in Masai Mara

When it comes to accommodations in Masai Mara, there’s a wide range of options to suit every preference and budget. From luxury safari lodges and tented camps to more budget-friendly alternatives, you’re sure to find the perfect place to rest your head after a day of exploring the reserve.

Each accommodation option offers its own unique charm and amenities, ensuring a comfortable stay during your Masai Mara safari. Whether you prefer the elegance of a luxury lodge or the authentic experience of a tented camp, you’ll be well taken care of throughout your adventure.

Luxury Safari Lodges

For those seeking the ultimate in comfort and style, luxury safari lodges in Masai Mara, such as the Masai Mara Sopa Lodge, offer:

  • Top-notch amenities
  • Stunning views of the surrounding landscape
  • Private bathrooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Swimming pools
  • Gourmet meals

You’ll be pampered in every way possible during your stay.

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Accommodation rates are included in your 3 days Masai Mara safari price

As you relax in your luxurious accommodation, take in the impressive vistas of the Masai Mara National Reserve, including the Great Migration, wildlife, and the breathtaking landscapes that define this remarkable destination. No matter which luxury safari lodge you choose, you’re sure to enjoy an unforgettable experience in the heart of the Masai Mara.

Tented Camps

For a more immersive and authentic safari experience, consider staying in one of the many tented camps available in Masai Mara. These camps provide a comfortable and genuine safari adventure, complete with the amenities of a luxurious lodge, such as:

  • Free breakfast
  • Lounge
  • Free parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Gym
  • Kids play area
  • Spa
  • Restaurant/coffee shop
  • Private elevated viewing deck

In addition to the comforts of your tented camp, you’ll also have the opportunity to partake in unique activities, such as night game drives and walking safaris, which allow you to experience the African wilderness up-close and personal. With a tented camp, you’ll truly feel at one with nature as you fall asleep to the sounds of the wild and wake up to the beauty of the Masai Mara.

Budget-Friendly Options

Embarking on a Masai Mara safari doesn’t have to break the bank. There are plenty of budget-friendly options available, including camping, budget lodges, and budget hotels. These accommodations typically provide amenities such as Wi-Fi, air conditioning, hot water, and free parking, with some even offering swimming pools, restaurants, bars, terraces, and laundry services.

To find the most cost-effective option for your safari, follow these steps:

  1. Research the various accommodations available.
  2. Read reviews from previous guests.
  3. Compare prices to find the best deal.
  4. Consider the services provided by each accommodation.
  5. Take into account the location of the accommodation to ensure you have the best possible experience during your Masai Mara safari.

Safari Vehicles and Guides

Your Masai Mara safari experience is greatly enhanced by the choice of safari vehicles and guides. Customized 4×4 safari jeeps and expert driver guides will ensure you have the best possible wildlife viewing opportunities and a comfortable journey throughout your adventure.

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Hippos on a 3 days Masai Mara safari from Nairobi

With the right vehicle and knowledgeable guides, you’ll be able to traverse the rugged terrain of the Masai Mara National Reserve with ease, while learning fascinating facts about the animals and their environment. So, let’s explore the vehicles and guides that will make your Masai Mara safari an unforgettable experience.

Customized 4x4 Safari Jeep

Travel in style and comfort with a customized 4×4 safari jeep, designed to provide the best wildlife viewing opportunities during your Masai Mara safari. These jeeps are built to handle the challenging off-road terrain of the reserve, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable ride for you and your fellow travelers.

In addition to their ruggedness and dependability, customized safari vehicles often come equipped with accessories such as side steps, roof racks, and front parking sensors for increased convenience and functionality. With a comfortable and well-equipped safari vehicle, you can focus on the incredible wildlife encounters that await you in the Masai Mara.

Expert Driver Guides

One of the most important aspects of a successful Masai Mara safari is the expertise of your driver guides. These professionals possess a wealth of knowledge about the local wildlife and environment, ensuring that you have the best possible chance of spotting the incredible animals that call the reserve home.

Knowledgeable guides for a 3 days Masai Mara safari
Gilded tour for a 3 day Masai Mara safari from Nairobi

In addition to their driving skills, expert driver guides in Masai Mara demonstrate strong public relations abilities, making your safari experience enjoyable and informative. With the help of these knowledgeable guides, you’ll be able to identify and learn about the remarkable wildlife in Masai Mara, enhancing your appreciation for the natural world.

