The Ultimate Guide to 5 Days Masai Mara Safari & 2024 Packages
Embark on a thrilling 5 days Masai Mara safari adventure that takes you deep into the heart of Kenya’s wildlife. This journey begins in the bustling city of Nairobi, leading you to the world-renowned Masai Mara National Park.
Here, you will witness an abundance of wildlife and partake in unique experiences such as game drives, cultural visits, and even hot air balloon rides..This 5-day safari promises an immersive journey and unforgettable memories of Kenya’s breathtaking natural beauty and diverse wildlife.
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The Summarized, 4 Nights, 5 Days Masai Mara Safari
Nairobi to Masai Mara – Afternoon Game Drive
Day 2, 3, & 4
Full-Day Game Drive at Masai Mara
Morning Game Drive & Transfer to Nairobi
See Items Included at the End of the Itinerary
See Items Excluded at the End of the Itinerary
Safari Price Per Person USD 1337 – Based on 2 People
Embarking on Your 5-Day Masai Mara Adventure
Your 5-day Masai Mara safari kicks off in Nairobi, Kenya’s bustling capital. Once you meet your professional safari guide and your travel companions at the Nairobi hotel, you’ll hop into a AjKenyaSafaris.com Ltd 4×4 Safari Jeep, ready to explore Kenya’s renowned national parks overflowing with diverse wildlife.
Embark on early morning and afternoon game drives, marvel at the spectacle of the Great Migration at the Mara River, and enjoy the serene landscapes and abundant wildlife that Kenya has to offer.
Setting off from Nairobi
As Nairobi’s bustling cityscape fades into the distance, anticipation heightens as you head towards the Masai Mara National Reserve. The journey covers approximately 225 kilometers (140 miles), taking you past the stunning Great Rift Valley viewpoint. This scenic route provides a glimpse of the breathtaking landscapes that await you on your safari adventure.
Upon arrival at Governors Camp or other camps, nestled within the Masai Mara Game Reserve along the meandering banks of the Mara River, you’ll be greeted by the sights and sounds of the African wilderness. The river is home to a diverse array of:
- avian species
- other wild animals that roam this remarkable reserve.
Journey through the Great Rift Valley
One of the world’s natural wonders, the Great Rift Valley, comprises a series of connected geographic trenches extending approximately 7,000 kilometers. This geological marvel traverses Kenya from north to south, encompassing several national parks. As you journey through this magnificent region, you’ll be captivated by the picturesque scenery featuring rolling hills, verdant forests, and expansive plains.
The Great Rift Valley is held in high esteem for its remarkable geological features and stunning vistas. As you make your way towards the Masai Mara, you’ll have the opportunity to stop at the Great Rift Valley viewpoint, where you can take in the awe-inspiring panoramas of this truly unique landscape.
Exploring the Masai Mara National Reserve
Brimming with the highest concentration of wildlife in the region, the Masai Mara National Reserve is a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts. Home to all of Africa’s Big Five and a rich concentration of big cats, the reserve offers endless opportunities for up-close encounters with these majestic creatures.
Embark on early morning and afternoon game drives, witness the Great Migration at the Mara River, and immerse yourself in the diverse landscapes and wildlife that make the Masai Mara a must-visit destination for any safari enthusiast.
Early Morning Game Drives
Setting off on an early morning game drive in the Masai Mara carries a certain enchantment. As the sun rises and casts a golden glow over the African savannah, the wildlife awakens and begins their daily activities. Commencing at 6.15am and concluding at 9am, these game drives provide a unique opportunity to observe the reserve’s inhabitants in their natural environment.
For those seeking an even more immersive experience, a full day game drive can be arranged at no additional cost. Complete with a packed picnic lunch, this option allows you to explore the vast expanse of the Masai Mara and witness its diverse wildlife and landscapes firsthand.
Afternoon Game Drives
As the day unfolds, the thrill persists with afternoon game drives across the Masai Mara National Reserve. Beginning at 3.30pm and ending at 6.30pm, these drives offer yet another opportunity to observe the abundant wildlife and breathtaking landscapes that define this world-famous reserve.
From the comfort of your 4×4 safari vehicle, you’ll traverse the diverse terrain, encountering lions, elephants, leopards, and other iconic species that call the Masai Mara home. The afternoon sun casts a warm light over the open grasslands, dense forests, and rolling hills, providing the perfect backdrop for unforgettable wildlife sightings and lifelong memories.
Mara River and the Great Migration
One of the most spectacular events in the Masai Mara is the Great Migration, a thrilling spectacle that attracts thousands of wildebeest and zebra to the Mara River in search of sustenance. Between July and October, these determined animals navigate the treacherous waters, braving the dangers of powerful currents and lurking crocodiles in their quest for survival.
The Mara River serves as the stage for this awe-inspiring natural phenomenon and offers visitors the chance to witness the sheer determination and resilience of these remarkable animals. The Great Migration is a truly unforgettable experience and a highlight of any visit to the Masai Mara National Reserve.
Cultural Experiences and Optional Activities
Beyond the thrilling game drives and wildlife encounters, your 5-day Masai Mara safari tour also invites you to delve into local culture and partake in optional activities.
Experience the authentic Maasai culture with a visit to a traditional village or take to the skies on a hot air balloon safari for a bird’s-eye view of the Masai Mara’s breathtaking landscapes.
Maasai Village Visit
Visiting a traditional Maasai village offers an invaluable chance to interact with locals and gain insights into their customs, traditions, and lifestyle. The Maasai are a semi-nomadic warrior tribe known for their unique culture, colorful attire, and captivating ceremonies. As you enter the village, you’ll be greeted by the vibrant Maasai people, who will share their stories and insights into their fascinating way of life.
During your visit, you’ll have the chance to witness traditional Maasai rituals, dances, and songs, as well as explore the village and learn about the Maasai’s deep connection to the land and wildlife that surrounds them. This enriching cultural experience offers a unique glimpse into the lives of the Maasai people and adds another dimension to your unforgettable safari adventure.
Hot Air Balloon Safari
If you’re in search of a distinctive perspective on the Masai Mara, a hot air balloon safari stands as an unmissable experience. Soaring high above the plains, you’ll be treated to unparalleled views of the reserve’s diverse wildlife and landscapes. As the sun rises and casts its golden glow over the African savannah, you’ll enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the vast expanse below.
Available from 6am to 9am daily, hot air balloon safaris are conducted by experienced pilots and adhere to strict safety regulations. At a cost of approximately $475 per person, this thrilling experience offers an unforgettable perspective on the Masai Mara and its incredible natural beauty.
Our 5 Days Masai Mara Safari Packages for 2024 - Based on 2 Pax
Jan – Mar 2024, June 2024 & Nov – 15th Dec 2024
April & May 2024
July – Oct 2024
15th Dec 2024 – 3rd Jan 2025
Sentrim Masai Mara
Masai Mara Sopa Lodge
Mtito Safari Camp *
Basecamp Masai Mara
Sarova Mara Game Lodge
Ashnil Mara Camp
Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Mara Crossing Camp
Mara Maisha Camp *
Mara Ngenche Camp
Mara Explorer Camp
What is Included in the 5 Days Masai Mara Safari Packages?
- 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
- 4-night accommodation at Masai Mara
- Afternoon game drive at Masai Mara on day 1
- Full-day game drive at Masai Mara on day 2, 3, & 4 with picnic lunch
- Morning game drive at Masai Mara on day 5 (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 4 Nights Masai Mara Safari Packages
- Money transfer fee
- Travel insurance
- Hot air balloon at USD 475 Per Person
- Price not applicable during the Easter Weekend
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.
- Experience a 5-day safari adventure in Kenya, beginning in Nairobi and exploring the abundance of wildlife in Masai Mara National Park.
- Partake in unique experiences such as game drives, cultural visits and hot air balloon rides for an immersive journey.
- Conclude your safari with a farewell game drive at Amboseli National Park before returning to Nairobi with unforgettable memories – not included in the 5 days safari.
- * – The camp is located outside the reserve
Optional Venturing to Amboseli National Park
Following your exploration of the Masai Mara’s wonders, your journey presses on to Amboseli National Park, renowned for its breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s loftiest peak. With a full day game drive, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the park’s diverse landscapes and encounter its abundant wildlife, including the park’s famed population of African elephants.