Pricing and Inclusions

A clear understanding of the pricing and inclusions for your 3-day Masai Mara safari aids successful planning for your adventure. With transparent costs and customizable options, you can tailor your safari experience to suit your preferences and budget.

This section will delve into the factors impacting the safari price per person, and the inclusions and exclusions for your Masai Mara safari. This information will help you make an informed decision about the best safari package for you and your fellow travelers.

Safari Price Per Person

The solo person safari price in Masai Mara can vary depending on factors such as the season, the number of persons in your group, and the comfort tier of your accommodations. Prices typically range from INR 50,000-60,000 ($80 USD) for non-resident adults to $350 for a 3-day/2-night group trip.

When evaluating the safari tour price per person, it’s important to consider the different accommodation styles and group sizes available, as well as any additional fees, such as park entrance fees and optional activities, to ensure you’re getting the best value for your money.

Inclusions and Exclusions

When planning your Masai Mara safari, it’s important to know exactly what is included and excluded in your package, so you can be prepared for any additional costs during your adventure. The safari price per person in Masai Mara typically includes meals, accommodations, and some exclusive perks, with costs ranging from INR 90,000 to 110,000 per person.

However, it’s important to note that certain items and services are not included in the safari price, such as bottled and soft drinks, items of a personal nature, and tips and gratuities.

By being aware of these inclusions and exclusions, you can plan and budget accordingly, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable Masai Mara safari experience.

Tips for a Successful Masai Mara Safari

Thorough preparation is integral to a successful and enjoyable Masai Mara safari. With the right clothing, equipment, and knowledge, you’ll be well-equipped to make the most of your adventure in this incredible wildlife haven.

This section offers valuable tips about what to pack for your safari and advice for capturing stunning wildlife photographs. From choosing the right clothing and footwear to mastering your photography skills, these tips will help you make the most of your Masai Mara safari and create lasting memories of your incredible adventure.

What to Pack

When packing for your Masai Mara safari, it’s important to consider the climate and environment of the reserve. Light and breathable clothing in neutral colors is recommended, as it will keep you cool and comfortable while also helping you blend in with the surroundings. Additionally, pack clothing that is adjustable for both hot and cold climates, as temperatures can fluctuate throughout the day.

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3 days Masai Mara budget safari

Don’t forget to bring personal toiletries, sunscreen, binoculars, and moisture-wicking socks for added comfort during your safari.

Finally, make sure to pack a camera with a zoom lens, a tripod, and extra batteries to capture the incredible wildlife encounters that await you in Masai Mara.

Wildlife Photography Tips

Capturing stunning wildlife photographs during your Masai Mara safari requires patience, skill, and an understanding of the animal’s behavior. To take the perfect shot, maintain a respectful distance from the wildlife and use a telephoto lens to capture close-up images without disturbing the animals.

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Capture lifelong memories on a cheap Masai Mara safari packages

In addition to respecting the animals’ space, make sure to use a tripod to keep your camera steady and prevent camera shake, especially when using a zoom lens. By following these wildlife photography tips, you’ll be able to capture breathtaking images of the remarkable creatures that call the Masai Mara home, creating lasting memories of your unforgettable safari adventure.


In conclusion, a 3-day Masai Mara safari offers an unparalleled opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty and wonder of one of the world’s most captivating natural destinations. From the awe-inspiring Great Migration to the diverse ecosystems of the Masai Mara National Reserve, your adventure will be packed with unforgettable experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime.

With the right planning, preparation, and guidance, you too can embark on this incredible journey and witness the wonders of the Masai Mara for yourself. So, what are you waiting for? Begin planning your unforgettable Masai Mara safari today and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the commonly asked questions about the 3 days Masai Mara safari tour.

1. Is 3 days enough for Masai Mara?

Given the diversity of the Masai Mara National Park Reserve, 3 days is the minimum amount of time recommended for a safari to experience it fully.

2. How much does a 3 day safari cost in Kenya?

A 3-day safari in some of Kenya’s renowned game reserves, such as the Masai Mara and Amboseli National Park, will cost approximately US$750  per person, per day.

3. What animals can I expect to see during my Masai Mara safari?

On your Masai Mara safari, you’ll have the opportunity to spot the “Big Five” as well as zebras, gazelles, hyenas, and many other species.

4. What is the best time of year to witness the Great Migration?

The best time to witness the Great Migration is between August and September when its peak occurs.

5. Can I customize my 3-day Masai Mara safari itinerary?

Yes, you can customize your 3-day Masai Mara safari itinerary with special requests that can be tailored to your preferences and interests.