Full Day Game Drive in Amboseli
Embark on a full day game drive in Amboseli National Park, where you’ll have the chance to:
- Explore the park’s diverse landscapes, ranging from open grasslands to dense forests
- Enjoy the striking backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, which provides a stunning contrast to the park’s scenery
- Have awe-inspiring wildlife encounters
As you traverse the park, you’ll come face to face with:
Your game drive offers an opportunity to witness Africa’s most iconic species in their natural environment, creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Relaxation Time at Tented Camps or Safari Lodges
After a day filled with exhilarating game drives and wildlife encounters, retreating to the comfort of a luxurious tented camp or safari lodge is incomparable. Nestled within the serene surroundings of Amboseli National Park, these accommodations offer the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation.
Unwind in your private sanctuary, complete with amenities such as freestanding bathtubs, outdoor showers, and plunge pools. Savor delectable meals and personalized service, while reflecting on the unforgettable experiences of your safari journey.
With the beauty of the African wilderness at your doorstep, your tented camp or safari lodge offers a tranquil haven to relax, rejuvenate, and create lasting memories.
Returning to Nairobi and Concluding Your Safari
As the end of your 5-day Masai Mara safari adventure approaches, you’ll embark on one last game drive in Amboseli National Park before returning to Nairobi. With a final opportunity to capture lasting memories of Kenya’s incredible wildlife, you’ll return to the bustling city with a treasure trove of experiences and stories to share.
Your journey will be one to remember, and you’ll be able to look back
Farewell Game Drive
Your final game drive in Amboseli National Park offers one last opportunity to experience the magic of Kenya’s wildlife. As you traverse the diverse landscapes, keep an eye out for the park’s iconic inhabitants, including:
Capture your last memories of these majestic creatures and the breathtaking scenery that surrounds them.
With the sun setting over the African savannah, your farewell game drive provides a fitting conclusion to your unforgettable 5-day Masai Mara safari. As you leave the park, take a moment to reflect on the incredible experiences you’ve shared with your fellow adventurers and the memories that will last a lifetime.
Arriving Back in Nairobi
On your return to Nairobi, you’ll journey through the scenic Great Rift Valley once again, reveling in the breathtaking panoramas that have been a constant throughout your adventure. Your return to the city marks the end of your 5-day Masai Mara safari, but the memories and experiences you’ve gained will remain with you long after you’ve left the African continent.
Upon arriving back in Nairobi, you’ll be transferred to your hotel or airport for the next leg of your journey. Whether you’re heading home or continuing your travels, your 5-day Masai Mara safari adventure has provided you with a wealth of treasured memories and a deeper appreciation for the beauty and diversity of Kenya’s wildlife and landscapes.
In conclusion, a 5-day Masai Mara safari adventure offers an unparalleled opportunity to explore the breathtaking landscapes and abundant wildlife of Kenya’s most famous national parks. From the awe-inspiring spectacle of the Great Migration to the serene beauty of Amboseli National Park, this unforgettable journey promises to leave you with lasting memories and a deeper connection to the African wilderness.
So, what are you waiting for? Embark on your own safari adventure and experience the wonders of Kenya firsthand.
Frequently Asked Questions
We understand that planning a 5-day Masai Mara safari can be overwhelming, especially if it’s your first time. To provide you with more information and help you prepare for your trip, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) regarding our 5-day Masai Mara safari.
1. How many days do you need in Masai Mara safari?
For a good experience of the Masai Mara safari, you should plan for at least 4 days and 3 nights. This will provide enough time to explore the park and view the variety of wildlife. You can also take a hot air balloon ride to get a bird’s eye view of the park. This is a great way to get a unique perspective of the landscape and spot animals from a distance.
2. How much does a 5 day safari in Kenya cost?
A 5-day safari in Kenya can cost approximately USD 250 per adult and USD 175 per child under 12 per day, depending on where you stay.
3. Is 5 days enough for Kenya?
A five-day stay in Kenya is enough to visit the Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru, which are home to the Big Five animals and the vast Rift Valley respectively. With a three-hour radius of Nairobi, you can make the most of your time by sticking to this region and enjoying plenty of activities and wildlife.
4. When is the best time to visit the Masai Mara for the Great Migration?
The best time to witness the Great Migration in the Masai Mara is between July and October.
5. What wildlife can I expect to see during the game drives in Masai Mara?
On your game drives in Masai Mara you can expect to encounter the Big Five animals, as well as big cats, giraffes, cheetahs, hippos, and zebras.